Located at Ardennes Hotel on Jalan Klapa, this smal little eatery offers authentic "Melecca style" Peranakan food.
Prior to arriving, make sure to pre-order the yam cake in advance as it is off menu and takes time to prepare. This melt in the mouth dish is a must try here.
Another dish to try is the Ikan Sambut and otah, combined together as one item to provide a rather firm bite with a power spicy finish.
Do also try the Sotong Hitam, fresh squid cooked in its black ink sauce.
Some slightly modernised dishes include the Nanas Yong Tau Fu, of which the sour finish overpowers the usual more lemak flavours. There is also the fried laksa - can i say mod sin?
Finally, end with the Puloh Hitam, a sweet way to end the hearty meal. As seating is limited reservations is recommended in this boutique hotel.
Chef Ben cookes with a heart. He cooks with a seasoned feel for the ingredients.
Food: We had the "see kok tau" salad - four angled beans with a sour dressing, slight chilli. My favourites were the pork with belimbing fruit - a fruit from the same family as the star fruit, the fish fillet with otah filling, and the assam pedas with yong tau foo-a fusion of Peranakan and Chinese.
Value: Reasonable for large servings.
Ambience: Set in an old shop house, it is refurbished and quiet in the restaurant.