Weighty Man •
24 Dec 2014
It has been quite some time since we ate at this restaurant. This is a famous restaurant from 1953 serving Peranakan food in a chinese style with less malay influence. Food is tasty but I find that the standard has dropped a notch. The birthday noodles were fried with insufficient prawn and pork stock, making it quite bland.
Food: We ordered a variety of dishes: the nonya birthday noodles was tasty but lacked the punch of a robust stew. The pomfret in assam sauce was average, fish could have been more fresh but the assam sauce was delicious. Ngoh hiang was average, tasted of liver - is there liver in ngoh hian? Thought it was yam and pork only. Chap chye was tasty but lacked the length of stewing necessary to infuse the juices into the vegetables. Few ingredienta. Biggest disappointment was the "bah wan kepiting" or crab meat balls. Meat balls it was but could not taste any crab in it.
Value: Pomfret was 35 for the fish, overpriced. Dishes were about 14 each.
Ambience: Comfortable and less crowded on this weekday lunch.
Service: PRC service, not sure if they've tasted the dishes themselves.