Vintage style restaurant, great family atmosphere, smiling stuff, amazing Nyonya cuisine and really fast self-service make this place special.
The dining area inside is very authentic with many historical items to explore and look. At the outlet’s entrance are the food preparation areas. Viewed upon entering, the dessert stall is on the left. The right was the hot food section. Jonker 88 is famous for its Chendol. Go and hunt for your place to sit as the restaurant is overcrowded.
Jonker 88 is housed in one of a heritage building in Jonker Street. The exterior of the restaurant is neither stylish nor very attractive. However, the balcony above the entrance does add character to the restaurant and make distinctive from other shops or outlets in the same block.
The front section of the interior is spacious and features quite a few round tables with 4 chairs for each. There is a showcase along one of the walls displaying varieties of antique items. It is sufficiently lit and has ample room for movement.
The central part of the interior features the serving counter with high deck where guests can approach for self service. There are several portraits hanging on the wall.
The rear part of the interior has closely placed rounded and square tables that are wooden vintage-style. The wall that forms the backdrop is adorned with several classic portraits of renowned celebrities and politicians.
The main ingredient for Asam Nyonya Laksa is asam keeping (dried tamarind slices) which produces the unqiue sour flavor. The soup base is savory but many of the accompaniments are fried, making the dish a bit greasy.
With red bean, green cendol and shaved ice as the base and topped with good amount of gula Melaka and coconut milk, the preparation of this dessert is so simple but the taste is simply delicious.