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How Do Japanese and Peranakan Cuisine Complement Each Other?

Dining concept Ippin Cafe Bar brings the two different styles of food together May 31.

  • Nyonya laksa (made with Japanese soup stock 'dashi') with Hiroshima oysters and prawns

Two different cuisines come together in Ippin Cafe Bar, who rolled out their Japanese-Peranakan menu on May 31. Helmed by chef Philip Chia, who has made television appearances to present Peranakan cuisine, classics such as the Nyonya laksa and pong tahu (beancurd meatball soup) are given a fresh spin with Japanese ingredients like Hiroshima oysters and sake. Dishes are limited to 15 portions per dish per day. Ippin Cafe Bar is located at #01-01, 18 Mohamed Sultan Road. To reserve, call Ippin Cafe Bar at 6733-4794. For more information, visit www.ippin-jpc.com/about_icb, or Ippin Cafe Bar’s Facebook page.

(RELATED: Traditional Peranakan food modernised to attract younger customers.)

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