Best Peranakan Restaurants in Singapore

Peranakan cuisine combines Chinese, Malay and other influences into a unique blend. We recommend these few Singapore Peranakan restaurants for their authentic Peranakan food.

By Asia City Staff, Jalean Wong | Apr 28, 2011

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  • Best Peranakan Restaurants in Singapore
    Violet Oon's Kitchen
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    Peranakan Inn's curry fish head
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    Peranakan Inn's ngoh hiang
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    Baba Inn

Baba Inn's buah keluak

Ayam Buah Keluak | Baba Inn at Frankel Avenue

Baba Inn

Don't let the casual air here deceive you—the Peranakan cuisine served is prepared with care and pride. They also whip up a sambal belachan that will make a Peranakan grandmother proud.

The Blue Ginger

Around for 15 years, the Blue Ginger is undisputedly one of Singapore's best Peranakan restaurants.

Candlenut

Chef Malcom Lee fuses innovation with the deep, robust and complex flavors of Peranakan cuisine to create dishes like buah keluak beef rib, assam sotong and buah keluak ice cream.

Casa Bom Vento

This charming spot serves up great Peranakan food like ayam buah keluak, nyonya chap chye and the house specialty, grilled baby stingray with black peppercorns and curry leaves.

Flavours at Zhongshan Park

Book a table at Flavours At Zhongshan Park with Chope

The themed weekend buffets here are a fun touch, with Peranakan favorites available on Fridays - where there's stuff like babi pongteh and gulai ayam - a combination of Peranakan classics and seafood on Saturdays and a high-tea buffet on Sundays, with dim sum and more Peranakan snacks to choose from.

Eurasian-Peranakan food at Immigrants restaurant in Joo Chiat

Immigrants

This laid-back gastropub in Joo Chiat serves up mean Peranakan and Eurasian bites alongside a respectable list of whiskeys and craft beers.


If you are new to Peranakan food, check out our Peranakan cheat sheet—a list of just the classics, and where to get them.


Indocafe 

Housed in a black-and-white building with luxe interiors, Indocafe offers Nyonya cuisine infused with a contemporary touch, and have their spices freshly ground using the traditional pestle and mortar.

Curry Fish head | Peranakan Inn Singapore

Curry Fish Head | Peranakan Inn restaurant in Katong

PeraMakan

Pleasant and nostalgic with some modern touches, the name really says it all. The food is pretty outstanding, too with classic dishes like babi pongteh, ayam buah keluak and nyonya chap chye. We say go straight for the babi pongteh, it's not too oily and are braised to perfection with a side of mushrooms for added aroma. 

Peranakan Inn

Done up like an old Peranakan home, Peranakan Inn is a great spot to bring out of towners.

Spice Peranakan

Damn good food... in a biotech park.... Try the ikan tamban or babi pongteh.

Ayam Buah Keluak | Violet Oon's Kitchen Peranakan restaurant Singapore

Buah Keluak | Violet Oon's Kitchen at Bukit Timah

Violet Oon's Kitchen

Book a table at Violet Oon's Kitchen with Chope

This local bistro serves up excellent Peranakan grub served in generous portions like ayam buah keluak ($22), beef rendang ($22) and fish tempra ($24).

Whole Earth Peranakan Thai Vegetarian Restaurant

Whole Earth makes vegetarian Peranakan—giving you one less excuse to not give up meat.


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