This might be the best Peranakan cuisine in Singapore. Candlenut Kitchen has moved several times over the past decade, graduating to a bigger and more modern space each time. I dined at the first two iterations of the restaurant, and these images are from the second. Since I originally posted this, they moved on to yet another locale. Look for this place. It’s a moving target, but the food is absolutely incredible.
Brad A. Johnson is a writer and photographer specializing in food and travel. His work has been honored repeatedly by the James Beard Awards, the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, the pdn Food Photography Awards and many others. Based in Southern California, Brad currently serves as restaurant critic for the Orange County Register.