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Candlenut

766 Wishlisted
~$130/pax
❉ 1 Michelin Star Award-winning Peranakan restaurant, Candlenut, serves up contemporary Peranakan cuisine that preserves the essence and complexities of traditional food, with astute twists that lift the often rich dishes to a different level.

17A Dempsey Road
COMO Dempsey
Singapore 249676

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Thursday:
12:00pm - 03:00pm
06:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday:
12:00pm - 03:00pm
06:00pm - 11:00pm

Saturday:
12:00pm - 03:00pm
06:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday:
12:00pm - 03:00pm
06:00pm - 10:00pm

Monday:
12:00pm - 03:00pm
06:00pm - 10:00pm

Tuesday:
12:00pm - 03:00pm
06:00pm - 10:00pm

Wednesday:
12:00pm - 03:00pm
06:00pm - 10:00pm

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Really enjoyed the food here although it was quite expensive for the portion. In my opinion it’s definitely worth to try it once as it’s one of the best peranakan food I’ve tasted. 6.0/10

Malcolm has come a long way way since Neil Road and it absolutely shows. We tried the Omakase menu and it was a joy. A little pricey, but worth every single penny. This Buah Keluak ice cream was as good as I ever remember it. Other notable mentions was the Assam Squid, Winged Bean Salad, Lamb Kebab and the Wagyu Rendang.

Good job Candlenut. Will definitely be back.

I've always been a fan of Candlenut, and it's the place I always recommend my overseas friends to include in their list of fine dining restaurants, in order to taste a slice of Singapore that's very rare outside of Southeast Asia. And Peranakan food's unique blend of Chinese, Malay and other Southeast Asian flavours exactly reflects the cultures we have in Singapore.
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The rendang we have at Candlenut was very fragrant and lemak with strong emphasis on coconut milk. It's actually not too spicy and it's mildly sweet. And using Westholme @true_westholme, they've melded the wagyu's natural juices into the rendang, and all oil in the dish came from the wagyu's natural fats. This smooth rendang goes really well with the tender beef, so melty that they just fuse as one.
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It's extremely addictive when taken with rice. I speak from my own experience, because I was crazy full even before I had this, but I still ate lots of rice with this dish.
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We chose the One-Michelin starred @CandleNutSG for a celebratory occasion and started with this classic Peranakan starter. The fine dining presentation aside, there’s nothing much to love about this starter. The braised turnip is bland, while the homemade KPT shell feels like a fragile glass. 4 mini cones for S$20, skip this!

Was really impressed when I ate this for the first time so I ordered it again on my second visit. However, this second time was quite a disappointment because the flavour was too dominantly sour 😕
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We had a tasting plate as part of our “Ah-Ma-Kase” meal comprising small servings of bite-size Kuehs. Never mind the petite sizes but they were strong and outstanding in tastes.
The Kueh Salat had the smoothest coconut custard layer and fragrance bursting in the mouth. The banana cake was so fluffy and light to balance with the banana.
So besides a meal proper, Candlenut also makes a good place to enjoy delicious Nonya desserts in style.

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