TingKat PeraMakan Thomson Plaza is one of the several new restaurants and food outlets that have opened in the shopping mall after their renovations. It is a casual place for Peranakan food with a menu that makes it suitable for dining solo or in small groups.
TingKat PeraMakan Thomson Plaza is on level 3. The restaurant has an open layout – without borders. The kitchen and food preparation area is small. Some pre-packaged Peranakan food is available for retail.
TingKat PeraMakan Thomson Plaza Menu
Here are pictures of the TingKat PeraMakan Thomson Plaza menu. What is interesting is their set meal combinations which makes it easy for solo diners or couples to eat a nice Peranakan with a large variety of dishes. Each set comes with a choice of main course, two sides, dessert and a drink.
Between the two of us we could sample six dishes in one sitting. For main courses we chose the Babi Pontay ($10.70) and the Signature Ayam Buah Keluak ($15). We selected all the four different side dishes available. Ordering and payment was made at the counter. A buzzer was provided to notify us to collect the food when ready.
This is what our combined orders look like. It is quite a lot of food for $25.70. Our choice of drinks were lemongrass and barley. Both were fine but lemongrass was more unusual.
This is what one person’s portion looks like. It is enough to satisy a hungry person with an average appetite.
The most substantial and tasty dishes were of course the main courses. The signature chicken buah keluak (picture below) was very good. The buah keluak had been mashed and mixed into the gravy for a well rounded taste Some prefer it to be prepared with the meat contained in the shells. But we were happy with this style that does not require us without to dig the precious BKL out of the shells.
The Babi Pontay had a milder flavour by comparison. The gravy was also good but without the intensity of flavours as the signature dish. What made us like this dish less was the pork pieces were mostly fatty.
The four side dishes available were chap chye, sayur masak lemak, chincalok omelette and Nyonya tauhu. Since we could select two each, we tried all of them. They were all nice and it is hard to choose among them. If I had to pick two it would be the sayur masak lemak and the tauhu. The former because it had some spiciness that the chap chye does not.
For dessert we picked the sago gula melaka as it did not require the payment of a surchage. It was a simple easy going dessert, but the bowls seem a bit worn out.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
TingKat PeraMakan Thomson Plaza
301 Upper Thomson Road
Tel: +65 6251 6557
Operating Hours: 11.30am – 9pm
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