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Violet Oon is the place to savour authentic Nonya or Peranakan cuisine in posh setting with great atmosphere. The Babi Pong Tay and Beef Rendang are out of this world.


We are back at Cherki as we were pleased to find that the restaurant extended it's stay on Burpple Beyond, plus we really like their fusion peranakan cuisine. Today, we decided to try the braised pongteh lamb shank, which comes with a huge lamb shank served alongside a small serving of blue pea flower rice and achar. The lamb shank was braised for quite a long duration in a fermented bean paste and the meat was definitely no longer gamey, and the sauce covering the lamb shank had a slight nutty taste to it. However, we felt that the lamb meat could have been more tender, as parts of it were quite tough.

The rice was pretty fragrant although as in our previous reviews, we felt that the serving size could be larger to make for a more filling meal. The dish costs $24++ although you should use your Burpple Beyond vouchers if you have them to enjoy a discount. πŸ˜‹

Cherki was packed to the brim on a Friday night and if you are ever thinking of visiting on a Friday nightz you need to make a reservation in advance!

Very well braised and very well balanced, the potatoes were soft and absorbed the gravy wonderfully

Stingray curry was good too, it's abit spicy tho

Was at Cherki on a Friday night for dinner and the place was really packed. Thankfully, we already made reservations on Chope.

As we previously tried the lobster linguine and really liked it, both of us ordered the same dish again. The linguine was cooked to an al dente texture, and the laksa flavors were infused nicely as the gravy (which wasn’t too watery) coated each strand of pasta. The addition of tau pok pieces that soaked up the rich coconut-based sauce made this dish reminiscent of the hearty traditional laksa we’re familiar with.

Other than the half lobster that was served in the shell on the side, lobster pieces were also hidden in the linguine. The lobster was on the smaller side, understandably so because of the price. I found mine to be a bit fishy that day but the partner found his to be fine.

We also shared a side dish - chicken satay in peanut sauce encased in pappadom shells. While the name suggests that the chicken pieces are wrapped in regular tortilla found in Mexican dishes, the use of crispy crackers we enjoy in our Nasi Briyani was rather ingenious. The chicken pieces were coated in a slightly sweet peanut-based sauce, which was a bit sweet for my liking but would remind you of the traditional satay sauce. While novel, the price is a bit on the high side for the portion given. However, it can be something interesting to try in a group, where one can experience Indian and peranakan flavors all in one dish.

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Visited Cherki on a weekday evening and it was quite crowded so it’s advisable to make a reservation before heading down. In this dish, the rice was fried with foie gras fat and shredded duck, which gave each mouthful a delightful fragrance. One can also taste the wok hei in every bite. The piece of foie gras served above the fried rice was also nicely executed, with a rich mouthfeel that somehow complimented well with the Asian flavors of this dish. The chili on the side was also delicious, offering a decent level of spice. While the serving of dish may be on the small side for bigger eaters, it is highly recommended for a taste of Peranakan flavors with a modern twist that is not easily found elsewhere. Overall, the standard at Cherki is pretty high despite its steeper than average prices but being able to use your Burpple vouchers would surely help!

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Inspired by verandahs in traditional houses, the aptly-named Verandah @ Rael’s is the perfect space to gather and share a good meal with your loved ones. Experience the very best of both Peranakan and Indonesian cuisine with sophisticated dishes that have been modelled after closely-guarded heirloom recipes. Here’s where you can expect to find meticulously prepared classics such as Chicken Buah Keluak ($19.90), Babi Pongteh ($18.90), and Nonya Chap Chai ($12.90).


besides the creamy avocado πŸ₯‘, you get to savour the crunch of coconut pulp πŸ₯₯ in every mouth. Lots of textures.

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very interesting combination! While you can still taste the aromatic brew β˜•οΈ, the vanilla espresso takes a backseat as compared to the fizzy sparking water ✨️. A light & refreshing one!

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A treat for the savoury fans! πŸ’— A blend of emmental, mozzarella, cheddar & mascarpone πŸ§€, the blanket of melted cheese atop the sourdough toasts πŸ₯– (sandwiching a thin layer of cheese too) was simply heavenly. Got me wanting moreeeee cheese! 🀀 Pair it with their drinks as it can be a little dry.


Absolutely my kind of sweet treat! ❀ The sourdough toast is slathered with light whipped cream ☁️ & 4 berries marmalade mix before topping it with generous amount of fresh strawberries πŸ“ & blueberries 🫐. My worry that this dish would be too sweet was unfounded - loved it! πŸ‘πŸ»