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On'ya Sayang @ Paya Lebar Square

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Peranakan fare is a dime too many in the East, and the bug probably spread to Paya Lebar with the opening of On'ya Sayang which loosely translates to the love of a peranakan mother. Reservations are highly recommended because tables were hot even on a weekday night. I suppose that is an advantage that MRT Malls boasts of - constant human traffic.


Kueh Pie Tee ($4.90)

Unlike the other kueh pie tee dishes attempted, this comes deconstructed, you fill your own cups with the desired amount of ingredients. A lovely touch I thought but the dish fell short of expectations with a bland turnip and prawn filling, the only coriander finishing was in the form of a single coriander leaf at the bottom of the pastry cup and definitely missing some finesse - diced eggs and garnishing especially. If anything, the belachan was delicious!


Ngoh Hiang ($9.90)

These fared a whole lot better deep fried and very crispy but they tasted more mass produced than home made, the meat filling was rolled too tight and the paste tasted more processed than not.



Babi Pongteh Set ($13.90)


Their sets have incredible value and I would recommend if variety is key. The ala carte portions are definitely bigger yet this allows me to have a taste of an appetizer, vegetable dish and mains too. Pictorially it certainly did not correspond to the menu's graphics - there was none of the cone rice or beautifully sliced otah. Manage your expectations for this hearty stewed pork set.

Hits and misses, On'ya Sayang dishes up affordable peranakan fare.

On'ya Sayang
Paya Lebar Square, #B1-30/31

A foodie born to eat, shop and travel. Forced to work.

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