Candlenut

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~$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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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

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

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These were the starters from the dinner set menu.

Lobster Kueh Pie Tee
Lamb satay (they changed it to pork if you don’t take lamb)
Roti Jala with chicken curry
Coconut shrimp

Everything came perfectly portioned for a small group of eaters. Our favourites were the roti jala and satay.

🍴DINE OUT🍴
📍Candlenut, 17a Dempsey Rd📍
💸 Bakwan Kepiting soup: $14
💸 Ngoh Hiang: $20
💸 Chap Chye: $22
💸 Kurobuta Pork Neck Satay: $20
💸 Chef's Mum's Curry Chicken: $26
💸 Aunt Caroline's Babi Buah Keluak: $30
💸 Kueh Salat: $16
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Visited Candlenut for an authentic and exquisite peranakan dishes!!😋 Had some of the peranakan staples like the ngoh hiang, chap chye, chicken curry, babi buah keluak and bakwan kepiting soup. Lastly, rounded up with a kueh salat. Definitely wowed us with the strong flavours and how homely and comforting the food tasted🏠. A little pricey for sure, but the flavour of the dishes were super on point!! Definitely worthy of its title as the world's first michelin-starred peranakan restaurant.👍✨

Helmed by Chef👨‍🍳 @malcolmleeee, @candlenutsg takes a contemporary yet authentic approach to traditional Straits-Chinese cuisine. Received a Michelin star since 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣6️⃣, the restaurant serves up refined Peranakan cusine that preserves the essence and complexities of traditional food, with modern twists🔀 that lift the often rich dishes to another level🤩.

😋 = Must-order
👉Candlenut’s Buah Keluak Fried Rice😋 - SGD26
fried with rich Indonesian black nut sambal, Frenz organic sunny-side up egg
👉Blue Swimmer Crab Curry😋 - SGD38
turmeric, galangal, coconut milk, kaffir lime leaf
👉Snake River Farm Kurobuta Pork Neck Satay😋 - SGD20
glazed with kicap manis, grilled and smoked over charcoal
👉Bakwan Kepiting Soup - SGD14
blue swimmer crab chicken tofu balls, tofu puff, bamboo shoot, rich chicken broth boiled over 4hrs
👉Kueh Salat - SGD16
perfectly smooth custard made with naturally extracted pandan and coconut milk steamed with fragrant glutinous rice cake coloured with fresh blue pea flower, served with young coconut sorbet

Perhaps I’m not a connoisseur in Peranakan food but I thought the dishes we had were delicious😋 and met our expectations too. In short, I will just let the photos and food speak for themselves😉. And finally, not exactly the most important to me but their amazing service deserves a noteworthy mention☺️👍.

❗️Pro-tip: When asked if you want still or sparkling water, opt for free tap water🚰. That SGD9 you saved can almost get you their Classic Chendol Cream dessert😄.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

📍Candlenut
17a Dempsey Road, S249676

Helmed by Chef👨‍🍳 @malcolmleeee, @candlenutsg takes a contemporary yet authentic approach to traditional Straits-Chinese cuisine. Received a Michelin star since 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣6️⃣, the restaurant serves up refined Peranakan cusine that preserves the essence and complexities of traditional food, with modern twists🔀 that lift the often rich dishes to another level🤩.

😋 = Must-order
👉Candlenut’s Buah Keluak Fried Rice😋 - SGD26
fried with rich Indonesian black nut sambal, Frenz organic sunny-side up egg
👉Blue Swimmer Crab Curry😋 - SGD38
turmeric, galangal, coconut milk, kaffir lime leaf
👉Snake River Farm Kurobuta Pork Neck Satay😋 - SGD20
glazed with kicap manis, grilled and smoked over charcoal
👉Bakwan Kepiting Soup - SGD14
blue swimmer crab chicken tofu balls, tofu puff, bamboo shoot, rich chicken broth boiled over 4hrs
👉Kueh Salat - SGD16
perfectly smooth custard made with naturally extracted pandan and coconut milk steamed with fragrant glutinous rice cake coloured with fresh blue pea flower, served with young coconut sorbet

Perhaps I’m not a connoisseur in Peranakan food but I thought the dishes we had were delicious😋 and met our expectations too. In short, I will just let the photos and food speak for themselves😉. And finally, not exactly the most important to me but their amazing service deserves a noteworthy mention☺️👍.

❗️Pro-tip: When asked if you want still or sparkling water, opt for free tap water🚰. That SGD9 you saved can almost get you their Classic Chendol Cream dessert😄.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

📍Candlenut
17a Dempsey Road, S249676

Helmed by Chef👨‍🍳 @malcolmleeee, @candlenutsg takes a contemporary yet authentic approach to traditional Straits-Chinese cuisine. Received a Michelin star since 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣6️⃣, the restaurant serves up refined Peranakan cusine that preserves the essence and complexities of traditional food, with modern twists🔀 that lift the often rich dishes to another level🤩.

😋 = Must-order
👉Candlenut’s Buah Keluak Fried Rice😋 - SGD26
fried with rich Indonesian black nut sambal, Frenz organic sunny-side up egg
👉Blue Swimmer Crab Curry😋 - SGD38
turmeric, galangal, coconut milk, kaffir lime leaf
👉Snake River Farm Kurobuta Pork Neck Satay😋 - SGD20
glazed with kicap manis, grilled and smoked over charcoal
👉Bakwan Kepiting Soup - SGD14
blue swimmer crab chicken tofu balls, tofu puff, bamboo shoot, rich chicken broth boiled over 4hrs
👉Kueh Salat - SGD16
perfectly smooth custard made with naturally extracted pandan and coconut milk steamed with fragrant glutinous rice cake coloured with fresh blue pea flower, served with young coconut sorbet

Perhaps I’m not a connoisseur in Peranakan food but I thought the dishes we had were delicious😋 and met our expectations too. In short, I will just let the photos and food speak for themselves😉. And finally, not exactly the most important to me but their amazing service deserves a noteworthy mention☺️👍.

❗️Pro-tip: When asked if you want still or sparkling water, opt for free tap water🚰. That SGD9 you saved can almost get you their Classic Chendol Cream dessert😄.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

📍Candlenut
17a Dempsey Road, S249676

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We were there to celebrate a birthday and instead of ordering a few ala carte dishes, we opted for the ‘Taste of Candlenut’ January menu ($68++ per pax) which comprises of tasting portions of several signature dishes of the restaurant.

We started off with a trio of small bites from kueh pie tee to itek sioh on fried mantou to charcoal grilled Westholm wagyu beef satay. Unfortunately, the dining experience started off on the wrong footing as one of the fried mantous contained duck bones from the pulled braised duck meat, which we proceeded to send it back to the kitchen. The mains arrived shortly after and the bakwan kepiting soup (blue swimmer crab chicken tofu balls in chicken broth), sayur Nangka kerabu (young jackfruit salad) and buah keluak sotong were very much enjoyable and the experience was truly redeemed by the care and concern from the staff from the horrifying encounter and the excellent showcase of desserts, red bean bandung and homemade nyonya kueh.
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✨ Candlenut
📍 17A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676
🛵 https://candlenutsingapore.menu/
🍴 [Self Funded]

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