Category: Peranakan Nonya
Babi Pongteh, A Nonya Braised Pork Stew
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.
Air Fryer Pineapple Jam
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.
Laksa Made From Scratch Recipe
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.
Ondeh Ondeh Gula Melaka
Ondeh Ondeh is a popular Nonya or Peranakan dessert made of pandan (screwpine leaf) juice and glutinous rice flour (some uses sweet potatoes too), filled with Gula Melaka or coconut palm sugar, coated with grated coconut. In Singapore and Malaysia, it’s commonly called Ondeh Ondeh or Onde Onde, in Indonesia, they are called Klepon. Making Ondeh Ondeh with Gula Melaka is really simple. Bite into these little balls of melted Gula Melaka that gushes out like lava and you won’t want to stop at one.
Air Fryer Ngoh Hiang (Chinese Pork Roll)
Ngoh Hiang, a Chinese pork roll dish, aka Loh Bak or Pork Spring Roll is a typical dish in Asia. This dish is basically made with minced pork meat seasoned with five-spice powder. Try out this air fryer recipe!