Violet Oon's Kitchen
881 Bukit Timah Road
Lunch at a quaint little Nyonya hideaway one weekend with the folks and grandpa. Grabbed the pictures off my iPhone 6 (pardon the quality), I wanted to blog on my Dayre as with most of my iPhone pictures, but decided I loved the place too much I wanted to have an archive here instead. Yummy! ^^
Adored everything about the interior decor, from the littlest detail right down to the ambiance the place had.
Garam Assam Fish
Spanish Mackerel fillets in a spicy and sour gravy with pineapple slices and ladies fingers topped with sliced pink ginger flower. Served with Jasmine rice and atchara.
One of my favourite dishes there, the Assam fish had a very orgasmic tanginess to it which made the whole dish so alive in your mouth. MUST TRY.
Tender beef shin braised in a melange of spices flavoured with kaffir and bay leaves in a creamy coconut milk. Served with Nasi Kuning (Indonesian yellow rice) and atchara.
This has a sweeter undertone to the whole dish. The rice had a slightly sweet floral aftertaste to it which was nice, weird, nicely weird. It was a unique experience, but nevertheless appetising in it's own ways.
Wedges of fried eggplant topped with a spicy sour and hot sambal sauce.
Not too spicy, this is as the name suggests, Eggplant stir-fired in our all time favourite sambal sauce. A good cleanser for your palates in between the heavy mains.
Fried bean curd on a bed of julienne cucumber and bean sprouts in Vio's signature peanut sauce.
An old school dish perfected and brought up to date.
Kuay Beng Kah (Taipoca Cake) with Gula Melaka and Coconut Cream
A twist on the good old steamed Taipoca cake. Like a slice of cake, this warm gooey goodness is definitely a modern take on a traditional Nyonya dessert, but even better! How crazy & impossible is that! MUST MUST TRY.
Bubor Cha Cha Panna Cotta
Just when you think you've been blown away by the creativity of their menu, try this delectable sweet Bubor Cha Cha, with it's coconut cream made into a Panna Cotta consistency. Afraid? Fred not, the pudding base trashed most coconut cream sauce I've ever came across. PUTS THEM ALL TO SHAME.
My dad being the goofy father he is decided he'd like to give a retarded smile.
1st & 3rd gen love.
All in all, I never expected classic Nyonya cuisine to fuse with contemporary culinary techniques so immaculately. The ideas were not only ridiculously daring, but amazingly it worked extremely beautifully when executed.
I would definitely return to this lovely cafe again one day, despite a relatively steep bill at the end of the meal. But with all things ingenious, there will be a price to pay. This one made me a very willing customer indeed.
Till the next!