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$33/pax

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Buah Keluak Ice Cream4 votes
Crispy Pork3 votes
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Business Dining3 votes
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mediumrareandothers
 • 27 Sep 2014 11 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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  • Banana Caramel Pudding ($9)
  • Crispy Pork Belly ($16)
  • Banana Caramel Pudding ($9)
  • Crispy Pork Belly ($16)

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My Chef Doeuvre
 • 31 Aug 2014 11 reviews 0 follower
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Chef Malcom Lee is making news with his modern take on our well loved Pernanakan cuisine. We ate a total of 15 dishes and came out feeling well fed and happy, although with a slight dent on the pocket. If you have a thing for buah keluak in particular, give it a try. You will be surprised by what the menu has to offer!

For a greater scoop of my experience at Candlenut, click on:
http://mychefdoeuvre.com/2014/08/31/sg-candlenut-inspired-peranakan-cuisine/
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I spent $42 per person.

Must tries: Buah Keluak Ice Cream, Crispy Pork, Buah Keluak Short Rib

I also recommend this place for:
Anniversary, Birthdays, Business Dining, Dinner, Large Groups/Gathering

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Weighty Man
 • 18 Jun 2014 707 reviews 81 followers
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Nearly went to the old location as advised by friends but luckily I checked HGW and find this new place at New Bridge Rd.

Food- did not order buah keluak because it doesn't have whole nuts in it. just the paste in a gravy.  Ting - failure.  Other flops were:  Bak Wan Kepitaing (crab meat balls) in a primarily chicken stock with minimal bamboo shoot.  Ting - flop.  

However there were some good dishes:  We enjoyed the Babi Poh Teh,  soy bean paste with pork belly,  every piece was delicious;  the black squid ink with baby squid.  Use the large squids lah not the baby ones,  large squids have more bite and meat;  the winged bean salad (four corner bean with lime based dressing), but please don't use the Tai Sun ikan bilis, and rock hard cashew nuts as dressing,  Doesn't go with this dish !

The Ngoh Hiang was so so,   Didn't order dessert cause we were too full with the large pot of free rice !  Free cold water too !  Would go back for this reason.

Value:  Acceptable price for the good dishes,  waste of money for the others.  All are small servings meant for 1 pax to eat.  Not enough to share with others.

Service:  Part timers trying their best.

Ambience:  No trace of Peranakan except for the cards and paintings done by Cherry Law.
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I spent $21 per person.

Must tries: Babi Pong Teh (Pork belly with soy bean paste), Black ink baby squid, Ngoh Hiang

I also recommend this place for:
Anniversary, Boys Night Out, Business Dining
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