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In the heart of Tanjong Pagar’s bustling food scene, a charming addition beckons – Great Nanyang Heritage Cafe. Opened on 1st August, this retro-inspired gem by Keith Yang transports you to a simpler era while embracing the best of both old and new.
Ambience and Atmosphere
Walking along Tanjong Pagar’s streets, the cafe’s exterior catches your eye. A nostalgic kopitiam vibe infuses the air, making it a spot where old and young alike can feel at home.
The menu offers a delightful mix of kopitiam favourites with a modern twist. Dive into classics like Peanut Butter French Toast (S$4.50) – cubes of goodness drizzled with honey. The Hand Made Kaya Toast presents three options, each with a perfect blend of kaya and butter on crispy slices.
For a satisfying meal, the Signature Hainanese Chicken Cutlet (S$15.90) steals the show. The unique sauce, a blend of white onions, pandan leaves, and butter, elevates this dish.
Main Course Adventures
Exploring the main courses reveals Dry Mee Siam and Nasi Lemak Kukus (steamed basmati rice). Choose from a range of pairings, like Chicken Berempah Leg, Curry Chicken, Sambal Petai Prawn, or Rendang Mutton.
As day turns to night, the Moonlight Hor Fun (S$7.90) takes the stage. A mesmerising lava-like yolk adds a touch of magic. Complement your meal with Curry Fishballs (S$4.80) or Prawn Paste Chicken Wings (S$6.90 for 4pcs).
Quench your thirst with Coconut Coffee (S$5.90) – a blend of condensed coconut milk and Nanyang coffee. Or opt for the refreshing Golden Lime (S$3.50), a citrusy delight.
Beyond food, the cafe offers a glimpse of history through artefacts and old photos, evoking a sense of nostalgia.
While culinary perfection might vary, the ambience seamlessly transports you to a time of unhurried conversations and shared stories. Great Nanyang Heritage Cafe is a rendezvous with nostalgia, inviting you to embrace the charm of yesteryears, one bite at a time.