If you noticed, Ayden usually cooks chicken dishes because that is the easiest meat I can buy. I don’t go to morning market hence I do all my grocery shopping in shopping malls. Only recently I introduced prawns to Ayden and he happily cooked Nyonya Assam Prawn with it which we all love very much. Now that Ayden is getting more and more familiar in the kitchen, I start to introduce more varieties of meat […]
During the school holidays, Ethan managed to spend some time in the kitchen. I guided him to cook this famous Peranakan dish, Ayam Pongteh. Ingredients: 6 Chicken Drumsticks 2 Potatoes 4 Chinese Mushrooms 2 Tablespoon Tauchu 1 Teaspoon Dark Soy Sauce 2 Teaspoon Gula Melaka 5 Shallots (Pounded) 5 Cloves Garlic (Pounded) Method: 1) Pound shallots and garlic 2) Slice mushrooms 3) Heat oil in wok 4) Fry garlic, onion and tauchu 5) Once fragrant, add in […]
We are going to share a Peranakan Nyonya dish today. It is a popular soup dish called Ayam Masak ‘O’. One of the quickest and easiest soup to prepare, it is easily a favourite among children as well as adults with its soupy gravy, soft potatoes and flavorful chicken with lots of ginger. Though we use ginger to cook this, it is not gingery hot but rather just nice to complement the whole thing. Best […]
A couple of weeks ago my mom and I did a live Peranakan cooking demo at The Straits Hotel and Suites, Melaka. One of the dish we cooked is Ayam Satay Buah Keras. Today, Ayden cooked the same dish at home but instead of using the wok, he used the rice cooker because he is too young to be handling a wok and a gas stove. If you wish to try cooking this dish, do […]
I was in Melaka last weekend for some work at Kota Laksamana. The thing about going back to my hometown but for work purposes means I won’t have time to go back to my parents’ place hence I arranged with them to have dinner together at where I was putting up for the night, at Hotel Equatorial Melaka. For dinner, we have a choice of having their BBQ Seafood Buffet at Rest House Cafe on […]
While we were in Melaka over the weekend, my parents brought us to Wisma Peranakan, Tengkera Melaka. My parents are active members there with my Dad being one of the AJK member in their Koperasi. I’ve blogged about how my mom’s (and even my Dad’s) social life changed to the better after she got involved here. You may want to read the post again here -> Being Socially Active My mom wanted me to see it myself. […]
This year we celebrated TWO fathers (Darling and my Dad) on Fathers’ Day over at Estadia by Hatten. This place is still brand new having launched just a month ago. I arranged for my parents to stay the night with us too and told them to meet us there. We made our way from KL and met up with my parents at Hatten Hotel car park Level 5. There is a special car park area for […]
“Chef Debbie Teoh, a true bred Nyonya, whose father is a Baba from Malacca & mother a Nyonya from Penang. With more than 17 years experience in the food industry, Debbie is also a Nyonya food Consultant for Tourism Malaysia…” Tonight, I am extremely privileged to be able to sample Debbie’s cooking at PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur. Best of Malaysia: Nyonya Cuisine by Chef Debbie Teoh Chef Debbie Teoh returns to Chatz Brasserie PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur with […]
I used to cook this dish when I was courting Darling decades ago but ever since we got married I don’t remember ever serving him this until today :) I’ve forgotten how to cook it that I had to call my mother to make sure. Unlike some other Nyonya Assam Prawn (especially the Penang version) where the prawn are fried until dry and a bit burnt, my mom’s is the wet version. I remembered as […]
Unlike Loh Hon Chai (refer to my entry here) where red bean curd is used, the Nyonya Chap Chye calls for the use of Taucu (minced bean paste) instead. This is an extremely simple dish to prepare and the hint of sweetness goes well with kids. Ingredients: oil garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon minced taucu onion, sliced white cabbage carrot dried mushrooms, soaked and sliced dried lily buds (kin chiam), soaked; cut off the hard tips […]
It’s Valentine’s Day today. How was your day? Did you even celebrate it? Where did you go for dinner? As for me, I spent Valentine’s day dishing out Ethan’s favourite food :D It’s no secret Ethan and I love soup A LOT so today, I made him this soup – Ayam Masak O. I remember when I was younger I super love this soup. My mother boils this often and it’s so delicious all I […]
Chinese New Year is just around the corner. I remembered vividly what Chinese New Year was back in my hometown in Malacca. CNY means staying up late on New Year eve to help Mom pack Ang Pows, filling up the cookie jar, hanging up red cloth (or Chai Kee as we call it in Peranakan language) on the main entrance of the house. All these were done with the entire house filled with the aromatic […]
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