If you're a fan of Peranakan cuisine, this is a great time to visit Peppermint this Ramadan 2023, the contemporary buffet restaurant located in the heart of Singapore. From 17 March until 30 April 2023, Peppermint is partnering with one-MICHELIN-starred Auntie Gaik Lean's Old School Eatery from Penang, Malaysia, to bring you the authentic and traditional Peranakan dishes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.
Located in PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore
6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
- 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm (Mondays to Fridays)
- 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays)
- 6.30 pm to 11:00 pm (Daily)
Auntie Gaik Lean's Old School Eatery was one of the four restaurants recognized with one MICHELIN Star in the first edition of the MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur and Penang. The restaurant is well-known for its authentic and delicious Peranakan cuisine, which is a blend of Chinese and Malay flavors. Chef-Owner Beh Gaik Lean, also known as Auntie Gaik Lean, is a fourth-generation Nyonya who started cooking at the age of 12. She has perfected and preserved Nyonya recipes and cuisine over decades, and now she is sharing her delicious creations with Singaporeans.
Image: Fish Curry Tumis
The collaboration between Peppermint and Auntie Gaik Lean's Old School Eatery is a rare opportunity to taste some of the signature dishes that have made the restaurant so popular in Malaysia. Some of the must-try dishes include Brinjal Sambal (eggplant stir-fried in shrimp belachan sambal), Egg Belanda (sweet and sour egg in tamarind sauce), Kerabu Kacang Botol (four-angled bean salad), Fish Curry Tumis (hot and sour fish curry), and Assam Prawns (prawns stir-fried in tamarind paste) that are perfect to go with Nasi Ulam (steamed herbed rice with ulam).
Image: Curry Kapitan
If you're a fan of meat dishes, you'll enjoy Curry Kapitan (Captain’s chicken curry in coconut milk with potatoes) and Beef Rendang (spiced beef in caramelized coconut curry). For dessert, indulge in Pulut Hitam with Fresh Santan (black glutinous rice porridge with coconut milk) and Ubi Kayu with Gula Melaka (poached sweet potato in Gula Melaka treacle).
Chef Leon Yee, Peppermint's Chef de Cuisine, is also introducing some of his age-old Peranakan recipes from his great-grandmother to complement Auntie Gaik Lean's dishes. Some of the dishes that Chef Leon is bringing back by popular demand include Ayam Buah Keluak Chicken with fermented pangium edule seeds AKA buah keluak, Itek Sio (braised duck leg with tamarind and coriander), Sustainable Crispy Barramundi served with Udang Kering (sustainably sourced barramundi, cooked with dried shrimp chili paste), Black Angus Beef Oxtail Pongteh (Angus beef oxtail, stewed with fermented soybean paste), Wok Fried Seafood Dry Laksa, and the signature Blue Pea Rice Lemak, served with Spicy Coconut Floss, and more!
A great meal would not be complete without traditional desserts including Pulut Hitam Cake (Black glutinous rice served with coconut milk), Pandan Kaya Cake with house-made Kaya, Bubor Cha Cha, Chendol Cake, Ondeh Ondeh Swiss Roll served with Gula Melaka and many more.
During the holy season of Ramadan, diners can enjoy complimentary refreshments, Iced Bandung and Pandan Iced Tea, specially concocted to kick-start Iftar.
Weekday Lunch (Mondays to Fridays excluding public holidays, 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm)
SGD68++ per adult
SGD34++ per child (6 to 12 years old)
Weekday Dinner (Mondays to Thursdays excluding eve of public holidays and public holidays, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm)
SGD98++ per adult
SGD49++ per child (6 to 12 years old)
Weekend Lunch (Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm)
SGD78++ per adult
SGD39++ per child (6 to 12 years old)
Weekend Dinner (Fridays to Sundays, eve of public holidays and public holidays, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm)
SGD108++ per adult
SGD54++ per child (6 to 12 years old)
Be sure to bring your family and friends to Peppermint in this holy month of Ramadan for iftar to indulge in this exclusive Peranakan spread!