River Café

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Eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble from Jonker Walk, this river­side café is great for dates, groups or fam­i­lies. The menu here is a mix of both Malaysian and West­ern favourites. The buf­falo chicken wings is a good start to the meal. The por­tion is big enough for two peo­ple and the blue cheese dip goes great with the wings.

The Mesclun greens mix is a tasty, well-bal­anced dish. It con­tains sun­dried toma­toes, as­para­gus, ar ti­chokes, toma­toes and olives, and goes per­fectly with the fresh or­ange seg­ments. The salad is topped with crispy gar­lic crou­tons and fresh and firm grilled prawns.

The Ny­onya laksa has a thick broth and is chock full of good­ies such as fish balls, prawns, tofu and eggs, served with al dente noo­dles. With its lovely bal­ance of tex­tures and flavours, this is a dish that will keep you com­ing back for more. The chicken asam curry is well bal­anced and has just the right amount of tamarind while the chicken pieces are ten­der and flavour­ful from the in­fu­sion of the curry paste.

The prawn petai sambal has a lovely kick and some might find it a lit­tle too spicy. The sambal is well-sea­soned and goes won­der­ful­lyd­fll with­ith ththe jjuicyi prawns. The Ny­onya chap chai — cab­bage, car­rot and mush­rooms with bean curd skin — is cooked per­fectly as the veg­eta­bles still re­tain their crunch. The ko­cik ngo hiong — minced chicken rolled in bean curd skin and fried — is ab­so­lutely de­li­cious. It is sea­soned well, firm and has a nice tex­ture — a clear winner!

The cen­dol is sim­ple with just co­conut milk, red beans, cen­dol and gen­er­ous amounts of palm su­gar syrup, which gives this dessert its rich and creamy flavour.

The Ny­onya laksa is a dish that will keep you com­ing back for more

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