Baba Peranakan Truly: Hearty & Homely Peranakan Cuisine


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 Baba Peranakan Truly: Hearty & Homely Peranakan Cuisine

Located at Katong Plaza is Baba Peranakan Truly that offers amazingly tasty Peranakan food at affordable price and great portion. Often overlooked or mistaken as a pub due to the bar stools and tall tables, most of their seats are situated along the walkway at the basement of the plaza.  Baba Peranakan Truly: Hearty & Homely Peranakan Cuisine

 Baba Peranakan Truly: Hearty & Homely Peranakan Cuisine

Helm by head chef Aloysius Tan, the extensive menu offers perennial Nonya favourites.

 Baba Peranakan Truly: Hearty & Homely Peranakan Cuisine

As it was my rare visit to a Peranakan eatery, I needed help from Tony with his recommendations. Being a fan of Peranakan food himself, he shortlisted Ayam Buah Keluak ($10), Beef Rendang ($10), Nonya Sate Babi, Chap Chye ($4), Babi Ponteh ($8) and Curry Fish Head ($22) with a blink of an eye.

 Baba Peranakan Truly: Hearty & Homely Peranakan Cuisine

What drew us here was the poster of Curry Fish Head at ground level. With only two of us, we ended up ordering Babi Ponteh and a portion of Sambal Ikan Bilis Kacan ($2).

 Baba Peranakan Truly: Hearty & Homely Peranakan Cuisine

Clueless to Babi Ponteh‘s resemblance and taste, I could only wait patiently for it to unveil. To my pleasant surprise, it was a love-at-first-taste! The coarse looking gravy was smooth on the palate, heavily flavoured and with traces of sweetness from palm sugar.

 Baba Peranakan Truly: Hearty & Homely Peranakan Cuisine

Doneness of the chunky Pork belly was out-of-this-world with the fat almost at melt-in-the-mouth stage! Food-gasm, if there is such word!

 Baba Peranakan Truly: Hearty & Homely Peranakan Cuisine

Curry Fish Head was no stranger to me. For Peranakan style, one will expect sour and spicy flavours due to Tamarind (assam). This version drew similarities to Curry & Curry. Each mouth of curry gravy was as appetizing as the previous.

 Baba Peranakan Truly: Hearty & Homely Peranakan Cuisine

The red snapper was very fresh, firm and free from fishy odour.

 Baba Peranakan Truly: Hearty & Homely Peranakan Cuisine

Lastly, this pleasant plate of appetizer added texture to meal with its crunchy texture. Adorned with sweet and spicy chilli, it was so good that it was a snack in its own rights.

 Baba Peranakan Truly: Hearty & Homely Peranakan Cuisine

 Baba Peranakan Truly: Hearty & Homely Peranakan Cuisine

Truly a pleasant experience here at Baba Perankan Truly. I will be back for more!


Address:

1 Brooke Road B1-K3/K4, Katong Plaza

Open:

9am-9pm, closed on Mondays


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