Violet Oon’s Kitchen

Violet Oon’s kitchen at the National Gallery must be one of the most beautiful restaurants in Singapore.

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A sensually dark interior sprinkled with Peranakan tiles and other small touches that play homage to the chef’s culture – like the cool ceiling fans. Really beautiful place and quite the perfect place to host oversea guests.

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Decor extended to the beautiful calligraphy on the coasters.

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Food here is traditional Peranakan and we ordered a variety of dishes.

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The chap chye is one of my favorite Peranakan dish because I like the comfort of nice home-cooked vegetables but the dish here was just a tad too salty and wasnt cooked till that soft mushiness that I love.

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Most of the dishes tasted fine but lack that comfort that I come to associate with Peranakan food; perhaps it has been tailored to suit tourists’ taste? Not as tasty and rich as I hoped so. My favorite savory dish was probably the beef rendang which was tender and moist. However, if I had a hankering for high end Peranakan food, I will pick Candlenut anytime.

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My favorite dish of the meal was the dessert -the  pulut  hitam with coconut ice cream was wonderfully warm and creamy and paired with the rich smooth coconut ice cream. Mmm

 

National Kitchen by Violet Oon
1 St. Andrew’s Road
#02–01
National Gallery Singapore
Tel:9834 9935

 

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Violet Oon’s Kitchen

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