West Coast Plaza has always been a quiet mall and many previous tenants have found it tough to survive. It is not surprise to see many of the restaurants changed hand with new tenant trying to success. Nonya Cafe is another new tenant located on level 2 servicing Peranakan cuisine.
Nonya Chap Chye 4/5
A must order for me at any nonya restaurant is the Chap Chye ($8). The dish is pretty well executed with the vegetable cooked to a nice softness with the distinct fermented soy bean.
Ayam Buah Keluak 3/5
Another staple dish of peranakan cuisine is the Ayam Buah Keluak ($12). Unfortunately I find the chicken was a bit tough and dry, while the sauce was kind of diluted.
Assam Fish Head 3.8/5
I also ordered the Assam Fish Head ($20) to try. The fish head was fresh and meaty, worthy of the price tag. The gravy was not as sour and spicy as I would like. I think I little more kick to it will be perfect.
For dessert, I had the Chendol ($3.50) to end the dinner. It may not be the best of chendol I have eaten but definitely perfect for the humid weather.
Overall I find the Peranakan food at Nonya Cafe is only average standard. I think a lot of effort is still need in the food if the restaurant wants to survive. I hope the restaurant will still be around in my next visit.
West Coast Plaza
154 West Coast Road
Tel: +65 67777939
Nearest MRT: Clementi (EW Line)
Daily: 1130am - 930pm
1) Alight at Clementi MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to bus stop at Clementi MRT station. (Stop ID 17179). Take bus number 201. Alight 2 stops later. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]