Friday, October 14, 2022

Small Tables @ Pacific Plaza - New Sidewalk Cafe Bringing Ipoh Food To Singapore' Trendy Cafe Scene


Small Tables recently opened at Pacific Plaza on 3 September 2022. It is a sidewalk cafe serving signature Ipoh dishes, white coffee and other scrumptious Asian flavours. The menu at Small Tables is designed by Executive Chef Sandra Lim, better known to many as the chef behind Lady Boss Dining Club and Lady Boss Chicken.

Ipoh Curry Mee 3/5

I noticed many people at the restaurant ordered the Ipoh Curry Mee ($20). You can have it either soup or dry. We decide to go for the soup version. The bowl of noodles is brimming with ingredients such as poached chicken, char siu, sio bak, braised pig's ears, pig's skin, poached prawns, bean sprouts and mint leaves. However, the Ipoh version is not the lemak type. Hence, the local palate may not be so receptive.

Cuttlefish & Water Spinach 4.5/5

Surprisingly I enjoyed the Cuttlefish & Water Spinach ($12). I can't pinpoint the sauce used, but it is much more delicious than the traditional cuttlefish kang kong with Hei Ko (prawn paste).


Ipoh Chee Cheong Fun 4/5

How can we not try the Ipoh Chee Cheong Fun ($12) when we are at an Ipoh cafe. The cheong fun is thicker than the Hong Kong style and is served with fried beancurd skin, special chilli sauce, Ipoh curry and green chilli. I enjoyed having them soaking in curry sauce, paired with the green chilli and shiok chilli sauce, different from the usual local and Hong Kong style.

Whole Fish Otah 4.5/5

It is a fish, no it is otah. It is both. The otah fish paste is stuffed inside the whole yellow croaker and baked in banana leaf. The Whole Fish Otah ($28) is probably my favourite dish for my dinner.


Note: This is an invited tasting.

Small Tables
Pacific Plaza
9 Scotts Road
Singapore 228210
Tel: +65 64529688
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line, TE Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu: 1130am - 10pm
Fri-Sat: 1130am - 11pm
Sun: 11am - 10pm

1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit 1. Follow the underpass to Shaw House. On the ground level, walk to Scotts Road. Turn left and walk to down Scotts Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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