Thursday, July 13, 2017

Gd O'Times at Changi Village

We took the last boat back from Pulau Ubin and needed an easy dinner. Stopped by Gd O'Times at Changi Village for Peranakan food. The peak hour crowd had emptied out, and the restaurant was nice and quiet for us. Opted to sit outdoors since we were all stinky from the day's merciless humidity. Three girls with not very big stomachs shouldn't order more than three dishes. And we didn't. We kept to three dishes and an appetizer of achar. Reluctantly skipped the spicy buah papaya titek with prawns.

There was a period when the friends and I avoided the restaurant because the standards dropped. Now, it seems to be okay again. Again, I've never had bad service here, even during the period when its dishes weren't the best. Our iced water came chockfull of ice cubes within five minutes after our orders were taken. That was definitely much appreciated. We sipped it hungrily. It was sweet.

Don't ask me about the authenticity of the dishes. I'm fairly flexible about it. But I'm not sure you guys will like the chap chye because the current version is low on the tau cheong, beancurd sticks and lily bulbs. I don't fancy chap chye all that much either. Heh. The ayam buah keluak hit a spot. We're like...buah keluak monsters. This evening's portion served up thick gravy and the nuts weren't overly stuffed with meat. The 'black gold' was decent. I loved the sotong hitam. The accompanying raw onions were such a great idea. The sambal belachan was gorgeous. Actually, the restaurant's sambal belachan has always been on point.

Gd O'Times
Block 5 Changi Village Road #01-2017 Singapore 500005
Hours: Lunch 11.30am to 2.30pm ; Dinner 5pm to 10pm; closed on Wednesdays
T: +65 6542 2382

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