Delightful Nyonya Treats

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-03-07
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Intl
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The Peranakans
A people ofmixed Chinese and Malay heritage, the Peranakans are known for theiroutstanding cuisine. Traditionally prepared by the womenfolk, or Nyonyas, thecuisine combines the best cooking styles and ingredients from the Chinese andMalay kitchens.
With theirvibrant colours, aromatic flavours and endless variety, Nyonya snacks anddesserts make delightful treats whatever the occasion. In this book, renownPeranakan chef Philip Chia shares
30 recipes for irresistible Nyonya delights including essential favourites and manyforgotten treats that will excite even the most jaded Peranakan palate.

Written witheasy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, creating these mouth-watering,crowd-pleasing treats has neverbeen easier!

Author Biography

Philip Chia's passion for cooking wasignited when he learnt how to pound spices the traditional Peranakan way, witha batu lesong
(stone mortar and pestle), at the tender age of six.

Over the years, Philip continued to pick up cooking tips and learn the finerdetails of Peranakan cooking from his Nyonya aunties, who held exactingstandards when it came to preparing Peranakan dishes and sweets. This lead himto emerge as one of the finalists in a cooking competition judged by the lateMrs Lee Chin Koon, an acknowledged authority on Peranakan cooking.

Today, Philip helms the Peranakan kitchen at the highly reviewed StraitsExpress restaurant in Singapore where he continues to share
his passion for Peranakan cooking with his team of chefs and guests. He isoften invited as guest chef for Peranakan food promotions both locally andabroad, and he is also a familiar face on television, promoting Peranakancuisine.

Philip Chia is also the author of Peranakan Heritage Cooking and Party-Perfect Peranakan Bites.

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