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<br>Betel Box uses only the freshest ingredients & produce available and aims to reintroduce old Peranakan favourites to the public through the introduction of recipes that have been passed down for generations that are not normally served in the usual restaurants. Betel Box will be ceasing operations from 21 July 2013 onwards. continue reading
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08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sun
08:00 - 20:00
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Signature Dishes
Ayam Penyet Laksa Goreng Ngo Hiang Ngoh Hiang
Review (1)
For reviews and more pictures, visit my blog at http://www.ms-skinnyfat.comThe cosy first floor of the shophouse houses the Bistro, which has been opened for 17 months. A little more about Betel Box- it started out as a backpackers hostel 10 years back, providing a good night's rest and activities for their guests. What started as just dinner with backpackers, eventually became a 7 hour tour of the Joo Chiat; consuming over 30 dishes of food and learning of the Peranakan lifestyle and culture. Their tours got more popular and they are licensed as a travel agency, providing walks for tourists and Singaporeans alike. The restaurant venture is a natural progression of the mission to promote heritage and conservation of the area.Kacang Botol ($6) is a Peranakan favorite: Four angled beans tossed with Betel Box Bistro's spicy sambal sauce. Very refreshing cold salad with a light bitterness from the vegetables and acidity of the piquant chili.My favorite fish dish was the Ikan Sumbat (market price). Our $20 stuffed red snapper fish with meat and prawns fed the entire table and left us craving for more. The meat was really dense and juicy. The stuffing has the fragrance of otah without the spice and is also lighter on the coconut milk. Dry Beef Curry Ribs ($15 onwards) is Uncle Ben's specialty. The braised beef ribs are seasoned in a dry curry sauce aka rendang. Our $35 9inch rib was absolutely tender and the meat fell apart with the tug of a fork. The rendang was a little mild, possibly due to the creamy coconut milk but it was still fantastic. continue reading
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