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$35/pax

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Buah Keluak Ice Cream4 votes
Crispy Pork3 votes
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Business Dining3 votes
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SCS C
 • 22 hours ago 245 reviews 1 follower
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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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Must tries: Buah Keluak Ice Cream

I also recommend this place for:
After Work, Ala Carte, Anniversary, Birthdays, Business Dining, Chillout, Dinner, Hidden Find, Nice Deco, Relaxed, Romance/First Dates
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pollolo
 • 02 Nov 2014 1 review 0 follower
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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.
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I spent $48 per person.

Must tries: Buah Keluak Short Rib

I also recommend this place for:
Children/Family, Quiet, Romance/First Dates

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mediumrareandothers
 • 27 Sep 2014 29 reviews 0 follower
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For more reviews and photos, click here: http://mediumrareandothers.blogspot.com/2014/06/candlenut-kitchen-outram.html

Hidden in Dorsett hotel, this quaint place could be easily missed.
But behold the food, for these Peranakan food are top-notch. We brought our Peranakan mummy to this place and she was raving about it. Though the portions could be slightly small to share, don't worry, they have free-flow white rice to fill your tummies. The servers are quite friendly and prompt with requests as well.
 

Sambal Kacang Petai ($14)


Stir fried stinky petai beans w tamarind and chilli sambal, crispy shallots


 


Crispy Pork Belly ($16)


w mustard greens, sambal chincalok


 


Babi Pongteh ($14)


Tender pork belly braised in fragrant preserved soy beans gravy topped with chillis


 


Rendang ($24)


Dry aromatic coconut curry w kaffir lime leaves and roasted coconut


French duck breast, grilled and served pink 24


 


 


Yellow Coconut Curry of Crab ($24)


Blue swimmer crab meat, turmeric, galangal, kaffir lime leaf


Inspired by the classic prawn nanas dish


 


Banana Caramel Pudding ($9)


Steamed banana cake, caramelized banana, ginger crumble


w gula melaka ice cream

 
The Crispy Pork Belly ($16) with mustard greens, sambal chincalok is a must-try! The skin is really crispy, and the meat really tender. One of the best roasted meats we have savoured with such a price tag. Do ask for more sambal chincalok for they go really well with their fragrant rice.
 
Their Babi Pongteh ($14), tender pork belly braised in fragrant preserved soy beans gravy topped with chillis, is a sweeter version, but still tasty nonetheless. Again, the meat was braised really tender and flavorful.
 
While their Sambal Kacang Petai ($14), stir fried stinky petai beans w tamarind and chilli sambal, crispy shallots, is a pretty average dish, the portion is great for 4 persons to share with rice.
 
Rendang ($24), dry aromatic coconut curry w kaffir lime leaves and roasted coconut with French duck breast, grilled and served pink, is a unique dish, a great fusion between French and Peranakan. The duck meat took a bit more to chew, it was not as tasty as we'd expected, but the presentation and concept was really interesting.
 
Inspired by the classic prawn nanas dish, the Yellow Coconut Curry of Crab ($24) using blue swimmer crab meat, turmeric, galangal, kaffir lime leaf, is another sweet dish, the crab meat was generous and fresh. The yellow curry is an extremely great accompaniment to the rice.
 
Banana Caramel Pudding ($9), a steamed banana cake, caramelized banana, ginger crumble topped with gula melaka ice cream. Gula Melaka ice cream is like everywhere now, and this place does it quite well too. The main character, their steamed banana, is soft and moist. A perfect dessert to end our dinner!
 
They have also interesting drinks which you'd never have thought of mixing together. Curry Leaf with Soda, and many other varieties.
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Must tries: Buah Keluak Ice Cream, Crispy Pork, Babi Pong Teh (Pork belly with soy bean paste), Yellow Coconut Curry of Crab ($24)

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  • Crispy Pork Belly ($16)

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