The last time I came to Princess Terrace on a weekday, there were lots of corporate dwellers gathering, celebrating birthdays, farewells and whatnots. This time round though, the restaurant was surprisingly 60% full during lunch on a Saturday - then again, prices have stealthily increased over the past few years and it is hard to justify paying $40.80++ a pop for hawker/ street food.
Anyway, I zoomed in on the stuff I really liked plus a few others that looked positively tantalizing. Good thing there weren't hordes of people dashing for the Penang char kway teow when it was brought out. The braised pork belly and spicy braised chicken were pleasing but the prawn paste chicken was woefully mild.
Shades of auburn and autumn
Apart from the sketchy turmeric curry fish, the other stuff I took were tasty enough. Love the pork satay! After a couple more runs of satay and char kway teow, I pulled myself away from the savoury section for desserts.
Got to admit Bengawan Solo has ruined us for kuehs, especially our favorite the kueh salat. The tau huay is smooth enough but shades off Lao Ban Beancurd and pretty 'holey' for some reason. Almost wafer crisp and warm to the fingertips, my peanut and kaya mee chang kueh was oh-so-terribly tasty!