There are many nasi lemak variations, but none quite as unique with a harmony of well-balanced flavours as Lavender Nasi Lemak’s Thai-inspired food! If you can’t get enough of our Thai-inspired version of Singapore’s national favourite, read on to take a peek behind the curtain and discover what motivated us to create our specialty menu!
Our Authentic Thai Origins
The star of the show and the mastermind behind it all, our founder Auntie Nolee came from Chiang Rai, Thailand, armed with nothing more than a pushcart, deep fryer and rice cooker. She had been cooking for the Thai people for 25 years, but now, 15 years since her arrival to Singapore, Auntie Nolee has launched Lavender Nasi Lemak to bring authentic Thai flavours to us.
With her in-depth knowledge of authentic Thai food and nasi lemak, Auntie Nolee brings a fresh perspective, combining the flavours of her culture with this well-loved local dish.
Bringing Truly Thai Flavours to Singapore
Thai cuisine is known for its delicate dance between sour, salty, sweet, and spicy, and Chef Nolee’s well-trained hand brings this wonderful medley to delight our taste buds! She combines these complex flavours of her roots with the delicious flavours that we are all familiar with, bringing us on a gastronomic journey. While nasi lemak might be considered a heavier meal, Chef Nolee brings an alternative flavour palette to the table — incorporating refreshing Thai mango salad, fluffy blue pea rice, and more.
Without compromising on the comforting flavours of this classic dish, Chef Nolee brings an authentic Thai twist to the table. This combination of Thai and local flavours comes from the heart — they represent both her roots and her new home here in Singapore, and Lavender Nasi Lemak is a testament to her love for both parts of her identity and a product of the best of both worlds.
Innovative Food from the Heart
Our Thai-inspired local fare pushes the boundaries of what Nasi Lemak is and can be, and Chef Nolee has brought together two complex cuisines in a graceful fusion. This innovative fusion fare didn’t appear out of thin air either — Auntie Nolee has spent countless hours researching, developing, testing and tasting every dish to achieve perfection, culminating in a skilful blend of the two cuisines.
Coming up with new Thai-inspired creations that you won’t find anywhere else in Singapore, Chef Nolee pairs unconventional side dishes and her signature belacan chilli with the comforting flavours we know and love. The typical Thai flavours of sweet and spicy provide a sharp counterbalance to the creamy rice, with Thai-inspired sides such as chilli fish with pineapple and onions adding a tangy twist. The quintessential mango salad also brings a lovely acidity and crunch to complement the soft rice.
Bringing Smiles to Our Customers’ Faces
Lastly, but certainly not least, are the wonderful, loyal customers we’ve had over the years. The feedback and support that we have received have motivated us to continue cooking and creating delicious food. We’ve been serving food from the bottom of our hearts for over 40 years and brought joy to over 100,000 customers in 9 different countries. What’s more, we are proud to be named one of the best nasi lemak in Singapore by Hawkerpedia!
We are deeply passionate about sharing our love for food and the warmth it brings to people, and we cannot wait to share this with many more to come! Looking forward, we hope to be filling the stomachs of nasi lemak and Thai food lovers alike with nostalgic flavours and a twist of Thai.
Visit Us at Yishun to Savour Our Thai-Inspired Nasi Lemak
Come see Auntie Nolee in action! Taste the authentic Thai flavours infused with local goodness all in one plate by visiting us in Yishun today. Alternatively, you can enjoy Thai-inspired nasi lemak delivered to your doorstep through our delivery partners!