Peranakan cuisine combines Chinese, Malay and other influences into a unique blend. We recommend these few Singapore Peranakan restaurants for their authentic Peranakan food.
Ayam Buah Keluak | Baba Inn at Frankel Avenue
Don't let the casual air here deceive you—the Peranakan cuisine served is prepared with care and pride. They also whip up a sambal belachan that will make a Peranakan grandmother proud.
Around for 15 years, the Blue Ginger is undisputedly one of Singapore's best Peranakan restaurants.
Chef Malcom Lee fuses innovation with the deep, robust and complex flavors of Peranakan cuisine to create dishes like buah keluak beef rib, assam sotong and buah keluak ice cream.
This charming spot serves up great Peranakan food like ayam buah keluak, nyonya chap chye and the house specialty, grilled baby stingray with black peppercorns and curry leaves.
The themed weekend buffets here are a fun touch, with Peranakan favorites available on Fridays - where there's stuff like babi pongteh and gulai ayam - a combination of Peranakan classics and seafood on Saturdays and a high-tea buffet on Sundays, with dim sum and more Peranakan snacks to choose from.
Eurasian-Peranakan food at Immigrants restaurant in Joo Chiat
This laid-back gastropub in Joo Chiat serves up mean Peranakan and Eurasian bites alongside a respectable list of whiskeys and craft beers.
If you are new to Peranakan food, check out our Peranakan cheat sheet—a list of just the classics, and where to get them.
Housed in a black-and-white building with luxe interiors, Indocafe offers Nyonya cuisine infused with a contemporary touch, and have their spices freshly ground using the traditional pestle and mortar.
Curry Fish Head | Peranakan Inn restaurant in Katong
Pleasant and nostalgic with some modern touches, the name really says it all. The food is pretty outstanding, too with classic dishes like babi pongteh, ayam buah keluak and nyonya chap chye. We say go straight for the babi pongteh, it's not too oily and are braised to perfection with a side of mushrooms for added aroma.
Done up like an old Peranakan home, Peranakan Inn is a great spot to bring out of towners.
Damn good food... in a biotech park.... Try the ikan tamban or babi pongteh.
Buah Keluak | Violet Oon's Kitchen at Bukit Timah
This local bistro serves up excellent Peranakan grub served in generous portions like ayam buah keluak ($22), beef rendang ($22) and fish tempra ($24).
Whole Earth makes vegetarian Peranakan—giving you one less excuse to not give up meat.