We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“relax & nice nyonya food”
Review of Katong District

Katong District
Book In Advance
More Info
$130.62*
and up
Singapore Heritage Food Tour: Geylang Serai Market, Joo Chiat and Katong
Ranked #118 of 864 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed May 11, 2012

a place whr u can get away fr crowded str , busy traffic n skysracppers n get to enjoy the famous katong laksa~

1  Thank gsohjlskldmfds
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (180)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"laksa"
in 10 reviews
"east coast road"
in 10 reviews
"parkway parade shopping centre"
in 3 reviews
"nyonya food"
in 2 reviews
"peranakan"
in 16 reviews
"kampong"
in 37 reviews
"shophouse"
in 11 reviews
"heritage"
in 6 reviews
"tanjung"
in 4 reviews
"communities"
in 2 reviews
"joo"
in 2 reviews
"straits"
in 3 reviews
"tunnel"
in 2 reviews
"housing"
in 2 reviews
"architecture"
in 4 reviews
"bike"
in 2 reviews
"malls"
in 4 reviews
Filter

66 - 70 of 180 reviews

Reviewed April 21, 2012

Most of the peranakan people stays in Katong and due to their better understanding of English in the 50, they were employed to work for the British. Most houses here still have the characteristics of British colony houses. Currently, what make this part of Singapore most unique lies in its food. The fusion of Chinese food cook in the Malay style. It's the only place in Singapore in which you can find pork curry, duck soup with pickled Chinese vegetable with candle nuts,. and noodle with coconut base. They are still many Chinese from this part of Singapore who cannot speak Chinese language well. It's a living cultural city of Singapore

1  Thank inxpekto
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 30, 2012

Katong, located in eastern Singapore, is famous as an enclave for the Straits Chinese (Peranakan) and Eurasian communities. For over 100 years, these two communities have lived, ate and shopped here. Although this district is today, somewhat diluted as the Straits Chinese and Eurasian communities by the influx of other groups of people, it retains much of the original atmosphere.

You can still find good restaurants serving good Peranakan and Eurasian fare by walking along East Coast Road and the Joo Chiat Road areas. Laksa, a spicy coconut-milk noodles dish, bakchang (rice dumplings) and nyonya kueh (cakes) are sold widely. But there are now a mixture of other cuisines - Chinese, Indian, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, fusion, traditional coffee shops selling kaya toast and local coffee and western and other Asian cafes. It is a wonderfully heady culinary mix. Try poh piah (rice skin rolls of stewed vegetables, egg, hard beancurd and chinese sausage), tau kwa pau (deep fried beancurd stuffed with braised duck meat and julienned cucumber and beansprouts), nyonya desserts etc etc.

Beyond the food is the shopping. If you want to see and buy some peranakan knick knacks and antiques, there are interesting nooks and corners. I personally like to browse at the Katong Antique House, where the owner, Mr Peter Wee, a Peranakan himself, is a treasure house of information about his community. If you prefer a shopping mall, there are the recently opened 112 Katong Mall and the nearby Parkway Parade, among others. Lots to eat, shop and if you like watch a movie, too.

Tired of walking, there are foot reflexologists and massage places.

3  Thank BrotherDragon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 15, 2012

Good place to look for old-town shops, which sells Peranakan pastries (as well as resturants).

Thank kikokicks
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed February 18, 2012

Along side the conservation houses, you will find lots of places to eat. Katong has a wide array of international and local cuisines.

1  Thank Florasg2526
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Katong District also viewed

Singapore, Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
 
Singapore, Singapore
 

Been to Katong District? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing