Joo Chiat’s Popular Dickson Nasi Lemak Closing Temporarily Due To M’sia Chicken Shortage
“Initially we had the false hope to do R&D with frozen chickens, but we tasted it and gave up that hope,” said Dickson Nasi Lemak’s owner.
Nasi lemak stalls in Singapore are plentiful, but two-month-old joint Dickson Nasi Lemak has been garnering buzz since it opened in the Joo Chiat neighbourhood. The takeaway-only shop - opened by the same owner behind hip Champion Bolo Bun - serves ayam goreng berempah nasi lemak made with the same recipe as Kuala Lumpur’s famous Village Park restaurant.
Despite the recent sweltering weather, customers have been queuing for up to 45 minutes under the hot sun outside the shop. But if you are planning to try this nasi lemak in the coming weeks, we have some bad news for you: Dickson Nasi Lemak will be closed for a month from June 1 to 30.
The reason? Malaysia’s fresh chicken shortage.