So Lemak – By a Talented 25-Year-Old Female Chef from Three-Michelin-Starred Restaurant Zen

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Posted on July 27th, 2023

Recently, we checked out So Lemak in Bedok, a hawker stall offering a twist on the classic nasi lemak. The brains behind this gem is 25-year-old Shanice Lim, who crafts a delightful combination of coconut rice and scrumptious har cheong gai (prawn-paste chicken wings) at her humble stall.

Shanice graduated from The Culinary Institute of America and has even worked in three-Michelin-starred Restaurant Zen. The pandemic led her to start her home-based business, Two Hands Two Woks, showcasing her love for cooking and her late grandmother’s recipes. After honing her craft in commercial kitchens, she set up So Lemak which officially opened its doors in May.

The menu at So Lemak is small and focused, with a primary spotlight on their signature prawn-paste wings. You can either savour the wings individually or opt for their So Lemak set ($7.50), w...

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