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National Kitchen by Violet Oon – Burst Of Peranakan Flavours At The National Gallery

Violet Oon has achieved what many Singaporeans would be proud of, and some restauranteurs could have dreamt about with National Kitchen at the National Gallery. This is one restaurant I would be delighted to recommend foreign guests to (if budget is not of a major problem), and hopefully the Michelin inspectors would notice and acknowledge […]

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House of Peranakan Petit – Simple Traditional Nyonya Cuisine at Tiong Bahru

My Ah-Ma is half-Peranakan and I grew up with a kitchen that conjured lovingly prepared dishes of Ayam Buah Keluak, Nyonya Chap Chye and Ngoh Hiang from time to time. Imagine the time dedication put into all these dishes, which we can hardly find authentic ones nowadays. Fond memories came as I remembered helping pound […]

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Candlenut – A Peranakan Restaurant You Can Bring Guests To

When there are overseas friends coming to Singapore, needing recommendations for a restaurant meal that can also represent our local food culture, what would that place be? Several of my foodie friends proposed Candlenut, which before this meal was unfamiliar to me. When some of the world’s top chefs were in town for the Asia’s […]

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[Closed] Baba Blues – Home-Cooked Style Peranakan Food Is Great Comfort

When I looked at the dishes and presentation of Baba Blues, this wave of nostalgia settled in on me, “This totally reminds me of what my ah-ma used to cook.” My granny who is Chinese but brought up in a Peranakan family, used to cook such dishes – the Babi Ponteh, Hei Bee Hian, Rempah […]

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Old Bibik’s Famous Peranakan Rendang – Mouthwatering Rendang From Grandma’s Secret Recipe

[Updated] Upon the closure of Lavender Food Square, one of its newest prominent stall Old Bibik has moved to MDIS building, a short walk away from Eunos MRT. Old Bibik has renamed as “Old Bibik’s Famous Peranakan Rendang”, and continues to serve nonya style Chicken, Beef & Mutton Rendang prepared daily, all at value for […]

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My Peranakan Spice Box – Nyonya Cuisine with a Creative Twist

Buah keluak toast? Babi chin la mian? Terong assam fries? We bet you have never tried them before till you visit My Peranakan Spice Box. This shop is quite well-hidden opposite HDB Hub, behind the famous Tiong Bahru Pao and Koi Bubbletea shops. I would say this is worth its find with over 30 dishes […]

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Gurney Drive Restaurant – Penang Food Haven from George Town

My first family holiday was at Penang, when I was 12, fresh out of PSLE, intrigued by this little town very different from Singapore. And there was Gurney Drive, a food street famous for its roadside food stalls serving hawker food. The fried koay tiao, laksa and prawn noodles then were very different from what […]

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Daisy’s Dream Kitchen – Peranakan Food by Dim Sum Dolly Mummy

(Note: Daisy’s Dream Kitchen has closed at Tiong Bahru and moved to 517 West Coast Road #01-571 S120517) Do not be surprised if you spot one third of the Dim Sum Dollies serving you buah keluak at Tiong Bahru Food Centre. The self-confessed ‘Little Nyonya’ Selena Tan is actually helping her mother Daisy out at […]

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Penang Road Café – Chin Ho Chiak

This restaurant is set up for a simple but beautiful reason – to fulfill the dreams of a wife. Owner Alan Lim of Penang Road Café always knew his wife wanted a little shop of her own, and decided to open this place to share her brilliant culinary skills with everyone. The Penang Char Koay […]

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Jason Penang Cuisine – He Wants You To Have The Penang Experience

Penang-born Jason Khaw and his wife are known for selling traditional Penang food, winning several hawker awards along the way. The authenticity of his signature dishes of Penang assam laksa, fried kway tiao and prawn noodles have earned his stall many fans. Unknown to many, the humble hawker was the British High Commissioner’s Resident Chef […]

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