In that crazy work week, we had a work dinner at True Blue. A Peranankan restaurant along Armenian Road, kinda next to the new Peranankan Museum, which is in the previous Asian Civilisation Museum. Nothing really wrong with this place but I’m definitely not coming back and the only reason is price. Even if I’m completely wealthy, I won’t pay for condiments like sambal balchan … man, I think it’s a little insane that we have to pay for towels and peanuts at Chinese restaurants but when an establishment charges for sauces, especially fine dining ones, I think it’s a complete rip off. For a regular dinner, it’ll work out to be about $60-80 per head … and that’s without alcohol, not worth it for Peranankan cuisine, especially when nothing needs to be flown in and all the spices can be found at Tekka market.
Other than that, the ambience was lovely 🙂 With antiques from the family, it feels like you stepped into a real home of a Bibi. The food cooked by the owner and his Mum was really quite good and with pretty impressive veggie options too. Everything is cooked without pork so our Muslim friends can check it out as well.
Like I said though, the price is way too much for me to ever consider going back but if you’re one of those that just needs to try everything once, make sure you have extra spending that month and at least the food won’t disappoint.