Peranakan “Point-Point” Perng

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We love point-point perng, or economical rice – it’s quick, it’s cheap, it’s tasty, it does its job, especially during hectic lunch hour. Add a heady Peranakan spin to this hawker centre staple and you’ll understand why your Makan Kakis love this place even more!

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Operating quietly out of a humble stall in a food centre, Edwin Tan has won over a steady, loyal stream of customers who keep going back for more of his flavourful Peranakan cuisine, all served up conveniently “point-point” style. Using his grandmother’s and mother’s recipes, this ex-hotel pastry chef struck out on his own a few years back and decided to share his home-cooking and makan culture in a place that isn’t exactly known for its Peranakan food – Chinatown.

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Edwin usually sells out by 1pm, so go early to avoid disappointment and to make sure you get the food when it’s at its piping-hot best – from curry ayam, to deep fried fish stuffed with sambal, to chap chye, to the amazing sate ayam (with a fresh lemongrass twist), to the sotong masak hitam (spicy and braised in its own umami black ink), to ngoh hiang, to the irresistible mutton rendang, you’re in for a bagus Baba buffet!

BABAS PERANAKAN
Blk 335 Smith Street #02-225
Chinatown Complex Food Centre
Open daily 9am – 2pm
Closed on Wednesday
Call   97229698 (Edwin Tan)

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