Throughout all her years of travel and living abroad, Violet’s culinary passion has unabashedly remained with Singapore. As such, she has brought home the spoils of cuisines discovered abroad and married those gems with her beloved native Singaporean cuisine.Violet Oon's Kitchen is a local bistro with a twist. The menu includes her signature Nyonya fare, Shepherds Pie and interpretations of much loved Singapore favorites that she would serve at her own table.
The bistro also offers a delectable variety of refreshing drinks and alcoholic beverages that have been carefully selected and curated to match the menu, including a unique Guava smoothie and Peanut Butter Milkshake with Reese's pieces.
We had a the Kerabu Fish and keluak pasta which I personnaly did not enjoy as I felt it was too dry. The starters of what looks like vietnamese spring rolls, the chicken meat was a little hard and when I was served one of the portion fell off the platter and the waiter serving asked that I picked it up which I think is already a failure on part of the service. The waitress who took our orders however was friendly and attentive. Overall the food was so so, dessert was nice though, ambience wise - the music was too loud which made it a little hard to have dinner conversation.
11th Oct 2013
Great food and service. Ambience is great for a friends' gathering as well. Enjoyed yourselves!
We are amazed at the average for this restaurant not being higher at the time of writing this. All food was freshly prepared with quality ingredients. The Vietnamese rolls were delicious. This was the best beef rendang we've ever tasted. The side dishes and salads added to the fresh flavour of the meal. We will go there again. We are very happy to have discovered this treasure. They have a very diverse and appealing menu. Staff and service were second to none.
The skin of the appetiser (Vietnamese Poh Piah) is very hard, practically difficult to bite it off.. Saw a few tables eating that, and find it comical when i see people struggling to bite it off.I didnt finish my appetiser.
My partner had spagethhi and we find it very very salty. I had the cod fish, it seems like the fish is from those river kind, has a fishy taste...
The dessert was ok finally.
The restaurant staff are attentive and quick to address customers' queries and needs.
The rating bars above are not working so please ignore rating of 7. I would give rating of 5,8,8, for cuisine , service and atmosphere.
Overall we were disappointed. I have to say given ms oon's reputation, our expectations were high but were disappointed cos we felt most of the signature dishes we ordered were adjusted to suit 'others' palate and lacked the spiciness and oomph that we associate with peranakan cooking. Especially so were the re dang and Kueh pie ti. Having said that we enjoyed the bush keluak pasta tremendously. Also very good we're the dry laksa and and the desserts.
Dessert was very good. Fish main course also good , my rendang rice was abit hard ( not sure if it was meant to be like that) the service staff were attentive and change cutlery every time there was a new dish . Excellent svc by them
The place was nicely done up, and the service was impeccable. The wait staff would inform us when our orders took a little longer to arrive and they always had a nice smile when communicating with us. However I found the food too rich in taste and we would get sick of the flavor quickly. This was especially true of the dry laksa and thick gooey pulut hitam. The chicken lemak lacked a punch in the flavor and I could easily find better replacements. For the dishes with such simple and humble ingredients like fish cake and tau pok, I found the prices too steep. I probably would not go back again because cheaper alternatives are aplenty at a fraction of the prices at Violet Oon's Kitchen.
1.The summer roll wraps were not tender and I'm not sure that I actually
detected the presence of prawn in the filling.
2.The Kerabu Fish was on top of what seemed to be a combination of chili
garlic sauce and vinegar. Not something I'd order again given that I've
sampled many other sweet and sour fish dishes that surpassed this one in
flavour and texture.
3. The kuay beng kah (tapioca cake) was very nice and I definitley should
have had a cup of coffee to go with it.
Had dinner there yesterday, 9 Oct. Ordered the rendang beef and buah keluak pasta.
The rendang gravy was nice but quite oily. Only 2 small pieces of beef. Not quite value for money despite restaurant week.
The pasta was ordinary with absolutely no other ingredient - just pasta in buah keluak sauce. So it is more for buah keluak fans.
On the whole, it was average.