2,700 sq ft of pure Nyonya deliciousness 

Peranakan food is probably one of the few cuisines that hasn’t become oversaturated in Singapore yet—and we’re thankful for it, because the ones that are good, are really good. But really, Singapore’s culinary heritage is a melting pot of Chinese, Indian and Malay cuisine, which is what makes Peranakan food so familiar and comforting to us. So obviously we rejoiced when we found out that you can soon get your satay and rendang fix at Violet Oon’s upcoming new outlet, at Level Three of Ion Orchard

This October, Peranakan restaurant Violet Oon will be opening their fourth outlet with a brand new all-day dining concept. In addition to lunch and dinner served at the existing outlets, breakfast, weekend brunch and high tea will also be available. Totalling a sprawling 2,700 sq ft, this brasserie can seat up to 100 people—we’re hoping this means we can visit anytime and still get a seat if we forget to make a reservation (one too many times, oops). 

Food-wise, look forward to the classic Nyonya dishes such as Ngoh Hiang, Dry Laksa and Kueh Pie Tee. Violet Oon will also be bringing Hainanese dishes such as Oxtail Stew, Hainanese Pork Chop and Chicken Pie. And for those who remember, her famous Shepard’s Pie will also make a return on the new menu. 

If you can’t get enough even though the plate’s been polished, head over to the newly launched in-house retail store that stocks Violet’s food merchandise. Pick up her goodies such as Pineapple Tarts, Cashew Cookies, Nyonya Kaya and Calamansi Jam. Other favourites on sale include Eurasian Sugee Cake and Gula Melaka Cake, joined by newer flavours including a Kopi VO cake amongst others. 

While we all eagerly await their opening, you can drop by their current branches at Violet Oon Bukit Timah, National Kitchen by Violet Oon at National Gallery or Violet Oon Satay Bar & Grill at Clarke Quay for some hearty Peranakan grub; each outlet has their own unique offerings in addition to the standard menu, so there's sure to be something for everyone.