National Kitchen by Violet Oon

National Kitchen by Violet Oon

Singapore’s fixation with Peranakan cuisine is a well-known quirk and local food ambassador, Violet Oon has catered (literally and otherwise) to this national preoccupation with cookbooks, two restaurants at Bukit Timah and Clarke Quay, and, most recently, National Kitchen at the National Gallery. The restaurant is a stylish introduction to the Peranakan aesthetic for visitors with its rattan ceiling fans, intricate Peranakan tiles, opulent chandeliers and panelled walls. The menu has all the Straits Chinese favourites you’ll want your visitors to sample, like Sambal Timun Nanas, a cucumber and pineapple sambal with onions and lightly sweet rice vinegar and Buah Keluak Ayam, a stew of tangy chicken and the traditional buah keluak nuts. Don’t forget to order other local favourites like Eurasian Beef Brisket Semor and Hakka Abacus Beads.

Violet Oon
National Gallery Singapore
#02–01
1 St Andrew’s Road
Tel: +65 9834 9935

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Published August 10, 2017
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