Candlenut Dempsey Road – Michelin Star Peranakan Restaurant’s new location

COMO Dempsey is a new kid on the block at Dempsey.   It is quite a large “kid” and it has moved into two blocks, Blocks 17 and 18 Dempsey Road,  to be precise. According to their website, “…COMO Dempsey is a lifestyle destination that nurtures and cultivates creativity in fashion, food, directional design and new concepts.” As at the time of this post, two of the food concepts have opened for business. Candlenut Dempsey Peranakan restaurant is one of them. They had been awarded a one Michelin Star in the 2016 Singapore Michelin Guide. They moved out of their former premises at New Bridge Road to the new Dempsey location a month or two ago.   Read our post on Candlenut at Dorset Residences here.

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Tok Panjang Peranakan Cafe – quick Nyonya bites in the East

Tok Panjang Peranakan Cafe

Tok Panjang Peranakan Cafe along East Coast Road is a small restaurant for a quick bite and simple nyonya meals. Established by the House of Peranakan Group of restaurants, Tok Panjang’s menu features Peranakan set meals and snacks like braised pork belly buns, kueh pie tees and tahu goreng, as well as one dish meal like Assam laksa and mee siam.

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Baba Chews Katong Square

Baba Chews All Day Dining Hotel Indigo Singapore

Baba Chews Katong Square

The boutique Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong opens in Katong Square. Drawing inspiration from the Joo Chiat neighbourhood in Katong, the design of the hotel  features an appealing colourful mix of elements related to the Peranakan and Eurasian communities. The hotel restaurant is housed in a separate single storey block and has the playful name of Baba Chews. With its witty name, Baba Chews Katong Square informs that it serves Peranakan food and pays tribute to philanthropist Chew Joo Chiat, the King of Katong who married a nyonya.

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The new Peranakan Restaurant at Claymore Connect, Orchard Hotel

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New restaurants in Singapore open all the time, but brand new restaurants that stand out from the crowd are few and far in between. The new Peranakan Restaurant Claymore Connect that recently opened in late May 2016 is one such restaurant. Claymore Connect is the shopping arcade wing of the Orchard Hotel at the start of Orchard Road. We recently visited the new Peranakan Restaurant Claymore Connect and were suitably impressed by what we saw and ate.

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Starting the Year of the Monkey with a visit to 5 Little Monkeys Cafe

5 Little Monkeys

The Year of the Red Fire Monkey started on 8th February 2016. Characteristics associated with monkeys include wittiness and playfulness. At the start of the Year of the Monkey, we thought it would be appropriate to visit the cafe with a playful name, 5 Little Monkeys. The cafe at Pico Creative Centre is a casual fun eatery which takes its business of serving reasonably priced good food seriously. Continue reading →

True Blue Peranakan Restaurant (Michelin Bib Gourmand)

True Blue Cuisine Peranakan Restaurant

True Blue Cuisine is a true blue Peranakan Restaurant. The restaurant is situated next to the Peranakan Museum at Armenian Street and the restaurant itself is a mini museum. The restaurant is like a well-preserved home of an old Peranakan family – full of furniture with intricate carvings, elaborately decorated doors and windows, old photos and an array of interesting artifacts. Even the main entrance is like that of a typical nyonya house – with plants everywhere. Chef owner, Benjamin Seck (also referred to as Baba Ben) started True Blue Cuisine with the assistance of his mother, Nyonya Daisy Seah, who had a reputation for good authentic Peranakan dishes – so traditional authentic Peranakan food can be expected at True Blue Cuisine.

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