Baba Chews Restaurant (Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong)
I returned to Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong's inhouse restaurant, Baba Chews. I have much fond memories of this place, Baba Chews is housed in the former Joo Chiat Police Station, where my Dad used to serve when he was a Police Officer. During our first visit, he would be pointing to corners saying this is where so and so is seated etc.
This time, I returned with my friends for the Sunday Brunch, all you can eat brunch with self-help appetizers, bread, finger bites, local desserts and also a clipboard menu featuring made to order dishes.
Gourmet Collection Members get to enjoy 25% off the original price of $38++ per person at $28.50++ per person.
Buffet selection includes local staples such as Rojak, Kueh Pie Tee, your usual bakery items such as croissants, pastries and buns. There are also a cured meat selection with smoked salmon, homemade otah sandwich, local A Char (a local sweet and sour local salad of cucumber and salad with peanuts) and a good spread of fresh fruits too.
We kicked start our first round of orders, the first thing which catches my eye is the pulled beef rendang burger, a unique rendition of their signature beef rendang, pulled into thick delectable chunks set onto a warm local mantou bun. Very satisfying indeed.
There were also other hot recommendations such as stewed meatball stuffed with quailegg and served in rempah sauce which I felt was not bad. I had a false assumption of the XO Lobster Carrot Cake, thinking that its our usual XO stir fried carrot cake, but rather, its a slice of pan fried carrot cake topped with Lobster Bits.
There are also other Sunday Brunch stamples such as the simple, sinful yet satisfying French Toast, drizzled with condensed milk, topped with a slice of cold butter and sprinkled with sweet & savory chicken floss; Eggs Benedict, fresh farm eggs served with Pancetta ham, rosti, grilled tomatos topped onto a warm toasted muffin.
There are other interesting selections such as Peranakan style Bibimpap, Roti Jala with Curry Chicken and Banana Biscuit Fritters served with a scoop of rich Coconut Ice Cream.
We tried our best to try everything on the ala minute menu, we enjoyed most of the dishes, they were good, not mind blowing, I did not enjoy the Peranakan Style Bibimpap, it just tasted weird and the rice was too wet. Surprisingly, we thoroughly enjoyed the French Toast, sinfully awesome.
There are definitely many other dining options in this area, however if you are looking for a nice cosy place to drop by for a Sunday Lunch and not being able to decide on what to have, might as well drop by Baba Chew, with this extensive menu, you definitely be able to find something that suit your tastebuds.
Baba Chews Restaurant @ Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong
86 East Coast Road
#01-01 Katong Square