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)