Explore Joo Chiat’s
Peranakan Culinary Roots

Immerse in an exclusive culinary experience in Joo Chiat, a historic district rich with history and delectable goodness.

Wander along the street of colourful Peranakan shophouses, while discovering a whole new world of Peranakan dishes and local eateries, chock-full of deliciousness.

From traditional Peranakan kueh (sweet or savoury bite-sized snacks), laksa (rice noodles served in coconut curry soup) to roti prata (fried Indian flatbread served with curry or sugar), get ready for a tour of epic yummy proportions!

Chiak Local is all about hyperlocal experiences, so we promise to only bring you to the best foodie gems that we ourselves eat at!

Tour and Package Details

Price

120 SGD

Start Time

10 AM

Duration

Approximately 3 hours (depending on group size)

No. of pax

Min 2 to go

Meeting Point

Chinatown MRT

All food tastings

Come hungry and cashless. All you need to do is show up with a huge appetite and prepared for a foodie experience like no other!

Exclusive Chiak Local goodie bag

Receive a Chiak Local goody bag with our exclusive merchandise and other useful items you’ll need during the food tour!

Foodie Survival Guide

Our very own Chiak Local Foodie Survival Guide ensures that you can navigate the local food scene independently even after our tour.

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Ayam buah keluak

An iconic Peranakan dish, the ayam buah keluak is a delicious yet notoriously difficult dish to make. Akin to Japan’s poisonous fugu fish, ayam buah keluak’s main ingredient requires the chef to skillfully neutralise the lethal hydrogen cyanide in the raw buah keluak seeds. After which, the seeds are combined with a thick, spicy tamarind gravy and used to braise chicken.

Peranakan kuehs

These nostalgic bite-sized sweets come in many exquisite variations, and are handmade with humble Asian ingredients like coconut, palm sugar, pandan leaves, tapioca, banana and glutinous rice.

Ayam buah keluak

An iconic Peranakan dish, the ayam buah keluak is a delicious yet notoriously difficult dish to make. Akin to Japan’s poisonous fugu fish, ayam buah keluak’s main ingredient requires the chef to skillfully neutralise the lethal hydrogen cyanide in the raw buah keluak seeds. After which, the seeds are combined with a thick, spicy tamarind gravy and used to braise chicken.

Peranakan kuehs

These nostalgic bite-sized sweets come in many exquisite variations, and are handmade with humble Asian ingredients like coconut, palm sugar, pandan leaves, tapioca, banana and glutinous rice.

Laksa

Another popular Peranakan dish, laksa consists of rice noodles with a rich broth. While chicken, prawn or fish can be added to enhance the flavour, the secret to a good laksa dish lies in the broth - the perfect balance of spice and coconut milk, or sour asam.

Kaya toast

A staple in Singapore, kaya toast is coconut egg jam served on thin slices of crispy toast. An authentic local breakfast is never complete without local kopi (coffee) and soft boiled eggs!

Laksa

Another popular Peranakan dish, laksa consists of rice noodles with a rich broth. While chicken, prawn or fish can be added to enhance the flavour, the secret to a good laksa dish lies in the broth - the perfect balance of spice and coconut milk, or sour asam.

Kaya toast

A staple in Singapore, kaya toast is coconut egg jam served on thin slices of crispy toast. An authentic local breakfast is never complete without local kopi (coffee) and soft boiled eggs!

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