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Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant

AsianChineseNonyaNonya / PeranakanPeranakan

Aptly located in the Peranakan neighbourhood of Joo Chiat, this homely restaurant has been serving Peranakan food since 1953. It's a good place for family and friends to gather for favourites like babi pong teh, Nonya chap chye and ayam buah keluak.

Daily: 10:30 - 15:00

Daily: 18:00 - 21:30

+65 63442761
$22 based on 35 submissions
Dinner (9 votes), Children/Family (8 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (6 votes)
MollyMia

first time trying perankan food, and it's pretty good!

for full review, visit http://molly-mia.blogspot.sg/2014/04/mias-review-guan-hoe-soon-peranakan.html

love the otak otak (though really pretty pricey) and ngoh hiang. the chap chye is pretty decent too, but it actually tasted just like what my mum and grandma will cook at home.
service wise is a little bit slow in terms of rsponse. i guess it's because they're really busy with a full house when we're there...

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  • Ayam Buah Keluak5 votes
  • Ngo Hiang3 votes
  • Otak Otak3 votes
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28 Apr 2014 • 37 reviews • 0 follower

first time trying perankan food, and it's pretty good!

for full review, visit http://molly-mia.blogspot.sg/2014/04/mias-review-guan-hoe-soon-peranakan.html

love the otak otak (though really pretty pricey) and ngoh hiang. the chap chye is pretty decent too, but it actually tasted just like what my mum and grandma will cook at home.
service wise is a little bit slow in terms of rsponse. i guess it's because they're really busy with a full house when we're there...
16 Sep 2013 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Big disappointment!

After reading the raving reviews, we decided to try out GHS for our Peranakan fix. Not least to say, we were disappointed with the quality and portion for the prices.

Beef rendang $12 - 5 thin pieces in a gooey sauce! Most disappointing!
Otah otah $8 - 1 piece, 3" size, ok taste but $8?!

Thankfully, the Chap chye and Ngoh Hiong are the saving grace with not bad quality and serving size.

Definitely "oldest" but no where near the best Peranakan restaurants around, when they want to charge such prices and serve in melamine dishes, like Ivins!
04 Aug 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Family Experience.

I've been frequenting this restaurant with my family for many years now, and the quality of the food has not changed.

Dishes that are a must try there include the Ayam Buah Keluak, Hainanese Pork Chop and Babi Panggang.

The last item is an off-menu dish that's only available on weekends. It's roasted by the Chef and marinated with a spice paste that's definitely different from the Cantonese Siew Yoke that you'd expect.

He usually makes it in limited quantities so be sure to get to the restaurant early to secure your order!
Parking a little challenging but not bad.
02 May 2013 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Worth Going Back

There are many good eating places in Joo Chiat. However, there are very few who can really be in the top 1%.

GHS has been in business for decades and has built a consistent Nonya menu which excels those in Malaysia. Fresh ingredients, great chefs and service has been the mainstay. Essentially, PQD or good price, good quality and consistent delivery.

We dropped by for lunch on May Day and was pleasantly greeted the moment we pushed the glass door opened. As the restaurant was full, the staff quickly sorted out a table and apologized for the inconvenience.

The menus were promptly delivered along with our drinks. The order was a fresh Pomfret Assam style, Chicken Buah Keluak and Chap Chai. Food arrived in less than 5 minutes. Granted they were probably pre cooked but the perfectly done pomfret was delivered in 11 minutes flat.

Kudos to the management and chef. I would rate the dishes 8/10.

As a finicky foodie, it's hard to gain acceptable indices like this. I am sure many of you to have been would, perhaps, give a similar rating.
17 Apr 2012 • 31 reviews • 0 follower

Asiam fish is not as good as i expected

I was told the restaurant is good, however the dishes that i orders didn't touch me. I am so fed up, there's no nice asiam fish in singapore...