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Angelina the chief kueh-maker here has a large following of loyal kueh connoisseurs - some of whom come to buy her kuehs in bulk. They use 3 different types of flours to make their kuehs here, which makes for all the difference in quality (the kuehs are really soft).

Kueh Koswee - strong Gula Melaka taste (and probably my favourite)

Ondeh Ondeh - generous portions of moist coconut filling (probably the most I’ve ever seen in an Ondeh Ondeh), but a pity that it doesn’t have the burst in Gula Melaka which I long for

Ubi Kayu Kukus - one of the better steamed tapioca kuehs I’ve had

Kueh Pandan - strong Pandan flavour and among the softer kuehs (and my sis’ favourite)

Getup Getuk - an interesting mix of sweet potato and tapioca, which is denser than the other kuehs

Just look how heavenly that kueh is... It’s moist, soft and coconut-y. It hit the perfect balance of sweetness and density - not cloyingly sweet or overly starchy. All the great traits of what makes a perfect kueh in my opinion ;)

It’s probably my favourite kueh here too!

Angelina the chief kueh-maker here has a large following of loyal kueh connoisseurs - some of whom come to buy her kuehs in bulk. They use 3 different types of flours to make their kuehs here, which makes for all the difference in quality (the kuehs are really soft).

Kueh Koswee - strong Gula Melaka taste (and probably my favourite)

Ondeh Ondeh - generous portions of moist coconut filling (probably the most I’ve ever seen in an Ondeh Ondeh), but a pity that it doesn’t have the burst in Gula Melaka which I long for

Ubi Kayu Kukus - one of the better steamed tapioca kuehs I’ve had

Kueh Pandan - strong Pandan flavour and among the softer kuehs (and my sis’ favourite)

Getup Getuk - an interesting mix of sweet potato and tapioca, which is denser than the other kuehs

My typical experience with Peranakan fare usually consists of elaborate dishes - and we wondered why they didn’t have the usual crowd favourites like rendang, buah keluak, etc.

As we chatted with the owner about it, he revealed their goal of keeping prices affordable without scrimping on the quality. Simple, hearty, flavourful meals that you would expect to find for lunch at a Peranakan household perhaps?

What we ordered:
- Nasi Kunyit ($5.50)
- Dry Mee Siam ($4.50)
- Mee Rebus ($4.50)
- Fresh Calamansi Juice ($1.50)

We loved the fragrant coconut aroma from the curry in the Nasi Kunyit, the chicken soaked in this, and the soft tamarind-infused rice. The Dry Mee Siam noodles were a unlike what I’ve tried - it tasted like a mix of lemongrass and assam. The Mee Rebus has a different gravy from the typical Mee Rebus which I liked - it’s a bit more bitter and not as thick. But the part of all these dishes has to be the super-shiok chilli sauce...you can taste the sweetness of the dried shrimp in it :)

And do get the fresh calamansi juice - they freshly squeeze it, which is a rarity nowadays.

P.S. We were told that the place is usually very packed on weekends, where you might not get a table til 2pm. So try to go on weekdays when it’s pretty empty!

Perhaps our favourite Kueh out of the few that we tried at this relatively new outfit at Bukit Timah Plaza (not affiliated with Tok Panjang Peranakan Cafe owned by the House of Peranakan Group). Fibrous, aptly sweet and moist, we liked how the top was slightly browned out for a slight contrast of flavour — the Kueh also did not feel overly dense too; pretty delicious, I would say!

$15 for this one, quite interesting and flavourful! The truffle taste was strong and the texture of the runny egg complimented it very well. Also tried their tom yum seafood pasta ($17), the tom yum wasn't strong enough and tasted quite artificial.

It seems Whathefish has recently moved from its former location to the new Vision Exchange building at Jurong East. This is awesome news for people who stay in the west like me! Being my first time there, I decided to order the classic cod fish & chips, plus an upgrade for truffle fries.

When my order came, I was delighted to be hit with that familiar truffle fragrance. The fries though average, were crispy and fully coated with the delicious goodness. As for the star of the dish, the fish was fresh and retained the right level of tender-firm texture. Crispy, thin batter on the outside paired with delicate cod and some creamy tartar sauce, it was a very enjoyable meal! The dish was also served with a side of salad tossed in tangy balsamic vinegar dressing to help refresh your palate. The only thing I would say was missing was a wedge of lemon for that extra zest. But for generous portions at $10.50 with no additional GST and service charge, it is definitely value for money that will make me come back for more! Another good thing is that the place also comes with air conditioning.

Very generous with the clams but their pasta is done in an aglio olio style. I would've preferred more of a saucy white wine pasta. But it's acceptable for its price ($12).

Im sorry the flash hid the char on the meat but wow this was really close to perfection. Outside was still crispy from pan frying and juicy inside. Would be flawless if it was just a tad more tender. The shallot confit helped to cut thru the richness while adding umami

Highly recommended this Penang Char Kway Tao! Traditional CKT with pork lard added 😋 The Penang Laksa [$3.50] is nice too but still prefer CKT.

All prices are NETT.

So we actually came across reviews by fellow Burpplers on this oyster omelette at Kai Xiang that led us salivating, thus the decision to validate it tonight.

Indeed, when the omelette was served, I was astounded by the juicy, plump oysters that were laid on top of the omelette. Can't even wait to finishing counting how many oysters there were and I started the attack. The oysters were fresh, and bursts outrightly when bitten. Some oysters have a dirty taste when they aren't that fresh, but the ones here are a little creamy and briny. Not overly fishy too.

The omelette was fried purely using eggs and there was no starch added. I actually prefer to eat this without starch because I feel that the gooeyness of starch sometimes affects the texture and flavour of the dish overall. The omelette was minimally greasy but instead pretty fluffy, and not soggy like some that could absorb water from the oysters.

I would be more than willing to pay this price for an oyster omelette like this, than for those that costs around half of this price but what you get is an omelette with tiny oysters. It's definitely a hidden gem!

This stuff is legitttttt. I can't believe it's taken me this long to come here! Wanted to try the pork but the ran out, but I'm so so so satisfied with the chicken. Darn tasty, with a good crunch from the peanuts and shallots. I love how well cooked their noodles are, and how generous they are with their greens! I'm so so so coming back here. The spring rolls are great too.