Kerabu By Arang has modern Malay nasi kerabu in Yishun

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You may not have heard of 32-year-old Chef Nurl Asyraffie Bin Mohamed Shukor, but you might have heard of Arang, with its sold-out drops of contemporary Malay food on Instagram during the COVID-19 years. He subsequently ran an eponymous private diner, which sadly saw the end of its run earlier this year, but instead of a permanent spot for that concept, he’s back with Kerabu By Arang, a hawker stall in Yishun Park Hawker Centre!

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Chef Asyraffie’s credentials are rock solid: the SHATEC graduate started his career at one Michelin-starred Iggy’s, before he moved to one-starred Corner House in Botanic Gardens, which has since shut. Then, he cheffed at two-starred Gaggan in Bangkok, which also held the honour of being named first in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants a record-breaking four times, and finally at two Michelin-starred Thevar, right here in Singapore.

If that’s not a superstar career enough, Chef Asyraffie ran a pop-up at Thevar before he ventured out to start Arang; this year, he also collaborated with Indian grill restaurant Revolver for a one-night-only showcase.

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Finally, there’s no need to camp on Arang’s Instagram page for the elusive nasi kerabu and nasi ulam drops, nor wait with bated breath for Arang to reopen—all you have to do is head to Yishun Park Hawker Centre, where prices for his super shiok modern Malay food start from $8.50 for Nasi Kerabu with Whole Chicken Leg, smoked and finished on the grill.

Nasi kerabu, for the uninitiated, is a rice dish from Malaysia, traditionally enjoyed in Kelantan and Terengganu, on the North-East coast of West Malaysia. The name of the dish, translated, reads “rice with salad”, where kerabu refers to the vegetable element that’s served alongside the rice. Instead of the classic butterfly pea-stained blue, the rice at Kerabu By Arang is a bright yellow.

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Then, you have the protein, which at Kerabu By Arang comes in the form of ayam percik, a Kelantan speciality of roasted chicken with sauce, Pomfret ($11.50), marinated overnight in chilli paste and a house-blend of spices, or Lamb Ribs ($15.50).

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Do note that the stall is still in its soft launch phase, so opening hours are not fixed, and portions are extremely limited, and while stocks last. The prices listed here are opening specials for the month of November!

If you’re headed to Yishun, check out our guide to the best Yishun hawker stalls to try. You could also head to Numnum Thai Kitchen for legit Thai crab omelette and more!

Address: 51 Yishun Avenue 11, #01-04, Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Singapore 768867
Opening hours: Sun-Fri 11am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 9pm, Sat 11:30am to 2:30am (or sold out)
Tel: 9787 2351
Kerabu By Arang is a Muslim-owned eatery

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Feature image adapted from @kerabubyarang, @marvellouswanders

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