About Us

Chilli Padi traces its origins to 1997 with the opening of Chili Padi Nonya Restaurant nestled within the sleepy Tiong Bahru residential district. From those modest beginnings, Chilli Padi has grown into a 250-member enterprise with operations spanning events catering, cafeteria management and dine-in restaurants. Today, Chilli Padi is Singapore's foremost Peranakan cuisine food services company.

We are proud to serve Peranakan specialities to the staff of DBS Bank, Edwards Lifesciences and Supreme Court Singapore daily, through management of their institutional cafes and cafeterias.

  • Birth Of Chilli Padi

    Chilli Padi was founded with the establishment of Chilli Padi Nonya Restaurant on Kim Tian Road, a simple ten-table eatery specialising in classic Nonya Cuisine.
  • Establishment of Chilli Api Catering Pte Ltd, a MUIS-Certified halal events catering arm.

    From this year onwards, Chilli Api has already served more than 10 million guests with catering for both corporate and private events.

    At the same time, Chilli Padi Nonya Resturant relocates to its current location at 11 Joo Chiat Place in the historically Peranakan enclave of Katong.

  • Birth of Chilli Padi Nonya Catering, our institutional cafeteria arm.

  • Birth of Chilli Padi Nonya Cafe

    Chilli Padi Nonya Cafe, a Peranakan cuisine buffet restaurant is set up along Heng Mui Keng Terrace.
  • Birth of Chilli Padi Confinement

    Expanded our catering operations to include a confinement catering arm, Chilli Padi Confinement offers daily lunch and dinner delivery service for postpartum mothers.
  • International Awards and
    Recognition (Food Guide)

    Chilli Padi Nonya Restaurant was awarded the distinction of "The Plate" by the Michelin Guide.