Madam Lee Kim Choo founded Kim Choo is the 1940s, where she made and sold her famous traditional Nonya rice dumplings. Kim Choo’s Kitchen was opened in 2003 by Helen Lim, Madam Lim’s daughter-in-law, and carries on the family tradition as she serves her authentic Peranakan cuisine, while showcasing Peranakan heritage.
The home-cooked dishes here are hearty and delectable, and include Beef Rendang, Ayam Goreng (fried chicken), Babi Pongteh (braised pork), cabbage rolls, and of course, their famous Bak Zhang (Nonya rice dumplings).
During the dumpling festival, the Nonya rice dumplings here are extremely popular and often sell out early. Demonstrations on the wrapping of these rice dumplings are also conducted during the day. Beaded shoe and Kebaya (traditional Peranakan dress) making, as well as food sampling, can also be experienced here.
Within the restaurant, you can view Peranakan antiques, including one of the largest Peranakan porcelain plate collections in Singapore. There is also a boutique gallery where Peranakan music can be purchased. Kim Choo’s Kitchen is a great place to be introduced to Peranakan culture, while enjoying mouth-watering fare, so come experience this distinct local cuisine today.