Spicy, tangy, sweet and comforting, there is something about Chinese and Peranakan food that hits all the right spots, and these places do it with flair.
The menu may be limited but Grub makes up for it with its excellent beef broth and cincalok dip. The egg noodles, doled out in the hot, wholesome soup, are made daily.
Where: 1 Pickering Street, Great Eastern Centre, FIVE Square
Pay a visit to culinary veteran Violet Oon’s recently spruced-up restaurant for a scrumptious Peranakan feast. Genuine Nonya tiles adorn the interior, complementing the rich aromas rising from every dish. Make sure you try the delish dry laksa, and the meatless meatball rendang.
Where: 881 Bukit Timah Road
Indulge in sumptuous, authentic Hong Kong delicacies without buying a plane ticket. Your dim sum longing will be satisfied at this busy but spacious cha chaan teng (which literally means “tea restaurant”), known for its London roast duck and extensive menu of over 300 dishes. The trip out to Jurong will be worth it.
Where: #03-80 Jurong Point
Singapore Women’s Weekly, November 2015
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