Peranakan Indulgence @ The Arch

I met up with Colin to try out other peranakan dishes at The Arch Restaurant on a Friday evening.

We decided to order a few dishes over simple plain rice. Colin started his meal by ordering Bakwan Kepiting Soup and I took the liberty to take a few sips. 😛 It is a simple soup of meatballs and shredded bamboo shoots in a clear chicken broth. The meatballs are made from minced pork and prawn, shredded crab meat and julienned turnips. Next came  the Ngoh Hiang which I really regretted ordering…..it taste like typical (Yawn…..boring)

A simple soup of meatballs and shredded bamboo shoots in a clear chicken broth. The meatballs are made from minced pork and prawn, shredded crab meat and julienned turnips.
Simple but heavenly
Ngoh Hiang is just well....fine
Ngoh Hiang is just well....fine

We went on to order my champion peranakan dish! Ayam Buak Keluak! The Buak Keluak here is slightly different from that of Guan Hoe Soon.  The buak keluak nut has been crushed and form part of the thick delicious paste!

Ayam Buak Keluak from The Arch. See no nuts!
Ayam Buak Keluak from The Arch. See no nuts!

Guan Hoe Soon on the other hand, clean and stuff the buah keluak meat paste back into the empty nut shells.

Ok, I have to bring this particular dish into the lime light. The modest but surprisingly delicious Assam Pork! The meat is nice and tenderly soaked in assam sauce. Yummy!

Assam Pork!!!!! A unique mix of sweet, sour and assamic taste. My new favourite!
Assam Pork!!!!! A unique mix of sweet, sour and assamic taste. My new favourite!

Last but not least, I present to you Sambal Sotong! It’s not bad, just that the sotong is in quite huge portions and can be quite a mouthful.

A sotong dish which I forgot the name....
Sambal sotong - unique and tangy!

Would love to have a peranakan durian pudding as a sweet ending to the delicious meal…too bad they dun serve them in The Arch. Recommendations anyone?

You may also like to check out my posts on other delicious food places here

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  1. durian pudding…..u gotta try the one served at Plaza Market’s Peranakan food buffet at Raffles City…….

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