Happy Chinese New Year to all our readers! Recently went for lunch at PeraMakan, a well known Peranakan restaurant in Singapore. But unknown to many, they have opened a new branch along East Coast Road. It's very near to 112 Katong, and is located inside the new Santa Grand Hotel.
Like the lobby of the hotel, which has many Peranakan artefacts displayed.
Ordered a glass of cold barley (S$2.50), and also a glass of sour plum juice (S$3.50). In between is their fiery sambal sauce.
Their highly recommended Beef Rendang (S$16). The beef is braised till fork tender, and the rich coconut gravy goes well with white rice. Sprinkled with toasted coconut.
If you come during day time, you can actually see the beautiful shophouses along East Coast Road.
Cincalok omelette (S$10) - The difference between the Fuyong Omelette and this one is that here they add the special Cincalok in it.
Babi Toh Hay (S$18) - Pork belly cooked with Toh Hay (fermented baby shrimps in wine and red yeast), red and green chillies, lemon grass and shallots. They did this very well. I am sure many Nonyas out there will be impressed with their version.
Itek tim (S$4). which is broth with salted Chinese mustard stewed with pork trotters and duck, and Bakwan kepiting (S$5) - broth with minced pork balls with bamboo shoot & crabmeat.
Their desserts are also very well done. Here we have the lovely Apom berkuah (S$6), which is Nyonya rice pancakes served with warm banana sauce. The pancakes are made with fermented rice flour and coconut water, and the unique purple colouring is from the Bunga Telang. Not sure if there is a reason for the colouring? But this banana pancake dessert rocks!
Bubor Terigu (S$4). White wheat porridge served hot with palm sugar and freshly squeezed coconut milk
Santa Grand Hotel East Coast
171 East Coast Road