Media Tasting at Baba Chews
Situated in Katong and also in the heart Singapore’s first Heritage Town, Baba Chews does not constrain the feasting experience to simply Asian-propelled cooking. Executive Chef Alvin Leong is constantly innovating and adding fun factors into his food twist with a familiar touch. Devour a luscious choice of Western classics. In the new culinary menu, you get to enjoy the best of both worlds, Asian flavours with western gastronomy. Think of Otah Yu Tiao, Peranakan Pulled Pork Burger, Chicken Rendang Lasagne, Laksa Salmon, X.O. Pork Belly Char Siew Rice Bowl and many more! The new culinary menu embraces all the best parts of the Singapore staple.
A satisfying salad needs more than just greens. This quinoa salad is a mix of colours, crunch and ingredients including feta cheese crumble, cucumber, beetroot, pomegranate, avocado, sunflower seeds, almond flakes, micro cress in refreshing lemon dressing. Simple and refreshing quinoa salad is perfect for the hot weather in Singapore.
Quinoa salad at S$17.
When we see fragrance Hainanese ‘oil’ rice, we think of chicken rice! Here, we have thinly sliced luscious tender homemade pork belly char siew topped with sunny side up egg and premium X.O. sauce that imparts an incredible burst of flavour to the bowl.
X.O. Pork Belly Char Siew Rice Bowl at S$19.
Thick slabs of chunks of homemade otah all sandwiched between two giant charcoal dough fritter smeared with sambal sabayon sauce. The otah paste was soft and not very spicy while the charcoal yu tiao still remained crispy over time.
Otah Yu Tiao at S$12.
The light laksa sauce gave a lot of flavour with a hint of heat that makes this simple salmon unique. Salmon was firm to the bite in the thick slice with crispy skin. Perfect the laksa experience with crispy beancurd puff!
Laksa Salmon at S$26.
The smooth tagliatelle fully marries to Singapore’s Signature chilli crab sauce topped with crunchy tempura soft shell crab, sous vide egg and fragrance from the fresh cilantro.
Chilli Crab Tagliatelle at S$20.
Chicken rendang or lasagne? You can now visualise two flavours in one! Think of Peranakan twist with minced chicken rendang in a sticky sweet, savoury and thick gravy of aromatic spices. Rest assured, it’s not so spicy! The baked cheese quickly add savoury depth to the chicken rendang lasagne.
Chicken Rendang Lasagne at S$18.
Peranakan pulled pork burger is filling up with loads of pulled Iberico pork and topped with caramelised onions, cucumber, tomato, giving an extra crunch. Iberico pork is nicely flavoured in pongteh style. Pongteh is one of the most famous Nyonya dishes in a Peranakan household, braised in fermented soybean sauce. This burger dish also comes with a side of crispy fries and chilli sauce.
Peranakan Pulled Pork Burger at S$20.
The homemade barbecue sauce is tasty and great for fall off the bone decently tender pork ribs! This dish is also served with fries and coleslaw.
Barbecued US Pork Ribs at S$30.
Instead of the thick green jelly, we see thin and slurping good homemade pandan jello in Baba’s Chendol. It is also served with red bean mousse, gula melaka, popcorn, fresh coconut milk, gula melaka syrup and shaved ice. What?! Did I see popcorn? The popcorns are popped in-house and adds a nice crunch instead of the usual sweet corn. The gula melaka syrup is so good and we can’t help but ask Chef Alvin the secret behind this. It is a blend of gula melaka syrup from two countries, one of which is from Melaka.
Baba’s Chendol at S$10.
Being a durian lover, my eyes stick to Kueh Durian. The unconventional kueh dadar with homemade smooth durian mousse and shredded coconut cooked in gula melaka wrapped in soft pandan crepes. And finally topped with a scoop of homemade gula melaka ice cream. Kueh durian makes a delightful balance of sweet and savoury dessert to end off any meal!
Kueh durian at S$15.
Some of the hot dishes like Chilli Crab Tagliatelle, Laksa Salmon and Otah Yu Tiao bring a little heat but not the pain for foodies who love hot sauce but not heat. Prices are reasonable with a decent portion. Both desserts were decently sweet, not overly sweet.
*Service charge(10%) and GST(7%) applicable.
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