Photo *Heart* Fridays – Going Nonya

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Part of the fun of exploring a local culture is getting to taste the cuisine that the culture offers.

Amongst the 4 cultures, Peranakan food has to be one of my favorites (I have too many favorites from our selection of Singapore’s cuisine). And where can we find the largest selection of Peranakan restaurants in Singapore? Definitely Katong of course.

Pnk 28Ngoh Hiang – fatty ground pork, together bits of water chestnut seasoned with five spiced powder, wrapped in bean curd skin. Steamed first, then fried to a crispy outside and juicy inside. Really addictive!

Pnk 30Bakwang Kepiting – Crab and Meatball Soup.

Pnk 29Babi Pongteh – Braised Pork with Fermented Soya Bean (Tau Cheo) This is a vital dish that will be included in a traditional Tok Panjang (translated as long table), a formal dining style of choice for the Peranakan Chinese, for special occasions like birthdays and weddings.


Pnk 31Chap Chye – Mixed Vegetable stew

K loves Nonya Cuisine as well, he has been reminding me every other evening, in our bus journey from school to home. Pointing to Peranakan Inn, exclaiming that he loves the Chap Chye and everything else that we ordered from the restaurant, and that we have to visit the place for a meal very soon.


Do you love Nonya Food too? What’s your favorite dish?

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  1. I like the beef rending the best and the soups
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    Rachel Reply:

    I love beef rendang too! But it matters when the restaurant uses better quality beef for the dish, have tried some sinewy beef in rendang and I am not a fan of that

  2. We love Nonya food too. Recently we discovered this Nonya family restaurant at West Coast, opened by Selena’s mum. It’s called Daisy’s Dream Kitchen. Do bring K there for a treat someday :)
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  3. Mmmm bakwan kepeteng! Mmm chap chye! Mmmm ngor hiang! I think my fav has to be garam assam, and very closely followed by sambas prawns. Mmmmmm!!!
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    Rachel Reply:

    Will be going for those spicy selections if not for K…and hb is not a peranankan food fan. Looks like we need to schedule a Peranankan food outing soon :)

  4. I’m hungry already…
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