Category Archives: Peranakan (Nyonya)

Hae Bee Hiam (Spicy Fried Dried Shrimp with Kraffir Lime Leaf Sambal)

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It is one of the most popular sambal dish in the Peranakan cuisine. There are two ways of preparing this sambal – wet or dry types. Well, we used both types in View more

Assam Sambal Ikan (Tamarind Sambal Fish) with White Button Mushrooms

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This dish is also one of our favorite. It is very popular dish in the Malaysian/Singaporean Cuisine. It is a spicy dish but you can adjust View more

Fried Laksa Rice Vermicelli

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A few days ago, I cooked Laksa Noodle Soup and I still have some laksa paste left in my refrigerator. Yesterday, I wanted something different and decided View more

Durian Pancakes

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My husband and I love durian. Not many people especially the Westerner do not them because of it smell. They said that it smells like bad feet. Anyway, in View more

Nian Gao (Glutinous Rice Cake) with Grated White Coconut

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For years my family has been eating this Nian Gao in this preparation. I know there are some Peranakan families too, do the same way. This preparation is quite View more

Kueh Rose (Kueh Goyang)

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This is also a good pastry/snack to make for any celebrations. In a couple weeks time we are celebrating Chinese New Year which falls on February View more

Coconut Glutinous Rice Ball with Coconut Sugar Syrup

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This is also one of my favorite Southeast Asian desserts. It is very easy to make and easily available at any marketplace. This dessert is served in View more

Bubur Terigu/Durian Bubur Terigu (Wheat Porridge with Coconut Milk and or Durian

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Growing up in Singapore and also in a Teochew Peranakan background, we are foodies and every meal our parents and grandparents will always View more

Simmered Pork Shoulder in Black Soy Sauce with Hard-Boiled Egg Claypot

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There are many versions of making this dish. As a Teochew Peranakan, our dish is more with spices. Every Reunion Dinner during Chinese New Year, my View more

Stir-Fry Spicy Snow Peas with Oyster Mushroom and Fried Tofu

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On Halloween Day, we drove to Oklahoma City, OK to spend a day there. We went to a seafood restaurant to have lunch and we both fall in love with the View more