Nothing special to the setting of the place but it makes you feel as if you have returned to kampong days. There’re aircon and non-aircon seating area. Depending on individual preference, we prefer the non-aircon area. The restaurant is pretty spacious, an ideal place for families with kids.
Sambal Petai with Prawns
The Sambal Petai with prawns is cooked together with ikan bills and onion. The ikan bills add the crunch and with the spiciness of the Sambal, it leaves us satisfied and craving for more. A good dish to go with rice.
For those that do not know about Petai. It is also known as 臭豆(smelly bean) in Chinese as it has this unique smell and taste. So not something for the general masses. Personally, I like the unique and slightly bitter aftertaste.
We wanted to order Mani Cai (马尼菜) with egg which is strongly recommended but they didn’t have it so we ordered Chinese Spinach instead. Simple and light dish, its Spinach cooked in chicken stock. Although it’s cooked in stock, the Spinach didn’t lose its crunchiness. And the wolfberries and whole garlic added to the sweet flavor of the dish.
Pork with Ginger and Onion
Fried Hor Fun
It’s flavorful with the distinctive ‘wok’ taste (‘Guo Wei’ which is important for such a dish). Some chef tends to add a lot of oil into the dish but for this, it’s just right. The Fried Hor Fun here is not too oily, slightly moist and flavorful, it just keeps you going.
The highlight of tonight’s dinner was the Butter Crab. The dish was slightly disappointing as it didn’t have the buttery flavor and it’s a tad too oily. But I have to say, the crab was really fresh and sweet.
Opening hours: 1130 to 2300 daily