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Reviewed December 1, 2021

Their peranakan food is absolutely fantastic, better than all others I have ever had in Singapore. The Ayam Buah Keluak was aromatic and not too salty that one could still taste the flavour of the paste inside pangium. The chicken was tender. Their chap chye...was also not salty at all, very much to my liking. It was really sad news that the restaurant closed in late November 2021, owing to the COVID situation.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed August 21, 2021 via mobile

It Been a long Time last Visited The Peranakan. Recently Renovated with a Garden Feeling .Food Still remain Fantastic. Service Friendly. Dishes Super Shiok Die Die MUST TRY Assam Pedas FISH Head , Nonya Chap Chye , Nasi Ulam , Ngoh Hiang , Satay Babi...Sum Chan .Kaki Babi Pong Teh my Favourable, Beef Rendang .Lastly Assam Pedas King Prawn. Not to forget Dessert ChendolMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed March 16, 2021 via mobile

Quite disappointed. I came to this restaurant with some expectations of a really good Peranakan meal. But it did not live up. The much heralded Ayam Buak Keluak was average. The beef rendang lacked the rich rempah flavors I expected. The redeeeming dishes were the...fried buah keluak and the fried egg cincalok. The head server was a bit brusque and somewhat finicky. I won’t say the food was bad but it isn’t a place I’d recommend. The decor of the restaurant was quite a sight. Right next door is a small museum and it was quite interesting.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed September 27, 2020 via mobile

We were all looking forward to a nice meal. We left were very disappointed. All the food we ordered came to us looking like it was cooked day/s before, microwaved, cold, lukewarm, tasteless. We ordered: fried spring rolls, kueh pie ti, veg mutton cubes, eggplant...with sweet soy, the chicken curry, salted fish fried rice. I sent the veg mutton dish back because the gravy had caked over; as gravies typically do when microwaved. We pointed out to the server that the salted fish rice was cold and the response was, “it’s supposed to be served cold; like a salad”. Really? How could one even dare say that to locals! We left half of every order, except the kueh pie ti, on the table. It was so bad we couldn’t even bring ourselves to doggie bag any.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed June 21, 2020

I tried the vegan high tea set at The Peranakan during a 50% off promotion. The main was dry laksa, which consisted of chewy yellow noodles with a deep spicy seafood aroma topped with a firm but bouncy prawn. This dish was impressively realistic and...was the star of the show. The savoury platter consisted of petite servings of a variety of Peranakan dishes. Nasi ulam: Spicy herbal rice. This dish was not sufficiently fragrant in my opinion. Kueh pie ti: Delicate shell filled with juicy stuffing. White bread with hae bi hiam: The pumpkin floss did not successfully mimic hae bi hiam as it was not spicy and lacked a seafood aroma. Nonetheless, the pumpkin floss had a satisfying crunchy and powdery texture, such that this dish was reminiscent of meat floss sandwiches. Popiah goreng: Crispy deep fried spring rolls with sweet vegetable stuffing. Mutton rendang kongbak pao: Soft steamed bun topped with a spicy stew of potatoes and mock meat. The sweet platter contained an array of Peranakan desserts. Pulot enti kelapa: Glutinous rice with crunchy grated coconut. This dish was somewhat bland for a dessert. Kuih kosui: Chewy and mildly sweet gula melaka kuih. Apom bokwa with pisang pengat: Rice flour cake sitting on a pool of creamy sweet gravy made from banana, gula melaka, and coconut cream. Apom balek durian: Traditional pancake with a tastefully sweet durian paste. Durian pengat: Dainty cup of a mixture of two types of thick durian paste with rich complex flavours. We saved the best for the last! Overall, the food was flavourful and beautifully plated. The restaurant had a nice ambience with intricate flamboyant decorations. There was also a small shop and museum gallery.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed April 27, 2020 via mobile

Circuit breaker kept us home. But nothing will stop us from having good food. We decided on Peranakan and know of a fabulous Peranakan restaurant in claymore connect at orchard road. On the website I am delighted to see that they have set menu for...delivery/ takeaway orders! The ‘bento’ sets are like samplers of what the restaurant offers, and it ranges from appetisers ( eg. Kuey pai ti) to the assortments of desserts. We chose the bigger ‘Bento’ for 2 (Tok Panjang WKW) , and also ordered their chicken curry, the kids’ favorite fried chicken wings and the Peranakan seafood Hokkien mee. We cooked our own rice and with the sumptuous spread of food, we fed a family of 5 and we had a lot Left over for the next day. What to look out for is their Peranakan seafood and the fried chicken wings ( not in the set), the beef rendang 🤪 and the sambal prawns 🤯. The rest are delightfully delicious as well. What a treat and cheer, we so needed during this time. And by the way, we also had a chance to donate a nominal sum to ‘adopt-a- bento’ in the same order website- which will help them to provide delicious and nutritious meals to the healthcare frontliners, elderly living in one room rental flats and former Sungei road vendors. Great cause !More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

We went straight to its famous Tok Panjang set menu. It's a menu you can taste a bit of everything from soup to desserts. It's always good to try out special meals.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 7, 2020

Authentic and tasty Peranakan desserts and kuih2 with excellent coffee and chendol. My third time here and I am still looking forward to coming back again. Staff is warm and friendly, very welcoming. Do check out the Peranakan exhibits on display: certainly like a mini...museum!More

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Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

Delicious Peranakan food with great ambience and service! They offer a vegetarian version as well! Beat that!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 23, 2020

Came here for a reunion dinner with friends and we all had a great time. The peranakan food was delicious, including the pai tee, buah keluak, ngoh hiang, cincaluk omelete, dark soy fish and lovely banana dessert. Service was friendly and cordial and they also...have merchandise on sale at the front of the restaurant. A great time was had by all!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 17, 2020

A Singaporean friend took me here for a taste of what authentic Singaporean cuisine has to offer. We tried a tasting set filled with lots of interesting things, not all of which were to my liking, but all which offered something different. The herbed rice...was outstanding, as were the pork meatball soup and the pork belly curry. The service staff were attentive and very helpful, and there was real pride in the food that they brought to the table. I had such a lovely night here and would recommend it to all visitors who want an authentic experience.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 17, 2020

Ambience and deco was great. Food is alright but expected better. Service staffs was very friendly and helpful. Location of restaurant is not very easy to find, requires abit of navigation. Overall experience was a good one

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Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

Among the many good food experiences we had during our recent 9-day visit to Singapore, the highlight for me was the Peranakan Restaurant. The warm welcome from restaurant staff made a strong positive first impression as did their enthusiastic and quick service. We chose the...Tok Panjang tasting menu which had an impressive range of dishes, distinct flavours and textures. We are subject to so much modern fusion food in Australia, it was a really nice change to have a lunch that celebrated the original Peranakan culinary traditions.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 3, 2020

Restaurant is very pretty and the museum next door is very enjoyable, especially if there’s overseas guests. Service is a bit slow though. The Bakwah kepiting soup is par excellent. Ayam buah keluak is thick and flavourful but the chicken could be more tender and...smaller bite pieces. Ngoh Hiang was average. Chapchye was good too. Desserts were a little disappointing, could be more lemak and fragrant.More

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Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 28, 2019

This beautiful and colorful restaurant located inside the Connect mall has an elegant yet festive atmosphere. The servers are dressed in traditional attire, very attentive, and helpful. This was my first time to try Peranakan cuisine which I really wanted to experience after reading about...Nyonya Baba cooking. The food was good, but I felt like the home-cooked version would be more flavorful. Nonetheless, the plate-up and food presentation were all excellent. Try the dessert platter if you have a big group. It was a bit pricey for a group of 5, but it was well worth the experience and the variety of food we were served.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5