Located next to the Peranakan Museum on Armenian Street, True Blue is one of the more well known Peranakan restaurants in Singapore. It used to be in the Peranakn Enclave in Joo Chiat in the past, but has now shifted to Armenian Street for 10 years. Making reservations is highly recommended here should you wish to dine in on a weekend.
The interior of the restaurant was quaint with Peranakan theme decor. As with most Asian dinners which is served communal, it is recommended to come in a big group so you can try out more things.
For starters we got the Kueh Pie Tee ($20++) and Ngoh Hiang ($15++), both items I typically like to have at a Peranakan meal.
For the meat main dishes, we had Beef Rendang ($18++) and Ayam Buah Keluak ($26++). Again, these are staples at every Peranakan meals. I liked the Rendang. I don’t usually like Buah Keluak so I didn’t really eat it.
I also noticed that they do not serve pork here.
For the veggies we got Kangkong cha Belachan ($16++) and Kachang Lendir cha Titek (Okra) ($16++), both items I liked. Anything with good spicy sauce is good for me.
For seafood items we had a Fried Whole Promfet Fish with Sambal ($28++), Sambal Squids ($20++) and Fried Oyster Omelette. I loved the Oyster Omelette in particular. I’m not sure if it’s on the menu but you can always ask!
We also tried some of their desserts like onde onde or chendol but they were pathetically small and the taste wasn’t out of this world, so I’d suggest you give it a skip.
Overall it is quite a nice place if you are into quaint old ambiance and traditional Peranakan food, but I think I liked the modern take on Peranakan food like at Candlenut or Violet Oon’s Kitchen more.
Overall: The main point of this place is the quaint ambiance. Food is decent but expensive.
49 Armenian Street