(O) Dapur Melaka

SembawangPeranakan, Asian$$$$
Very Good
7 Reviews
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About (O) Dapur Melaka

Should you find yourself hungry for a truly unique meal then you need look no further than Dapur Melaka. This wonderful Singapore restaurant in Sembawang specialises in Peranakan cuisine which means you may just uncover a few flavours that you’ve never tried before. Crab, fish and chicken are the main meats on the menu and we should warn you, Peranakan is known to be super spicy! You’ll find Dapur Melaka on Sembawang Road – head there now.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm


(O) Dapur Melaka
56 Sembawang Road #01-01
Singapore 779086

Menu Highlights



Rendang Kambing

Marinated pieces of fresh mutton stewed in a rich gravy of coconut milk spiced with chilli paste, galangal,belacan, lime leaves and nyonya paste .

Chetty Kari Kambing

Mutton curry with nyonya rempah cooked with Indian spices like a true chetty.


Rendang Beef

Marinated beef stewed in a rich gravy of coconut milk spiced with chilli paste, galangal, lime leaves and nyonya paste.

Masak Lada Hitam Beef

Succulent beef chunks in delicious black pepper sauce.


Babi Sek Bak

Braised Pork in dark sauces with Nyonya spices

Babi Pongteh

Pork belly in gravy of preserved bean paste(Tau Cheow). A Peranakan Favourite.

Babi Rendang

Marinated pork belly in a rich gravy of coconut milk spiced with chilli paste, galangal, lime leaves and nyonya paste.


Nyonya Pongteh Chicken

Chicken in a gravy of preserved bean paste(Tau Cheow). A Peranakan Favourite.

Buah Keluak Chicken

Pieces of braised juicy chicken marinated with turmeric stewed in traditional black 'buah keluak' nut sauce . A signature dish not to be missed.

Pandan Fried Chicken

Crispy Fried Chicken Pieces infused with pandan essence. A crowd favourite.

Buah Sukun Kari Chicken

Juicy marinated chicken in breadfruit curry. An old grandmother recipe and favourite.


Nyonya Asam Fish

A classic fish curry which is sour, fiery hot and tastes extraordinarily satisfying. The chillis spice up the gravy, the tamarind juice lends its sourness and natural sweetness, the daun kesum, lemon grass and shallots gives the dish a potent zesty fragrance.A popular Malacca Nyonya dish.

Masak Lada Fish

Fresh and tender fish in delicious black pepper sauce.

Lemak Nanas Fish

Fish in pineapple sauce gravy. Sweet and savoury on the palette.


Sambal Petai Udang

Prawns in homemade chilli paste with petai (stink beans). Petai is traditionally known for medicinal properties.

Chilli Garam Udang

Deep-fried prawns topped with traditional homemade 'dapur' chilli paste. A must try.

Lemak Nanas Crab

Sri Lankan Crabs in delicious pineapple gravy.

Sambal Sotong

Fresh Squid in homemade chilli paste. A crowd favourite.



Concealed under a large dome of shaved ice infused with coconut milk and gula melaka, the jellies sit together with generous portions of atapchi and red beans.

Pulut Hitam

Black sticky rice in coconut milk and gula melaka.

More about (O) Dapur Melaka, Singapore

At Singapore’s Dapur Melaka you’ll find curious Peranakan cuisine. Peranakan, by definition, is the term coined when two very diverse sets of customs and traditions came together in the late 15th Century – Chinese immigrants and Malay Muslim ladies. As a result, Peranakan cuisine was born and you’ll find no finer example of than here at Dapur Melaka in Sembawang. On Sembawang Road, the food at this restaurant is delicious, wonderfully authentic, and damn spicy.

The menu at Dapur Melaka goes big on crab, fish and chicken, yet it’s truly varied and exciting. Some Peranakan highlights for us include the lemak nanas crab with a pineapple gravy, as well as the buah sukun kari chicken, a juicy and traditional breadfruit curry. Although in Sembawang and a little way out from the bustle, Singapore loves Dapur Melaka so do reserve a table in advance.

7 (O) Dapur Melaka Reviews

Very Good
7 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Very good
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seah l.a year ago · 25 reviews

I take my children there and i love the great food and more . i rate 6.0 And I don't know why, since I've always only given 5's with a a couple of 4's.

S J.9 months ago · 129 reviews

The simple interior of Dapur surprised me but the delicious food excited my tongue palette even more. And it was very affordable too. Will definitely be back for more.

John S.10 months ago · 100 reviews

The simple interior of Dapur surprised me but the delicious food excited my tongue palette even more. And it was very affordable too. The manager's hospitality and chef's friendly disposition was an added bonus to my lunch experience.

Samuel C.a year ago · 13 reviews

Homecooked Peranakan Food. Simple setting and good for family / friends gathering. Will visit again as I missed the Ayam Buah Keluak and Crabs dishes.

Ho C.a year ago · 2 reviews

Food were not very authentic and overpriced.. many food were sold out the time I reached (2pm) Many tables were not cleared when i was there even though there were not many customers. plates were left on the table for about an hour. However, staff there were polite.

Ally L.a year ago · 1 review

Was a small shop with 1 cook and service staffs. Food was generally acceptable. Order duck soup but the duck meat too hard. Samba prawn is ok.