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“Very Special”
Review of True Blue Cuisine

True Blue Cuisine
Ranked #806 of 11,573 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$10
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: If you’re after a bit of culture to bring away with you, True Blue Cuisine offers just that, with its brand of opulence reflected everywhere – from its intricate décor in its newly-opened Armenian Street branch, to the merchandise sold in its shop.
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We enjoyed a very special meal here. Everything was very fresh & delicious. It is so lovely being among the antiques,and also really enjoyed the red date tea served. (They even let me buy some from them)
Make sure you visit the little shop next door & the Peranakan Museum - amazing needlework examples & so much history.

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1  Thank RSJTD
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

2nd visit to Perankan Museum and True Blue cuisine.
Mutiplicity of tastes and texture in these dishes - try the signature chicken and prepared local nut dish
Expensive but this is not a hawker food centre.
Enjoyable to see business people eating here.

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1  Thank VeroniqueM68
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

An elegant restaurant in central Singapore with a wonderful Peranakan menu. The dishes are unusual, even for Singapore, which has unparalleled gastronomic quality and variety. The food was outstanding, the service was extremely good, and the atmosphere very enjoyable. A very special dining experience!

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1  Thank PrincetonianMan
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

The concierge at Raffles made the reservation for us. We took a cab there and walked back to the hotel later.

We were greeted at the door and shown to the only available table in the place. The food is Singapore cuisine. It was new to us so our host chose for us. Everything was delicious. One dish was chicken cooked in clay pot and flavored by special nut. After we enjoyed the dish we were given the menu that said the nut was poisonous until it was treated before the cooking process. We loved the hospitality, food, atmosphere and the piano music. We may have been the only tourists there that night.

2  Thank RoseZbud
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

This restaurant was recommended in a booklet made by the Singapore Tourism Board. As a first timer to Singapore, I thus went there to have dinner with a friend on 5 May 2014. I don't know whether reservation was hard to make as my hotel made it for me. We arrived at about 6:30 pm that night, and there were only 1 or 2 tables of people dinning. The decorations are really beautiful and that's all. The staff was rather pushy. Whatever dishes we tried to order, he would just say "not available" and then "recommended" those "yummy" or famous dishes of the restaurant. We were baffled and suspected that they only prepared a few common dishes every day. If that's the case, why did they offer us the customers a menu? Everything we wanted to order was not available. This is ridiculous. We finally ordered 3 main dishes and 1 dessert recommended by the staff and we were stunned when they arrived (See the photos). Each dish cost SGD10 to 20 and what came up on our table were in extremely small portion. Each dish only got 3 small pieces of food. Say the spicy stewed beef, it's portion was only 3 small cubes. The beef was dry and hard to chew. I really couldn't believe stewed beef could be so dry. The dessert was also ridiculous. It's just sweet rice balls, and there were only 2 balls in a dish and cost about SGD8! When we ordered baby coconuts as drinks, the staff said "not available" again, and was pushy enough to sell us the fruit juice that had been prepared. All the 3 main dishes, 2 small portions of rice (very dry without much moisture), 1 dessert and 2 glasses of fruit juice cost over SGD100! I felt that I was really a stupid tourist to believe in the recommendations of the Singapore Tourist Board. If you have too much money and don't know where to spend, just go to this restaurant and enjoy the rip off experience!

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