Party-perfect Peranakan Bites

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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, the cuisinecombines the best cooking styles and ingredients from the Chinese and Malaykitchens.
In this book,renown Peranakan chef Philip Chia takes Peranakan cooking to another level by stylingtraditional Peranakan dishes on small plates and presenting them as light bitesperfect for entertaining and get-togethers. With intensely rich and complexflavours, and simple yet effective plating ideas, these Peranakan bites willmake any occasion unforgettable.

Author Biography

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

Over the years, Philip continued to pick up cooking tipsand learn the finer details of Peranakan cooking from his Nyonya aunties, whoheld exacting standards when it came to preparing Peranakan dishes and sweets.This lead him to emerge as one of the finalists in a cooking competition judgedby the late Mrs Lee Chin Koon, an acknowledged authority on Peranakan cooking.

Today, Philip helms the Peranakan kitchen at thehighly reviewed Straits Express restaurant in Singapore where he continues toshare his passion for Peranakan cooking with his team of chefs and guests. Heis often invited as guest chef for Peranakan food promotions both locally andabroad, and he is also a familiar face on television, promoting Peranakan cuisine.
PhilipChia is also the author of PeranakanHeritage Cooking and DelightfulLittle Nyonya Treats.

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