Staying true to its Hakka roots, Plum Village Restaurant is one of the few authentic Hakka restaurants still standing in Singapore today. Located in the quaint locale of Sembawang Hills along Upper Thomson Road, this restaurant serves up heart-warming food prepared by the owner, Mr Lai Fak Nian, who has been cooking for over 30 years.
One signature dish is its authentic Hakka Yong Tau Foo, which is beancurd filled with salted minced meat and pan-fried, giving it a robust and old-fashioned flavour. Other home-cooked favourites include red wine prawns, “abacus seeds” (which is like yam-flavoured gnocchi), salt baked chicken and Mei Chai Ko Rou (stewed fatty pork with preserved vegetables).
Plum Village Restaurant is great for casual family dinners or social gatherings, and dining here will definitely stir up feelings of nostalgia.
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