We were so drawn by this lovely restaurant’s tagline: “Typical Home Cooked Nonya Food”. It was lunch hour on a weekday, and there were some customers, but plenty of space in this cosy establishment.

I’ve snapped photos of the menu for your benefit below. From buah keluak to bakwan kepeting, this lovely restaurant is perfect for dining in a group, where you can order a few dishes to share.

On the back of the menu there are plenty of options las well. For today we ordered fish head curry, long bean sambal and ngo hiang, which were so amazing.

The fish head curry was the original Peranakan kind, which was in assam style. It’s not too spicy but instead very flavourful and typical of Peranakan spices. The three dishes were more than enough for the four of us, with plenty of fish leftover in the fish head curry. Perhaps 5 or 6 people will be good if you decide to order fish head curry, unless the four of you were big eaters.

I’ve got to definitely bring my grandma to this restaurant one day!

Novena Peranakan Cuisine
273 Thomson Rd
Singapore 307644

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