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Top 10 Michelin Endorsed Local and Peranakan Restaurants in Singapore

If you’re looking for the best Michelin-endorsed restaurants in Singapore, look no further! Here are the top 10 local and Peranakan restaurants that have been given the Michelin stamp of approval. From exquisite seafood dishes to traditional Nonya cuisine, these restaurants are sure to please even the most discerning palate. So what are you waiting for? Book a table at one of these Michelin-starred restaurants today and enjoy a truly unforgettable dining experience!

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#1 – Cloudstreet

Introduction: Helmed by Chef Rishi Naleendra, Cloudstreet is an amalgamation of thoughtful, expressive food, artisanal, progressive wines and warm, immaculate service.

They built the restaurant from scratch to inspire luxury and comfort the moment you arrive and hope that stepping into their restaurant is akin to stepping into your best friend’s home. At the heart of Cloudstreet is a chef’s counter designed specifically to encourage intimate interactions between you and them. Their food menu is ever-changing depending on the seasonality of ingredients and showcases their take on contemporary dining. Look for their wine menu that features over 350 labels that pay homage to some greats as well as the small, independent winemakers from around the world.

Menu Items:

LUNCH

  • Grilled Oyster, Betel Leaf, Coconut
  • Grilled Jeju Island Abalone, “Majestic” Caviar
  • Pearl Oyster Meat, Daikon, Tsuyu, Yuzu Kosho
  • Pomegranate & Cardamom
  • Coconut Caramel
  • Coffee & Kithul Choux Puff

DINNER

  • Grilled Oyster, Betel Leaf, Coconut, Finger Lime
  • Grilled Jeju Island Abalone, “Majestic” Caviar
  • Pearl Oyster Meat, Daikon, Tsuyu, Yuzu Kosho
  • Sri Lankan Stout and Liquorice Bread
  • Soursop Sorbet, Juniper Berries, Jambu, Kaffir Lime
  • Pomegranate & Cardamom
  • Ragi Financier, Hazelnut Chantilly

Location: 84 AMOY STREET SINGAPORE 069903

Contact: +65 6513 7868

Website: Website Link Here

 


#2 – Thevar

Introduction:

Nestled in the heart of vibrant and buzzy Keong Saik, Thevar is a contemporary Indian restaurant that serves classic dishes with a unique twist with spices that will amaze your senses.

Excite your palate with a modern Indian twist.Thevar is a modern Indian restaurant and bar along the vibrant Keong Saik Street by Chef Mano Thevar and showcases creative combinations of traditional Indian flavours.

The chef’s menu features here will reflect Chef Mano’s culinary training and travels.

Menu Items:

  • Heirloom Tomato Chaat
  • Irish Oyster Rassam Granita
  • Hibiscus Spiced Gujiya
  • Hokkaido Scallop – Sothi
  • Lamb Biryani
  • Prawn Balchao Pao
  • Mango Sorbet – Jaggery Granita & Guava
  • Banana Misthi Doi

Location: 9 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089117

Contact: +65 9750 8275

Website: Website Link Here

 


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#3 – Ibid

Introduction:

At Restaurant Ibid, the style of cuisine served is formed from the cumulative experiences of the young, dynamic, and ambitious individuals within the team. The cuisine is heavily influenced by the various food cultures of Asia guided by both traditional and modern styles of cookery.

The restaurant is located in a traditional shophouse in the Boat Quay conservation area and is both designed and furnished in a modern, minimalist style.We host all our guests in a single seating so as to foster an atmosphere of community and fun for the whole dining room. A majority of our room is dedicated to a contoured counter to allow for groups of guest to dine and interact with our friendly service crew.

In September 2019, Restaurant Ibid was listed in the Michelin Guide Singapore 2019, making it one of the few restaurants in the world run by a MasterChef alumni to be included in the guide.

Menu Items:

TASTING MENU

  • Amela Tomato
  • Sourdough
  • Pickled Mackerel
  • A5 Wagyu
  • Atlantic Cod
  • Grilled Local Squid
  • Duck Menchi Katsu
  • Yoghurt Sorbet
  • Malaigou ‘Pain Perdu’
  • Mignardise
  • White Wine

Location: 18 North Canal Road Singapore 048830

Contact: +65 9151 8698

Website: Website Link Here

 


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#4 – Labyrinth

Introduction:

Labyrinth by Chef LG Han, is a new expression of Singapore cuisine.

​As an avenue that boasts the produce Singapore has to offer, Labyrinth is engaged in a deeper conversation with local farmers, fishermen and fishery ports. It is an exploration of age-old recipes, and an expression of local flavours and food memories. Chef LG Han unveils a contemporary dining experience that pays tribute to Singapore and his late grandparents, evoking a multitude of memories and emotions.

​A symbiosis of the farms – on soil and in water – and the kitchen, Labyrinth takes diners on an exploration through the pairing of flavours and profiles of local produce inspired by chef’s memories of growing up in Singapore; challenging the myths and pre-conceived notions of Singapore.

Menu Items:

LUNCH

DINNER

  • Crispy Roast Chicken Rice
  • Chili Crab
  • Char Kway Teow
  • SG Bak Kut Teh
  • Ice Kacang

Location: Esplanade Mall 8 Raffles Avenue #02-23 Singapore 039802

Contact: +65 62234098

Website: Website Link Here

 


#5 – National Kitchen

Introduction:

Welcome to Violet Oon Singapore, a highly-acclaimed group of restaurants and creator of Asian gourmet delights that are rooted in Nyonya and Singapore cuisine.

Their dishes represent Singapore’s rich history at the crossroads of the world. At Violet Oon Singapore, They feature a myriad of flavours inspired by our Nyonya, Chinese, Indian and Malay kitchens.

Your experience with them will be an immersive dive into the rich heritage of many cultures. With them, you will experience the comfort of traditional favourites redefined by using the finest quality ingredients. The confluence of simplicity and luxury.

Menu Items:

  • Gado Gado
  • Kuay Pie Tee
  • Rebung Masak Lemak
  • Shepherd’s Pie
  • Dry Laksa
  • Chap Chye
  • Sayor Lodeh
  • Udang Goreng Chilli
  • Garam Assam Fish
  • Sugee Cake
  • White Wine
  • Red Wine

Location: 1 St. Andrew’s Road 02–01, National Gallery Singapore (City Hall Wing) Singapore 178957

Contact: +65 9834 9935

Website: Website Link Here

 



#6 – Nouri

Introduction:

They believe that food does not exist in isolation. All great cuisines are the product of intersecting cultures across time; no food culture would have developed without centuries of movement and collaboration.

At Nouri, they study ingredients, techniques, and flavors to identify moments of connection between global food traditions. They innovate from these historical standpoints to produce food rooted in familiar flavors no matter where you are from. That is where crossroads cooking begins.

Beyond concept or philosophy, or types of cuisines, Nouri is a place that celebrates people, in all our differences and similarities. A restaurant that nourishes not just body and mind, but the liminal bond between the “you” and the “I”.

Menu Items:

  • Rye Sourdough
  • Sorrel Sorbet
  • Chocolate Fish Ball
  • Boeuf à la Presse
  • Turkic Dumplings
  • Tumeric and Coconut Curry
  • Granny Smith Apple
  • Chocolate Sorbet
  • Seasonal Fruits
  • Artichoke in Blossom

Location: 72 AMOY STREET S.069891

Contact: +65 9230 2477

Website: Website Link Here

 


#7 – True Blue Cuisine

Introduction:

Benjamin (better known as ‘Ben’) has specialised in all things Peranakan for more than fifteen years. Saint Francis Enterprise sold sarong kebaya, beaded shoes, fine antique Peranakan jewellery, antique porcelain, Peranakan pastries and spices. Ben is looked upon as an expert by a number of Peranakan ladies who would seek his advice and choice for Peranakan clothes and jewellery.

Benjamin is an avid collector of Peranakan stuff. As he is very interested in his heritage he has, through the years, built a collection of lights and furniture used by Peranakans during the colonial era. Within the premises at 47/49 Armenian Street, he displays photographs of Peranakan lifestyles for the last 100 years through his collection of old photographs from his family members and close friends.

Menu Items:

  • Kari Kepala Ikan
  • Sipot cha Sambair
  • Udang Kuah Nanair
  • Ayam Betawi
  • Ayam Buah Keluak
  • Itek Sio
  • Rendang Sapi
  • Sotong Assam
  • Pulot Hitam
  • Kerabu
  • Laok Piring

Location: 47/49 Armenian Street Singapore 179937

Contact: +65 6440 3358

Website: Website Link Here

 


#8 – Boon Tong Kee (Balestier Road)

Introduction:

In 1979, Mr Thian Boon Hua started a small stall in Chinatown serving Cantonese chicken rice. Building upon the popularity of his silky white sauce chicken rice and emphasis on quality service, he rallied his family members to establish Boon Tong Kee’s first restaurant at Balestier Road in 1983.

In its second year of operation, the restaurant started to garner rave reviews and accolades from industry luminaries and customers. Before long, outlets at MacPherson Road, Whampoa West, River Valley Road, Cheong Chin Nam Road and East Coast Road followed in rapid succession.

The company diversified its operations in 1999 to include “Zi Char” (home-style cooked food) and eateries. From the traditional Balestier Road outlet to the upscale River Valley branch, Boon Tong Kee has enthralled Singaporeans and tourists alike with its delectable food and friendly staff.

Menu Items:

  • Signature Boiled Chicken
  • Fried Venison with Black Pepper Sauce
  • Fried Venison with Curry Powder
  • Stewed Pork Belly with “Mui Choy”
  • Sesame Pork Ribs
  • Poached Chinese Spinach with Assorted Eggs
  • Blanch Kang Kong with Cuttlefish
  • Crispy Cereal Prawns
  • Fried Fish Fillet with Spring Onion & Ginger
  • Thick Soup with Crab meat and Fish Maw
  • In House Barley Water

Location: 399, 401 & 403 Balestier Road
Singapore 329801

Contact: +65 6242 1968

Website: Website Link Here

 


#9 – Straits Chinese

Introduction:

Straits Chinese Restaurant by Guan Hoe Soon (1953) is the oldest Nyonya Restaurant in Singapore.

Using secret recipes handed down through our generations, they preserve closely to our original taste of Authentic Peranakan cuisine and by only using the freshest ingredients and select choices of spices.

Their event spaces provide alternative hotel-styled events for wedding couples or company events who are looking for value for money packages at reasonable prices.

They have served many satisfied media celebrities, dignitaries, couples, and customers locally and globally. They also provide buffet catering for corporates and homes special occasions too.

Generations have come to love their Straits Chinese. They are confident that they will delight you and your friends with their authentic Peranakan affair.

Menu Items:

  • Just for 2 (Price $88.88)
  • Best for 4 (Price $208.88)
  • Good for 6 (Price $268.88)
  • Nyonya 88 (8pax-Price $528.88, 10pax-Price$638.88)

Location: 8 Raffles Ave #02-21 Esplanade Mall Singapore 039802

Contact: +65 6339 3683

Website: Website Link Here

 


#10 – Chilli Padi (Joo Chiat)

Introduction:

Chilli Padi traces its origins to 1997 with the opening of Chili Padi Nonya Restaurant nestled within the sleepy Tiong Bahru residential district. From those modest beginnings, Chilli Padi has grown into a 250-member enterprise with operations spanning events catering, cafeteria management and dine-in restaurants. Today, Chilli Padi is Singapore’s foremost Peranakan cuisine food services company.

They are proud to serve Peranakan specialities to the staff of DBS Bank, Edwards Lifesciences, and Supreme Court Singapore daily, through management of their institutional cafes and cafeterias.

Menu Items:

  • Modern Asian Ala-Carte Buffet A (Price $13.80)
  • Modern Asian Ala-Carte Buffet B (Price $16.80)
  • Modern Baba Nyonya Ala-Carte Buffet A (Price $18.80)
  • International Divine Ala-Carte Buffet A (Price $22.80)

Location: 11 Joo Chiat Place, #01-03 Singapore 427744

Contact: +65 6275 1002

Website: Website Link Here

 


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