1 Straits Boulevard
#01-02 Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Singapore 018906

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Monday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:00pm - 10:30pm

Tuesday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:00pm - 10:30pm

Wednesday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:00pm - 10:30pm

Thursday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:00pm - 10:30pm

Friday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:00pm - 12:00am

Saturday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:00pm - 12:00am

Sunday:
Closed

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We are back at Cherki as we were pleased to find that the restaurant extended it's stay on Burpple Beyond, plus we really like their fusion peranakan cuisine. Today, we decided to try the braised pongteh lamb shank, which comes with a huge lamb shank served alongside a small serving of blue pea flower rice and achar. The lamb shank was braised for quite a long duration in a fermented bean paste and the meat was definitely no longer gamey, and the sauce covering the lamb shank had a slight nutty taste to it. However, we felt that the lamb meat could have been more tender, as parts of it were quite tough.

The rice was pretty fragrant although as in our previous reviews, we felt that the serving size could be larger to make for a more filling meal. The dish costs $24++ although you should use your Burpple Beyond vouchers if you have them to enjoy a discount. 😋

Cherki was packed to the brim on a Friday night and if you are ever thinking of visiting on a Friday nightz you need to make a reservation in advance!

Was at Cherki on a Friday night for dinner and the place was really packed. Thankfully, we already made reservations on Chope.

As we previously tried the lobster linguine and really liked it, both of us ordered the same dish again. The linguine was cooked to an al dente texture, and the laksa flavors were infused nicely as the gravy (which wasn’t too watery) coated each strand of pasta. The addition of tau pok pieces that soaked up the rich coconut-based sauce made this dish reminiscent of the hearty traditional laksa we’re familiar with.

Other than the half lobster that was served in the shell on the side, lobster pieces were also hidden in the linguine. The lobster was on the smaller side, understandably so because of the price. I found mine to be a bit fishy that day but the partner found his to be fine.

We also shared a side dish - chicken satay in peanut sauce encased in pappadom shells. While the name suggests that the chicken pieces are wrapped in regular tortilla found in Mexican dishes, the use of crispy crackers we enjoy in our Nasi Briyani was rather ingenious. The chicken pieces were coated in a slightly sweet peanut-based sauce, which was a bit sweet for my liking but would remind you of the traditional satay sauce. While novel, the price is a bit on the high side for the portion given. However, it can be something interesting to try in a group, where one can experience Indian and peranakan flavors all in one dish.

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Visited Cherki on a weekday evening and it was quite crowded so it’s advisable to make a reservation before heading down. In this dish, the rice was fried with foie gras fat and shredded duck, which gave each mouthful a delightful fragrance. One can also taste the wok hei in every bite. The piece of foie gras served above the fried rice was also nicely executed, with a rich mouthfeel that somehow complimented well with the Asian flavors of this dish. The chili on the side was also delicious, offering a decent level of spice. While the serving of dish may be on the small side for bigger eaters, it is highly recommended for a taste of Peranakan flavors with a modern twist that is not easily found elsewhere. Overall, the standard at Cherki is pretty high despite its steeper than average prices but being able to use your Burpple vouchers would surely help!

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Tried the lunch menu:
- pongteh duck linguine
- laksa crab linguine
- baba back ribs
- rendang beef cheeks
- crackling pork belly
- cempedak squid
- ngor hiang
- satay chicken
- truffle popiah
- crab cakes
- chendol creme brûlée
- kaya & gula melaka tiramisu

Didn’t know that the lunch menu doesn’t have beef wellington cause I came here for it 🥺🥺. Other dishes were quite a disappointment as the reviews were great so I probably had really high expectations. Overall a little too salty for our liking. Desserts were nice tho! But couldn’t taste the kaya in the tiramisu 🤣.

Service was great!

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Food was alright. Rice was not hot, rather dry/tough and lacked fragrance. Meat was okay but not amazing. There was nothing special about the taste of the meal. Had high expectations because of the other reviews but the food didn't seem to live up to it. Service was good.

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@cherki_sg have an extremely intriguing selection of 15 cocktails to go with your food. As a bourbon enjoyer, I instantly picked the Fortune Favours the Bold ($23++). A concoction of grilled pineapple juice, buah keluak tincture, Picon Club (orange liqueur) and bakkwa infused bourbon, it’s served in a skull shaped mug. That’s pretty metal.⠀

As you might be able to tell by looking at the ingredient list, this cocktail is pretty saccharine sweet. You can’t quite taste the bourbon, but can taste the bitters. It’s a little smoky, and the mouthfeel is quite syrupy. Despite the sweetness, this is a potent cocktail with adequate punch to get you tipsy. Skip the bakkwa served alongside it though, it absorbed way too much alcohol and tastes like it.⠀

Overall, Cherki’s libations are incredibly creative, and definitely warrant a sample or two.

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