Family-run cafe specializing in traditional Peranakan delights, Nonya snacks and Teochew-style glutinous rice, served with traditional Nanyang coffee and tea. HarriAnns is well-known for their sweet and salty glutinous rice, made from grandma’s recipe that has being passed through three generations, as well as the range of Ondeh Ondeh, a traditional balls of rice cake filled with gula Melaka (liquid palm sugar) and coated in grated coconut, originally sold from their stall at Tiong Bahru Market. The range of Ondeh Ondeh includes the Teochew-Peranakan fusion Yam Ondeh ($2.60 for 3 pieces), which features home-cooked sweetened yam paste (orh nee) stuffed into the chewy yam dough, while the western-Peranakan Chocolate Ondeh ($2.60 for 3 pieces) is filled with molten Belgian dark milk chocolate.
Apart from the signatures, you can also expect a wide and colourful array of traditional Nonya kuehs including Kueh Salat ($1.10), the vibrantly-coloured Rainbow Lapis ($1.10), and the Pink Fairy ($1.10), a HarriAnns creation consisting of a pink coconut cream layered with glutinous rice cake dotted with steamed azuki beans, in addition to western cakes and pastries like the Pandan Kaya Cake ($4.90). For something more substantial, go for HarriAnn’s selection of Peranakan one-dish classics such as Nonya Laksa, Mee Siam and Ayam Ponteh.