HarriAnns Suntec City is the third HarriAnns Nonya Table outlet to open in Singapore. With a history dating back to 1940, HarriAnns is now run by the third generation members of the family. These young Nonya aces are certainly going places since taking over the reins in 2014. Expanding out of their Tiong Bahru Market kiosk, they have opened up additional cafes in Bugis Junction, Ocean Financial Centre and Suntec. Their style of Peranakan food and nonya kuehs seem to have hit the right spot as their new outlet at Suntec City Mall was bustling when we visited.
The HarriAnns Suntec City cafe is a tale of two sections. The front section, where the cashier is located, nonya kuehs are displayed and where orders are taken, is narrow and congested.
After paying and collecting the drinks, we walk through a narrow corridor which opens up into the dining area at the back. This back area is big and spacious. Unlike the Bugis outlet (read about our visit here) which is decorated as a generic cafe and can well be mistaken for a local kopi place, HarriAnns Nonya Table at Suntec CIty announces its Peranakan intentions with big bold Peranakan house facades.
HarriAnns Suntec City Menu
Here are pictures of the HarriAnns Nonya Table Suntec City menu. They have wisely kept the range of dishes narrow. Just all day breakfast sets, snacks and Nonya set meals. Each set meal comes with coffee, tea or calamansi juice; with Nonya Set meals priced from $7 to $12.9. I think this price point makes this an attractive place to eat for office workers, Suntec Conventions visitors and casual shoppers.
We selected the HarriAnns signature Nonya laksa ($7.50), mee siam ($7), signature ayam buah keluak ($12.90) and Nonya curry chicken ($8). The last two items were served with steamed rice.
We like the HarriAnns laksa. The gravy had a rich flavour and a balanced taste of spiciness and sweetness.
The mee siam was more spicy than the laksa. The spiciness and sour taste from the lime make this an item that can awaken our senses on a sleepy afternoon.
The most value for money item at HarriAnn’s Suntec was the curry chicken. There were two big pieces of chicken and chunks of potato in the curry. The taste was good as well. At $8 with a cup of coffee, we are likely to eat this often if we are working around this area.
The HarriAnns signature ayam buah keluak was the priciest item on the menu. The portion was smaller than the curry chicken, but adequate. One thing which sometimes deter us from ordering buah kekuak dishes is the need to dig the buah keluak meat out of the shell. This is not an issue at HarriAnns as the precious commodity is extracted and made into a ball. The quantity of buah keluak was generous and the taste was good.
HarriAnns Nonya Kueh
For dessert, we had an assortment of HarriAnns Nonya Kueh and a dessert of the day, cheng tng ($2.90).
The cheng tng was quite average.
We tried two types of ang ku kuehs ($1.10 each) – with bung beans and peanut fillings. Both were good.
The kueh bugis ($1.20) was a more unusual nonya kueh which we enjoyed. It had a chewy skin enclosing a core of shredded coconut with gula melaka.
The ondeh ondeh ($3 for 6 pieces) were more predictable. Good except that some of the gula melaka fillings were not as gooey as we expected.
Service: NA (self service)
Overall Ratings: 4 TOPs
HarriAnns Nonya Table
#01-416A Suntec City Mall
Tel: +65 62641900
Opening Hours: 7:30 am to 9:30 pm
Nearby MRT Stations: Esplanade, City Hall
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