A restaurant specializing in a Singapore classic has opened a new flagship location.
Fans of the almighty coconut can now get Nasi Lemak and other coconut gems in the palm of their hands at The Coconut Club’s newest outlet on Beach Road.
The restaurant is serving Nasi Lemak all day long and introducing sharing plates and a lineup of drinks.
“To build an iconic dish from the humble coconut is something truly special, and in many ways feels like our Singaporean identity on a plate. We look forward to sharing a piece of our island home with the world,” The Lo & Behold Group’s managing partner Wee Teng Wen said in a news release.
Cooped up in a three-storey shophouse which was previously occupied by NOX’s Dine In The Dark, the space is designed with a tropical theme. Murals of banana and coconut trees fill the walls with a variety of rattan and terrazzo furnishings spread across the floors.
There is also a display of pastries and desserts like a selection of Malay and Nonya kuehs and cakes.
They even have a cold-press machine custom built by a Formula 1 engineer to squeeze out the best coconut milk.
It is no surprise that the restaurant is obsessed with the fruit. It says it considers coconut milk the “lifeblood of Southeast Asian cuisine.”
Their Nasi Lemak sets, though priced on the higher end at S$10.80, come with fried egg, anchovies, peanuts, cucumber, homemade sambal, and its signature coconut rice. The rice is fragrant, light, and fluffy – but most importantly, dangerous, as you will want second helpings. Thankfully, at S$6, the restaurant offers free-flow rice.
The sets come in three variations: fish Otah, Selar Kuning fish, and chicken, which is now considered a rare commodity due to Malaysia’s export bans starting today. The restaurant says it will continue serving chicken until it cannot.
For starters, their Gohu Ikan (S$16), made with cured yellowfin tuna in calamansi juice and mixed with chili padi, cubed avocado, pine nuts and finished with coconut milk, is their take on a raw tuna salad commonly found in East Indonesia.
The Kerabu Udang Kacang Botol (S$18) is a crunchy salad with prawns, shredded chicken, sakura ebi, wing beans, coriander, peanut brittle and chill lime vinaigrette. They also have Singaporean classics like Sate Ayam Bumbu Kacang (S$16), or chicken satay, Gado Gado (S$12) and homemade Otah, made from Kuhlbarra barramundi.
Moving on to sharing plates, the Iga Bakar (S$45) is a charcoal-grilled Australian beef short rib in the brand’s secret sauce, and served with homemade sambal hijau and sambal balado.
Or go for the Percik Kambing (S$38), which is lamb short ribs marinated in coconut milk and tamarind, or the Sambal Mushrooms (S$14), which are stir-fried mushrooms in sambal belachan, and topped with a soft boiled egg.
End off with sweets like the Pandan Sago Gula Melaka (S$21,80), Chendol (S$6.80) and Coconut Sorbet (S$5), which is made with popular gelato brand Birds of Paradise.
A highlight is the Kueh Bakar Keledek (S$9.80) which is a sweet potato cake, served with a scoop of coconut sorbet.
The new outlet will also introduce a lineup of drinks. Reach out for cocktails like The Coconut Club Mai Tai (S$21), a blend of pandan, Plantation 3 Star rum, Plantation original dark rum, coconut milk, lime, and lemon juice, or the Pineapple Old Fashioned (S$21), made with Scotch whisky, Laphroaig 10, pineapple skin syrup and fresh coconut water.
The Coconut Club has another outlet in Siglap.
Reservations are now open.
The Coconut Club
Open daily 8:30am to 10:30pm
269 Beach Road