Chef Wan pays tribute to the Peranakan heritage this March with timeless recipes inherited from his grandmother. Ten traditional Peranakan dishes have been added to the buffet spread at 1Market, and only available for a limited time. So for this month, there will be more offerings at the usual prices! Through this Peranakan fair, he aims to preserve and also introduce his guests to a rich heritage.
– taken from the press release dated 10 March 2015.
1Market is known to offer a variety of dishes, and most prominently, fresh seafood. With the addition of a few Peranakan dishes, we’ll let the pictures do the talking.
Different kinds of cooked meat being freshly sliced when you make your order:
J: You can choose how rare you want your beef to be. This is medium. The variety of sauces offered are also quite special. I recommend the rendang one!
Black Pepper Crayfish
G & J: This CRAYMOTHERFISH is the bomb! Pardon our language. We are still drooling here as we type. Help yourself to infinity servings. Very fresh meat, crunchy and fragrant black pepper taste. A sprig of parsley just completes this dish. What’s best? You don’t even need to dirty your hands!
Traditional Nonya Laksa
G & J: The al dente rice noodles were cooked to perfection, and the broth was just the kind of spicy we like. Indeed it lived up to its “nonya” name. The only thing that was missing is the good ol’ cockles!
G & J: The “youtiao” was not as crunchy as we hoped, so make sure you quality check them before committing to an entire plate. Novelty lies in the fact that you can actually add in your own ingredients and mix it up yourself. No more stingy rojak uncle and auntie!
Peranakan Sop Sayur Asin
J: One of the signature soups of Peranakan. It is very appetizing so start off with this before moving on to other food. The broth was sour yet refreshing, with a hint of assam taste.
Photo with the man himself. Chef Wan!
He really is quite friendly and talkative. If you meet him while dining there, take the opportunity to learn a thing or two about tasty Peranakan dishes!
Overall, we will definitely go again, just for the crayfish.
(Mon-Thur) $37.45 for adult, $22.15 for child
(Fri-Sun & PH) $44.50 for adult, $28.05 for child
(Mon-Thur) $51.55 for adult, $26.85 for child
(Fri-Sun & PH) $56.30 for adult, $30.40 for child
* All prices are nett. Child must be between 6-12 years old.
68 Orchard Road #04-45 to 49
Opening hours 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Tel: 65 6341 9159
* This is an invited tasting by Brand Cellar and 1Market.
Average Cost per pax: $37.45 for lunch, $51.55 - $56.30 for dinner.
We recommend: Black pepper crayfish, nonya laksa.