The sister restaurant of The Coconut Club, Belimbing Superstar, has suddenly announced a ceasing of operations after a mere five months of opening. The news was conveyed through an official Facebook post on 21st January 2020, without any reason provided for the abrupt closure.
This news follows the recent passing of the company’s co-founder, Mr. Lee Eng Su, in September the last year. He passed on three weeks after Belimbing Superstar opened along Ann Siang Hill in August, but the Peranakan eatery still continued to operate afterward.
Founded upon the vision to raise the accessibility of Peranakan cuisine to Singaporeans, Belimbing Superstar offered authentic Nyonya dishes through an economical-rice concept. Their best-selling dishes included Pork Belimbing and Cincalok Bomb.
Well-frequented by office workers and CBD-goers, it’s safe to say that many are going to miss this beloved Peranakan establishment.