The cafe’s shiny yellow neon logo says “No husk, no lust”, which is cute, although it may not make sense for some.

Their fusion Nasi Lemak sets, however, make a lot of sense.

Interesting sets with unique ingredients such as ajitama eggs, Taiwanese-style fried chicken cutlets, and Assam Pedas Fish are what you can expect here.

Some of the newer Nasi Lemak names in Singapore out there include The CoCo Rice (Tiong Bahru Food Centre), Mr & Mrs Nasi Lemak (Tiong Bahru), Wild Coco (Boon Keng), Dickson Nasi Lemak (Joo Chiat), Uptown Nasi Lemak (121 Telok Ayer Street), OG Lemak (Newton Food Centre) and 97 Nasi Lemak (Old Airport Road Food Centre).

While Husk Nasi Lemak started out as a cloud kitchen concept, they subsequently opened this Nasi Lemak eatery at Bugis Cube.

The team has also recently opened a takeaway kiosk at Changi Airport Terminal 3 basement 2.

Even if you frequent Bugis, you may not be that familiar with Bugis Cube – a boutique shopping mall opposite Bugis Junction featuring beauty salons, karaoke, manicure shops and some eateries.

It may not be the typical hip place to visit, but I ventured there knowing I could find good eats (previously featured a popular My Yong Tau Foo there at Level 2 many years back).

A few sets start from $8.80 upwards, which you can select from to satisfy your hunger. Higher priced than the average, but you are paying for more quality.

This includes the Signature Chicken Cutlet ($8.80), Wholesome Lemak Drumstick ($11.50), Sous Vide Beef Rendang ($14.80), Fried Tilapia Fish with Assam Pedas Sauce ($9.80), Grilled Chicken Set ($8.80), Fish & Chicks Set ($11.20), and Slow-Cooked Mutton Curry Set ($14.80).

I asked which set I should order, and was informed the “cutlet and wings use the same Taiwanese-style batter – both are good”.

Went for the Chicken Wings Twins Set ($7.80) which had two crispy battered wings balanced atop a mini-mountain of fragrant coconut rice.

Anchovies, peanuts, achar and a ramen-style egg round up the dish. There is also a slab of spicy sambal chilli.

The rice tasted fluffy, though slightly on the wet side, with rich overtones of coconut due to the fresh coconut, which the chefs source daily from the market.

There were some crumbly bits that added some textures.

The chicken wings with a lovely crunch, reminded me a little of har cheong kai with good marination and succulence.

Apart from the dishes mentioned above, the Grilled Chicken Set is also a spin on Thai-style grilled pork skewers.

Or, if you feel like spending, go for their most pricy menu item: The Sous Vide Beef Rendang set ($14.80).

Chef Gideon and his business partner Andrew run the show here, and while the place might be a little challenging to find, it is worth visiting to see the effort they have put into putting together this place.

HUSK Nasi Lemak – Bugis
470 North Bridge Road, Bugis Cube #03-21, Singapore 188735
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon-Sat), Closed Sun

Changi Airport Terminal 3 #B2-34, 65 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819663
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm (Mon – Sun)

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* Written by Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary and Juliet Huang. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.

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