When nasi lemak stall Wild Coco opened at a hip Balestier kopitam last year, it gained popularity for being the cheaper, humbler “kopitiam version” of Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant The Coconut Club, thanks to their similar offerings of gourmet Malaysian-style nasi lemak.
On Sep 28, the stall relocated to a proper full-service, air-conditioned restaurant.
Tan tells 8days.sg that “opening a restaurant was always in (his) plan”. His new eatery takes on a new concept that’s “full-service restaurant-style, with a more comfortable space and more menu items”. He chose to set up shop at Hamilton Road as it’s near his previous kopitiam location which has a lot of customers from nearby offices.
NEW MENU ITEMS
Besides signature nasi lemak dishes, Wild Coco is introducing over 20 new items and drinks to their menu. The eatery also has a new head chef who used to work at a hotel and specialises in Asian cuisine.
Another interesting addition is the nasi lemak goreng (S$10.90), a cross between nasi lemak and fried rice. The coconut rice is fried in a spiced blend, together with diced ayam berempah (spiced, fried chicken) and egg, and served alongside house-made crackers.