In 2014, I met this nice friendly bloke at Haw Par Villa, there was a Singapore Tourism Board event “Reliving the memories of Haw Par Villa”. There was a pop up food village at the STB event and he was selling his dessert, the durian crème brulee. While I am not a durian lover, I had to say his crème brulee is really delicious. Since then, he had grown, expanded and transformed in the food business, producing his iconic Modern Singapore Cuisine. Today, I would like to introduce to you, his latest Modern Singapore Cuisine, the Real Nasi Lemak Burger by Chef Deming of The Quarters.

For all food lovers out there, Nasi Lemak is a delicious local cuisine, we can eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even supper! It’s one of my favourite food, I love the fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf, with fried egg, fried chicken, ikan bilis (anchovies) and a must to have the sambal chilli!

Chef Deming, the founder of The Quarters, and the man behind Modern Singapore Cuisine, decided to come up with his own Nasi Lemak Burger, after he saw McDonald’s Nasi Lemak Burger making a return to the Singapore market. Before I proceed further, I would like to present to you the Real Nasi Lemak Burger!

This is indeed the Real Nasi Lemak Burger, the Modern Singapore Cuisine edition of one of our favourite food. Instead of using bread, they used the fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf, making them into the “bun” segments, with a succulent fried chicken patty, well seasoned (and I loved the turmeric flavour inside this fried chicken patty!) and cooked to perfection! With a fried egg on top, ikan bilis and sliced cucumber with sliced chili on the side of the Real Nasi Lemak Burger. Last but not least, this will not be a Real Nasi Lemak Burger without the sambal chili, spread on the fried chicken patty!

As I started to tuck away on my Real Nasi Lemak Burger after taking photographs with my Canon EOS RP, I used the fork and knife to slice the Nasi Lemak Rice. However, I decided that the most authentic experience to enjoy the Real Nasi Lemak Burger was to put the cutlery aside and use my hands instead. That wonderful experience of eating the Modern Singapore Cuisine, the Real Nasi Lemak Burger was most heartwarming and enjoyable.

If you love Nasi Lemak, you have to visit The Quarters and try their Real Nasi Lemak Burger! Step into the world of Modern Singapore Cuisine by The Quarters and you would discover more than something special and unique, the love and passion for Singapore Cuisine.

On a personal note, after knowing Chef Deming, I rided along with his Modern Singapore Cuisine journey from 2014 till today (still following and eating). Do visit my articles that I covered on The Quarters over the years

2015 – The Quarters – Local Fusion Food Haven

2016 – The Real McCoy – Salted Egg Burger by The Quarters

2017 – The Quarters Experience

2017 – Chargrilled Food @ The Quarters

Knowing Chef Deming has been an awesome foodie feasting journey, you can feel his passion and love for Singapore Cuisine, how he’s transforming and innovating them in the modern era, through his Modern Singapore Cuisine. Writing down how delicious the cuisine is, describing the tastes, is not enough to justify his Modern Singapore Cuisine. I would like to invite you down to The Quarters and taste it for yourself.

I had wonderful dining experiences at The Quarters over the years, some were food tasting invites as mentioned inside my articles, some were on my own. As for this Real Nasi Lemak Burger, it was on my own. From an acquaintance at an event, bonding on a common passion and desire on the topic of food over the years (especially Singapore food), it has been great knowing Chef Deming!

Oh yes, the Real Nasi Lemak Burger by The Quarters is only available for a limited time period! Plan a food trip down to The Quarters soon!

The Quarters


Icon Village

16 Enggor Street

#01-09 Singapore (079717)

(Next to Cold Storage)

Tel: 6834 4174

Opening Hours:

Monday: 10am  to 4 pm

Tuesday to Saturday:  10am to 10pm

Sunday: Closed


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