The Real Peranakan opened two outlets in quick succession in July and August 2020, amidst a global pandemic.
Brainchild and a labour of love of a serial entrepreneur with diverse business interests in the emerging markets, Mr SY Lim, believed that amidst all the chaos in the world, good food is still the simplest and most effective way to encourage bonding, communion and the fostering of relationships. And that is what Peranakan cooking is all about.
With an Indonesian Baba grandfather, he grew up eating Peranakan food cooked by his mother and despite being well travelled and having tried a myriad of cuisines, he shares that Peranakan cooking still evokes the most comforting memories of home.
The Real Peranakan is founded on the belief that the gastronomical journey never ends, and in working with the best chefs, consumers would be treated with authentic dishes that connect with people of all ages. Savour the tangy, spicy, herby and aromatic flavours characteristic of authentic Peranakan cuisine helmed by Celebrity Chef Philip Chia, also known as Philip, The Peranakan Chef who curated the Channel 8 hit TV series ‘The Little Nonya.’
In the short span of 2 months, The Real Peranakan’s menu has evolved and now showcases a celebrated menu that pays homage to Singapore’s rich cultural diversity and heritage flavours from a bygone era, aptly helmed by a true-blue Peranakan and an indisputable authority on Peranakan Cuisine.
Diners can expect quintessentially traditional Peranakan dishes at The Real Peranakan.
Kin is a restaurant in the lobby of Straits Clan that serves heritage cuisine by Chef Damian D’Silva. The menu is a retrospective look at the origins of their cuisine, showcasing traditional cooking methods, recipes and ingredients that have been left behind. Paired with an inspired beverage offering and genuine hospitality to complement the simple joys of sitting around the dining table with loved ones.
As a young boy, Damian D’Silva’s love for cooking was nurtured by his chef grandfather, whom he affectionately called “Pop”. Some of his fondest memories of food were of Sunday dinners where he sat around a dining table with family and friends. He also recalls a time where dishes were not constrained by culture or racial identity, but rather an amalgamation of recipes brought from foreign lands. Reproduced with locally foraged ingredients and subsequently interpreted by different individuals from diverse cultures, resulting in an incredible colourful culinary patina.
With Kin, Damian endeavours to marry his love for feeding people with his life’s work of preserving heritage cuisine and knowledge of local ingredients, for the generations to come.
Much of the food preparation process involves components that are laboriously handmade from scratch in-house, or procured in limited quantities from a network of traditional makers that Damian has nurtured lifelong relationships with. Some dishes are only available in cadence with a micro-seasonal calendar established through decades of observation by local producers, fishermen and the people who work with them.
Their food is served in a communal format, they believe a mutual sharing of food is an essential part of the dining experience that encourages kinship. While they have a selection of vegetarian-friendly dishes, they are regrettably unable to accommodate other dietary allergies and sensitivities as their dishes are recreated as true to their original heritage recipes as possible.
Located on the ground floor of Straits Clan, Clan Café is an all-day lounge serving nourishing fare that is comforting to both the palate and soul. Set in a warm and inviting atmosphere, the menu features a selection of hearty grain bowls and broths with recipes drawn from East Asian heritages. The beverage program is centred around a range of wellness tea blends, specially developed by artisan tea specialist, A.muse Projects.
Recently launched at Marina One by 1855 F&B Pte Ltd, The Spot is a multi-concept venue that comprises an all-day dining, café, restaurant, bar and an accompanying cigar lounge where everything you need in a busy day has been anticipated and readied.
This is further strengthened by strategic partnerships with award-winning wine retailer 1855 The Bottle Shop and celebrated whisky marque The Macallan. Located alongside one another within a 5,000 sqft space, each partner operates autonomously but in close cooperation to create a flawless, holistic “day to night” experience.
The Spot itself occupies an area of roughly 3500-sq-ft. Its different concepts, tied together through purpose and meticulous design, create an ‘every day’ venue in every sense of the word: not only ‘morphing’ in mood and ambience to perfectly suit the time of day, but offering a full range of food, bar bites, coffee, cocktail, wine and whisky to nourish, sustain, soothe, seduce and delight you throughout the entire day – every day.
With over 100 exciting and innovative classes a week, get your pre-and post-work or lunchtime fitness fix doing Clubbercise, Flight (cycle) series, The Sufferfest, BodyPump, Yoga or one of their many performance-focused classes.
Virgin Active DUO Galleria will feature an all-new High Energy Athletic Training (H.E.A.T) Zone – first ever in Singapore – that is highly focused on metabolic training. H.E.A.T is a sports-focused form of training that teaches your body to efficiently use its energy source for maximum athletic output.
Its dedicated Pilates Reformer Studio is where you can work those muscles you never knew you had. Participate in their Pilates Reformer classes using Stott reformer beds with cardio tramps, rebound boards and Vinyasa Triangles.
Members can also look forward to their High Energy Studio featuring a great variety of dance, fight, HIIT, and strength building classes such as Les Mills' BodyJam, Body Pump and GRIT, Zumba, Clubbercise plus Boxing classes and much more that the new branch has to offer.
Featuring an air-conditioned indoor 20-metre swimming pool with a hydrotherapy spa for relaxation & recovery plus a 10-metre high indoor climbing wall, boasting multiple automatic belaying systems for ease of use, this new club is all set to wow their members.
Get your pre- and post-work or lunchtime fitness fix with up to 200 engaging and innovative classes a week including Les Mills' BodyPump, BodyJam & GRIT series, Pound, Zumba, Yoga, HIIT or with one of their many performance-focused classes offered at this new spacious 26,000 sq ft club.
Helmed by head chefs, Chef Ichimaya and Chef Imai, Kazu Sushi Grill Sake’s kitchen is led by the best. Chef Ichimaya has served at Sushi Kyubei for 10 years and Sushi Kaishin for 3.5 years. On top of that, he has served for many years in top Japanese restaurants. Chef Imai previously cooked at the Embassy of Japan too, serving many presidents, kings and queens, dignitaries and politicians from all over the world.
For the best quality of ingredients, seafood and vegetables are flown in directly from Japan three times a week. Diners may also enjoy fresh catch of the day prepared as sushi or sashimi, flown straight from Hokkaido. Indulge in the freshness, with sushi and sashimi sets, or donburi sets available for both lunch and dinner. For the adventurous, go on a gastronomic journey with an omakase dinner and enjoy the chef’s specially curated menu.
Formerly housed within the New Majestic Hotel, the award-winning Majestic Restaurant has found a new home at Marina One located within the prestigious Marina Bay financial district.
Established since January 2006, the award-winning Majestic Restaurant under the umbrella of Unlisted Collection features contemporary Chinese cuisine helmed by internationally renowned, award-winning owner-Chef Yong Bing Ngen.
Handmade dim sum will be served every afternoon for lunch and guests can still look forward to their signature items including wasabi prawns, stewed lobster noodles and Peking duck. A perfect venue for business entertainment and all other occasions.
The cuisine is contemporary Chinese cuisine served on individual plating. Chef’s specialties include the Combination platter of crispy wasabi prawn, pan seared foie gras, Peking duck and organic greens, Stewed noodles with Boston lobster, ginger and scallion, Pan seared fillet of U.S ribeye in sesame sauce and Korean kimchi, Claypot rice with kampong chicken and Chilled ‘Mao Shan Wang’ durian with gula Malacca.
The restaurant also has a wide selection of wines to compliment the delectable cuisine it serves.
Nestled along the banks of Singapore River, Ellenborough Market Café celebrates the best of Straits Chinese, or Peranakan, flavours while also presenting a tantalising medley of Asian and International delights.
Experience a modern interpretation of Peranakan cuisine in their daily lunch, dinner and weekend high tea buffet spreads. Indulge in new menu highlights such as Nyonya Satay Chicken and Braised Pork Belly La Mian, along with all-time favourites including their signature Ayam Buah Keluak and Durian Pengat.
The Peranakan is an authentic Straits cuisine restaurant in Singapore. Executive Chef Raymond Khoo and his team serve three generations of delicious 'mesti-cuba' Peranakan recipes, lovingly handed down by the Nonyas and Babas in his family.
They are currently, the only Peranakan restaurant along the Orchard road belt in Singapore and the only restaurant to serve a ‘Tok Panjang’ – a grand Peranakan feast, once served at the turn of the century, by wealthy Straits families to mark special occasions like weddings, anniversaries and important birthdays.
They also offer a 6 course degustation menu and a Chef’s Table Set Menu alongside their regular Ala carte menu.
And if you would like to bring the experience home, please take away some of the celebrated nonya cakes and desserts that they have available at their Takeaway Counter.