Black Pepper “Crab” Pasta- Violet Oon’s Kitchen at Bukit Timah Road

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We celebrated an intimate belated bdae celebration for a girlfriend over at Violet Oon’s Kitchen yesterday night. Before arriving at the restaurant, I emailed and asked if they served a vegetarian menu and they replied promptly with a pdf file. The decor of this restaurant is stunning, it kind of reminded me of P.S cafe with the black and white contrast tiles and banana leaves centre pieces.

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Although they are famous for their peranakan dishes, I spotted many western fusion cuisine dishes instead. And on the vegetarian menu, the only non-egg/cheese options were rice with a spicy sauce or black pepper “crab” pasta I ordered.

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At $17, it was almost the same price as the one I had at Modestos. It looked like aglio olio but it really tasted like black pepper crab without the crab. Before I ordered, I asked if they mixed the sauce with crab fillings and they said it was done separately and no meat or seafood were used to make the sauce. Covered with a huge topping of arugula leaves, it was a really simple and flavourful dish! A pretty unique pasta dish using asian style sauce.

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Most desserts came with vanilla ice cream and yesterday’s special was Kuah Bengka $9. This flourless taipoca cake with coconut milk and gula melaka was super delightful. It was the only dish I felt reminded me of those nonya kuehs and it tasted superb. A very rich and smooth cake that won thumbs up from everyone. I suspect some eggs were used in this cake too although they did not highlight it in the menu.

881 Bukit Timah Road Singapore 279893

Tues to Thurs 11.30am-10pm

Fri to Sun 11.30am- 11pm

Mon Closed

For reservations call 64685430

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