Category: Peranakan Nonya
This classic Ang Ku Kueh has its dark red colour from beetroot juice extract. It can be filled with peanut paste or mung bean paste. The skin is sticky, soft and chewy, making it a popular snack that can be enjoyed in the morning as breakfast or anytime of the day as a snack with coffee or tea.
Pandan Coconut Ang Ku Kueh, a delicious traditional popular Chinese snack is made with pandan flavoured skin and pandan coconut filling. The fillings of ang ku kueh can range from the traditional sweet or savoury mung bean paste, peanut paste, yam paste, or pandan coconut paste.
Dadar Gulung, also known as Nonya Kueh Dadar is a thin and soft rolled crepe flavoured with pandan juice and coconut milk, encased with aromatic moist grated coconut infused with pandan and gula melaka, a type of coconut palm sugar.
This Pandan Kaya can be made as quick as 10 minutes (if using all coconut cream) or 25 minutes (using half coconut cream and half coconut milk which is less fattening). It has a beautiful green hue and flavourful aroma thanks to the pandan juice and coconut cream. Perfect on toast, cookies and cakes.
Trying to replicate my grandmother’s best Hainanese kaya in just 10 minutes with this kaya recipe using coconut cream, egg yolks, pandan leaves and gula melaka. This kaya is perfect to spread on toasts, in cookies and pastries.
Here’s how to make the best sambal chilli, ever! It’s spicy and full of aromatic flavours. We love to eat it with noodles, nasi lemak (coconut rice), stir fry meat or vegetables, and just almost everything and anything. This condiment is a must-have in Southeast Asian cuisine, no meal is considered complete without the sambal chilli.
Babi Pongteh, a traditional signature Nonya Braised Pork Stew that is uniquely prepared in each Peranakan family. Cooked preferably using fatty pork belly or pork trotters with mushrooms, fermented soy bean, dark soy sauce, palm sugar, and aromatics, this homecooked dish is slow boiled until the meat turns tender to the bite. It’s a typical dish prepared during special occasions and Chinese New Year.
Here’s how you can make the perfectly moist pineapple jam using the Air Fryer. Simple, easy, quick and no mess! Why didn’t I think of this earlier? It really saves me time from hours of stirring and cooking over the stove.
The best homemade pineapple jam ever! Moist, tender and full flavoured, this jam is perfect for making pineapple tarts, topped on cookies, spread on toast or even serve it as a fruit preserve on a charcuterie board.
Melt-in-your-mouth pineapple tarts are to-die for. Known as kuih tart, kue nastar, or kueh tae, pineapple tarts are a much-loved classic pastry all time of the year. This recipe is adapted from a recipe on Straits Times. I reduced the amount of sugar and substituted it with Stevia sweetener, using the same dough recipe for both closed and open-faced pineapple tarts and got the thumbs up from my family.
Nothing is more comforting than a bowl of spicy laksa with rich creamy broth full of umami flavours, aromatic herbs, thick rice noodles, taupok (tofu puffs), prawns and sambal chilli. This recipe uses my easy to make homemade laksa paste but you can also use readily available store bought paste.
This Curry Chicken recipe, cooked with homemade Thai Red Curry Paste, is so full of flavours and aromatics, it makes the perfect comfort food. We love eating it with rice or just plain roti prata. Level up the spiciness if you are up for it or make it less spicy by replacing the chillies with bell peppers.