Ms Skinnyfat

A Food & Travel Blog from Singapore

Violet Oon Singapore has gone from a cozy Peranakan restaurant to a Singapore food chain to be reckoned with. Even with 4 restaurants, the latest and largest at the upmarket ION Orchard, it is impossible to get a table if you do not make a reservation. 
However, if you're an early bird, Violet Oon now does a modernized local breakfast, available daily from 10 to 11.30am at their ION Orchard branch. 

A traditionalist may balk at the price of the the Kaya Toast ($8) but damn if that's not the nicest toast i've had. That fluffy bread with a lovely crust is topped with a coconut egg custard that is truly infused with fresh pandan. Oh and that slab of butter was icing on the toast. 

Another toast that you should definitely go for the it Otak Toast with Salad ($16). IMO this is the dish that you have to order at Violet Oon's. A base flavor of slightly spiced coconut cream mixes with the fresh sweetness of the chunky fish. This reminds me of the homemade otak that my mama makes as it is full of goodness. Anyway, it was so good that i forgot to take a picture of it before we devoured it. Oopsies. 

My other favorite is the Corned Beef Hash ($18). This is not something that i grew up on but the Singaporean style is to stir fry the corned beef with potatoes, onions, and chillies for a little kick. I could certainly identify with this childhood favorite but i may have been spoilt by Violet. 
Roti Violet is an open face roti prata sandwich, topped with 3 different combination of ingredients. I'd go with the Tuna Wala-Wala ($15) which allows you to enjoyed the crispy flakes of the buttery prata. This tuna version is especially appetizing with the spices and lime.
For you millenials who cannot do with avocado, the Avocado Nyonya ($15) or Avocado Baba ($17) promises an overload of creamy avocado. In fact, i couldn't taste anything other than the acidic avocado mash. More paprika or bacon would help with cutting through the richness of the avocado with feta. 

If you're a carb lover, you may find the Pulot Hitam with caramelized banana and mango ($15) appealing. It's a dry porridge of black glutinous rice, best spiked with lots of coconut cream and gula melaka, both offered by the side. 

Other than dining at their ION Orchard branch, VO also has their cookies, tarts, and cakes available for retail! If you can't get a table, as least you can still have cake! Speaking of which i finally got a table for VO's afternoon tea this weekend. Looking forward! 

#03-28/29 ION Orchard
2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801