Peranakan cuisine is a hybrid of Chinese Malay, Indian, Thai and Western colonial influences. The term “Peranakan food” is also interchangeable with “nonya cuisine” as in the past, the women were mainly in charge of preparing meals for the family and the community. This style of cuisine is referred to as “Nyonya”.
With such a rich cultural background, the dishes in this cuisine are often packed with flavour For those who are looking for some delicious and authentic Peranakan Food, here are some of the spots in Singapore for Peranakan Food.
10+ Spots For Peranakan Food In Singapore
Savour nostalgic food with friends and family at Tingkat PeraMakan. This restaurant is highly praised for its’s good ambience and quality dishes. It has multiple locations around Singapore and they also offer “Tingkat” services for those who wish to enjoy home-cooked Peranakan food without frills.
Created in 2014, Violet Oon has four outlets in Singapore and serves award-winning Peranakan food. Some popular dishes include their Chap Chye, Buah Keluak Ayam and our personal favourite, Kueh Beng Kah. They also have a few meatless options such as their Impossible Satay.
The Blue Ginger
One of the first Peranakan restaurants in the local dining scene, The Blue Ginger was started by a group of friends who wants to bring Peranakan Cuisine from home to a homely restaurant for all to enjoy. They are recipients of the Michelin Bib Gourmand and have two outlets: one in Great World and another in Tanjong Pagar.
Baba Chews Bar & Eatery is an all-day dining restaurant in Katong serving modern Singaporean dishes, local favourites and a variety of other dishes and drinks. Some interesting dishes include their Peranakan Pulled Pork Burger, as well as Foie Gras Tau Kwa Pau and Otah You Tiao.
Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant
Serving Authentic Peranakan Cuisine in Singapore Joo Chiat area since 1953, Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant uses using the freshest ingredients and a select choice of spices in preparing their dishes to preserve the original taste of Peranakan cuisine.
Ivins Peranakan Restaurant
Located in Heartland Mall, Ivins Peranakan Restaurant offers a variety of dishes such as Peranakan rice bowls, nonya noodles, and Peranakan Bento boxes. They also have classic Peranakan dishes such as Ngo Hiang and Sayur Lodeh. Their food is available for pickup and delivery.
Located at Dempsey road, Candlenut is a Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant that aims to take a “contemporary yet authentic approach” to Peranakan cuisine. Candlenut is helmed by chef Malcolm Lee, who is a Peranakan himself, and continues to create fresh and innovative flavours.
Old Bibik’s is a Halal certified casual Peranakan diner based in Singapore that serves an array of delectable Nyonya dishes. The restaurant accepts walk-ins, group reservations, tour groups, corporate dinners and also offer bento delivery services. Signature dishes include Beef Rendang, Grilled Sambal Barramundi, Ayam Buah Keluak and many more.
Located along the Orchard Road belt in Singapore, The Peranakan at Claymore Connect is the only restaurant to serve a ‘Tok Panjang’ – a grand Peranakan feast, once served at the turn of the century, by wealthy Straits families to mark special occasions like weddings, anniversaries and important birthdays.
The majestic black and white colonial exterior of Indocafe is an interesting contrast to its warm homely interior which invites diners for a selection of classic Peranakan favourites such as Nyonya Laksa, Kari Kapitan, Beef Rendang, and of course their signature platter of Kueh Pie Tee, Pork Ngoh Hiang and other delicious dishes.
Chilli Manis is a Halal certified food catering group that offers a specially curated Peranakan buffet catering with a large variety of courses for guests to enjoy. They are proud to serve authentic Peranakan dishes prepared with a generous serving of herbs, spices and aromas to enhance its flavours.