Florence Tan's Timeless Peranakan Recipes

ISBN 9789814779876

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Florence Tan


Peranakan cuisine combines the best of Chinese and Malay influences to offer a unique fusion of exotic and aromatic food. From spicy sambals and piquant pickles to dishes that tantalise and entice… the undisputed doyenne of Peranakan cuisine Florence Tan whets your appetite in Florence Tan’s Timeless Peranakan Recipes, a collection of her family’s treasured recipes. Find traditional and classic Nyonya favourites like Ikan Kuah Lada, Udang Masak Lemak and Ayam Buah Keluak and special dishes like Hee Peow Soup, Nasi Ulam and Nyonya Yee Sang, which are prepared for festive and auspicious occasions. With Florence’s help, anyone can cook up an authentic Nyonya meal (or feast) in no time!

Florence Tan
Florence grew up as a true-blue Malaccan Nyonya (Straits Chinese) in a household of generations of excellent cooks. Their exacting standards and creative use of aromatic herbs in the kitchen inspired her passion for cooking. A home economist in her earlier teaching years, Florence is now a chef by profession. As a Nyonya chef, she worked in five-star hotels in Kuala Lumpur and Malacca. Her other accomplishments include developing recipes for food and kitchen equipment companies, presenting TV cook-shows and judging cooking competitions She is also well known for her contribution of recipes to popular women’s magazines and has travelled widely, both at home and abroad for her country’s varied cuisines. Florence Tan’s Timeless Peranakan Recipes is the culmination and expression of Florence’s passionate love affair with food over more than 25 years and her efforts to preserve for posterity, the cuisine of her Straits Chinese heritage.