Despite its secluded location at the top of Beauty World Centre, Dulukala has high aspirations to become the name 'synonymous with Peranakan dining'. To help you draw your own conclusions, the restaurant's helpfully put together weekday lunch sets of cuisine staples ($12.90-$14.90) and dinner dish permutations for groups of four ($79.90) and six ($108.90) to suit the heartland crowd that arrive as a clan.
Skip the darkish, too-sweet chap chye ($10.90) and bakwan kepeting soup ($12.90), which harks of a hawker fishball noodle broth, and instead gun for the stewed dishes. The babi pongteh ($11.90) is a lighter, less cloying version than its rivals, while the fragrant sambal is a lovely complement for fried and salty ikan selar fish ($15.90). And the scrambled egg-wrapped chinchalok (fermented shrimps, $9.90) – also rarely found elsewhere – is another full-on experience of smell and pungent flavour.
For more, check out our Best Peranakan restaurants in Singapore feature.
#04-04 Beauty World Centre
144 Upper Bukit Timah Road
|Opening hours:||Daily noon-10pm|
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