Colonial Club located in Terminal 3 Changi Airport is the new addition F&B restaurant in town. Diners including international tourists are able to discover Singapore’s Heritage story through Colonial-era culinary dishes here. The chef has travelled to different parts of Singapore, Penang and Malacca to suss out the dishes most representative of the colonial era.
Colonial Club aims to transport its guests back to this significant era with a showcase of Colonial favourites. There is a mixture of traditional Asian fare with western inspirations.
Moving on are some of the dishes we tried that night:
Roti Ayam S$8.90++
A Hainanese dish with both Peranakan and western influences is known as a symbolic of Colonial tradition. My first time trying out this bread dipped in egg wash and pan-fried, then stuffed with chicken meat fillings marinated with Asian spices. It is rather interesting but I am not quite a fan of this.
Kapitan Chicken Curry S$13.90++
Kapitan chicken curry is richer, drier and thicker version of the usual chicken curry. Thus, this explains the creamy texture of the gravy and it comes with chicken chunks and potatoes. And complete the set with a bowl of steamed rice.
Inche Cabin Chicken S$13.90++
Nyonya-style chicken marinated with over 10 spices and coconut milk and deep-fried to perfection. We were told that it is quite famous in Penang. I love the fragrant and the crispiness of the chicken and dip it with Worchester sauce to enhance the flavour.
Straits Nyonya Laksa with Soft Shell Crab S$18.90++
Colonial Club’s signature dish comes with spicy rich coconut broth with rice vermicelli, cucumber, egg, fish, tofu, soft shell crab and prawns. I would prefer a much stronger flavour of the gravy though. But the idea of putting soft shell crab in is indeed instagram-worthy and tempting too.
Signature Colonial Club Nasi Lemak S$15.90++
My favourite dish served in beautiful tiered-style that includes the fragrant blue pea rice, short rib rending on top followed by egg and otak as the base along with the achar and sambal. Sedap! (Delicious) combination and comfort food indeed! I enjoyed the muddled gravy from the short rib rendang that goes well with the egg and rice. And of course the not overly spicy sambal gives a nice kick to the dish.
Colonial Style Hainanese Chicken Chop S$15.90++
Instead of Hainanese pork chop, they have the chicken chop version drenched in a special in-house tomato Worcestershire sauce. Fresh cubed fruits are served as well.
Crispy Skin Roast Chicken S$18.00++ (half) | S$36.00++ (Full)
Aromatic Hainanese chicken rice was the crowd pleaser that night. The foodies enjoyed the fragrant rice accompanied with the garlic-chili dip and the tender chicken.
If I ever travel out of Singapore or arriving Singapore, I think I would give some time allowances to visit Colonial Club for these comfort food. They also served my childhood snack, Keropok Lekor as well. Dine-in customers will get to receive postcards, each showcasing a colonial dish. Kids can have fun colouring the post cards and this is best for tourists. Postcards make a great memento to bring home!
Address: Changi Airport Terminal 3
Departure Hall #03-33
65 Airport Boulevard
NO PORK NO LARD
Operating Hours: 10:30AM – 11:00PM
Tel: +65 6214 0268
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