Even if golf is not your thing, the Keppel Golf Club may still be a place that is of interest to you. The club boasts a small collection of f & b outlets that are open not only to their club members but also to walk-in members of the public. On the Keppel Club premises, they have a Little Harry’s Pub, Thai restaurant E-Sarn, Chinese restaurant Peony Jade and Nyonya restaurant PeraMakan Keppel Club, which we visited recently.
PeraMakan Keppel Club is located on level 3 of the main clubhouse which is connected by a series of covered walkways to the multi-storey carpark for visitors about 70 metres away. Overall, it is quite convenient even for non-members to dine at the Keppel Club restaurants.
The decor of PeraMakan is bright and quite contemporary. The restaurant was quite busy but service was prompt. We were impressed by the responsiveness and helpful attitude of the staff.
PeraMakan Keppel Club Menu
The PeraMakan Keppel Club Menu is quite extensive. We think most diners will find their favourite Peranakan dishes on this menu. Here are pictures of some pages from the menu.
Each table had a platter of keropok and achar awaiting. It costs $6. We will probably decline it on our next visit.
We tried the chap chye ($12) which tasted pretty good, but made better with the sambal belacan which was superb. We had this with everything that day. It is a magic potion that makes average dishes good and good dishes great.
The Ayam Buah Keluak ($18) was the highlight of the meal. It was quite a sizeable portion of five or six pieces of chicken and two buah keluak nuts. The chicken was tender and easy to eat on its own. Paired with the thick gravy and buah keluak scrapped out of the but, the chicken tasted even better. Adding a bit of belacan boosted the taste a notch up.
We decided on an unfamiliar dish – ikan tempra ($17). We had thought that this was some Peranakan version of tempura fish. But we were wrong. The dish was made up of some pieces of fish (mackerel, I think) lightly fried and topped with a sweetish sauce. The fried fish was fine although we would have preferred them to be fried longer to create a more crisp surfaces. But we did not like the sweet sauce. We avoided it as much as we could and relied on the sambal belacan for flavouring.
For dessert we had a chendol ($5) which we found to be quite ordinary. The green “worms” were thick and big kidney bean were used instead of the small red beans. It served its purpose to end the meal on a sweet note but that was about it.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Level 3, Keppel Club
10 Bukit Chermin Road
(5 minutes drive from Vivo City/HarbourFront)
Tel: +65 63772829 / 62701618
Lunch: 11:30 am to 3:00 pm (last order: 2:00 pm)
Dinner: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm (last order: 9:00 pm)
Nearby MRT Station : Telok Blangah