Monday, August 3, 2015

Nonya Cafe @ West Coast Plaza


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.

Chendol 3/5

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.

Nonya Cafe
West Coast Plaza
154 West Coast Road
Singapore 127371
Tel: +65 67777939
Nearest MRT: Clementi (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
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]


  1. My couple and I ordered sambal kangkong and sweet and sour pork, we regret eating at this restaurant! The sweet and sour pork was simply made of sweet and sour "fried flour!!" We didn't see not even taste a bit of pork meat at all!! All fried flour to it seasoned with sweet and sour sauce and garnish with few green pepper and pineapple!! Definitely we felt cheated! Will never recommend anyone to eat here! Sambal kangkong also not so good. ����������

    1. Thank you for your feedback. I have not tried their other dishes so I will reserve my comment. Since it is Nonya restaurant, maybe you should give them a chance to try the Nonya food instead.

  2. The focal point is how they present their menu.. Sweet and sour pork should be as it is by name, not sweet and sour "fried flour". No point trying others when at first visit already thumbs down. If they can't be fair enough with other menu other than "nonya's". They shoul've had not it offered to the guests..