Nyonya Kathryn Ho's cleverly named PeraMakan hides past a trellis-lined walkway, deep inside a greenery-lined drive into Keppel Club. Inside, the pong of sambal belachan – all ready and laid out at each empty table – fills the air, along with the chatter of families and older aunties, no doubt regulars of the restaurant. They're likely here for the fat chunks of pork belly that go into the rich babi pongtay ($14), beef rendang ($16) and perfectly done, smoky rings of squid, slathered with a tangy-spicy tomato-based sauce ($16), all highly recommended by the staff. It all goes by really quickly – the dishes arrive in a flurry after you’ve ordered, and before you know it, you're dipping sticky rice pancakes ($6) in a thick banana toffee to end the meal. Not bad for the lengths you travelled to find it at all.
For more, check out our Best Peranakan restaurants in Singapore feature.
Level 3, Keppel Club
10 Bukit Chermin Road
|Opening hours:||Daily 11.30am-3pm, 6-10pm.|