At this family-run restaurant, traditional Peranakan cuisine is dished up in an equally traditional setting. Using recipes that have been passed down through generations, Dulukala Peranakan Restaurant is the place to go in Singapore’s Bukit Timah when looking to dine on some home-cooked Asian dishes in a relaxed and cosy setting. Located inside Beauty World Centre on Upper Bukit Timah Road, this little restaurant can fill up quickly, so book in advance to avoid disappointment!
Check out Dulukala’s set lunch and set dinner menus!
Decorated in a simple style, this unpretentious little restaurant on the fourth floor of Bukit Timah’s Beauty World Centre serves up quality Asian cuisine at unbeatable prices, and has established quite a following for itself. Using time-tested recipes and traditional cooking techniques, Dulukala Peranakan Restaurant on Singapore’s Upper Bukit Timah Road provides the most authentic Peranakan experience possible, inclduing a menu packed with the time-honoured favourites.
You’ll find delicious options like the bakwan kepiting goreng (deep-fried crab meat and pork meatballs), ngoh hiang (pork wrapped in fried beancurd skin) and ayam redang (chicken in a dried curry sauce). The menu also features a range of seafood and vegetable options, like the sotong hitam (squid in squid ink) and sambal terong (fried eggplant with sambal sauce). No trip to Dulukala Peranakan Restaurant in Singapore’s Bukit Timah would be complete without trying one of the desserts – we recommend the chendol, a delectable combination of shaved ice, coconut milk, sugar of melaka and pandan jelly.
Come here for Authentic peranakan food. Enjoyed the chendol! Setting is very homely too. Location is very accessible now with the new downtown line. Worth a visit!
Very nice Peranakan food. For people who love the eating the Peranakan way, or people who wants to try authentic Peranakan food. The fish otah will leave you wanting for more.
Great food. Decent portion and well priced. Will surely visit again. Located at the hawker level of beauty world. Surely well situated and easy to find.
had the lunch set with buak keluak, and the set meal with assam fish. all the food tasted so good! I brought two friends along and we all came away satisfied with the meal!
The four of us agreed that all the dishes were authentic and tasty. However, a few things to note: - There were only 3 small keluaks in the serving (only one size for all dishes). Next time we'll ask if we can pay for extra. - Chapchye was a little sweet. - Otak-otak at $5.90 measured about 10cmx7cm and though palatable, tasted exactly like those sold frozen in supermarts. - The sotong and the petai dishes were superb but small. - The Hee Peow Soup was ok, made better by the sambal blachan. - The dishes came out one at a time so that made it a bit difficult to "regulate" the intake of rice. We said we would call and order ahead next time so we can have all the dishes on the table at the same time! Dishes were mostly reasonably priced and worth a visit!
Full marks for the food, which was stellar. We especially loved the beef rendang, assam fishhead and Ayam Buah Keluak. Service was patchy, probably due to the crowd. Then again, that's no excuse for a restaurant that's been around for ages and seen plenty busy days. My group of 6 were left standing awkwardly in the cramped restaurant for a good 3 minutes while the waiter rushed around looking for a table (we had made reservations days before) and offered no apology whatsoever. This is not a place to linger after a meal. It was noisy, chaotic and cramped, and we were constantly bumping chairs with the next table. We will return for the food, which impressed even the pickiest eaters in our group. But probably not during peak hours.
Food was good! However the restaurant suffered from a lack of service staff both in the kitchen (food was slow) and waiters were stressed. Also, there were 2 short circuits though the electricity was very quickly turned back on again. But the air-conditioners had switched themselves off and it took awhile before they reset them on.
On the positive side, the servings are very generous. Prices are reasonable. The food quality is average. Service is prompt. On the negative side - the service staff should be taught the proper way to clear the dishes. Specifically, scraping leftover food from dishes onto to other dishes at the table is a disgusting practice.
Food was great. Especially loved Babi ponteh. Dessert was sub par though. Chendol was not up to standard compared to a previous visit. Too little gula melaka and coconut milk. Green stuff was much too mushy. Would visit again. Only for the food and will look for dessert options elsewhere.
The foods and service were generally good except they seem to have missed my order of the beef rendang. After checking with the staff, it take an additional 15 minutes before the dish was served while we have already finished all the other dishes that we have ordered.