Modern Nasi Lemak joint that turns into an Asian tapas bar at night (and all-day Saturday). Village’s crowd-favorite Crispy Crumbly Chicken Wing Set ($7.80) and Crispy Crumbly Chicken Drumstick Set ($8.80), each comes with fragrant coconut rice, sous-vide truffle egg, pickled cucumber, fried ikan bilis, peanuts, house-made sambal and a cut of chicken that’s marinated in pandan and old ginger, battered-fried and topped with deep-fried grated ginger. Other bestsellers include the Village Rendang Beef Set and Mutton Set (both $9.50), which are also available as a la carte items, found on the self-serve ordering kiosk menu. Go for an additional Crumbly Chicken Wing ($2.80) or the Kampong Otah Otah ($2.20) if you’re feeling hungry.
After 6pm, expect moscato, craft beers and ciders next to an array of nasi lemak-inspired and trendy local tapas, such as Torched Grill Whole Sotong Calamari or Sotong ($14) with a rich house-made kecap manis sauce, the loaded Golden Fries with House Rendang ($8.90), Golden Salted Egg Yolk Chix Mid Joint ($12), and Tangy Chilli Crab Sauce with deep-fried Golden Bun ($10). Keep an eye for the unique Village Nasi Lemak Roll ($10) that sees the classic ingredients of nasi lemak wrapped in a two-biter roll.