A Taste of New meets Old
The familiar semblance of home evokes a sense of nostalgia in us. Reminiscing a time when policemen donned shorts, what did we perceive haute cuisine (gourmet meals / delicacies) as? Seemingly it could be the abstract notion of a heartfelt meal we share amongst close companions. The synthesis of the simplest ingredients, imbued with culinary repertoire cascading through the generations and a tinge of guileless aspirations. These were the recipes for preparing delectable dishes in earnest to reward a hard day’s work. As times progressed, furtherance of urban development in the city has diluted traditions and discreetly altered the gustatory sensations we have become accustomed to. However, change is imperative for continued growth, but what remains unchanged is that food is a paramount necessity of the populace. As we make headway towards the future, there will always be a sense of familiarity lingering around the corner, to invigorate the palate and whet the appetite. This is our story, a taste of New meets Old.
Palate of Memories
In the 1960s, Nanyang became a settlement for many Chinese immigrants seeking a livelihood in the region. Back in those days, Gim Tim mobile kitchen was famous for their Hokkien cuisine. Later on, they established a restaurant with additional Cantonese flavor imbued into their culinary repertoire. As time passes, many Chinese immigrants eventually called this little red dot their home. They continued to enjoy the traditional hometown dishes served up to them.
During the rapid development of our country, the manifold cuisines from different countries spread across the island. Many of the traditional dishes were unwittingly neglected and slowly forgotten. The Hakka Yam Abacus Seed, Teochew Glutinous Rice Kueh, Hakka Meesua and other traditional dishes were once common on many Chinese families’ dining tables. To bring back these traditional Singaporean Chinese dishes, it requires the work with Old and New.
Deja Brew adheres to this ideology. Our menu is an impeccable fusion of old traditions with a modern twist, embracing the beauty of modernity without forgoing traditional taste and smell. Our delicacies cater to both young and old generations. This is the cuisine of Singaporean Chinese. This is a modern cuisine that connects us all.
我们的菜单均已将传统与时尚完美结合，靓丽时尚的同时不失传统内涵。既迎合了这一代人对饮食的要求， 也配合上一代人对传统滋味的坚持。而分享与传承，是我们不变的使命和愿景。除了用餐宴客，这个聚点也将特设系列活动，广邀大众与我们分享自己的家传菜或传统手艺，携 手让中华文化在小红点源远流长地迈向新的里程碑。《似曾相识》就是秉承这样的理念，让家传手艺与美味得以延续。这是属于狮城的乡食，属于你和我的家乡美食