Saturday, June 14, 2014

Chut Bee Png (糯米饭) at The Tastemaker

Nestled a distance away from the gentrified and now almost too sanitised Tiong Bahru, the locale of this Monocle Cafe lookalike is sure to draw an adoring crowd of yuppies and hipsters. Sitting snugly and rather incongruously in the middle of the gritty and aging grounds of mature estate, Beo Crescent, it's a veritable haven with the soft sounds of nature (think trickling waters and the song of birds) playing in the background, helped by an elegant and minimalist Japanese meets Scandic warm wood inspired decor. Hmmm... ... that's why we hope that they'll improve on the weak and watered down coffee (opening hiccups?). Local specialties here hit the right spot. The Chut Bee Png (glutinous rice) was a comforting affair with fragrant shallots, slices of lup cheong, roasted peanuts, dried baby prawns and a dollop of sweet chili. Some finicky soul would probably protest that mummy's version's the best but the sticky mess that came in a steel tin is still worth the extra carbs lah. Tee hee hee... ...

Chut Bee Png ($3.80) + Ang Moh Latte ($5)

The Tastemaker
Blk 22 Havelock Road
Singapore 160022
Opens daily from 8am to 8pm.

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