10 Authentic Peranakan Restaurants Showcasing the Best of Nyonya Cuisine

Rooted in Chinese, Malay, and Indonesian cooking, Peranakan cuisine is a melting pot of flavors, with complex and labor-intensive recipes that can take years to master. Fortunately, authentic Peranakan cuisine is becoming increasingly available and versatile, with both traditional eateries and modern fusion restaurants popping up all over Singapore.

be it Chicken kiloak fruit Or sweet and sticky Nyonya cake Here are 10 places where you can find some of the best Peranakan food on our beaches.

1. Eater level

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eater level It was founded by fourth generation Nyonya Catherine Ho who wanted to preserve the rich Peranakan culture and heritage through food.

Here you will find classic dishes such as beef Rendang (16.20 Singapore dollars)And the Kiloak chicken with fruits (16.20 Singapore dollars)And the And the babi bongtae (13.20 Singapore dollars) – Just like Grandma cooks them. The menu may be relatively simple, but the food is authentic and close to home-cooked Peranakan cuisine.

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πŸ“ Multiple outlets across Singapore
πŸ•’ Hours of operation depend on the port

2. Guan Hoe Soon . Restaurant

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Located in a store along Joo Chiat, Soon Guan Hoe It retains a nostalgic charm that bears witness to its rich heritage. Opened in 1953, the old school restaurant is known for being one of the oldest Peranakan restaurants in Singapore.

With their recipes handed down from generation to generation, you can expect authentic Peranakan cuisine rooted in tradition.

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πŸ“ 200 Go Chiat Rd # 01-01, Singapore
πŸ•’ 11 AM – 3 PM and 5:30 PM – 9 PM (Mon-Fri), 11 AM – 3 PM and 5 PM – 9 PM (Saturday to Sunday)

3. Bonding Kitchen

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Bonding Kitchen It offers Nyonya cuisine with a modern and elegant touch – all without losing the comforting, homey quality that Peranakan food must have.

they Kueh pancake T ($12 for 4), a peranakan favorite, is made from scratch and served DIY so you can try your hand at topping the crunchy crust with delicious fillings. Or, for something unique, try Cooked black squid (20 Singapore dollars)Fried squid with squid ink, tamarind juice and shrimp paste. It may sound unusual, but it is a popular favorite that many customers have won.

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πŸ“ 277 Orchard Road #02-18, orchardgateway, Singapore 238858
πŸ•’ 11.30am – 3pm and 5pm – 9pm (Tuesday to Sunday)

4. The godmother

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in godmother, you’ll find the best of both worlds: authentic Peranakan cuisine, as well as innovative modern creations inspired by traditional flavours. With strong flavors, warm service, and bold dishes, the restaurant prides itself on serving the best of Peranakan culture.

The weekend brunch menu, in particular, blends old and new to create unique items such as brain brain Benedict (SGD 19.90)And the Pull pork bungee Taco (SGD 17.90)And the Peranakan inspired cocktails.

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πŸ“ Funan, #04-07, 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179097
πŸ•’ 11am – 3.30pm & 6pm – 9pm (Mon-Thurs), 11am – 3.30pm & 6pm – 10pm (Fri), 10am – 3.30pm & 6pm – 10pm (Saturday to Sunday)

5. Charles Peranakan Food

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Piranani food doesn’t have to be expensive to be good. With their delicious dishes and reasonable prices, Charles Peranakan Foods in Golden Mile Food Center They have made a name for themselves over the years.

Tucked away in a corner of the food center, the unassuming hawker stall serves a wide range of authentic Peranakan dishes, including strong ones. Young Chai (SGD 5)multi-flavor Itek Sio (S$13)giving Babi Bongte (SGD 12).

πŸ“ 505 Beach Road, #B1-30, Singapore 199583
πŸ•’ 11.30 a.m. – 7.30 p.m. (Mon-Sun)

6. Bebek’s Old Peranakan Kitchen

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This halal-certified restaurant serves some of the most authentic Nyonya cuisine you can find in Singapore. Their dishes are all painstakingly prepared using traditional methods handed down for generations, and using only the freshest ingredients.

The casual restaurant serves a wide range of traditional Peranakan dishes, and highlights include their menu Signature Beef Rendang (SGD 18 onwards)And the Grilled Sambal Barramundi ($39 onwards)And the Crispy Chinchaluk Omelette (SGD 18 onwards).

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πŸ“ 328 Go Chiat Rd, 01-02, Singapore
πŸ•’ 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM (Mon-Sun)

7. Violet On

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With respected food connoisseur Violet Oon at its helm, this fine dining restaurant serves up fine Nyonya cuisine with amazing flavors and beautiful presentation. Notable features in the comprehensive list include File Dry Laksa (SGD29)The Chicken Kiloak Fruit (SGD 28)and the Kuay Pie Tee (19 Singapore dollars).

For those who love sweets, the restaurant also offers a delicious selection of cakes, kuehsand desserts inspired by the flavors of the Peranakan – so be sure to save room for dessert.

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πŸ“ Multiple outlets across Singapore
πŸ•’ Hours of operation depend on the port

8. Marie Lapis CafΓ©

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Before she and her son opened Marie Lapis CafΓ©Mary Yo bread and sale cake layer for 40 years. Now, you will find her famous cake layer As part of the cafe’s creative dessert offerings – from Lapis Miso (SGD 8)coffee cake layer Cubes filled with tiramisu, even Lapis lazuli in wonderland (12 Singapore dollars)their signature candy consisting of cake layer With fresh grapes in boiled red wine and vanilla ice cream

You will also find traditional dishes such as Ngoh Hyang (12 Singapore dollars) And the mixed rice (16 Singapore dollars) on the list, plus more innovative creations like Kiloak fruit Spaghetti ($16).

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πŸ“ 537 Bedok North Street 3, #01-575, Singapore 460537
πŸ•’ 10 AM – 10 PM (Tuesday to Sunday)

9. Candle

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One of the most famous Nyonya restaurants in Singapore, Candlenut It holds the title of being the first peranakan restaurant to win a Michelin star. The dishes here are upscale and modern, yet stick to their traditional roots.

To try all the restaurant’s best dishes, go to Candlenut Menu Taste ($88 + per person at lunch, S$188 + per person at dinner) Where you will get samples of likes Wing Bin saladAnd the Babi AssamAnd the T-Pie Kueh with Buah Keluak Otah-Otah and Kaffir Lime Leaf.

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πŸ“ 17a Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249676
πŸ•’ 12pm – 3pm and 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun)

10. Peranakan House

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When it comes to the local Peranakan food scene, Chef Bob Sih is one of the famous pioneers. Thanks to him we see dishes like Assam Shrimp sambal and long beans today.

It is not surprising, then, that a file Peranakan House The restaurant group, which he founded in the 1980s, has had its fair share of accolades over the years. A must-try item on the list is File Carrie Fish Head ($30 SGD)which was named Best Dish in Singapore by the Asian Wall Street Journal in 2002.

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πŸ“ Multiple outlets across Singapore
πŸ•’ Hours of operation depend on the port

So the next time you’re craving Peranakan fare, take your pick from these great options!

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