Last Tuesday, it was our colleague, Pirate’s birthday. We asked the birthday boy what he wanted us to treat him to for lunch. His 1st and 2nd choices were located very far away. It was also very famous. (aka expensive haha).
We don’t mind treating him those famous places but we are really too busy at work. So we asked him, to pick somewhere not so far. He chose a place near Coronation Plaza. We took a cab there and found it was closed. So we thought we will just walk inside Coronation Plaza to take a look.
He saw this place called Prince Coffee House. We thought we shall just try it out.
We walked in and thought that the place was frozen in time, maybe for 25 years maybe? We loved it though. We saw this antique looking cash register and was fascinated by it!
We took a look at the menu and was staring at it wondering what to order. Dpuk was naughty and said, hey, look at the “Today’s Special”, has the today special been around for the last 10 years? LOL..
We decided that we should just ask the 2 ladies who seated us to recommend the dishes. We decided to order a-la-carte and share a communal meal.
Although it was Pirate’s birthday, Old Cat was stating what he liked and we just ordered his favourites! Old Cat has this fascination for bitter gourd and the lady recommended Bittergourd with Sliced Fish.
Good choice. It was very nicely done. Bitter gourd’s soft and not really bitter. Fish slices was also quite generous. Very home cooked feeling to it and everyone loved it.
We were also told their specialty is Hainanese Pork Chop.
Another spot on order. The pork was tender and the chips on it tasted especially good with the sauce.
We also had a ‘tie pan tofu’. Look at the ingredients on the Seafood Tofu hot plate. Lots of stuff on it ya?
We had a Kailan with Beef dish too.
The beef is very tender and the veg not overcooked.
We found out later that many people come here to have their Beef Hor Fun. They prepare their Beef dishes very well it seems.
We ordered sambal ladies fingers, something you rarely see on menus in most places.
We were kinda disappointed when they told us, the kitchen had no more ladies fingers and we had it replaced with kangkong.
The last dish we had was Black Pepper Prawns.
We think it tasted nice. It was hot and peppery but it was not too overwhelming.
It was a nice meal. It was a nice ‘ancient’ looking place too, which is quite a charm. Look at the plates, I think some of you might have them in your parent’s place right? The classic plates in our parent’s era. We were wondering was it a young cook or an experienced cook?
The total bill came up to $169.80.
We had 7 of us who ate it and was quite satisfying. We might have over ordered, but we were hungry people.
Prince Coffee House
587 Bukit Timah Road
Coronation Shopping Plaza
Tel: 6468 2088