The world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant Candlenut welcomes kids of all ages. There isn’t a specific kid’s menu but many of their dishes are non-spicy and hence palatable for children. Chef-owner Malcolm Lee encourages parents to expose their children to exotic flavours and textures.
Chef Lee recommends the signature Candlenut buah keluak fried rice, sunny side up. A modern take on fried rice using the buah keluak, this deceivingly simple but time-consuming dish represents the essence of Peranakan cuisine—borne of tradition, made with love. It’s a great way to introduce Peranakan culture and Singaporean heritage cuisine to children as fried rice is a common dish that kids are familiar with, just that it’s now given a contemporary Straits Chinese twist.