Lunch Tue-Fri noon-2.30pm
Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm
The relaunch of sister restaurant The Chairman & Yip might have stolen some of the limelight, but this suburban surprise package still has plenty to offer in its youthful vibe, warm hospitality, and willingness to riff freely on Malay-Chinese cuisine. Not all dishes warrant the thumbs up - an entrée of crisp tofu, eggplant and roasted tomatoes wants for cohesion. In contrast, there's great balance and pristine flavours in Shanghai rice noodles tossed with dark soy, calamari, prawns and scallops. Slow-cooked pork belly works well with watermelon, wagyu beef curry is pleasingly unctuous, and crisp, tom yum-infused prawns are matched well with rockmelon and apple slaw. Desserts aren't a strong suit, but affable service is - staff are focused and respectful. A wine list full of spice-friendly varieties, such as riesling and gewürztraminer, transcends expectations, as does a dining space that channels a rural Malaysian farmhouse.
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