O'nya Sayang Peranankan - Interior

O’nya Sayang Peranakan Restaurant – Paya Lebar Square, Singapore (Closed)

O’nya Sayang a restaurant at Paya Lebar Square offerring one of our local cuisine, the Peranakan fare. Peranakan being an important culture here is lacking of marketing and awareness. Even among the tourist, it is not too well known. I often wonder why.


O'nya Sayang Peranakan Restaurant - By a side


I am one who enjoy Peranakan cuisine but as it is usually like the Chinese cusine setting which make ordering for one difficult. Good news if you have the same challenge as me, O’nya Sayang offers lunch set. But since I managed to get my uncle and aunt to join me for lunch at O’nya Sayang, of course, I could order the ala carte dishes instead.


A seafood dish is a must for us as seafood lover. Between the Sambal Seafood and the Assam Seafood 酸辣海鲜 ‘亚叁’, it was a difficult choice, we chose the latter. In it consisting of prawn, squid and fish in a bowl of tamarind soup, we find it a little too sweet. We prefer it to be more sourish instead.


O'nya Sayang Peranakan Restaurant - Assam Seafood 酸辣海鲜 ‘亚叁’


Sambal Kangkong 參峇空心菜 wasn’t spicy, lacking of the sambal chilli oomph.


O'nya Sayang Peranakan Restaurant - Sambal Kangkong 參峇空心菜


Bakwan Kepeting Soup 特制肉圆汤 was bowl of comfort minced meatball soup.


O'nya Sayang Peranakan Restaurant - Bakwan Kepeting Soup 特制肉圆汤


Ngoh Hiang 五 香 was wrapped with a thinly spread layer of marinated minced meat in the tofu skin. I prefer the minced meat to be in a larger chunk instead. It tasted like the homemade version with crispy skin.


O'nya Sayang Peranakan Restaurant - Ngoh Hiang 五 香


We couldn’t decide between the Bor Bor Cha Cha and the Durian Chendol. After some hard struggle, we went for Durian Chendol. It has very little Durian puree layered on top of the heap of shaved ice with abundant gula melaka poured over it. It reminded us of Durian Kueh which we don’t really enjoy.


O'nya Sayang Peranakan Restaurant - Durian Chendol


Chendol Ice Cream was the sweetest among the 3.


O'nya Sayang Peranakan Restaurant - Chendol Ice Cream


Our fave among the 3 desserts we ordered is the Sago Gula Melaka Ice Cream. As it is the least sweet among the 3.


O'nya Sayang Peranakan Restaurant - Sago Gula Melaka Ice Cream


It was a pity that we didn’t order any of the classic Peranakan dishes such as the Ayam Pongteh or Ayam Buah Keluak or even the Chap Chye. And I would love to try the Bor Bor Cha Cha too.



NAHMJ Verdict


Food whipped by O’nya Sayang was rather home feel, comfort food. We enjoyed the food but felt there are still rooms for improvement.




O’nya Sayang

@ Paya lebar square
60 Paya Lebar Rd, #B1-30/31, Paya Lebar Square, Singapore 409051
Tel: +65 6783 8140



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Opening Hours


Daily  1000 to 2200


Getting There



  • East-West line or Circle line – Paya Lebar


By Bus:

  • alight at Paya Lebar station along Paya Lebar Road    24, 28, 43, 70, 70M, 76, 135, 154, 155
  • alight after Tanjong Katong Complex along Sims Ave    2, 7, 13, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30, 51, 67, 154, 155
  • alight at or opp Tanjong Katong Complex along Paya Lebar Road    40, 197, 853
  • alight at Blk 14 Haig Road Market & Food Centre along Geylang Road    2, 7, 13, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30, 51, 67, 154, 155


Rating: 6.5/10