Best Peranakan Spots in Singapore
Buah Keluak, Ngoh Hiang, Chap Chye, Kueh Pie Tee, Nonya Kuehs—there's nothing we don't love about Peranakan food! From a Michelin-starred establishment to top buffet spots, here are some of the best Peranakan restaurants to visit for an authentic taste of these nostalgic, heritage dishes.
Peranakan and local delicacies at the National Gallery
1 St Andrew's Road
National Gallery Singapore (City Hall Wing)
Singapore (178957) Map
Kuay Pie Tee, Ngoh Hiang, Beef Rendang, Butter Prawn, Ayam Buah Keluak, Dry Laksa, Tau Hu Goreng, Nasi Goreng Nyonya
In search of an authentic taste of Perankan cuisine? Then you’ve found the right place. Celebrate Singapore’s fine flavours at National Kitchen by Violet Oon with a scenic veranda.
Food Menu, Drink Menu, High Tea Set Menu
Top-notch contemporary Peranakan cuisine in Dempsey
Block 17A Dempsey Road
Singapore (249676) Map
Homemade Kueh Pie Tee, Westholme Wagyu Beef Rib Rendang, Blue Swimmer Crab Curry, Buah Keluak Fried Rice, Red Lion Snapper Fillet with Black Green Mango Sambal, King Tiger Prawn with Fresh Chilli Sambal, Classic Chendol Cream, Textures of Coconut
Helmed by Michelin star chef and owner, Malcolm Lee, expect nothing short of the best at this contemporary 92-seater establishment. Crowd favourites include the Red Lion Snapper, King Tiger Prawn, and more.
A La Carte Menu, Dinner Menu, Dessert Menu, Beverages Menu, Wine Menu
Nyonya-styled satays and grills in a modern setting at Clarke Quay
3B River Valley Road
Singapore (179021) Map
Kuay Pie Tee, Ngoh Hiang, Beef Rendang, Chicken Satay, Beef Satay, Impossible Satay, Daging Panggang Sambal Hijau, Ayam Panggang Katong, Sambal Bajak Udang, Dry Laksa
Relish the aroma of satays, meats, and seafood on grill at Violet Oon Satay Bar & Grill, and don’t forget to accompany these eclectic Nonya bites with their specialty, local tipples.
Food Menu, Beverage Menu
A master class in Peranakan cuisine in Orchard
2 Orchard Turn
Singapore (238801) Map
Kuay Pie Tee, Ngoh Hiang, Beef Rendang, Hainanese Pork Chop, Shepherd's Pie, Beef Horfun, Chicken Curry with Roti Jala, Dry Laksa
Let Violet Oon Singapore work its magic with Perankan classics that will leave you with an unforgettable dining experience amidst the lush tropicality of Jewel Changi Airport.
Drinks Menu, Food Menu, Weekday Set Lunch Menu, Plant Based Menu, High Tea Set Menu
Traditional hawker fare comes to life at this one-stop spot with a Halal-certified kitchen in Orchard
10 Scotts Road
Grand Hyatt Singapore
Singapore (228211) Map
Beef Rendang, Wok-Fried Crab, Tandoori Murgh, Assorted Nonya Kuehs, Durian Ice-Cream
Watch as the chefs at this Halal-certified kitchen cook up a storm, serving the best of Chinese, Indian, Malay, and Peranakan hawker fare at the highest culinary standards.
Breakfast Menu, Lunch & Dinner Menu, High Tea Menu
Authentic Peranakan cuisine in Tanjong Pagar
97 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore (088518) Map
Nonya Fish Head Curry, Beef Rendang, Sambal Bendy, Durian Chendol
Tucked away in a beautifully restored Tanjong Pagar shophouse is The Blue Ginger, a Peranakan restaurant known for its Nonya Fish Head Curry, Beef Rendang, and many more Perankan signature dishes.
Modern Peranakan restaurant at Funan Mall
107 North Bridge Road
Singapore (179105) Map
Babi Assam, Popiah, Beef Rendang, Sambal Sotong
Located in Funan, Godmama is a modern Peranakan restaurant that invites guests to bask in a contemporary setting amidst a feast of authentic and innovative Peranakan food creations.
Lunch Menu, Brunch Menu, Dinner Menu
Heartwarming Peranakan food at Temasek Club
131 Rifle Range Road
Singapore (588406) Map
Itek Tim, Kueh Pie Tee, Babi Pongteh, Beef Rendang, Sambal Stuffed Fried Fish, Nonya Chap Chye, Sambal Petai Ikan Bilis
Fall in love with this charming restaurant, which places plenty of heart and soul in its mouth-watering Peranakan dishes and delicacies, reminiscent of the good old Kampong days.
Heritage hawker dishes prepared to perfection in Tanglin
22 Orange Grove Road
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Singapore (258350) Map
3-Tier Local Signature Afternoon Tea Set, Kong Bak Pau Kong Bak Pau, Bak Chor Mee, Prawn Rolls
Celebrate the best of Peranakan cuisine at the Lobby Lounge @ Shangri-La Hotel, as it serves Peranakan classics with a refined twist.
Beverage Menu, Breakfast Menu, Food Menu, 3-Tier Local Signature Afternoon Tea Set Menu
Rich Peranakan flavours on Armenian Street
49 Armenian Street
Singapore (179937) Map
Ngoh Hiang, Jantong Pisang Salad, Ayam Buah Keluak, Beef Rendang, Kari Kepala Ikan
Since its conception in the Peranakan enclave with Baba Bibik Daisy Seah, True Blue Cuisine continues to serve authentic Peranakan cuisine. A few of their legendary dishes include Ngoh Hiang, Janton Pisang salad, and Ayam Buah Keluak.
Modern Peranakan cuisine housed in a colonial bungalow along Scotts Road
35 Scotts Road
Singapore (228227) Map
Kueh Pie Tee, Otah Klasik, Organic Ayam Buah Keluak, Wagyu Beef Rendang, Sayur Lodeh, Chendol Panna Cotta, Bubur Cha Cha
Immerse yourself in all things Peranakan at Indocafe - The White House, where you’ll find everything from authentic and contemporary Nonya fare to gorgeous Peranakan antiques.
Food Menu, Drinks Menu
Halal-certified, classic Peranakan in Katong
25 Marine Parade Road
Village Hotel Katong Level 4
Singapore (449536) Map
Ayam Buah Keluak, Ayam Pangang, Whole Sea Bass with Calamansi Sambal, White Pepper Crayfish, Durian Pengat, Cempedek Crème Brulee
Ready yourself as this Halal-certified restaurant brings diners on a culinary journey through Singapore’s heritage with traditional and modern favourites in a sumptuous, all-day buffet spread.
A La Carte Menu
Delightfully varied buffet spreads at Concorde Hotel
100 Orchard Road
Concorde Hotel Singapore
Singapore (238840) Map
Laksa, Ayam Buah Keluak, Oyster Omelette, Dim Sum, Kway Chap, Apong Bok Kuah, Oysters, Alaskan king crab, Lobster, Salted Egg Crab
Eat to your heart’s content at Spices Cafe, which prepares an impeccable feast of delicious Peranakan classics like the Ayam Buah Keluak, Kueh Pie Tee, Nonya Laksa, and more.
Heritage cuisine in the lobby of Straits Clan
31 Bukit Pasoh Road
Singapore (089845) Map
Kerabu Ikan Goreng, Heritage Salsa, Gulai, Babi Masak Assam, Opor Ayam, Red Debal, Fishmonger’s Haul, Kueh Kosui, Kueh Bengkah
Take a retrospective look at the origins of Singaporean cuisine with each bite at Kin, which showcases time-honoured cooking methods, recipes and ingredients of the past.
Peranakan cuisine along Straits Boulevard
1 Straits Boulevard
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Singapore (018906) Map
Sambal Lava Eggs with Petai , Chilli Beef Rendang Fries, Foie Gras Duck Confit Rice, Laksa Lobster Linguine
Delight your taste buds with Cherki’s innovative renditions of traditional Nonya dishes and specially crafted cocktails like their Sambal Lava Eggs, Chilli Beef Rendang Fries, and Coconut Prawn Linguine.
Soft Launch Beverage Menu, Soft Launch Food Menu
Peranakan house with a playful twist in East Coast
889 East Coast Road
Singapore (459092) Map
Chili Full of Crab Tofu, Good Time Carbonara, Oven Baked Nonya Sambal Barramundi, Fiery Claypot Bak Kut Teh, Hurry! Hurry! Chicken Curry
Located in the Peranakan food haven which is Katong, Good Time Eat Drink invites lovers of Peranakan cuisine and seafood to enjoy nostalgic dishes made with a Straits Chinese twist.
Authentic Peranakan food at Esplanade mall
8 Raffles Ave
Singapore (039802) Map
Ayam Buah Keluak, Udang Sambal, Beef Rendang, Chendol
Since its founding in 1953, Straits Chinese Nonya Restaurant continues to delight diners with an authentic Peranakan affair in the heart of the city that is not to be missed.
A trip into the past
Taste both the culture and history in the traditional, age-old flavours and aromas of Peranakan food, which stem from a fusion of Chinese, Malay, Indonesian, Nonya cuisines, and more. And what better than to savour Peranakan food in Singapore – the melting pot of all these cuisines combined? It might seem that a Peranakan restaurant is hard to come by, so we’ve rounded up the top Peranakan restaurants for you to have a taste of the best Peranakan food Singapore has to offer.
More than just Peranakan food
From Peranakan restaurants helmed by the respected Chef Violet Oon to delightful Peranakan buffet spreads, there is certainly no shortage of some of the most authentic Peranakan food Singapore has ever known. More than that, it seems that each Peranakan restaurant makes it their mission to introduce Peranakan culture and heritage to its customers through all aspects, from the very Peranakan food you came for to the restaurant’s ambience, interior, and people. So expect not only to step into each Peranakan restaurant for a taste of the finest Peranakan food, but also the rich Peranakan culture.
The best way to enjoy dining at a Peranakan restaurant
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