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Truly Nyonya Malacca


Jackie Liew

Book Description

Nyonya Babas or Straits Chinese are a unique ethnic group in Southeast Asia.  Malacca is widely recognized as the birth place of Nyonya cuisine.  Food connoisseur Jacky Liew selected 22 famous Nyonya restaurants in Malacca and compiled these heritage recipes in this cookbook.  This cookbook is a precious compilation of hundred years of Nyonya cuisine and is a must have for any serious foodie.  The detailed recipes allow these traditional flavors to be duplicated easily at home.

About the Author

Chef Jacky Liew is a celebrity chef affectionately known as “Mr. Food”. Outside of being a chef, he serves as a consultant to many hotels and restaurants.  His work has earned him a title of the “Malaysia’s Gourmet” and his brand and endorsement serves as a gold standard that many restaurants strive towards.

Table of Contents

  • Author Preface
  • About the Author
  • Melaka’s Baba and Nyonyas
  • Malaysia Delicacies – Nyonya dishes
  • Restaurant’s Location Guide
  • Commonly Used Ingredients
  • Recipes Included:
    • O’Teng (Potato Soup)
    • Ayam Kunyit (Fried Tumeric Chicken)
    • Kek Na Lemak (Fried Baby Kale with Coconut)
    • Pengat Durian
    • Sambal Pork
    • Pong Teh Pork
    • Kong Poh Pork
    • Curry Pork
    • Nyonya Steamed Fish
    • Nyonya Rendang Chicken
    • Sambal Balacan Paku Pakis
    • Udang Masask Lemak Nanas (Pineapple Prawn with Coconut)
    • Fried Chilli Chicken
    • Fried Assam Prawn
    • Nyonya Curry Fish Head
    • Ayam Buah Keluak (Indonesia Black Nuts with Chicken)
    • Nyonya Chap Chai
    • Sek Bak (Stewed Meat)
    • Nangka Masak Lemak (Fried Jackfruit with coconut)
    • Fried Kangkung (Water Spinach) with Sambal
    • Sotong Kunyi (Fried Squid with Turmeric)
    • Ayam Masak Merah (Fried Tomato Chicken)
    • Sotong Goreng Assam (Fried Squid with Tamarind)
    • Itik Tim (Duck Soup with Salted Vegetable)
    • Nyonya Popiah
    • Tauhu Tempra
    • Ikan Chuan Chuan (Braised Fish)
    • Fried Squid with Chilli
    • Telu Dadar Cincaluk (Fried Egg with Cincaluk)
    • Sambal Udang Petai  (Prawns and Stinky Tofu in Spicy Sambal Sauce)
    • Ikan Assam Pedas (Braised Fish with Tamarind Gravy)
    • Acar Fish
    • Fried Prawns with Sambal
    • Sambal Stinky Tofu
    • Kapitan Chicken
    • Sambal Chilli Brinjal (Eggplant)
    • Sambal Lady’s Finger
    • Tempra Chicken
    • Nyongya Pai Tee (Golden Cups)
    • Kocik Ngo Hiang (Nyonya Five Spices Meat Roll)
    • Ikan Kuah Lada (Pepper Gravy with Fish)
    • Sek Ark (Stewed Duck)
    • Otak-otak
    • Ikan Cili Garam (Fish with Chillis)
    • Buah Keluak Pais (Wrap Minced Indonesian Black Nuts)
    • Pongteh Ayam/Pork
    • Nyonya Tau Gua (Dried Bean Curd Salad)
    • Ikan Lemak Nenas (Pineapple Fish)
    • Otak-Otak Belanggah (Fish Paste Soup)
    • Nyonya Fried Chicken
    • Sambal Jantung Pisang (Banana Blossoms with Chilli Paste)
    • Hee Piow Soup
    • Water Spinach and Sweet Potato in Coconut Milk

Publication Date

January 2010


Bilingual, English & Mandarin Chinese (Simplified)


Full color



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