Monday to Saturday
11:30-14:30 / 18:00-21:30
Close on Sunday
About The Salted Plum
As the reincarnation of the popular Taiwanese tze char Five Ten, The Salted Plum launches in March 2018 with a new menu that retains old signatures, and surprises with intriguing flavours. Prices remain at either $5 or $10 only.
There was a super heavy downpour on the evening we went. The kind where even having an umbrella may drench you. Restaurant called a bit after 5pm to confirm whether we would come at 6pm. I reaffirmed it, and the caller said, "we only hold the table for 5 mins, and will only seat you when everyone is present." Generally, most eateries, even the high-classor busy ones, will hold a table for 10 or 15 mins if they allow reservations to be made. Also, with such a heavy downpour, does the restaurant really think no one will be late at all, given traffic conditions? We all arrived before 6pm or on time, and they really sat us only when our whole party arrived. However, throughout all this, the restaurant actually didn't start filling up on the 1st floor till past 7pm, a whole hour after our reservation. And the 2nd floor still had seats. Although I understand an establishment has to set rules so that people will be considerate of other guests, but I think showing some flexibility will go a long way. Given that it's raining heavily, the automatic response of "we only hold for 5 mins" need not be over-emphasized. Also, with such rain, people arrived later for dinner. If the restaurant is empty, perhaps a party can be let in, even if 1 party of the group hasn't arrived. Basically, flexibility based on situation, can be considered. The Taiwanese are renowned for their hospitality. It was quite a surprise to experience this at The Salted Plum. Almost all the dishes we ordered, whether it was indicated as burnt or not, came rather burnt (really chow tah burnt). Not sure if it was supposed to be so, or whether because we were the first table so the fire hasn't been evenly controlled yet. At SGD 10+ per dish (the SGD 5 dishes are more like appetizers), it can be considered expensive for the portion received and considering it's like 小菜 type of dishes. Budget at least SGD 20 per head to eat here for dinner. Out of 3 persons, only 1 person may come back to patronize this place.
Food was great, especially the burnt chilli chicken. I will come by again in the near future to try again.
Good food, but portion for price kinda small