Violet Oon Satay Bar & Grill: the Taste and Feel of Singapore

This satay and grill restaurant is the third venture for Singapore’s culinary ambassador Violet Oon, her daughter Tay Su-Lyn and son Tay Yi-Ming. It offers excellent local cooking in beautiful setting at Clarke Quay. 

Violet Oon Satay Bar & Grill Singapore

The restaurant’s decor is tasteful and relaxing, with dark wood panels, hanging lamps and rattan fans. It is spacious, with a long bar and plenty of counter seating. On entering, I felt as if I had just stepped onto the set of The Great Gatsby.

Satay options in Violet Oon Bar

The menu includes three meat satay options: chicken, pork tenderloin and grain-fed black Angus beef. All three come with the best gravy I've ever tasted and topped with grated pineapple that gives a zingy vibrancy. The overall effect is a well-balanced blend of spices, herbs and peanuts.

Stylish atmosphere in Violet Oon Satay Bar

The Tripe Satay ($15) is in a class of its own. It is marinated and paired with the signature dipping sauce that Violet learned from her aunt over 50 years ago. This sauce is a Lemak Coconut Rempah, a rich coconut cream, lightly spiced with galangal and ground candlenuts, with a hint of chilli oil and garlic.

Styllish bar in Singapore

Oon serves another traditional satay including both tripe and prawns. Again, this is a recipe she learnt from her aunt as a child. The delicately flavoured marinade has a rich coconut cream base with a subtle hint of spices.

Violet Oon Satay Bar

Other charcoal grilled dishes to sink your teeth into include hae bee hiam seabass, livened up with kaffir lime zest and chincalok relish; garam assam barramundi, perfumed with pineapple and ginger flower; and grilled squid with a turmeric-infused sauce.

Dessert at Violet Oon Satay bar

beautiful setting at Clarke Quay

After all that, you may feel that you’re about to slip into a food coma. However, ignore that feeling and check out the dessert list, which is short but utterly divine.

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Violet Oon Satay Bar and Grill

Book a table: Clarke Quay 01-18-B, 3 River Valley Rd

Tel: +65 9834 9935

Opening Hours: 6:00pm - 12:00am Daily

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