Opened by three Peranakans passionate about keeping their culinary traditions alive, Godmama is where you’ll find Nonya comfort food faves alongside modern reinterpretations of Straits Chinese cuisine.
Start your meal with co-owner Christina Keilthy’s star dish: egg skin popiah ($6.50) filled with stewed vegetables, fresh prawns, lettuce, crushed peanuts and fried shallots. Her godma and mama used to cook for her when she was a child – and is the reason why she opened the restaurant as a way to share her family's recipes with others.
On the menu are other classic Peranakan dishes such as ayam buah keluak ($18.90), babi assam ($16.90) and sambal udang ($23.90), all best consumed with a bowl of butterfly pea flower rice and homemade sambal. During the weekends, brunch options include novel Nonya takes on typical café dishes with options like buah keluak bolognese pasta ($19.90), Godmama's Otak Otak Benedict ($19.90) and banana pengat buttermilk pancakes ($17.90).