An explosion of spice and flavour is coming your way

A blend of Chinese ingredients and cooking techniques with Malaysian and Indonesian spices, Peranakan cuisine is without a doubt, deeply-rooted in heritage. Which is what makes their meals special; each dish is uniquely-prepared thanks to the chef’s personal touches. So for aromatic and flavourful Peranakan cuisine, crafted with care, head to the following restaurants. You won’t be disappointed.


Proudly the world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, Candlenut at Dempsey Hill serves modern yet authentic Straits-Chinese cuisine. With Chef Malcolm Lee overseeing the kitchen, expect only the tastiest of heritage dishes, made with fresh seasonal produce. They’ve got a number of menus including the lunch and dinner Ah-Ma-Kase which spotlights their signature dishes, as well as the ala carte and vegetarian menu.

House of Peranakan Petit

Feel like you’re dining in a Baba-Nyonya’s own home at House of Peranakan Petit, located within a former Peranakan enclave along Eng Hoon Street in Tiong Bahru. Some of their best eats include the Nyonya Ngoh Hiang, Ayam Sioh and Itek Sioh.


Launched by famed chef and Masterchef Singapore judge Damian D’Silva together with the Lo & Behold Group, Kin showcases traditional heritage fare that draws upon the heartfelt memories of the chef himself. If there’s one thing you should eat here, it’s definitely the comforting bowl of Chap Chye Masak Rempah Titek, inspired by the classic sayur lodeh.

Restaurant PeraMakan

Opened by a fourth generation Nyonya of Malacca and Penang parentage, PeraMakan offers a no-frills, authentic Peranakan experience, thanks to their delicious home-cooked meals. Just pick a bunch of items off the ala carte menu like Ayam Buah Keluak and Sayur Masak Lemak to share if you’re dining as a group.

Violet Oon

Serving Peranakan favourites with a local appeal is Violet Oon Singapore, with a total of five outlets to choose from. Their latest opening at Jewel Changi Airport is the biggest, with an outdoor live charcoal grill. But whichever one you head to, you’ll always be treated to hearty and flavourful meals, largely inspired by the head chef’s personal heritage.