A colleague was leaving the company and at her request, our group of office sloggers organised a send-off at this restaurant. Located along the always busy Bukit Timah Road, parking is a problem, so don't drive if you can help it. The restaurant has a cosy mix of indoor and outdoor seating. One of the reasons for coming here could be the owner of the self-named establishment who made her name as a foodie contributor to local newspapers and as the writer of several cookbooks. She was there that night, entertaining a number of diners in small groups.
The other main attraction would be the food, an interesting combination of traditional Peranakan (or Straits-born) dishes, instantly recognisable by folks of this ethnic persuasion, and more western dishes made in a fusion sort of way. Being a Peranakan myself, I have to claim my mum's cooking to be more authentic. But I certainly enjoyed the roti jala - something I've missed for many years - it had a generous portion of chicken korma but not enough of the net-like roti, and the kueh pie tee although I thought the prawns were a little raw. I introduced my friends to ayam buah keluak and, as expected, most of them found the nut an acquired taste. They did really like the ikan tempra with its killer sauce.
The staff were friendly and more than happy to make recommendations on portion size, whether a dish came with rice, or maybe a pairing with wine. Overall, worth another visit when the urge to gobble down Peranakan becomes significant enough or at least to introduce another bunch of friends to a cuisine they never knew they missed.
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