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Amidst homely atmospheres, we invite you to pamper yourself with a spread of authentic Peranakan cuisine, inspired by the exotic flavours of the spice-rich straits regions for your epicurean pleasure. continue reading
Awards and Titles
Michelin's Bib Gourmand (2022)
Opening Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sun
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Signature Dishes
Kueh Pie Tee Otah Klasik Organic Ayam Buah Keluak Wagyu Beef Rendang Kari Kepala Ikan Chendol Panna Cotta
Review (5)
Level1 2023-01-08
With the White House name and house set up we were truly expecting a cosy meal. Instead it was like being in a zoo, where people talked loud and kids screamed. For the price point one would not expect such a dining environment. The food was good (other than capitan chicken which seemed not to be fresh). While we had made a 8pm reservation, we were asked to leave the place at 9.30pm! On a Saturday evening… my friends and I would not set foot again in such a setup unless the environment is more quiet and we are not asked to leave at 9.30pm. continue reading
(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
Level4 2017-07-03
From 9th June to 13th August 2017, the restaurant would be having Penang a la carte buffet priced at $29++/ adult, $19++/child for lunch and $33++/ adult, $23++/child for dinner.For lunch, there was a total of 18 items on the menu, with of those 3 desserts. It looked limited, but it was more than enough to enough up the appetites for the 3 of us. Surprisingly on a Sunday lunch time, the place was pretty empty. It could because it was raining heavily outside with the place not sheltered to the nearest bus stop or MRT station. Besides us, there was only 2 other occupied tables. So it was pretty easy to get the attentions of the staffs around. Pasember 鲜鱼Sweet turnips, beancurd & eggs, served with potato dressingIt was like traditional rojak, topped with non spicy indian rojak sauce. Lok Bak 卤肉Deep-fried beancurd, yam, ngoh hiang & fish cakeServed with sweet sauce and chilli sauce. The five spice roll was meaty and quite flavourful on its own. The yam roll was quite unique, as it was coated with a thin crispy batter, while soft inside.Belachan Kay 虾酱鸡Deep-fried chicken marinated with shrimp pasteIt was actually deep fried chicken wings. The meat was juicy, with hints of the shrimp paste without too salty.Jiu Hu Eng Chye 鱿鱼蕹菜Blanched cuttlefish with water spinach and shrimp pasteOne like that young water spinach ( also commonly known as kang kong) was used in this dish which made it easy to chew. The cuttlefish was tender and well flavour without overwhelming. The paste coating the cuttle fish was not spicy, which made it easy for the little ones to enjoy this dish too. Tu Boh Sui 白灼八爪鱼Blanched baby octopus served with peanut chili dipSimple but addictive dish which we requested for seconds.O'Jian 蚝煎Oyster omelette with chives & chilli Eggy and gooey texture. Would prefer a more crispy edge.Rojak 槟城啰惹Fruit rojak with homemade shrimp pasteNon spicy but well flavoured. Could not help wishing for some crispy dough fritters to go with it.Stingray Panggang 烧烤方鱼Grilled stingray marinated with sambalAnother favourite which we requested for seconds. Felt the second one was much better, as one could smell char burnt smell from the first one. The sambal paste was shiok to go with meaty juicy meat.Sotong Panggang 烧烤苏东Grilled squid marinated with sambalThis was quite addictive with its chewy texture. One wishing for a glass of beer to go with it.Char Moi 炒粥Fried porridge served with prawnsIt was like having teochew style of porridge after given a stir fried.Kueh Pie Tee 娘惹小金杯Pastry cups with turnips, seafood & chilli dipIt tasted not bad with the delicate made in house cups, although it would be better had the vegetables braised longer.Char Kway Teow 炒粿条Rice noodles with prawns, cockles, sausage & eggsNot bad, although I felt it lacking of wok feel.Char Kway Kar 炒粿角Rice cake with beansprout, pickled radish & eggsIt was the least favourite dish. One felt that it was fried with salt instead of the usual soya sauce, making the dish a tab too salty.Nasi Lemak 椰浆饭Coconut rice with kapitan chickenOne could smell the rich curry from far. The chicken was tender and flavourful. The rice was light and fluffly, just nice with the curry gravy alone.Penang Laksa 阿三叻沙Spicy fish broth noodles served with spring rollsIt was served in a tiny traditional rooster bowl. The soup looked light, was quite flavourful.Bubur Cha Cha 摩摩查查Yam, sweet potato & banana in coconut milkIt was served hot. The soup was rich and creamy. One may felt that it was a tab too sweet.Si Quai Teng 四菓汤Longan soup with barley, red beans, jelly & lotus seedOne remarked that there seems to have chopped sea coconut in the dish too. The soup was light without too sweet. Just nice for a cold wet day. Warming to the stomach.Ice Cream Bread 冰淇淋夹面包Local ice cream flavour of the day, served with breadThe ice cream was raspberry. It was served with rainbow coloured bread, making it felt very old school.Overall most of the dishes were great. Like that most the dishes were not overwhelming or too spicy, which allowed one to add the spicy chilli paste to one's level. continue reading
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Level4 2016-05-15
The stretch of buildings along Scotts road had always spurred my interest and I could not help turning my heads back over and over again each time as we drove pass there. In fact, I have always thought that it was some private housing since the facade looked like its kind of from the Bristish Colonial times.Another thing that made me think that it was more of residence was that there was usually one or two cars in the compound and I always thought that if it was something commercial, there should be more vehicles in there.Till we went into the compound and understand that parking lots were really limited and valet service is available.INDOCAFE is situated on a raised ground and you have to climb up a few steps through the stair of red carpet. Be welcome by the Peranakan flooring at its alfresco dining and rich culture before you entered into the restaurant.I was enlightened by the cafes lamp hanging down from the ceiling and its pot of flowers as we entered into the restaurant. There then the waiter ushered us to our table.Place was modernly furnished yet still retaining some peranakan culture with its wooden furnitures as well as decorations.At any time if you feel that you need to spice up more on the food, just dig the small spoon into the peranakan style pot for more chilli,The dishes were all served at a go and not according to any sequence as stated in the menu. However, the waiter that served us did mention every dish's name as he placed our sharing portion on the table."Bok Nee" when translated from Teochew means black fungus. The salad was served cold and rather spicy to me. Salad consisted of Wild "Wood Ear" black fungus with Sambal dressing. Red onions as well as chilli padi can be seen among the cold salad, it really gave our tongue a very good heaty kick for a start.Talking about Peranakan food, Kueh Pie Tee is always my top favourite as snack among the cuisine. Ingredients are served separately from tThe Crispy pastry cups. Get your hands dirty by making your own Kueh Pie Tee now.Ingredients like shredded turnips, prawns, mushroom and even fresh crab meats was given. In fact, I would say that they are more than sufficient for the 4 cups. How generous! Before serving the kueh Pie Tee, do remember adding the garlic chilli on your cup, it does really make a big difference!Don't miss out another staple by the Peranakan's. This homemade 5 spiced pork meat was rolled and wrapped in soy bean curd skin then deep fried. Sweet sauce and sesame seeds were added when served. Color was dark brown which was close to a burnt color, however be rest assured that the meat was moist and overall the bite was crispy bite at exterior and was soft in its fillings.The fattier it is, the more authentic it becomes. Forget about the lean pork you have outside for Babi Pongteh, try this and enjoy the absolute softness from the braised pork belly in fragrant soya bean paste and aromatic spices. The dish was served with potatoes but just too bad that they tasted quite plain, nevertheless they still made a good pairing in making the gravy thicker, looking more scrumptious.Quality beef cheek slow-cooked to perfect softness, easy on the jaws. All was good but the miss was that the Rendang was not strong enough even though the Wagyu was prepared in INDOCAFE's special blend of spices.Kari Ikan was rated the best dish among the rest. The cod fish fillet was fried and even though it is served in authentic Nyonya gravy, the meat still holds on together and would not tear apart easily. Therefore, retaining the texture as it was supposed to be.Stir fried Eggplant dish may be rather simple but its spicy Sambal chilli was something that lift up the entire dish!Chap Chye has a stronger fermented bean curd taste than the usual ones I had elsewhere. The excellent find here is the prawns and pig skin with the standard braised mixed vegetables. As usual the gravy goes well with the refillable plain white rice.Looking at my plate of desserts, I was kind of disappointed as they looked boring to me. In fact, I make a glance over the next table and they had the rainbow lapis which I wold prefer more. Since this portion is individual , it would be good they can served differently for the assorted kuehs for each person. The Peranakan fare we had was above average but it did not have the impressive factor that will imprint a good memory. As far as the restaurant week menu is concern, it will be good to see more selection of Nyonya dishes available like Ayam Buah Keluak, Bakwan Kepiting etc. continue reading
(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)