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lovely, delicious peranakan food

hotos and more: https://andmorefood.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/candlenut-kitchen-dorsett-residences-at-outram-park/

lovely, delicious peranakan food at this modern restaurant along the perimeter of the dorsett residences. the food is properly executed with finesse, and it comes dished out in a style you’d associate with european dining.   I’m very impressed with this place – dishes that taste both nostalgic and refined, service is friendly and ready, and we finished our meal with a lady who was sharp and just prickly enough to feel like you’re dealing with a true peranakan aunt.   it’s also convenient, and reasonably priced – really, what more?
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20 Dec 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Poor yet great services. Good foods.

My friend and I were visiting Candlenut on 16th December 2014 and honestly said, we encountered some bad issues and good things.
 
 Kinda sad, We had not so good first impression to the restaurant as the hostess seemed did not really welcome us. We were slightly late from our appointment and we apologized as it was kinda hard for us to find the restaurant. Hostess remained silent and smile and looked like she didn't give a d*** on what were we talking.
 
 I was feel ashamed with my friend, who was previously a hotel restaurant manager and has travelled all the way from Shanghai, as he felt displeasure and uncomfortable in the first place.
 
 SERVICE:
 server who served the food, a.k.a runner, was somewhat harsh. A little bit harsh and rush in serving the foods. He has successfully surprised us with the loud voices whenever he served the foods. truthfully saying, somehow we feel irritated with it.
 
 Server -
 We was delighted with the service and the server, who named Yessica Suriya, has mannerly served us as the customers. it began when we asked for food recommendation and before she recommended the foods, she asked for our food preferences and allergies. As a restaurant manager of five stars hotel in his previous career, My friend said he was impressed with the girl first question as it was very rare to hear it as the first question and it indicated the server has showed care towards the customers. it's a good thing to know the customers needs and allergies before you recommended a food.
 
 Yessica personality is confident, warm and cheerful which has successfully made the guest feel appreciated and welcomed. She is communicative and when she found out there were some issues that caused us felt displeasured, she sincerely apologized and tried to divert our attention regarding the displeasure. to be honest, her communication skills has implicitly taken our displeasure away.
 
 FOOD
 The foods were delicious and suit our tastes. The desserts were beyond expectation.
 Buah Kluwak Ice Cream and Durian Soup were superb. Round applauses for the chefs especially the dessert's chef
 
 LOCATION
 slightly hard to be found.
buah keluak chocolate dessert
22 Nov 2014 • 245 reviews • 1 follower

lovely, delicious peranakan food

hotos and more: https://andmorefood.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/candlenut-kitchen-dorsett-residences-at-outram-park/

lovely, delicious peranakan food at this modern restaurant along the perimeter of the dorsett residences. the food is properly executed with finesse, and it comes dished out in a style you’d associate with european dining.   I’m very impressed with this place – dishes that taste both nostalgic and refined, service is friendly and ready, and we finished our meal with a lady who was sharp and just prickly enough to feel like you’re dealing with a true peranakan aunt.   it’s also convenient, and reasonably priced – really, what more?
02 Nov 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Would return, even without Restaurant Week

I went to Candlenut with my parents for Restaurant Week. Food was good, staff were attentive- we intend to return with more family members.

We had a number of canapés, including a laksa-type chanmushi, mini foie gras, glutinious rice with hae bee hiam, and a popiah type roll with laksa leaves and other herbs. Mains- beef cheek with buak keluak sambal, 12 hr pork cheek, barramundi with some sort of chili. Desserts- chendol and coconut jelly/sorbet/cream. 

All were good, maybe with the exception of the 12 jr pork cheek- i'm not too good with too much fat, and also it had this super cartiledge-y crunchy texture. The coconut dessert was a nice, fresh surprise favourite. 

Maybe a minor grouse- portions are small. We added a ngoh hiong for 10 sgd; it came with six small (yummy) slices.

Service was good; servers were pleasant and friendly.

What I liked was that though this was a menu for restaurant week, Candlenut made an effort to serve some of the specialities that they're known for, and thus got us interested in going back for more. Looking forward to the next time! 

Oh- there's valet parking for 6 sgd rught outside the restaurant. The carpark's timy otherwise; unless you're very lucky don't bother.