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True Blue Cuisine

AsianNonyaNonya / PeranakanPeranakan
True Blue Cuisine is located at Armenian Street and specialises in Peranakan cuisine.

Daily: 11:30 - 14:30

Daily: 18:00 - 21:30

+65 64400449
$48 based on 55 submissions
Dinner (22 votes), Quiet (17 votes), Lunch (14 votes)
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Best Peranakan experience in Singapore!

Almost any dish here is a treat, though some of the food can be quite spicy for the untrained palate.

Just for starters , the banana flower and pomelo salads are just yummy! Not to mention the very more-ish krupuk udangs which disappear in a trice!
Followed by fresh, juicy, udang goreng and chunky,  cooked-just-right rendang. 

Service was both prompt and friendly, with the staff taking pains to explain some of the ingredients and sauces

Ambience of course is also great right from the very eye-catching entrance to the Peranakan collectibles on display

Parking can be a challenge, though, as the adjacent public car park is usually full :(

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durian pengat, they serve the smallest servings I've seen in any restaurant.
02 Jun 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

LEAVES YOU FEELING BLUE ALRIGHT!

Overpriced food that's simply not worth the trip, this will be my first and last visit to this place. The keropok was $1 a piece, rice was $3 per person... I could go on and on about the ridiculous prices and measly portions but I won't. Chendol was prepared too sweet for anyone's liking. I ordered the durian pengat and it was literally 2 tbsp worth of it and you would think paying $8 you would get more. You can't help feeling very shortchanged after leaving the restaurant. Worst experience ever!!
06 Sep 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Good food but be prepared to feel the pinch

True Blue is one of those restaurants that I will visit once in a very very blue moon.

The food is quite good. I've been here twice and both times left with a happy tummy. Some dishes like the Kerabu Jantong Pisang is a standout for me. But of course there are misses too: the Udang Goreng Daun Curry ($15 for one portion = 1 prawn, so for two pax this dish will be $30 ouch!) is not as tasty as I would imagine for a signature dish...

But my main gripe would be the feeling of overpaying. For eg, prawn crackers is $4 per basket (4 pieces of keropok), tea is $4 per pax, steamed rice is $3 per pax. And the best part, to doggy bag will cost $2 for a typical plastic container. Hmmm. All these little bits really bumped up the bill!

So a simple meal (in my books) for 2 pax:
- Prawn Cracker $4
- Tea $8
- Steamed Rice $6
- Kerabu Jantong Pisang (a tiny portion) $18
- Ayam Buah Keluak $24
- Udang Goreng Daun Curry (2 prawns) $30
- Doggy bag $2

Total with GST and service charge = $108.05

It's a little pricey for a simple meal. There are more value-for-money and equally yummy peranakan eats around. Will wait for the next blue moon before I return :)




22 Jul 2013 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

better check the bill thoroughly

Disappointing experience due to blatant customer abuse on drink list - sparkling water charged at $15 - and fake obsequious service from senior waiter. Decor could have been great but atmosphere is unfriendly. Food is ok for most of the - expensive - dishes but portions are ridiculously small. Far far away from malacca experience. Too bad!
17 Mar 2013 • 20 reviews • 0 follower

Best Peranakan experience in Singapore!

Almost any dish here is a treat, though some of the food can be quite spicy for the untrained palate.

Just for starters , the banana flower and pomelo salads are just yummy! Not to mention the very more-ish krupuk udangs which disappear in a trice!
Followed by fresh, juicy, udang goreng and chunky,  cooked-just-right rendang. 

Service was both prompt and friendly, with the staff taking pains to explain some of the ingredients and sauces

Ambience of course is also great right from the very eye-catching entrance to the Peranakan collectibles on display

Parking can be a challenge, though, as the adjacent public car park is usually full :(
30 Nov 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Great place to take oversea guest!!!

- Central location - the interior decor is breathtaking! A great cultural experience of the perenakan; it is always not overcrowded like anywhere else in sg instead with a peaceful ambience atmosphere that i love -Delicate food prepared and presented nicely in a reasonable price! Must try: buah keluak kitchen and their salad.
- Most important of all, the service is unbeatable, you can rarely get good service here in sg but with this restaurant I am always relief to be served or to bring my guests.