The menu doesn’t distinguish between Penang, Malaccan and Indonesian Peranakan cuisine. In fact, it integrates all of them to present the best of Peranakan flavours to diners. Indocafé prides itself on the ability to serve Peranakan food that is true to grandma’s recipes, yet has a contemporary flair to it that reminds us we are, after all, dining on Scotts Road in the 21st century. Dishes are served in clean, plain crockery by wait staff whose uniforms include cufflinks with embedded pieces of porcelain. As the chef sommelier puts it, one imagines this is how a wealthy Peranakan trader in Singapore lives and shows off his heritage today.
The ambience alone is sufficient to leave us raving for days, but it’s hard to forget what Indocafé is really good for – Peranakan cuisine that’ll definitely please both you and your grandmother! (Jul 2012)