Old Town White Coffee 旧街场白咖啡

Kay and I have been searching the illusive slice fish hor fun that Lily was talking about somewhere near Chun Tin Road. We drove two rounds and couldn’t find the shop. In the end we settled for Old Town White Coffee when we saw most of the nearby shops closing up for the night. We had to eat before Old Town ceases operation for the day, too.

The night was chilly so we opted to sit outside. The sofa and “high” table settee looked comfortable enough so we sat there instead of the proper dinner seating available both indoor and outdoor. The minute I saw the promotional menu, I knew I wanted the Nasi Dulang and all its accompanying freebies.

By the way, it seemed that the last couple of days, I have been unconsciously eating at places endorsed or owned by Singaporean actors (Choon Ming was endorsed by Chew Chor Meng). This franchised business hailing from Ipoh is owned by Jack Neo (famous for his role on TV “Liang Popo” – 梁婆婆) and Mark Lee (famous for his role in our local comedy variety show on TV “Comedy Nite” – 搞笑行动). I guess these actors know where to invest their nest eggs and that’s F&B in Singapore!

Service counter inside the restaurant.

Service counter inside the restaurant.

The sign board said "Old Town Coffee House".

The sign board said “Old Town Coffee House”.

Nasi Dulang on promotion.

Nasi Dulang on promotion.

On first taste, the spices were slightly overpowering. The subsequent spoonfuls were better as my taste buds start to wake up. The tumeric spiced rice was indeed fragrant and the more I ate, the more I enjoyed.

On first taste, the spices were slightly overpowering.
The subsequent spoonfuls were better as my taste buds start to wake up.
The tumeric spiced rice was indeed fragrant and the more I ate, the more I enjoyed.

This piece of chicken was deep-fried and "flash" stewed in spices. I find that Malay's fried chicken tend to be on the dry side and that chewing the meat can be tedious at times. All said, the chicken was flavoursome and I will eat this dish again.

This piece of chicken was deep-fried and “flash” stewed in spices.
I find that Malay’s fried chicken tend to be on the dry side and that chewing the meat can be tedious at times.
All said, the chicken was flavoursome and I will eat this dish again.

Satay is a dish of seasoned, skewered and grilled meat, served usually with peanut sauce. Here are two sticks of chunky chicken satay and peanut sauce.

Satay is a dish of seasoned, skewered and grilled meat, served usually with peanut sauce.
Here are two sticks of chunky chicken satay and peanut sauce.

Lekor or Keropok Lekor is a traditional fish snack for the Malay people in Terengganu, Malaysia.<br />It is made by grinding fish into a paste, mixing with sago flour and then deep-frying it.<br />There are several types of lekor.<br />The Fish Lekor I had here is long and chewy.

Lekor or Keropok Lekor is a traditional fish snack for the Malay people in Terengganu, Malaysia.
It is made by grinding fish into a paste, mixing with sago flour and then deep-frying it.
There are several types of lekor.
The Fish Lekor I had here is long and chewy.

The omelette strips merely added more protein to the already meaty meal.

The omelette strips merely added more protein to the already meaty meal.

There were two types of vegetables provided, not counting the cucumber which provided welcoming cleansing refreshment for my tongue.<br />The sweet sambal kangkong was nice but not warm enough.<br />The long beans were very crunchy as they either very quickly blanched or stir-fried.

There were two types of vegetables provided, not counting the cucumber which provided welcoming cleansing refreshment for my tongue.
The sweet sambal kangkong was nice but not warm enough.
The long beans were very crunchy as they either very quickly blanched or stir-fried.

My Nasi Dulang seemed to awaken my appetite and I am ready for dessert!

My Nasi Dulang seemed to awaken my appetite and I am ready for dessert!
Yea, you can tell I just woke up not too long ago.
My sleep pattern has gone wonky the last couple of weeks (sleeping in the late mornings and waking up late evenings).

Rose Nata Selasih is actually rose syrup with some edible jellly beads. I found this to be too sweet. Had to order another glass of water to dilute it.

Rose Nata Selasih is actually rose syrup with some edible jellly beads. I found this to be too sweet. Had to order another glass of water to dilute it.

Ice Kachang, a local dessert with red beans and assorted  jelly. The brown palm sugar and coconut milk lend a velvety texture to the shaven ice. I would have finished it had I not felt cold. The climate in Singapore has turned rainy and is especially chilly during nights. Perhaps it was just my old body talking. My friend felt fine with the weather.

Ice Kachang, a local dessert with red beans and assorted jelly. The brown palm sugar and coconut milk lend a velvety texture to the shaven ice. I would have finished it had I not felt cold. The climate in Singapore has turned rainy and is especially chilly during nights. Perhaps it was just my old body talking. My friend felt fine with the weather.

Javanese Noodles or Mee Java.

Javanese Noodles or Mee Java.

The lime made the dish more appetising.<br />There's beancurd puffs (taupok), fried potatoes, flour crackers and a few pieces of alkaline-soaked cuttlefish.<br />The gravy is very similar to that of Mee Rebus although this version was runnier. There's also a generous sprinkling of peanuts and half a boiled egg but I think my fare was a better choice.

The lime made the dish more appetising.
There’s beancurd puffs (taupok), fried potatoes, flour crackers and a few pieces of alkaline-soaked cuttlefish.
The gravy is very similar to that of Mee Rebus although this version was runnier.
There’s also a generous sprinkling of peanuts and half a boiled egg but I think my fare was a better choice.

And when one visits Old Town White Coffee, one must order their coffee!

And when one visits Old Town White Coffee, one must order their coffee!

Checking the prices on Nasi Dulang promotion, there's individual and twin set. I don't know if it's printing error but it made more <del>sense</del> cents ordering two individuals than one twin set.

Checking the prices on Nasi Dulang promotion, there’s individual and twin set. I don’t know if it’s printing error but it made more sense cents ordering two individuals than one twin set.

Old Town White Coffee was started with a vision to make the finest Malaysian-made coffee. The owner of White Cafe in Ipoh, Malaysia, created a secret blend using Robusta, Arabica and Liberica beans. The blend is mixed with 10% caramel, a healthier dose than the 80% in traditional roasts. The slow roasting process and special blend brought out more "authentic" and full flavour of the beans and hence, the name White Coffee, where white means purity to the Chinese.

Old Town White Coffee was started with a vision to make the finest Malaysian-made coffee.
The owner of White Cafe in Ipoh, Malaysia, created a secret blend using Robusta, Arabica and Liberica beans. The blend is mixed with 10% caramel, a healthier dose than the 80% in traditional roasts.
The slow roasting process and special blend brought out more “authentic” and full flavour of the beans and hence, the name White Coffee, where white means purity to the Chinese.

Old Town White Coffee Bukit Timah outlet in Singapore.

Old Town White Coffee Bukit Timah outlet in Singapore.

Old Town White Coffee (Bukit Timah area)
Address: 9 Yuk Tong Ave,
Singapore 596314.
Tel:+65 6467 4404.

Opening hours:
Mon–Thu: 9am – 10pm;
Fri–: 9am – 1am;
Sat: 8am – 1am;
Sun: 8am – 10pm

Happy eating 🙂

Information credit: Online resources and Wikipedia.

See the Old Town’s menu here but I’m not sure if all are available in Singapore’s menu.

Here’s a link to Kimmy’s Java Mee (non-halal but you can substitute with something else) if you like to try out. Have fun!

Read more about Jack Neo here.
Read more about Mark Lee here.
Read more about Chew Chor Meng here.

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Comments
2 Responses to “Old Town White Coffee 旧街场白咖啡”
  1. Lignum Draco says:

    Compared to my traditional view of a “coffee house”, this is quite different, but then I have to remember you are in Singapore. 🙂

    • Sam Han says:

      Yes, Sg is quite different but I did a post CMC which retains old menu and decor. White Town in Ipoh itself is also quite upmarket now that they gone into franchise business. 😀

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