Do you love Nyonya food? We do! The taste of Nyonya food coupled with its amazing spread entice us no end. We found a list of 10 Nyonya food places in Singapore that you HAVE to go if you love the cuisine as much as we do.
O’nya Sayang means mother’s love in Baba Malay, and you can be assured that at O’nya Sayang, all the food created here are cooked with love. The restaurant has creates an unique take on Peranakan food by reinventing their dishes. You can find interesting items such as Ayam Keluak Fried Rice and Lor Bak Noodles. It is different from typical Peranakan food, but that in itself is the appeal.
Address: 60 Paya Lebar Road, Paya Lebar Square, B1-30/31, Service Rd, Singapore 409051
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Nyonya & Baba Peranakan Cuisine
Nyonya & Baba serves authentic Peranakan food at a serene and beautiful restaurant. Their food catered to all kinds of preferences and is a perfect place for a big gathering. Their specialities include a delicious Ayam Buah Keluak and Babi Pongteh. They also serve you achar, keropok and a saucer of sambal chilli when you are seated. Do note that these are not complimentary and you can choose not to have them if you are not inclined towards these delicacies. If you are going in a big group, you can also check out their package menu.
Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-54/56 Vivo City Singapore 098585
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm
Chilli Padi Nonya Café
This place is a lunchtime favourite because it offers an affordable lunch buffet at $19.95 on weekdays. The tables are long to cater to large office crowds so you can consider a visit if your office is near by. The menu is suitable for people who are not keen on exotic food because it serves familiar delicacies such as Mee Siam and Ang Ku Kueh. The spacious interior also allows for some activities so it can be a good place for team bonding!
Address: 29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Singapore 119620
Opening Hours: Mon – Tue: 11.15am to 5.15pm, Wed to Sun: 11.15am to 9.30pm
Candlenut is perfect for the classy. The restaurant is simply decorated with its wooden furniture fairly spaced out. The food however, is anything but simple. The reinvented Peranakan food here is “better than ah ma’s cooking” as claimed by Candlenut. You can get Kueh Pie Tee, Babi Pongteh, and Ayam Buah Keluak with a delightful twist here. These dishes, though reinvented, have authentic tastes and you shouldn’t miss it.
Address: 331 New Bridge Road, #01-03, Dorsett Residences, Singapore 088764
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 12pm to 2.30pm / 6pm to 10pm, Sat: 6pm to 10pm, Closed on Sunday
Flavours at Zhongshan Park
Flavours at Zhongshan Park is pricier than all the rest of the restaurant recommended here but it has a real kick in both food and service. The dinner buffet serves scrumptious and bold dishes such as Curry Leaves Mojito and Pork and Cucumber Salad. They also have some local food such as Chilli King Prawns and Durian Pengat with Pandan Jelly. All the food here is crafted with pleasing their diners so you can be sure to enjoy it. To top it all off, their personalised service will make you want to come back for more.
Address: 16 Ah Hood Road, Singapore 329982
Opening Hours: Daily 6.30pm to 11pm
PeraMakan strives to return childhood memories to every Peranakan kid in its pure, unadulterated form. All their food are made without enhancers or preservatives in order to deliver its pure form to every diner who walks into the restaurant. Their specialities includes the Beef Rendang, and Ayam Buah Keluak. To add to its authenticity, these quality food are served up on beautiful tableware. The atmosphere is also made light-hearted with its spacious interior, welcoming friends and family to enjoy some quality time here.
Address: 9 East Coast Road, Singapore 428908
Opening Hours: Tues to Sun 10am to 8.30pm, Closed on Mon
IndoCafe – The White House
IndoCafe serves up a high-tea experience with a Peranakan theme. With its modern and luxurious interior, IndoCafe gives the diners a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy its Kueh Pie Tee, Penang Otah and Pulut Hitam. Not only that, IndoCafe also entice its diners to stay for their dinner buffet after the high-eat with high quality food offered at a reasonable price.
Address: 35 Scott Road, Singapore 228227
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm to 10.30pm
The Blue Ginger Restaurant
This place looks like something out of a 1970s movie, with its chairs covered in sepia tinted patchwork with old school prints. Their specialities includes Curry Fish Head and Kueh Pie Tee. If you are thinking to visit, be prepared to be patient and wait for your food as the service is slow. Nonetheless, it is worth the wait for a “home-cooked meal” served with love.
Address: 97 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088518
Opening Hours: Daily 12.15pm to 2.15pm / 6.30pm to 10pm
If you are looking for a calming ambience and personalised service coupled with lip-smacking food, head down to Spice Peranakan hidden deep within the Biopolis. Even though it is a tad difficult to find and a long walk to top it off, the food more than make up for the trouble. Their classic Assam Fish and Ngo Hiang will make you plan for the next trip right after you swallow the last mouthful. Don’t forget to finish your meal with their Chendol cream to warm you all up.
Address: 20 Biopolis Way, Singapore 138668
Opening Hours: Tue – Thu: 11am to 3pm, Fri: 5.30pm to 10pm, Closed on other days
Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant
I have saved the best for last. This humble little restaurant was said to be the favourite “take-away” stall of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. According to the third generation owner, the Istana would call to order their specialities – Ayam Buah Keluak , Nonya Otah Otah and Babi Pongteh. This restaurant is usually fully packed on weekends so if you are heading down for dinner, be sure to call and make reservations first.
Address: 38/40 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427762
Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 3pm / 6pm to 9.30pm
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