Peramakan – sedap ke?

Here’s a long overdue entry from the juicy & delicious adventure to del’s all-time favourite restaurant, Peramakan.  

Owned and operated by Kelvin Lee and his lovely wife Kathryn, Peramakan started out as a dinky little restaurant in Joo Chiat that served up home-cooked Nonya cuisine prepared with lots of spices and a whole lotta love, they’ve since moved to large and more flashy premises at Keppel Club.  Although the food has since lost some of its home-cooked feel, del still feels that the food’s most authentic and closest to the Tan family recipes.  So really, is Peramakan is as good as del makes it out to be?

To see if del’s tastebuds are to be trusted, on a cold and rainy Friday night, two weeks ago (yes, ju is about to open a can of whoopa$$ on del), J&D and the Tummyrubs took the long and winding road up Bukit Chermin Road (which incidentally means road of the mirrored hill) to the Keppel club for a dinner to remember.

Being the true-blue kaypoh that she is, del did the ordering honours, picking out some of the uniquely Peramakan favorites – Nonya Pork Ribs (a must-try!), Assam fish (Ikan Garam Assam), Chap Chye, Udang Masak Nanas (pineapple prawns) and of course – Ayam Buah Keluak!  The tummy rubs jumped in and tackled the food with gusto with sMelly ooh-ing and ahh-ing as her tastebuds were tingled with the explosion of flavour that is truly Peranakan.

What wowed us as well was the great dessert selection, there was really something for everyone – from Chendol to the hard-to-find Apom Berkuah – yummilicious!

So, sedap or just boleh tahan? What did J&D and the Tummyrubs think?

Fave dish of the evening – Ikan Geram Assam – Red snapper fillets are cooked in a spicy garam assam gravy with brinjals and ladies fingers – PERFECT!

The big disappointment – The beef rendang, lacked flavour…  del raised this with Kathryn and Kelvin immediately, we hope it gets better!

The final verdict – Great but not amazing… but we’ll be back for more! (BTW, they’re catering del’s wedding reception, yay!)

Peramakan is at Level 3, Keppel Club, 10 Bukit Chermin Road Singapore 109918
– delicious

Comments
4 Responses to “Peramakan – sedap ke?”
  1. Anonymous says:

    Straits Cuisine

    By chance came across the arch on seah street yesterday. The fried fish with sambal was heavenly. The rest was mediocre.

    So, I’m supportive…but where’s the stand-up gyoza routine. I thought I’d be getting more of this:

    Knock Knock who’s there? Lettuce… Lettuce who? Lettuce in and we’ll tell you!

    Bob

  2. Anonymous says:

    Straits Cuisine

    By chance came across the arch on seah street yesterday. The fried fish with sambal was heavenly. The rest was mediocre.

    So, I’m supportive…but where’s the stand-up gyoza routine. I thought I’d be getting more of this:

    Knock Knock who’s there? Lettuce… Lettuce who? Lettuce in and we’ll tell you!

    Bob

  3. Anonymous says:

    Straits Cuisine

    By chance came across the arch on seah street yesterday. The fried fish with sambal was heavenly. The rest was mediocre.

    So, I’m supportive…but where’s the stand-up gyoza routine. I thought I’d be getting more of this:

    Knock Knock who’s there? Lettuce… Lettuce who? Lettuce in and we’ll tell you!

    Bob

  4. Anonymous says:

    Straits Cuisine

    By chance came across the arch on seah street yesterday. The fried fish with sambal was heavenly. The rest was mediocre.

    So, I’m supportive…but where’s the stand-up gyoza routine. I thought I’d be getting more of this:

    Knock Knock who’s there? Lettuce… Lettuce who? Lettuce in and we’ll tell you!

    Bob

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