Peranakan cuisine is a beautiful amalgamation of cultures and cooking techniques.
Many of us are familiar with the curries and kueh that emerge out of our grandmothers’ kitchens, and Nonya grandmas take culinary delights to another level. However, you don’t need hours of painstaking preparation and matriarch-worthy kitchen skills to enjoy a good Peranakan meal, thanks to convenient nyonya or nonya food delivery options in Singapore!
The versatility of Peranakan cuisine has proven that it goes beyond the traditional homecooked Tok Panjang feast — the following F&B establishments are a testament to that.
As such, here are 10 Peranakan Food Delivery Options in Singapore that showcase the best of nonya cooking.
1. Straits Chinese: Singapore’s longest-standing Peranakan restaurant now delivers islandwide
Established in 1953, Straits Chinese prides itself as Singapore’s oldest nonya restaurant chain.
Straits Chinese’s rich heritage makes its presence known through their tried-and-tested family recipes.
2. Restaurant Kin: Bonding over heritage food made with passion
Helmed by Chef Damien D’Silva, Restaurant Kin at Straits Clan strives to take a retrospective look into the origins of Singapore’s culinary history through the preservation and exploration of heritage cuisine.
Their aptly named Heritage Meals feature modern interpretations of dishes likeIkan Chuan Chuan (S$28) and Buah Keluak Fried Rice (S$28), all of which are accompanied byKin’s Sambal Sampler and Jasmine Rice.
End your meal on a sweet note with the Kin Dessert Platter (S$24). The assortment of nyonya kueh like Kueh Kosui, Kueh Bengkah and Sugee Cake is bound to bring forth exclamations of delight.
3. Baba Chews: Mod-Sin Peranakan food delivery, islandwide
Specialising in Peranakan fusion cuisine is Baba Chews, a Mod-Sin bar-eatery located in the heart of Katong that delivers nonya food islandwide in Singapore.
TheirBento Set Bundle (S$75) consists of six different bento varieties, including the likes of Ayam Buah Keluak Bento (S$16) and Beef Rendang Bento (S$16). A great option for family meals if everyone’s a fan of nyonya food and you don’t want to think too hard about what to order. Or, just keep Baba Chews in mind for Peranakan food catering for when larger gatherings are allowed post Covid!
4. Indigo Blue Kitchen: Authentic Peranakan fare that’s fab for takeout
Indigo Blue Kitchen, a restaurant under the Les Amis Group, offers contemporary Peranakan cuisine built upon a heritage project, delivered islandwide in Singapore.
Whet your appetite with Kueh Pie Tee (S$14), the OG of Peranakan finger food. The thin pastry cups are packed separately from the shredded turnip filling and sliced prawns, so the tart shells remain crisp. Garnish with chilli and fragrant coriander—DIY-ing the construction of your own kueh pie tee is always the fun part!
6. Daisy’s Dream Kitchen: Peranakan and local fare, home-cooked with love
Family Set ($123, for 4-5 pax, and $228, for 6-8 pax)
Sambal Petai Ikan Billis ($14.80)
Home Made Otah ($8.80)
Daisy's Nonya Bento ($12.80)
Chendol with Attap Chee ($5.80)
Babi Ponteh ($14.80)
Many say thatDaisy’s Dream Kitchen is home to some of Singapore’s most unpretentious and authentic nonya food. The Peranakan recipes have been passed down to the third generation in this family-run eatery.
Two Family Set options ($123, for 4-5 pax, and $228, for 6-8 pax) with the must-haves like buah keluak and ngoh hiang, and bakwan kepiting (minced pork and crab meatball soup) and itek tim (salted vegetables and duck soup) are available for a hearty family meal.
From the uncommon Kerabu Kacang Botol (S$12.50), which is a spicy mixed veg and herbs salad with kacang botol (winged bean), to the crowd-pleasing Nonya Fish Head Curry (S$34), there’s something for everyone to bond over.
8. Penang Place: Peranakan fare and street food-favourites from up north
No chance of travelling to Penang any time soon? Penang Place‘s extensive selection of Penang specialities will tide you over. (Its owner Paul Ooi also has an inspiring story of grit and faith, even as he stands by his staff as they ride out COVID-19 together. Find out more in Humans of F&B.)
Although you’ll have to wait for their self-serviced buffet to resume, bide your time by ordering a Fundle Bundle (S$80),which boasts staples like Penang Char Kway Teow, Beef Rendang, and Kueh Pie Tee. Trust me, the Salted Egg Fried Chicken (S$14.90) is wickedly addictive. Get your Penang-style Peranakan food and snacks delivered with a few clicks!
For parties and mid-afternoon sweet cravings, Penang Place offers nonya kueh delivery! Its Assorted Kueh Kueh set is a super reasonable $6.90 for 10 pieces, and includes favourites like Kueh Talam, Kueh Salat, Pulut Tai Tai (served with homemade kaya), Kueh Kosui, Kueh Lapis, Bengka Ubi & Ubi Talam.
9. Babalicious: Halal-certified Peranakan set menus and local fare
Halal Peranakan restaurant Babalicious is a casual family-oriented concept that specialises in set menus and bento boxes for really convenient and delish Peranakan food fare. This makes it an especially good choice for nonya food catering if you’re hosting parties or corporate events.
There’s nonya-style braised duck Itek Sio (S$13.90), Sate Ayam (a special Peranakan chicken thigh stewed in rich gravy of spices with aromatic lemongrass and lime leaves, S$12.90), and even Penang Fried Kway Teow With Seafood (S$11.90) if you’re looking for some wok-fried goodness.
With the best Peranakan food delivery options rounded up on Oddle Eats, you now know where to get your Peranakan food fix in the comfort of your own home. You’ll be cosying up to bowls of buah keluak and rendang in no time at all.