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I took up the offer to visit my old friend Fish and spend time with her beautiful family who were on an NGO secondment in Melaka. Spending quality time and reminiscing about the old days over 17 years ago (!) had to be my favourite part of the trip, never mind the food. I love […]

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I haven’t had the chance to spend much time at the National Gallery Singapore, apart from a long degustation lunch at Odette I wasn’t aware that there was local Peranakan celebrity chef Violet Oon with her National Gallery outfit. The space is gorgeous and achingly hip. The food – rich, flavourful with a modern twist. We had […]

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Kebaya Tales by Lee Su Kim is collection of short stories which makes for a lovely bedtime read in one sitting, more anecdotal like how my grandmother and mother tells stories and recounting childhood days and growing up, sprinkled with magical photos of the sarong batik fabrics, beautiful accessories and the elaborate Korosang that holds the […]

2014 comes to an end in about two weeks and I’m still ploughing through all these wonderful meals I’ve had this year and so much content to share. Candlenut in Singapore was one of my best Peranakan meal on one of my many trips home to Singapore. Traditional dishes, some done in new ways (like […]

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Singapore’s strong culinary identity features many traditional recipes of the Peranakans, also known as the Straits born Chinese known for their rich Nyonya cuisine—a beautiful blend of Chinese and Malay flavours, featuring chilies, coconut milk dishes and spice in the recipes. The cuisine was never given much attention till most recently becoming a culinary trend […]

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ayam goreng fried chicken It’s difficult to say where you can get the best Nonya food outside of the Nonya household – as everyone has a Peranakan grandmother or mother that cooks the best. Foodie friends D&S took me here on my short trip back and I love that name of the restaurant to start. […]