Ex-footballer Rafi Ali & family runs Tanjong Pagar coffee shop selling lamb shank briyani, nasi padang & more

There's kaya toast too.

Fasiha Nazren | August 14, 2020, 10:22 AM

Many would know Rafi Ali as a former national footballer.

But not as many people know that he also helps out at his family's briyani stall at Tanjong Pagar.

From Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

Called Ali Nachia Eating House, the eatery was started by his father in 2002.

The stall was located at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station before moving to Tanjong Pagar Plaza in 2011 when the railway station closed.

In January this year, however, it moved to a coffee shop at Hoe Chiang Road.

In an interview with 8 Days, Rafi revealed that his family was offered to run the entire coffee shop when the master tenant moved out in May this year.

Now, the coffee shop also serves nasi padang, a stall run by local musician Din Safari and his sister, as well as a teh tarik and kaya toast stall run by Rostam from local band Shagies.

For a light snack, there is also a stall selling Malay kuehs like goreng pisang.

Here's a quick look at what they serve:

Lamb shank briyani dam (S$20)

Photo from Ali Nachia..briyani's Facebook page.

They also serve regular mutton briyani (S$8) and chicken briyani (S$7).

Fish briyani (S$7) is also available only on Fridays.

Assorted malay kuehs

Photo from Ali Nachia..briyani's Facebook page.

Kaya toast, soft-boiled egg and teh tarik

Photo from Ali Nachia..briyani's Facebook page.

Nasi padang dishes

Assorted dishes include sambal sotong and fish asam pedas (sour and spicy gravy).

They also serve noodles like mee rebus and mee soto.

Photo from Ali Nachia..briyani's Facebook page.

Photo from Ali Nachia..briyani's Facebook page.

Address: 9 Hoe Chiang Road, Singapore 089314

Opening Hours:

Mondays to Saturdays, 10:30am - 2:15pm

Closed on Sundays

Top image from Ali Nachia..briyani's Facebook page