Discover Nanyang MOA, Discover Singaporean Flavors

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Nanyang MOAFinally, Nanyang MOA! That’s exactly what I blurted out when I got to eat at Nanyang at their branch in SM Mall of Asia. I was invited to visit in March but missed it. I planned to visit with the family several times, but we only found time on the 3rd Sunday of April with all the busyness in life.

To be honest, we were a bit lost when we entered the main mall of MOA. It’s been two years since our last visit. It’s a good thing Nanyang is easy to find. Just go farther to your left upon entering the mall and you’ll spot the restaurant quickly.

Nanyang Philippines

I did a little research about Nanyang and that’s when I learned that it’s a Singaporean-inspired restaurant. I read from their website: “Nanyang is the perfect epitome of a fusion of the contemporary and nostalgic experience. One of its signatures, Nanyang Kopi, is rooted all the way back from the 60s and 70s.”

Checking out the Nanyang MenuI haven’t been to other Nanyang branches but the one at MOA has a very casual vibe with a quick-service restaurant feel. You basically order and pay for your food at the counter and wait when your number is called to claim it at the counter.

Order Counter at Nanyang
Order and pay at the counter

The Food

We ordered Laksa Prawn, Curry Chicken with Rice, and Homemade Nasi Lemak for the mains and we really enjoyed it. My cousin even raved about her Curry Chicken and said she feels like she’s in Malaysia. I love my Laksa Prawn because it’s really flavorful and prawns are cooked well.

Our main dishes at Nanyang
Clockwise: Curry Chicken with Rice, Laksa Prawn, and Homemade Nasi Lemak
I ordered Laksa Prawn
Laksa Prawn is highly recommended

We ordered Milo Dinosaur, Iced Kopi Melaka, and Iced Teh Melaka for drinks. I enjoyed my Milo Dinosaur, and so did my cousin who had the Iced Kopi Melaka. My auntie though didn’t enjoy her Iced Teh Melaka. I think she was expecting the usual iced tea drink and considering that she’s a very picky eater, somehow I understood why.Drinks at Nanyang

We also tried Nanyang’s toasts – Hainanese Kaya with Honey Toast and Nonya Kaya Toast. Hainanese Kaya toast is actually a toast with a jam-like spread made of coconut milk, sugar, and eggs. The Nonya Kaya Toast has the same spread but with pandan leaves. We all enjoyed the toasts because of the sweetness that’s just right. It actually felt like we were already having dessert.

Kaya Toasts
Kaya Toasts

Last Words

Overall, I enjoyed dining at Nanyang MOA. The food was flavorful and that was such a delight. Pricing was affordable considering the quality of the food served. Although the place was quite small, I still like it because it’s not noisy and crowded.

We will definitely eat at Nanyang again to discover other Singaporean flavors. I’m personally looking forward to having Hainanese Chicken, which was unavailable during our visit. I can’t wait!

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