My family loves peranakan food. I think it stems from my mother’s side being Baba-Nyonya and all. While I love eating peranakan food, I find cooking the cuisine much too troublesome and always procrastinate learning the recipes ( much to my mother’s disgust.)
But to compensate, I’ll bring my family for good food! And this time we went down to Glory Catering at East Coast Rd. I know the name says catering but it really is more of an air-con coffee shop. It serves pretty good value peranakan food and all the delicious nyonya kueh.
We had our fill of Nasi Padang dishes and for desert some yam paste with ginkgo nuts. My parents still had the appetite to order the Nyonya Chang (rice dumpling)! I find both nyonya chang and hokkien bah chang to be equally tasty and my parents can’t understand why. Lol… I’m the only one in my family that eats up the bah changs during dumpling festival ! Guess I’ve always been different in my family. My mum would say it’s because I was picked up from the longkang (drain)!
My favourite part is buying home those yummy kuehs for snacks! My parents love the bah kueh among others while my personal pick goes to the nyonya kueh dadar.
Since it’s a food adventure, it can’t just stop there right? We headed off to digest our food a little before heading down to Joo Chiat for tea. Popiah and Kueh Pie Tee with a glass of teh-O (tea without milk) is about as local as you can get for tea break snacks.
A short walk away from the famous Joo Chiat Popiah store is the famous Joo Chiat Rice Dumpling store, Kim Choo. We must have came at a super peak period because the number of cars and people queuing to buy dumplings was really quite ridiculous!
I’ve heard that their special XO scallop chang (seafood scallop dumpling) and hae bee hiam chang (dried shrimp dumpling) are hot hits but I don’t know for sure since I’m allergic to seafood. I always buy the hokkien bah chang with extra salted egg or the mini changs that comes in a box of 10. Their mango pudding is pretty good too.
The food adventure ended up with some D24 durian puffs from Puteri Mas. Absolutely heavenly!