Sunday, March 23, 2014

PeraMakan. Authentic Nyonya Family Restaurant.

If you are craving for delicious spicy, aromatic and traditional food, here's the place called PeraMakan. Everyone have their own favourite nyonya restaurant and for me, this is the best peranakan food I've tasted.

PeraMakan has opened a new branch at Santa Grand Hotel East Coast and the restaurant has a classy environment. As you enter the restaurant, there are colourful tiles embedded in their service counters. The four pieces of Peranakan tiles joined together as a square to represent their logo. The Peranakans often uses decorations with colourful tiles, maybe because colours simbolises their food, clothing and crockery. 

The Interior of PeraMakan

Colourful tiles

Crockery

The lady chef behind PeraMakan’s success is a true Peranakan at heart. You could hear Chef Kathryn Poh Neo's enthusiasm for presenting delicious food, cooked with love to her customers. She personally supervises and occasionally cooks at the restaurant to ensure that food quality is of the highest kind and that they are free from preservatives and food enhancers. As told, her recipes are from her mother and grandmother.

To start my feast, my first choice was Nasi Ulam. The Nasi Ulam was served with finely sliced turmeric leaves, lime leaves, laksa leaves, pepper leaves, lemongrass, ginger flower, long beans and cucumbers. The rice was then mixed with their special homemade XO sauce. Apart from all the spices, the Nasi Ulam was served with steamed prawns, shredded fried fish and sliced omelette.

Nasi Ulam
The Nasi Ulam has a delicious authentic nyonya taste that leaves my mouth craving for more.

Ayam Buah Keluak
Using premium quality black nuts, the Ayam Buah Keluak is a popular dish in PeraMakan cooked to a robust and thick flavor, unique on its own taste and irresistibly savory.  A truly authentic dish, the chicken has entirely absorbed the pure goodness of the condiments cooked to an absolute tender texture that tears off very easily.


Udang Goreng Asam
A mouth-watering comfort food whipped up to boost your appetite. The succulent fresh prawns are marinated with tamarind, fried to a crisp texture with a note of assamy fragrance, the combination of both blends in seamlessly, enlightening your taste buds for more.


Nyonya Chap Chye
A scrumptious soft cabbage stew loaded with home-made sauce, juicy and easy to indulge, the essence of dried bean curds are the enhancement of the dish that makes it especially delicious, offering a flavorsome treat for all.


Lamb Rendang
Braised for long hours, the lamb shank is cooked till a delicate texture that is easy to fork. Tender and moist, it is fully penetrated with spicy coconut gravy and served with Serondeng, a delightful treat that goes best with white rice.


The next order will have to be the best selling nyonya desserts. I wouldn't want to miss my chance to taste their desserts and so I chose the Ice Kachang. It had red beans, attap seeds, cream corn and rose syrup topped with evaporated milk. This is how the traditional ice kachang once was and PeraMakan keeps the originality of Ice Kachang that gives a twist of old fashion way dessert.


There are a wide spread of heavenly delicious desserts of the Peranakans. In fact, this restaurant offers the most desserts amongst the Peranakan restaurants in Singapore.


Rice flour pancakes made from fermented rice flour and coconut water. Served with warm banana sauce. The pancake is adorned with colour from the Bunga Telang.

Peranakans is a truly great and warm place to celebrate special moments or when you feel like treating yourself with tasty home cook food.


PERAMAKAN (East Coast Outlet)
171 East Coast Road #01-02/03, Santa Grand Hotel East Coast, Singapore 428877
Tel: (65) 6346 4202 / (65) 6346 4203
Fax: (65) 6345 7482
Website: www.peramakan.com

53 comments:

  1. I have heard about this place but I haven't try it yet. Looking at your blog, now I can't wait to try it out! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love nyonya food. Looks really tasty..

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  3. The lamb rendang's gravy looks thick and rich with spices. I would like to try this.

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  4. This is by far my best nyonya restaurant. It serves the best food and also desserts.

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  5. DELICIOUS! The desserts looks tasty...

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  6. My favourite is Udang Goreng Asam. They fried the prawns before they cook with the sauce, make the prawn very crispy. I like it.

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  7. YES! I agree with you. All the desserts makes you crave for more! The main course are also nicely cooked with freshness and balanced taste.

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  8. I love peranakans food esp their desserts. Simply delicious!! ^_^

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    1. Their desserts are simply tasty. It's not too sweet either.

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  9. I love the interior design! It looks so comfortable and relax! The food look tasty and yummy! Must try everything =D

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    1. This place is classy and perfect to treat yourself spicy, traditional food with the relaxing ambiance.

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  10. The dishes all looks tasty!!!

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    1. The gravy made of mixtures of spices makes the food delicious!

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  11. This will be my choice of restaurant for the coming Father's Day! Thank you for the recommendation. Thumb up~

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    1. I am happy to share this for your coming Father's Day celebration. Hope you will have a great time and do try out as many dishes as you can. Enjoy!

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  12. The food reminds me of my grandma. Will check the place out next time :)

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    1. It's always nice to enjoy some nyonya style food once in a while.

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  13. I like spicy and sour food lots. Thank you for the comment on food. Definitely will try out those you recommended. =)

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    1. If your cravings are of spicy food and a twist of sour food, this is the place. Their gravy for the main courses are done well. Thank you for supporting.

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  14. My parents nearby was craving for Nyonya Food... Thank you for your sharing. Btw... your blog is nice. =)

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    1. Perhaps you can take them to PeraMakan. They serve tasty food and desserts that isn't too sweet. Hope you will have a great time with your family and thank you so much for supporting.

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  15. Im deep in love with their Chicken Rendang which cooked for a shorter period of time as compared to beef and tamarind is added to the spice mixture. Fried chicken thigh and drumsticks in rendang sauce; the meat was fall-off-the-bone tender and the taste of spice was infused into the chicken meat. You might can have a try on this...Highly recommended. =)

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    1. Thank you for your recommendation. I shall try the Chicken Rendang for my next visit. I guess you enjoyed the food here as I do too.

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  16. I love the desserts... Delicious yet not too sweet for me. Cendol is the best~

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  17. This is a lovely place, with lovely food! ^_^

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  18. Oh! The desserts are tasty and the taste is just right. The food here is at a reasonable price too.

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  19. I've just moved to Singapore and been hunting for good food. Will pop by at this place :)

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    1. You should definitely try their food if you like spicy food.

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  20. Thank you. I appreciate your well constructed review of this restaurant, even if I will not eat here. It is nice to see people who can post honest and informative reviews to help people assess whether or not the dining experience is what they are seeking. Cheers!

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    1. Your welcome and it's my pleasure to share such great food.

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  21. WOW! This piece of writing is good, my sister is analyzing such things, thus I am going to let know her.

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  22. Im spicy eater... Please share more about spicy foods... =) Btw.. Will try visit this restaurant.

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  23. I would recommend the Jantung Pisang Kerabu Appetizer, Ikan Garam Assam and Sambal Terung for some spicy taste. Hope you will enjoy the food and environment for your next visit.

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  24. I'm like the Rice flour pancakes. The sauce very special and delicious. While my family like their desserts. Hope to hear about other Nyonya restaurant as well.

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  25. Thank you Kimi. Sure will recommend the next Nyonya Restaurants soon.

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  26. I love this peranakan restaurant. I go to their Keppel Club branch alot. I especially love their desserts and also their ayam buah keluak. I would definitely go to their new branch as its near for me and their new interior design and decorations is definitely a plus for me.

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  27. Yes. PeraMakan's new branch is at the Santa Grand Hotel, East Coast. It will be a great experience for you to drop by the new branch and enjoy the new environment and not forgetting their delicious desserts.

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  28. Hear about this restaurant before while now you are blog about it. Think that I really need take some time to pay a visit.

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  29. Yes! Perhaps you should stop by one day and try out their food. You will love it there.

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  30. I tried the Rice flour pancakes before. It goes so well with the banana sauce. It really has a strong mixed flavour, very peranakan style. I just love it. Will be back here soon!

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    1. I agree with you. The banana sauce is delicious that makes the rice flour pancake have such balance taste.

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  31. My family love to have sour and spicy food while this PeraMakan suit they taste bud~ Thank you for your post.

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    1. Your most welcome. Glad to share such good food with you and hope that your family will have great experience and enjoy the food.

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  32. LIly Tan Swee ChenJuly 2, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Great post!

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  33. Wow ~
    Looks delicious and yummy, can't wait to try.
    Thanks for sharing..

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  34. 哇!这间餐厅的食物不只好吃而且很有娘惹的文化!

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  35. The food looks amazing! Will definitely bring my family to try.. Thanks for always recommending good food places.
    I like your blog alot.

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  36. Their desserts looks very appetizing! Can't wait to try out this place! Great review! keep up the good work

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  37. I've tried this restaurant and it was delicious! Great recommendation~ keep on recommending good food places please!!

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  38. This place looks so good! I am definitely going to try this restaurant. Great review~

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  39. Wonderful recommendation! keep up with the reviews! love your blog

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