Baba Chews Bar’s New Take on Asian-Inspired Cuisine

Baba Chews Bar and Eatery’s latest menu includes new creations to reach out to younger consumers with a modern palate. The new dishes are modern and a fusion of western and asian cuisine. Baba Chews is located in the old Joo Chiat Police Station, now a designated heritage building, appointed by the National Heritage Board.

Laksa Salmon [$26]

As local favourite, the Laksa flavour has been incorporated into the dish with laksa sauce slathered on top of salmon.


X.O. Pork Belly Char Siew Rice Bowl [$19]

Pork belly char siew with homemade X.O. sauce will easily be a bowl of comfort. The meat and fat of the pork belly goes well with rice. 

Otah Yu Tiao [$12]

The ultra crispy charcoal yu tiao (fried dough fritters) sandwiches is a homemade mackerel otah paste spiked with kaffir leaves. Yu tiao is extremely crispy however the otah is a little bland compared to the those we are used to.


Baba Chews Chilli Crab Tagliatelle [$20]

Singapore’s signature sweet and savoury chilli crab sauce all over al dente pasta which is is then topped with crispy tempura soft-shell crabs and a velvety sous vide egg. Lazy to eat chilli crab? No worries, you get to enjoy the sauce on this dish too, without all the trouble to crack those hard shells. We all love easy fuss-free food!

Chicken Rendang Lasagna [$18]

One that I would recommend getting as each mouthful of creamy pasta with fragrant spiced rendang is heartwarming and familiar. The rendang gives a feeling of familiarity, something we seek comfort in. 

Peranakan Pulled Pork Burger [$20]

Just like westernised food, there is fries for sides while the burger is sandwiched with Iberico pulled pork stewed in pongteh style. While it is largely western cuisine, there is an Asian twist to it. Its a unique burger worth the try!

Barbecued US Pork Ribs [$30]

Adding to the range of dishes at Baba’s Chews, this rack of spare ribs are for meat lovers, great for sharing among friends.

Quinoa Salad [$17]

Those looking for a healthier option can get this salad with lots of different cubed vegetables, adding all kinds of texture to the dish.

Chef Alvin believes that food should be fun and interesting yet still familiar and tasty. By combining Asian flavours with a western approach, the new menu will delight a wider audience and also appeal to the younger ones.

If you have not tried peranakan food, you can try Baba’s Chews to get a taste of the cuisine.


Address: 86 East Coast Road, #01-01 Katong Square, S(428788)

Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs 630am to 11pm Fri & Sat 630am to 12am 

Contact: 6723 2025



Instagram: @babachews

Written by: Coralle Wong

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