Violet Onn Singapore located in Jewel Changi Airport is the 5th Peranakan restaurant under the group. The brand serves up Singapore’s history with its signature recipes of local favourites and Nyonya classics. Apart from the dining space, the outlet also has a retail and confectionary space where diners or customers can shop for beautifully packaged food gifts such as locally inspired jams to cakes.
My second visit to Violet Onn restaurant but this time for an invited tasting at their new outlet in Jewel Changi Airport.You can read my first visit as a paying customer here.
Moving on are the dishes we tried including vegetarian dishes. I think it is good idea to include in the menu as there are limited vegetarian restaurants in Jewel at this moment.
Nyonya Poh Piah Party (JEWEL ONLY)
Fold-It-Yourself Family Poh Piah Party
S$58.00++ (Non-vegetarian) | S$56.00++ (Vegetarian)
For non-vegetarian, expect to indulge in rich bamboo shoot and jicama stew braised in a house-made prawn bisque, Chinese sausages, steamed prawns, egg, cucumber,coriander leaves, sweet fruit sauce, ground raw garlic, fresh chilli sauce, deep fried garlic, toasted peanuts, dried sole fish, bean sprouts and Fujian bean pasts. This set includes 6 fresh poh piah skins and sauces and condiments to complete the essential poh piah party.
For vegetarian, 6 fresh poh piah skins, a rich bamboo shoot and jicama stew braised with Fujian bean paste, and a spread of vegetarian-friendly sauces and condiments such as the braised flower mushrooms, vegetarian duck, eggs, cucumber, bean sprouts, coriander leaves, sweet fruit sauce, ground raw garlic, fresh chilli sauce, deep fried garlic, crispy eggs, and toasted peanuts.
Crispy Kurobuta Pork Fingerlings with Garlic and Curry leaves S$18.00++ (JEWEL ONLY)
Kick start your lunch or dinner with juicy kurobuta pork marinated in a delicately spiced batter and deep fried to a tender crisp. It is best to dip with VO Chilli Sauce and you wouldn’t stop after the first bite.
Mango Kerabu with Ikan Bilis S$10.00++ (JEWEL ONLY)
Alternatively, order salad that comes with fine strips of sour green mangoes, finely sliced onions, tomatoes, and pink ginger flowers tossed in a sweet and sour plum and chilli infused sauce. It is recommended to pair with the Ayam Panggang (order separately).
Roti Violet Tuna Wala-Wala S$15.00++ ( ION / JEWEL)
Modern roti prate that serve with crispy tuna flakes seasoned with spices, mustard seeds and crispy curry leaf.
Otak Toast S$16.00++ (ION/JEWEL)
Chunky spiced coconut cream fish Otah (Mackerel) served on toast served with a side of house salad. I enjoyed the tasty and flavourful otah with extra kick of spiciness.
Little India Vegetable Curry with Roti Prata (Vegetarian) S$17.00++ (JEWEL ONLY)
For mains, vegetarian diners can opt for roti prata and a robust vegetable curry of eggplant, okra, tomatoes, and cabbage, infused with tamarind juice and creamy coconut milk.
Ayam Panggang Katong —BBQ 1/2 OR 1/4 CHICKEN S$16.00++ & S$25.00++ (JEWEL ONLY)
Plump, juicy, lightly spiced char grilled chicken bbq with a brush of gula syrup. It is served with sour and piquant atchara and VO Chilli sauce. I would highly recommend this and umami in flavour even without the VO Chilli sauce.
BBQ Eggplant with Sambal (Vegetarian) S$13.00++ (JEWEL only)
Halved eggplants grilled and topped with green sambal hijau and spicy Goreng Chilli sambal. Beware of the spicy taste from the sambal although the eggplants were nicely grilled.
Sayur Paku Gulai (Vegetarian) S$16.00++ (JEWEL only)
Fiddlehead ferns lightly poached and served on a bed of coconut-spiced gulai sauce. I would like to request a bowl of white rice to go with it. Yummy!
Sugee Cake with Calamansi Drizzle and Ice Cream S$15.00++ (JEWEL only)
A traditional Eurasian cake of semolina and ground almonds topped with a lime drizzle and served with vanilla ice cream on the side.
Gula Melaka Cake with Coconut Ice Cream S$15.00 (Ion / JEWEL)
Gula melaka tea cake served with coconut ice cream, topped with toasted coconut flakes and gula melaka sauce.
Somehow rather I personally prefer the outlet in National Kitchen by Violet Oon Singapore. Perhaps the dishes here are improvised to please modern palettes and it is not the usual signature dishes I tried before. Nevertheless, the DIY popiah is quite fun and engaging too. And my favourite dishes of the night are the Sayur Paku Gulai, Ayam Panggang and Otak Toast. What attracts me here in the outlet in Jewel is the retail corner with beautifully packaged gifts and also the varieties of local food gifts.
Violet Onn Singapore
Address: Jewel Changi Airport Level 1
78 Airport Boulevard
Monday –Sunday 10:00AM – 11:00PM
Breakfast 10:00AM – 11:45AM
High Tea 3:00PM – 5:45PM
All day Dining
Lunch 12:00PM – 3:00PM
Dinner 6:00PM – 11:00PM
Reservations: +65 9834 9935 or email email@example.com
Other outlets in Singapore:
Violet Onn Singapore at Ion Orchard (2018)
National Kitchen by Violet Onn Singapore (2015)
Violet Onn Singapore Satay Bar & Grill (2017)
Violet Onn Singapore at Bukit Timah (2014)