While the entire Amara shopping complex is now under renovation, but the eateries in the Amara hotel remain opened. We discovered this small Cafe Oriental section inside The Amara which is like a hotel lounge serving local fares.
The entire decor is like a kopitiam. Retro looking.
As it was tea time, we only ordered some light snacks. The Kueh Pie Tee (S$5.50) had generous fillings and the "cups" were crisp despite the wet fillings.
Their signature dessert is the Durian Chendol (S$4.90). The durian is "freshly" extracted and placed in a small tub. Sweet and creamy.
Durian haters can go for the Chocolate Ice-Cream Ice Kacang (S$4.90). I was looking for an original ice kacang as I don't really like mixing ice-creams in local desserts. Still, their version was acceptable and especially welcoming on a warm and humid afternoon.
165 Tanjong Pagar Road,
The Amara Hotel