Happy would be an understatement when I discovered that PeraMakan has opened a stall within Food Republic at VivoCity. The setup may be more casual and affordable than their fully fledged restaurant, but the food is still just as good.

Choose from a variety of combo sets that comes with a protein - including Ayam Kleo and Babi Pongteh amongst others - and 2 sides of your choice. My Ayam Buah Keluak exuded the pungent, oily nuttiness that is the unmistakeable characteristic of any good Buah Keluak sauce, blanketing the tender whole chicken quarter and rice in thick, inky blackness. I picked Chap Chye and Nyonya Taufu as my sides, and these were redolent with umami from the very decent prawn stock used. Utilize the chilli sauce on the side sparingly, because it packs a big wallop of heat! Overall, a filling and value for money meal that's been made with love.

Taste: 3.5/5