Monday, January 16, 2012

Baba King Nonya Deli & Restaurant

Out of curiosity, Missy decided to venture into Red Water-bottle’s area in the eastern side of Singapore. Although there are rumors of Missy going around the island to eat, she would like to clarify that there is not much that can tempt her into the east. Something caught Missy’s attention when she was stalking various food blogs. Baba King Nonya Deli & Restaurant in Changi Business Park…. Don’t they just have food courts and fast food in business parks? 

Peranakan food… Just right up Red Water-bottle’s alley. Being a Baba, Red Water-bottle can be quite picky about food, especially food related to his heritage. Missy asked Red Water-bottle along for this venture into this unfamiliar area to search for this supposing wonderful food, hoping to use him to sniff out the usual less than good Peranakan fare. As both Missy and Red Water-bottle are extremely greedy, they are determined to order as much food as they could. By the way, this review was done over 2 visits. 

Missy feels Baba King Nonya Deli & Restaurant served one of the best home cooked food she had tasted. Food that is familiar to anyone who has ever experienced food cooked by someone who had put their heart and soul to provide for their own families. Food which one takes for granted, the ones that will always be on the dining tables when one comes home from work or school. Food which one will miss if they do not get to eat for a while. 

Missy liked the food at the first visit; though at that time she didn’t think it would be a place she would visit that often. The food definitely ain’t no Michelin star quality, it is not by any famous chef she know of nor the place is not somewhere a restaurant would want to make big bucks to be situated. However, the taste of the food just lingered in her head. It was so familiar and yet not. Baba King Nonya Deli & Restaurant must have hidden an old extremely experienced and wise chef cooking in their kitchen. Missy thinks the chef is a good friend of her own grandmother. The food served by Baba King Nonya Deli & Restaurant reminds Missy of the flavors, smells, texture and all the emotional attachments of her grandmother, who had left this world. 

Philip was the favorite person to have to tell what is good to order and stopping us before we can go overboard with the ordering. Philip has such vast knowledge of Peranakan heritage and stories of his youth, food, and travels. He definitely had added a very personal touch to the visits there. 

Do give Baba King Nonya Deli & Restaurant a try. Chat with Philip and tap into his vast knowledge. Most importantly go before we lose food from the past. AND MUST ORDER their BUBUR TERIGU !

Fotos from the visits part 1

Fotos from the visits part 2

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