The Blue Ginger Hot
Nestled amidst a row of quaint shophouses, the Blue Ginger Restaurant has been making a strong statement for peranakan cooking. Complete with nostalgic decor reminiscent of Singapore's colonial heritage, the restaurant features many aspects of Straits Chinese living, creating a distinctly peranakan dining atmosphere in which to indulge the many dishes.
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You have to order the steamed cod just for the beancurd!
I like almost everything about this restaurant, from the food to the setting. I came here for dinner with my aunt once, during the Peranakan craze and it was definitely a meal I would never forget.
The setting of the restaurant successfully created an exceptionally appropriate ambience. The lighting was dim in a quaint and cozy way, the furniture exuded an antique feeling of grandness-sitting there made me feel as if I were stepping into the home of a rich Peranakan in the past.
There were hits and misses regarding the food though. The otak otak and duck salad were just ordinary. The chap chye and buah keluak were above average. It was the steamed cod dish however, that I would forever remember. Tender succulent pieces of cod fish atop a bed of delicious bean curd with a near perfect rendition of bean paste sauce I've ever tasted. The entire dish was excellent, however, I have to make a special mention of the beancurd which tasted heavenly. I normally find beancurd bland and tasteless, however those pieces of beancurd were just delightful, I've never tasted beancurd so flavourful on its own before, and even up till now, I have still yet to find any beancurd quite like it.
I hope to pay another trip there soon, just for the beancurd.
Quaint cozy family dinner place
Reminds one of grandmother's cooking. Traditional fare, keeping true to what defines Nonya cuisine.
Cosy due to limited space.
Slow service staff while taking orders and waiting time for food.