Cooking doyenne Violet Oon: Taking on the world, one pineapple tart at a time

The cooking doyenne wants to wow the world with Singapore food and is on the lookout for overseas locations such as London

Cooking doyenne Violet Oon is in expansion mode. Next month, she opens her flagship restaurant at Ion Orchard, with a menu that showcases British Hainan food. There will be a shop within the restaurant, where she will launch a small range of cookies and cakes.

Next year, she opens a 3,000 sq ft restaurant-cum-shop at Jewel Changi Airport, the upcoming dining and shopping destination. That location, which will attract thousands of travellers who might buy a sugee or gula melaka cake or a jar of pineapple tarts or cashew cookies to take home or for their friends overseas, brings her one step closer to taking her brand global.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 17, 2018, with the headline 'Violet's brand goes global'. Print Edition | Subscribe