With the opening of the Downtown Line 2, many restaurants in the vicinity is now more accessible especially parking is not that convenient in the area. Dulukala Peranakan Restaurant located on the top floor of Beauty World Centre is one the restaurants I have wanted to check it out for a while. I finally fulfilled it last weekend, making my way down for dinner.
Nonya Chap Chye 4/5
The Nonya style stewed mix vegetables, Nonya Chap Chye ($10.90) is cooked to a delectable softness. Slightly on the sweet side but it goes well with the plate of rice. The other worthy note is the portion is quite big compared to other Perankan restaurants I have visited.
Beef Rendang 3/5
The Beef Rendang ($12.90) was really a pity. The beef cooked in mix of spices and coconut milk is tender and robust in flavours. If not that the kitchen was a bit heavy on the salt, I would have rate this highly.
Omelette with Chinchalok 3.5/5
Egg omelette is quite a common dish but this is my first time seeing Omelette with Chinchalok ($9.90) on the menu. The fluffy egg omelette comes with chinchalok or preserved shrimp can be quite salty if there is too much of it. Hence it must be eaten with moderation together with the omelette.
Wrapping up the dinner is the bowl of Chendol ($3.50). The shaven ice dessert in coconut milk, gula melaka and pandan jelly is the perfect ending to the Peranakan meal.
Usually the serving for Peranakan food is quite small and expensive. At Dulukala, I find the portion and pricing are quite reasonable. Although my dinner experience was not that great, but I still can taste the potential in the dishes. If not for the saltiness in the dishes, I would have enjoyed it more. I probably will come back again to give them a second chance. Hopefully it will be a better experience.
Beauty World Centre
144 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Tel: +65 64652036
Nearest MRT: Beauty World Centre (DT Line)
Daily: 1130am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm
1) Alight at Beauty World Centre MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]