All posts tagged: Peranakan food

Braised chicken and pork in a black nut curry

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Asian cuisine

Quick and easy ” Known as an Indonesian black nut called buah keluah in Malay. The nut is mainly found in parts of South East Asia of Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Growing up in a peranakan/nonya home, this is known to be a traditional dish, a hard treasure to find but one of the most frequent delights.” My grandmother’s mom (great grandmother) taught my grandma at a very young age how to make this authentic […]

Kiam chai soup

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Quick and easy “Kiam chai soup – also knowns as salted vegetable soup is one of the main dishes served during the eve of Peranakan wedding or during some praying rituals.” This is a healthier take to making kiam chai soup. Mom would generally make this prior to exams as she thought it would make my brother and I smarter over night. She’d add extra gingko nutĀ  and make sure we’d eat it as it […]