Peranakan Restaurants Hopping in Singapore

During the peak of Little Nyonya, I went to 3 different peranakan restuarants to try out the food and here’s my take.

First Restaurant (True Blue)

This Peranakan restaurant is found in Armenian Street, very very close to The Substation and the new Peranakan Museum.

True Blur Restaurant
A true blue peranakan ambience

The ambience is amazing. It really feels like stepping into a peranakan home. I feel like a little baba already. 😛

Getting ready to order!
Getting ready to order!

 And check out their menu!

Interesting Menu
Interesting Menu

But I must comment that the food is pretty pricy. In the end, we only order 3 dishes….. which the most signature dish was Yu Zhu Mixed Vegetables from Little Nyonya.

Ngor Hiang, Nyonya Chap Chye & Itik Tim
Left to Right: Ngor Hiang, Nyonya Chap Chye & Itik Tim

The food was not as fantastic as shown on TV but I am not convinced that I have tasted the best of nyonya dishes (It might be because I went quite late, when they are about to close). But anyway, I was asked to give me comments to Straits Times Sunday Life reporter and Ta Da! I had my brand (my own name) mention on papers.

My Name in Last 2 paragraph
My Name in Last 2 paragraph

The boss of True Blue, Mr Benjamin brought us around to explore the restaurant and talk to us more about peranakan culture.

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Tok Panjang 🙂
Wedding and Family Photos lined the room
Wedding and Family Photos lined the room

 Next, he brought us to a private dining room which True Blue reserves only for its important guest.

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I feel like a time traveller 😛
Do I look like a young master?
Do I look like a young master?
Cam whoring! Haha
Cam whoring! Haha
Kebaya & table wares displays
Kebaya & table wares displays
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My other half’s beaded slippers work….hmm…not bad at all 😛

The Arch Restaurant

Next, I went to The Arch Restaurant with SHY, Tristan and Alwyn. The food was fantastic but not much of ambience. Just a common cafe setting. I love the dry laska, babi ponteh and sambal kankong….sorry  lost the entire lot of the food photos….

Guan Hoe Soon

I fixed a dinner date at this restaurant. Strongly recommended by Bitchy. The food was very very very good!

Ayam Buah Keluak (Chicken in Black Nut Curry)
Ayam Buah Keluak (Chicken in Black Nut Curry)
The mysterious filling in the nut
The mysterious filling in the nut
Very Delicious Hee Peow Soup
Very Delicious Hee Peow Soup
I got the otak pic from the restaurant website
I got the otak pic from the restaurant website

Well, that’s the wrap on my nyonya cuisines experience.

You may also like to check out my posts on other delicious food places here

3 Comments on this Post

  1. Obsession wif food, BBB….

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  2. stefette

    lol ivins is alrite… i been gng thr my whole life with my family. to me it’s more like fast food peranakan…. cheap tho 🙂

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  3. ba ba forever!

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