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Food Picks: Modern Asian cuisine at Baba Chews Bar and Eatery

Chicken rendang lasagne at Baba Chews Bar and Eatery.
Chicken rendang lasagne at Baba Chews Bar and Eatery.PHOTO: BABA CHEWS
Dale (clockwise from above left), chunks of matcha sponge cake are stacked into a mound and, as you eat it, there are bright pops of flavour and texture from the passionfruit jam and matcha ganache.
Dale (clockwise from above left), chunks of matcha sponge cake are stacked into a mound and, as you eat it, there are bright pops of flavour and texture from the passionfruit jam and matcha ganache.ST PHOTO: EUNICE QUEK
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OmuricePHOTO: OMURICE KEISUKE

It started as a Peranakan restaurant in Katong and, now, Baba Chews Bar and Eatery has broadened its menu to focus on a wider spectrum of Asian flavours. Although some Peranakan signatures remain, about 80 per cent of the menu has changed.

Highlights include the otah yu tiao ($12) appetiser, with charcoal yu tiao acting as buns that sandwich housemade otah and a sambal sabayon sauce; XO pork belly char siew rice bowl ($19), with housemade char siew, sunny-side-up egg, rice and XO sauce; and laksa salmon ($26), with laksa sauce, Asian greens, crispy beancurd puffs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 08, 2019, with the headline 'Food Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe