Most Punggol residents are no strangers to Selera Sumang, a hawker that specialises in Malay food in the north-eastern neighbourhood. The stall’s popularity may stem from the lack of other similar options in the vicinity, but they actually serve really good food too, as these reviews show.
Previously located at Sumang Link, they have since moved to another stall in Foodgle Hub in Punggol Walk, where the same hearty, homely Malay delights that they’re known for are now available.
From 2 stalls to 1 stall
The stall in Foodgle hub is not exactly new, though. In July last year, Selera Sumang announced the opening of that outlet which specialised in Nasi Lemak and other breakfast dishes.
The idea was to differentiate the stalls by the menu they offered; Selera Sumang in Sumang Link will continue with selling their popular Nasi Padang while the outlet in Punggol Walk will focus primarily on Nasi Lemak.
Given the long snaking queues at the original stall, having two stalls would also open up greater opportunities for them to serve more customers and increase sales.
However, in December, they announced that they’ll be closing down the first outlet permanently, citing high rental costs and the pandemic as contributing factors to a strain in the business.
Thankfully for Punggol residents, Selera Sumang decided to resume selling their popular rice dishes in the new outlet too.
Hearty, homely Malay dishes
Selera Sumang is widely known for their Malay rice dishes which include Nasi Padang, Nasi Lemak, Nasi Sambal Goreng and Nasi Rawon.
Here are a few of their popular offerings:
Nasi Sambal Goreng
Nasi Lemak with variety of dishes
If that’s too much carbs to your liking, Selera Sumang also offers “lighter” food options such as Mee Soto, Soto Ayam and Lontong.
Still within Punggol
Whilst Selera Sumang is no longer in Sumang Link, its new location is a mere five minutes walk away which means it is still accessible for Punggol folks.
For non-residents visiting, you might be more familiar with the iconic design of the Waterway Terraces buildings. The local foodcourt Foodgle Hub is there, and that’s where Selera Sumang is currently located as well.
And if you need directions, Selera Sumang posted this video a while back: