MODERN PERANAKAN KITCHEN
The menu we’ve designed here at Cherki is elementally Peranakan at the core, mirroring the same herbs and spices you’ll find in the mortar and pestle of days past, served to you in a contemporary style
Nyonya cuisine is the result of blending Chinese, Malay, and Indonesian ingredients and cooking techniques together. The result is cooking that places strong emphasis on key ingredients such as coconut milk, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass and torch ginger buds. Dishes also traditionally involve a lot of spice while cooking, and are also usually served with a spice chilli paste known as “sambal”.
Cherki is cheekily experimental in the culinary aspect. Introducing modern techniques and yet more ingredients into the already complex Peranakan stew, Cherki brings forth a theatrical display of East meet West flavours in the most unimaginable way – all in a bid to tickle your taste buds with a fresh sense of nostalgia.
Made for Sharing
FOOD IS BEST WHEN SHARED
Our menu is meant to be shared…and to create a family style dining experience. This is akin to the traditional “Tok Panjang” style of Peranakan dining, where the entire family sits together to share a wide variety of dishes over hearty conversations.
Individuals and groups can rejoice at our menu’s variety of dishes catered for the person and for sharing. Items such as our “Spiced Pineapple-glazed Roasted Pork Trotters” will leave guests vying for the last piece of scrumptious goodness. With a whole slew of dishes across three major categories – Small Bites, Sharing Plates, and Mains, there’s something for everyone and dishes for any occasion.
In a manner reminiscent of large family dinners. Each item is meticulously prepared to honour tradition and simplicity, yet express creativity and flavour. You’re in for a treat, and we’re excited to have you here with us at Cherki
FULL-FLEDGED BAR EXPERIENCE
Celebrate a special occasion,
or unwind after a long day. You deserve it.
Cherki runs a full-fledged bar that is robust and time-tested by many years of Singaporean bartending experience from our sister bar – Hopscotch, a house name in the craft cocktails scene. The bar programme at Cherki is similarly dedicated, and is meticulously developed by forerunners of the cocktail scene here in Singapore. We strive to be at the front of product knowledge, cocktail innovation, presentation, flavour pairings, and most importantly, hospitality.
We believe that beverages are an important part of the dining experience, so we put in a lot of time and effort in conceptualising and creating this beverage menu. It is comprehensive and replete with a plethora of beverages including; craft cocktails; classic cocktails; draught beer; wine; mocktails; Italian espresso; and artisanal tea. You definitely won’t be finding yourself leaving Cherki, thirsty.
TIPPLES WITH A PERANAKAN TWIST
Cocktails so unique you’ll find them almost nowhere… each imbued with stories of Peranakan heritage and culture… and each painstakingly crafted with dedication and love.
The cocktails developed, are meant to provide a multi-sensory experience – from how they look, to how they are presented to you, and most importantly, how they taste. We want to tell a story with our drinks, to deliver nuggets of our heritage that is slowly forgotten with time.
You’ll find some of the cocktails oddly familiar, many of them inspired by places, traditional practices, old-school desserts and local ingredients. For those who are curious, hazard a guess on what the story behind the tipples are and ask us! We pride ourselves on having some of the most unique cocktails around, and we’re certain you’ll experience a cocktail adventure like no other.