Where: Playground @ Big Splash, Blk B, Unit #01-08/09, 902 East Coast Parkway
Calling all caffeine lovers!
This week on Chong’s Yummy Favorites, we have ventured beyond Singapore’s Starbucks-mania to find life beyond the Starbucks coffee cup in Old Town White Coffee.
While providing a contrasting ambience from the polished Starbucks, Old Town Coffee manages to bring the old world charm back into the coffee culture. Famous for their signature Ipoh White Coffee, this café also offers patrons a spoonful of Ipoh with their authentic cuisine.
The pleasant and warm environment along East Coast Parkway makes it the perfect lunch getaway from the usual bustle of the city. Despite this Malaysian-franchise being set-up fairly recently in Singapore, this eatery has been regularly packed with coffee-sipping patrons. Living up to its reputation, the Ipoh-inspired dishes served are lip-smattering too.
For starters, there is the Ipoh Nasi Rendang Chicken. The rice was fragrant and the chicken was juicy and tender, rolled generously in its deliciously spiced rendang gravy. The dish was also accompanied by old-fashioned “achar,” or pickled vegetables, a tribute to the flavours of yester-years.
The Old Town Ipoh Chicken Hor Fun livens the senses upon the first sip of the flavorful broth. It had just the right hint of fragrant sesame oil lingering in the aftertaste. It promises to leave you hankering for more after the first bowl. The hor fun was silky and smooth, sleek on the tongue before sliding down the throat. On top of all these, try the peanut butter french toast. It is sinfully rich and promises to break all calorie count, but it’s really yummy. On the whole, a fantastic concoction to evoke the 70’s nostalgia mid-meal. Polish off your meal with the iced Xi Mut Milk Tea or the rich, aromatic Ipoh White Coffee.
Before you pack up and leave for Old Town White Coffee, remember to pass by the automated teller machine becasue they accept only cash.