My Peranakan Spice Box – Nyonya Cuisine with a Creative Twist
Buah keluak toast? Babi chin la mian? Terong assam fries? We bet you have never tried them before till you visit My Peranakan Spice Box. This shop is quite well-hidden opposite HDB Hub, behind the famous Tiong Bahru Pao and Koi Bubbletea shops. I would say this is worth its find with over 30 dishes of Nyonya goodness such as black sauce pork siew rice, chap chye, crabmeat meatball soup , laska lemak and seafood assam rice.
I was initially sceptical of the pork stew la mian ($4.50) mainly because we are used to having nyonya babi chin (stewed pork belly) served in a restaurant, and this dish is too affordable to be true. Who would know I was won over by the soft tender braised pork, with a slightly layer of fats which melted easily in the mouth.
My Peranakan Spice Box
Blk 190 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, #01-528 (At Toa Payoh Central)
Opening Hours: 7am – 8.30pm (Closed on Tue)