Sep
21
2012

Beautiful Nyonyas

Haha.. Guess who are the beautiful Nyonyas? Bluek ^_^

We had a Nyonya night out at The Tranquerah last night :D The Tranquerah, The Strand is the place I always frequent when I’m missing my mommy’s food for this is the place that I find serves authentic Malacca cuisine almost similar to my Mom’s. Read more about it here.

Aunty Florence and I in our kebaya Nyonya. I can’t believe I actually got Aunt Florence to camwhore with me using my iPhone! LoL!

Uncle John (Aunt Florence’s husband) said I’m blessed to still be wearing a kebaya at this age and era as the number of Nyonyas in kebayas kind of declined these days especially OUT of Malacca. 

For the first time in my life, I watched how gula ketuk/ting ting candy is made right before my very eyes! 

It started with a very dark color tone and gradually became brighter after it is being pulled, twirl and twisted while it is still very, very hot! 

They also served this. It’s been soooo long since I had this that I have forgotten what we even call this! It has assam boi in it. My childhood favourite!

Aunty Florence launched her latest cookbook “Resipi Warisan Nyonya” today. 

It was also The Tranquerah’s FIRST anniversary! Wah… this place turns ONE already. I felt like it was just yesterday I met Aunty Florence, Alan Yun and all here when they first opened. Look at them so selamba wearing SARONG! Hehe.. my Dad macam tu jugak at home!

Chef Florence Tan and I a year ago *recycled pic*

I know. I wasn’t wearing a kebaya back then and I remembered Aunty Florence saying that she wants to see me in kebaya the next time she sees me and I did today :D

It felt so nice to be surrounded with Nyonyas (and Babas) tonight. I wish more of such happenings can be held in KL as I kind of missed all Nyonya events being held in Malacca.

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    I didn’t know you call those ting ting as gula ketuk. LOL! They still sell it nowadays?

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    Hai Beautiful Auntie Nyonya.. Oh, I haven’t tried that gula ketuk yet.. Where to find??

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    she was right about kebaya. you look demure and graceful. chef florence tan looks young still. any baba nyonya secret?

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    You are such a pretty nyonya!!!! :)

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    both also pretty nyonya lah, hahahaha.. and looks like you were wearing the same baju kebaya she was wearing last year?? both red and the same design?? :p

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    you look so stunning in kebaya! er…where’s this place?

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    Wah you got to meet Chef Florence Tan. She looks so friendly. Mum used to follow her cooking shows on tv last time when I was young. Seeing you all so beautiful in kebaya nyonya, makes me want to buy one for myself too. Can tell me where did you get yours ah?

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    Very nice pictures…..

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    gula ketuk? tingting candy, meomory back :)

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    I don’t know the “ting ting” sweet is called gula ketuk too. I used to have this when I’m a kid. Seems like it is kinda hard to find someone selling this nowadays.

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    hahaha so Ethan next time must wear little baba outfit too :X

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    I love to see ladies in traditional nyonya kebaya – so classy, so elegant, so attractive. Those spaghetti straps…sorry lah!!! No fight!

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    I still remember back in those good old days when I used to watch aunty Florence on TV! :)

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    You are such a Pretty Nyonya as always…. :D

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    Ais krim Malaysia la Merryn… Cikgu Florence was one of the cikgu in our school ..SM Lembah Keramat..

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    Merryn Reply:

    Oh! LoL! Ais krim Malaysia! Hah! Langsung tak ingat nama dia!

    Cikgu Florence ajar apa kat skolah tu? Memasak?

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    Haha Alan wearing glasses! I have only been to Tranquerah once last year when Alan invited us there to eat and then blog about his restaurant. Love the food there, esp. the ayam ponteh. Wah, you’re very happening eh?

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    Merryn Reply:

    Alan’s glasses is camwhore glass, tipu one! >_< You know what I'm so tempted to do? To poke through those spec and if he shouts I'll just say, "GOT DUST"! Hahahahahha….

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    You look so beautiful in the red kebaya blouse is is Aunty Florence. I remember the candy and the ice cream. My mum used to buy me that when I was a little girl as a treat for good behavior.

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    Watching how the gula ketuk is made must be fun!

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    I reallly love nyonya outfits!! :D

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    Wahh, the food looks so delicious and you look so sweet in the kebaya :)

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    Are you related to aunty florence?

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    I think I pernah tengok the making of gula ketuk / ting ting candy, the brand “Sticky”. same making.

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    Merryn Reply:

    Sticky is modern day gula ketuk kan?

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    Red or pink kebaya Nyonya…Love it!

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    Two beautiful nyonyas. Oh really need a muscular man to pull ting ting candy. But nowadays hardly can eat this already.

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    Must have good figures only can wear kebaya hor…Me definitely will look like a dumpling if I wear one >.<

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