Violet Oon Singapore Ion Orchard – all day dining ft. local, Nyonya & British cuisine


Violet Oon Singapore Ion Orchard is the latest new restaurant by Violet Oon Restaurant Group. It is located on the third level of Ion Orchard, in the atrium space that is now enclosed. We were there for lunch recently on a weekday and it was a full house.

Violet Oon Singapore Ion Orchard entrance
Violet Oon Singapore Ion Orchard
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HarriAnns Suntec City – HarriAnns Nonya Table’s latest outlet in Singapore


HarriAnns Suntec City is the third HarriAnns Nonya Table outlet to open in Singapore. With a history dating back to 1940, HarriAnns is now run by the third generation members of the family. These young Nonya aces are certainly going places since taking over the reins in 2014. Expanding out of their Tiong Bahru Market kiosk, they have opened up additional cafes in Bugis Junction, Ocean Financial Centre and Suntec. Their style of Peranakan food and nonya kuehs seem to have hit the right spot as their new outlet at Suntec City Mall was bustling when we visited.

HarriAnns Suntec City
HarriAnns Suntec City Store Front

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Pow Sing Restaurant – nice family restaurant in Serangoon Garden

Pow Sing Restaurant Fish

If we were to do a Word Association Test and “Pow Sing” was mentioned we might have quickly said “Chicken Rice”. After all, Pow Sing Hainanese Chicken Rice stall had been selling chicken rice in Serangoon Garden since the early 1980s. Today the eatery is simply known as Pow Sing Restaurant and it offers much more than just chicken rice. It has become a very popular neighbourhood restaurant with a wide variety of dishes including Nonya delicacies and curry fish head.

Pow Sing Restaurant

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House of Peranakan Capitol Piazza


House of Peranakan Capitol Piazza is the latest outlet of the House of Peranakan group of restaurants. According to the House of Peranakan website, they were established in Katong in the 80s and has been “managed by a pure Peranakan family for three generations”.  Its other outlets are in Katong, Siglap and Tiong Bahru.

House of Peranakan Capitol Piazza
House of Peranakan Capitol Piazza

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Shangri-La Peranakan Buffet Lunch at The Lobby Lounge

Buffet Lunch at The Lobby Lounge Shangri-La

Shangri-La buffet at the Line Restaurant with its theatre kitchens is heaven on earth for those who love an all-you-can-feast. While The Line offers one of the best hotel buffets in Singapore, Shangri-La Hotel has a little gem hidden in plain sight. The stylish elegant Lobby Lounge located in the hotel’s Tower Wing is more than a bar and lounge for afternoon tea or cocktails in the evening. The Lobby Lounge offers an enticing menu featuring Singapore’s heritage dishes and street food. The Shangri-La Peranakan Buffet Lunch at The Lobby Lounge is a simple sumptuous affair in an elegant and relaxing atmosphere.

 Lunch at The Lobby Lounge Shangri-La

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