Peranakan Place has a new tenant, and it is aptly named after a very peranakan ingredient – Buah Keluah. BlackNut had its grand opening two months back and it did so with fanfare to the likes of Actor Utt Panichkul and a myriad of celebrities. Located and accessible through a connected doorway at Alley Bar, BlackNut serves an impressive list of original cocktails from the bar on level 2. It is not to be confused with Alley Bar though both are run by the same management.
The atmosphere of the place gives one a sense of mystery and colonialism and it brings one back in time to how the heritage stretch used to be in its hay days. Decorated with vintage posters, displays of chongsums and leather armchairs, BlackNut exudes a posh vibe paying homage to a snippet of the pernankan culture. Even its drinks are colloquially creative – Steady Pom Pi Pi, Kilat Kilat, Chut Pattern, Tian Swee Confectionery, Sio Ah, Power Chendol and Huat Ah.
The Asian-inspired bar bites involves items like the Balukoo Wanton, KimChi Burger, Ayam Bakar Burger, as well as comfort food to share; Peranakan Hot Wings and Balinese Ribs. But the one to go for would be their Har Cheong Kai. Satisfyingly hot and juicy with that umami richness of the prawn paste marinade. Worth the messiness.
Come with friends for a night of catching up and gossip. The place is perfect for after-office drinks and is conveniently located opposite Somerset 313. All food are available until 1am on weekdays / 2am on weekends.
Written by Leroy Tan.
|2 Emerald Hill Road, Singapore 229287|
Reservations: 6738 8818
|Dress Code: Smart Casual|
5pm 2am (Sun Thurs)
5pm 3am (Fri, Sat, eve of Public Holidays)
Happy Hour 5pm – 9pm