O’nya Sayang is conveniently located at Paya Lebar Square which is few steps away from Paya Lebar MRT station. The strategic location certainly draw attention to office workers nearby for lunch and dinner. O’nya Sayang, peranakan restaurant started their first store at Tampines Mall by founder and chef Zan Ho. The young entreprenuer seeks his roots from his grandmother, Madam Khoo Pong Tee who started the parent company Dulukala.
Thanks to Hannah for the invitation. Along with other food bloggers, we explore the foods served at O’nya Sayang. We started off with Ayam Keluak Fried Rice S$14.90. It’s quite a good deal for a set as it comes with crispy keropok, achar and flavorful chicken keluak. Love the tamarind sauce that goes well with the chicken and paired well with the fried rice.
Lor Bak Noodles Set S$12.90 that comes with a plate of noodles, achar, lor bak and otah. Lor bak were nicely braised and the meat tender is soft and tender. However, i find the noodles taste plain by itself. So, be sure to go with the lor bak that completes the meal.
Babi Pongteh S$13.90 is my favourite dish in peranakan cuisine. Tender braised pork belly with fermented soy bean paste sauce. The meat is easily tear apart and simply melt into your mouth. However, the version in O’nya Sayang has the lighter taste as compared with what I tried at Malacca or other place. However, this is subject to individual preferences and also the recipe of every chef.
Sambal Tumis Seafood S$17.90 served with spicy hot heat and spread of seafood choices. I find it greasy and oil but it has a fragrance sambal smell that draws the attention though.
Assam Fish S$16.90 which surprised me. I thought it will be more of spicy taste but turned out to be more of sweetness taste.Fish was soft and tender that goes well with the gravy. I would prefer to have more ingredients like ladyfingers or eggplants into the dish as the dish is too plain with generous gravy.
Beef Rendang Bread Bowl S$12.90 where the beef rendang is stuffed inside the bread. Personally i love the bread texture and enjoy having it without anything. And of course it goes well with the beef rendang in it. Served with another bowl of gravy to satisfy to cravings and for soaking the leftover breads crumbs. It is definitely a good choice to serve at the same time.
As usual, desserts are served at the end of the meal. We had Oneh Oneh , Chendol S$4.90, Sago Gula Melaka Ice-cream S$5.90 and Chendol Ice-cream S$5.90. My favourite is the chendol ice-cream. The coconut ice-cream is from Thailand and that’s explained the refreshing taste of it. And their gula melaka was sourced all the way from Indonesia which completes the delicious dessert.
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 AM – 10:00PM