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The Arch

City Hall

It was odd to come across, on a Straits Chinese menu, roti john and potato cutlets, let alone a fairly unusual wine selection and Luther Vandross on the soundtrack. But we stopped worrying about the incongruities when the enormous fish head curry arrived, its fleshy and snow-white flesh bathed in a warm ochre sauce. The babi pontay shone with thick bricks of fatty pork braised in mild soy; the salad of star-shaped kacang botol beans with lime and sambal became an instant favourite, as did the coconutty curry of sweet potato leaves. The greatest compliment: the molten jet-black bobor cha-cha was just like grandma’s.

Venue name: The Arch
Address: 32 Seah Street
Singapore
188388
Venue phone: 6837 3132
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11.30am-3pm, 6-10pm.
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