A Hidden Gem in Yishun: Kerabu by Arang

May 25, 2024

A Chef's Take on Nasi Kerabu: Kerabu by Arang at Yishun Park Hawker Centre

Nestled in the heart of Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Kerabu by Arang offers a unique twist on a classic Malay dish - nasi kerabu. This hidden gem is the brainchild of Chef Afy, a former fine dining chef who brings his culinary expertise to the hawker centre scene.

From Fine Dining to Hawker Fare: Chef Afy's Culinary Journey

Before captivating taste buds at Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Chef Afy honed his skills in the fast-paced world of fine dining. His passion for food and desire to share his creations with a wider audience led him to open Kerabu by Arang, a stall dedicated to the beloved nasi kerabu.

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Nasi kerabu, which translates to "mixed rice" in Malay, is a dish traditionally known for its vibrant blue-hued rice. This color is achieved using bunga telang (butterfly pea flower), a natural ingredient that boasts a beautiful sapphire color.Beyond its aesthetics, bunga telang is also believed to have health benefits.

A Symphony of Flavors: The Nasi Kerabu at Kerabu by Arang

Kerabu by Arang's menu boasts a variety of nasi kerabu options, each featuring the signature blue rice as its base. Diners can choose from a selection of protein options to complement their rice, including:

  • Lamb Ribs: These melt-in-your-mouth ribs are a popular choice among customers and are consistently raved about in reviews. Marinated to perfection, the lamb ribs boast a tender texture and an explosion of flavor with every bite.
  • Whole Chicken Leg: A classic choice for those who prefer a lighter protein option. The chicken leg is succulent and flavorful, perfectly complementing the fragrant blue rice.
  • Pomfret Fish: For seafood lovers, the pomfret fish is a delightful option. The fish is cooked to flaky perfection and drizzled with a light and flavorful sauce.
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Each nasi kerabu dish also comes with a medley of accompaniments that elevate the dining experience. These accompaniments may include:

  • Sambal Belacan: A spicy shrimp paste condiment that adds a fiery kick to the dish.
  • Kering: Deep-fried vegetables or fish that provide a delightful textural contrast.
  • Ayam Masak Merah: A rich and flavorful chicken dish cooked in a red curry sauce.

Overall, Kerabu by Arang is a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and unique nasi kerabu experience. Chef Afy's culinary expertise shines through in every dish, and the vibrant flavors and textures are sure to leave a lasting impression.So next time you find yourself at Yishun Park Hawker Centre, be sure to seek out Kerabu by Arang and embark on a delightful culinary adventure.

Kerabu by Arang
51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-04, Singapore 768867
Opening Hour:
Saturday, 10 am–3 pm
Sunday, 10 am–3 pm
Monday, 10 am–3 pm
Tuesday, 10 am–3 pm
Wednesday, 10 am–3 pm
Thursday, 10 am–3 pm
Friday, 10 am–3 pm

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