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2004 Novena Peranakan Cuisine

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AsianNonyaNonya / PeranakanPeranakan
Address: #01-02, Novena Gardens, 273 Thomson Road, 307644
Around since 2004, 2004 Novena Peranakan Cuisine serves very homestyle Peranakan food at reasonable pricing. Order from the ala carte menu or the value for money dinner set for only SGD13+ to 16+ per pax. The restaurant is clean and tidy, adding on to the dining experience.

Daily: 11:30 - 15:00

Daily: 17:30 - 22:00

+65 62561430
$16 based on 16 submissions
Children/Family (5 votes), Dinner (4 votes), Lunch (4 votes)
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good food but tragically bad service

hotos and more: http://andmorefood.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/2004-novena-peranakan-cuisine-novena/

good food but tragically, hysterically-funnily bad service – we’re almost never coming back, which is such a waste. but my family loves food, and when someone tries to stop us from ordering more – well, we don’t really like that. but the food is good – and if you have smaller appetites, you’ll do just fine here.

  the food was delicious, though – the tamarind prawns were tangy and not-too-sweet, not heavily sauced, and fresh and springy; lady fingers came in a simple stir-fry with smaller prawns, wholesome and flavorful; an onion omelette was fluffy (though a tad greasy); the rendang coconutty and tender; and the chap chye braised till deep savory and not salty at all.   the only let-down (gastronomically) was the rice, which was clumpy, broken, and slightly too sticky – but went down quickly enough with the delicious sauces.   the single male host (the owner, perhaps?) had a strange ordering manner – it was rather obnoxious and blatantly unfriendly: it really felt as though he was doing us a favor by even serving us at all, and that I don’t understand.   so it was unpleasant service, and made for a pretty pathetic dinner for us (we like to eat our fills, and that means quite a bit of food) – and well darn it all, because this was some tasty peranakan cooking.

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• 28 Jun 2015 • 21 reviews • 0 follower

Don't need to try, talking to the owner over the phone is enough to turn me off!!!!!

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I called this place 5 minutes ago to confirm closing time.  Which the owner stated as 2 pm, instead of the widely published closing time of 3pm everyday.  When I asked for the last order for today, as it is now 1pm and I would like to get in before closing, he told me last order is 1:45pm.  So I told him if I get there at 1:30pm, can I still eat.  His reply...which is classic..."You can eat till 2:30pm or so, and if you can't finish, we will have to excuse you from the shop!".  OMG!  Great service!  Keep it up!!!
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• 30 Dec 2013 • 244 reviews • 1 follower

good food but tragically bad service

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hotos and more: http://andmorefood.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/2004-novena-peranakan-cuisine-novena/

good food but tragically, hysterically-funnily bad service – we’re almost never coming back, which is such a waste. but my family loves food, and when someone tries to stop us from ordering more – well, we don’t really like that. but the food is good – and if you have smaller appetites, you’ll do just fine here.

  the food was delicious, though – the tamarind prawns were tangy and not-too-sweet, not heavily sauced, and fresh and springy; lady fingers came in a simple stir-fry with smaller prawns, wholesome and flavorful; an onion omelette was fluffy (though a tad greasy); the rendang coconutty and tender; and the chap chye braised till deep savory and not salty at all.   the only let-down (gastronomically) was the rice, which was clumpy, broken, and slightly too sticky – but went down quickly enough with the delicious sauces.   the single male host (the owner, perhaps?) had a strange ordering manner – it was rather obnoxious and blatantly unfriendly: it really felt as though he was doing us a favor by even serving us at all, and that I don’t understand.   so it was unpleasant service, and made for a pretty pathetic dinner for us (we like to eat our fills, and that means quite a bit of food) – and well darn it all, because this was some tasty peranakan cooking.
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• 09 Nov 2013 • 82 reviews • 0 follower

Great Assam Pedas!! And good value set lunch for $12.90

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I don't know why it took me so many years to discover this great Peranakan food that is very home cooked. Assam Pedas is my favourite, followed up Ayam Goreng. More pics and details at http://www.eatprayflying.com/novena-peranakan-cuisine-novena/

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