Back at Tangs Market.
This time, we got to try Peranakan dishes with rice (they were sold out previously) and other goodies like a Sambal Udang puff-bun. I asked the towkay (boss) if he could sell us an extra serving of rice and he gladly did, except he insisted that it was on the house. He also put sambal on the side - which really punched a kick by the way. The last time we were there, he gave us one of their savouries to try too. I feel glad whenever I see someone who’s so proud about their food, and yes, I can’t help but feel surprised both times when he offered something more, and so passionately too.
The beef rendang was so tender it was amazing - it sort of tasted like a stew, where the taste of the meat was stronger than the rendang itself. Although I was more used to the Malay version, where the rendang tasted stronger than the beef, which is less tender than the Peranakan version, I can’t deny that the Peranakan version had it’s own merits :)
We also could not resist the steamed thick kaya toast cubes, which seemed to be available only at the Ya Kun branch at Tangs Market. We (or maybe I) spent the whole week craving for these steamies and we tried hunting for it at various Ya Kun branches, from 313 to City Square lol. Even the curry at Ya Kun was nicer than Toast Box’s.
We really had a ball of a (tummy) time!