Yesterday’s dinner was Peranakan food with two other friends. One of them alighted from his ‘transport service’ at Rifle Range Road. The other friend has been obsessed with the recently ended drama, The Little Nyonya, so, we thought we shall try Dulukala at Beauty World.
It seems that after the drama, Peranakan restaurants all over has been quite popular. When we arrive the place was empty, but after a while, people started flowing in that those who came in a bit later had to be turned away because there’s no tables left.
It has been a long long time since I came here.
Here’s what we had:
The belachan chilli.
The ladies fingers fried with ikan bilis. $6.
When I cook this at home, it’s always slimy, but the version here is not. (I wonder how they do it.) It is cooked with high heat, so there’s this ‘wok hei’ taste and it smells and taste very good!
We wanted Itik Tim, but they came back to us saying they do not have it. (run out or not available? never mind..)
So we had the Bakwan Kepiting instead. $7
The Babi Ponteh $6.50. I like Babi Ponteh from anywhere. I think I like stuff that has ‘tao chio’.
The Chinchalok Egg. $5. One of my favourites.
Chinchalok is made from Fermented Shrimp so it’s an acquired taste. 🙂
The portions are a bit small, so you got to order more dishes if you are a big eater. It’s a very family business, so they take some time to prepare the dishes, so you got to be really patient.
Dulukala Peranakan Restaurant
144 Bukit Timah Road
#04-04 Beauty World Centre
Tel: 6465 2036