Showing posts with label Peranakan Cuisine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Peranakan Cuisine. Show all posts

Monday, May 28, 2018

Pan Pacific Singapore - Possibly the Best Weekend High Tea Buffet

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The Nostalgic Weekend High Tea Buffet at Pan Pacific Singapore will spoil you silly with its wide array of Peranakan signatures and incredible English delights. Look forward to Nyonya Chicken Curry with French Baguette, Otah Quiche, Pacific Lobster Laksa, DIY Kueh Pie Tee, and fresh popiah wrapped on the spot at the Peranakan section, and have your fill of mini Wagyu Sliders, Mud Crab Sandwiches, scones, tarts, and indulgent cakes from the English tea corner. The moment you look at the entire set-up, you'll instantly know that you're in for a real treat. There's just too many options, so be sure to come hungry!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

An Ode to Classic Flavours Afternoon Tea @ Pan Pacific Singapore

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Pan Pacific Singapore pays tribute to English and Peranakan traditions with the launch of classic tea treats that have survived the test of time and which still remain as popular today as they were generations ago.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Chinese New Year @ INDOCAFE - the white house

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INDOCAFE takes on Cantonese cuisine this lunar new year with different set menus. The Prosperous Menu, tailored for 3 - 4 pax, will be featured in this post. The meal kicked off with the Glorious Prosperity Yu Sheng with Baby Abalone which was definitely a notch above the rest with the unique inclusion of house made curry sauce. The subtle flavours of the curry sauce melded flawlessly with all the ingredients. While it was on the light side, I still enjoyed the little twist.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Straits Express @ Kallang Wave

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Helmed by Peranakan chef, Philip Chia, Penang-born street-food chef, Frankie Ooi, and our very own Anglo-Hainanese chef, Bermuda Say, can you guess the three types of cuisine served at this railway-themed restaurant?

Paying tribute to Singapore's colonial heritage and set on creating a dining establishment where they can reminisce their childhoods, the owners of Straits Express decided on a concept that evokes nostalgia and a menu boasting delicious and familiar comfort fare

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Violet Oon's Kitchen

Violet Oon's Kitchen has been on X's to-go-list for the longest time and finally, we made it here! X brought his parents along because he knew Peranakan cuisine holds a special place in their hearts.

The restaurant boasts signature Nyonya fare and interpretations of local favourites but also serves dishes such as seafood pie and black pepper prawn pasta which cater to taste buds that are not so accustomed to local spices and flavours.

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Latte - $5

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Dry Mee Siam - $17
Fresh rice noodle fried in meesiam chilli sambal, topped with prawns, julienned beancurd and Chinese chives

A dry version of the popular meesiam! X's parents said it was yummy! 

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Babi Pong Tay - $19
Belly of pork slow-braised with dried mushrooms and bamboo shoots flavoured with yellow-bean paste, cinnamon and cloves. Served with white rice, sambal timun and sambal belachan

Incredibly tender and flavourful pork belly that will seize your heart as it melts in your mouth!

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Fish Tempra - $24
Fried fillet of baby sea bass topped with a sweet, sour and mildly hot sauce of chillies, onions, sweet soya sauce and lime. Served with white rice and atchara

The sea bass was perfectly crisp on the outside and it was soft and moist on the inside. The portion is also, very reasonable. Love the sweet and slightly spicy black sauce! My favourite dish!

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Vio's Chicken Curry with Roti Jala - $21
Chicken pieces stewed in Violet's homemade curry powder and coconut cream. Served with traditional laced pancake

This was what I picked. HAHA the one who is unable to take chilli always chooses the spiciest dish. The thick curry carries a strong coconut taste and it was, as expected, too spicy for me. Haha but please remember my standard of spiciness. This is probably not spicy at all for many of you! The curry comes with potatoes which are pan fried before they are added to the curry and a huge piece of chicken leg!

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The roti jala carried a subtle hint of sweetness and it's pretty soft.
Quite a unique combination with the curry.

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Bubor Cha Cha Panna Cotta - $9

This was way too sweet but it's an interesting fusion!

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Sticky Toffee Date Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream - $13

The warm, moist and soft cake was a winner! Paired with sweet toffee sauce and a scoop of vanilla icecream, this dessert might be a tad too sweet for some but I loved it!

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Pulut Hitam with Vanilla Ice Cream - $9

The pulut hitam is rich and heavy and it was perfect for X's mum because she's not a fan of sweet stuff. Vanilla icecream proves to be an impressive substitute for coconut milk as it sweetens up the dish and the clash of temperatures was pleasantly delightful.


The servers were very attentive and even though they made a mistake in our orders, they wasted no time in rectifying it. Also, free parking is readily available near the stretch of restaurants!

Cleverly fusing flavours from the present and past, Violet Oon's Kitchen's renditions of traditional goodness will leave a lasting impression on you.


881 Bukit Timah Road
Tue - Thu: 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sun: 11:30 - 00:00

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Love, K

K's rating of Violet Oon's : 8/10