Restaurant Review

Godmama's has potential

But the Peranakan restaurant needs to work harder to get the deep, full-bodied and well-balanced flavours the cuisine is known for

Godmama's Peranakan, which opened at the newly revamped Funan mall on June 28, has the admirable ambition of introducing nonya cuisine to a younger generation. And it has picked the right location, as the mall can be expected to draw a young crowd with its focus on IT, musical instruments and sports offerings.

So, besides the usual dishes the Peranakan community in Singapore is known for - such as ayam buah keluak and babi pongteh - the menu includes items such as fried chicken wings that come with a belacan mayo. And there is a selection of cocktails infused with ingredients used in Peranakan cooking, such as gula melaka and butterfly pea flower, created by a man who works at 28 HongKong Street and is the son of one of Godmama's owners.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 07, 2019, with the headline 'Godmama's has potential'. Print Edition | Subscribe