Located in the Jalan Besar area, Peranakan Khek is a purveyor of traditional, handmade Peranakan kueh helmed by chef-owner Sharon Low.
When was the last time you had handmade Nyonya kueh produced using the best ingredients? Meaning freshly-squeezed coconut milk (santan), with its incomparable lightness and sweetness, and pure palm sugar (gula melaka), deep and complex in flavour.
A lucky few still enjoy kueh made by grandparents or relatives, but making kueh this way has fallen out of favour because of the laborious process. Peranakan Khek is determined to revive the taste of handmade Nyonya kueh. In order to do this successfully, we have a tight but well-curated menu to showcase the way kueh should be: simple and well-balanced, while highlighting the humble ingredients of the region.
more about the chef and the origins of the name
While honing her skills in pastry kitchens and moonlighting as a traditional snack enthusiast, Sharon discovered that the secret to Peranakan kueh is simple: balance. Balance between rich and light, softness and bite. This balance can only be achieved by good technique and quality ingredients. Having a chef at the helm of the company means that priority will always be given to the product. With a back-to-basics approach, recipes are deliberately kept traditional and ingredients are allowed to shine.
Nyonya kueh is quickly losing ground to big companies, hence Peranakan Khek is found, a small business with a big mission: to breathe life back into traditional sweets done right. ‘Khek’ (pronounced ‘cake’), the Hokkien term for Hakka, Sharon’s dialect group, also fittingly means ‘guest’. Peranakan Khek is thus born in the spirit of sharing, heritage, family and community.
Traditional Southeast Asian sweets are usually inspired by the same humble ingredients: coconut, palm sugar, pandan leaf, tapioca, banana, glutinous rice, etc. What differentiates one kueh from another is attention to detail. At Peranakan Khek, we are committed to every detail. From ingredients and technique, to service and experience. Our customer is after all, our guest (客).
(+65) 6443 1213 (only during retail hours)
11 Cavan Road, #01-03
Sun & PH 11am–5pm
Closed on Mon & Tue
Retail section will close once the retail selection is sold out.
We're a take-away shop with a limited selection for retail sale. Our business is very much focused on pre-orders, so please place an order 2-3 days in advance to avoid disappointment.
how to order
We make a very limited quantity/variety for retail sale, so if you want something specific, please make an order 3 days in advance by filling out the order form below. No minimum! Once you've submitted an order, hang tight and we'll get back to you within a couple of hours. If you don't hear back from us, there's a small chance our response landed in your junk mail, so please check!
Fill in the order form below OR for any other enquiries,
contact us at 6443 1213 (only during retail hours) / firstname.lastname@example.org
terms and conditions
- Kueh must be kept in room temperature (in a relatively cool environment, not in a stationary car) and eaten within the day of purchase.
- Cakes can be kept refrigerated for 2 days.
- Minimum 2-3 days' advance notice required for all orders. Longer notice period required for larger orders.
- The Management reserves the right to reject orders if production capacity has been reached.
- We do not provide delivery.
- Uncollected goods will be disposed of at the end of the day and no refunds will be issued.
- Additional box charges apply.