Changed upon this non-descript café at Hongkong Street which is right opposite Clarke Quay Central.
This is the Fangko+ Coffee concept, while it has an original outlet at Oxley Tower, Robinson Road.
It is the type you may just walk-past-and-miss, but it is quaint and simple on the inside, with friendly service.
The café serves up modern style Indonesian food, in the likes of Nasi Lemak Ayam Berempah, Indomie Goreng, Fried Rice Kampung and Smashed Chimken.
Interesting to see that there a few more Indonesian style cafés in Singapore, such as Flash Coffee (Oxley Tower), Tanamera Coffee & Roastery Singapore (Change Alley Mall), Enclave (Keong Saik), and Kota88 Restaurant (East Coast Road).
There are also some modern café food items on its menu, and its pricing seems quite inexpensive considering this near-Clarke Quay area, with many items priced below $10.
There are the Spicy Fried Chicken Burger ($8), Spicy Smash Chimken Burger ($9), Roasted Chimken Sandwich Avocado ($11), and Classic French Toast ($3.50).
I got the Fangkok+ exclusive, which is the Nasi Lemak Ayam Berempah ($10) with fresh chicken leg, coconut rice, peanuts, ikan billis, fried egg, sambal, and kerupuk.
See the beautiful blue pea flower coloured rice? I was initially sceptical, ”Is this one of those instagrammable café food that taste so-so?”
Okay. I had quite a number of decent plates of Nasi Lemak in Singapore so was getting harder to be impressed.
I must say there was an element of surprise when I first smelled the aroma of the soft, fluffy blue and white rice.
This was that coconutty-fragrance that was fantastically alluring.
The rice was light yet tasty, wasn’t too greasy at all, and didn’t steal the thunder from any of the other ingredients.
Credit has to be given to the other components on the plate as well, especially the chilli which packed a punch.
Loved the paper-thin crispy skin on the spiced fried chicken. If I needed to nit-pick, I wished it would come warmer.
You can pair your food up with some of their fanciful drinks such as Fangko Coffee ($3.80, $4.80) added with Gula Melaka, Avocado Coffee ($6.80, $8.80), Peppermint Mocha ($5.50, $6.50), Dark Chocolate ($5, $6), and Strawberry Sparkling ($5.50, $6.50).
A cafe where you cannot judge from its outer appearance.
While Fangko Coffee’s Nasi Lemak does not have the fanfare of The Coconut Club and Lemak Boys, perhaps the underdog can have some support as well.
20 Hongkong Street, #01-03, Singapore 059663
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 6pm, 9am – 8pm (Sat), 11am – 5pm (Sun)
138 Robinson Rd, #02-04 Oxley Tower, Singapore 068906
Opening Hours: 9am – 3:30pm (Mon – Fri), Closed Sat – Sun
Flash Coffee (Oxley Tower)
Tanamera Coffee & Roastery Singapore (Change Alley Mall)
Enclave (Keong Saik)
Kota88 Restaurant (East Coast Road)
Sama Sama by Tok-Tok (Jewel Changi Airport)
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