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“If you don’t know your roots, you are like a leaf that does not know you are part of a tree“. Source: The Little Nyonya drama series In the previous article I talked about soul nourishing childhood meals that not only warm you up during the winter months but also nourish your soul and prop [...]

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The nostalgic food memory from through a bowl of porridge I woke up to one cold winter morning, and all I could think of was a warm bowl of porridge (Asian porridge that is cooked with rice).  So I braved the cold and headed to the kitchen, checking for any ingredients that I could easily [...]

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Tok Panjang by Lay Ean Eng - 2M ago

Mother’s day is a day to honour all the mums, step mum, grandmothers and all foster mums and the influences of mums all over the world. Will you be having breakfast in bed? Will you have a special dinner together? Will your children be making your lunch? Baking you a cake? Cooking dinner for you? [...]

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I am not very fond of the term ‘nursing homes’ as I had my fair share of fear of such facilities. When my dad had his leg amputated a few years ago, I went round Penang town in search of professional care facilities. In my mind, I want professional facilities that are clean and professionally [...]

The post Nursing care facilities for the unwell and aged have come a long way in Penang appeared first on Nyonya Cuisine | Peranakan Cuisine | Peranakan Culture | Baba Nyonya Culture| Tok Panjang | Nyonyalicious | Lay Ean Eng | Penang Nyonya Cuisine | Family | Nyonya Culture | Penang Heritage | Nyonya Kebaya.

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             A book given to me by my Aunty, written by my grand uncle (Koo Kong)                                       As you know, I am from Penang, and I love everything Penang, which includes its food, [...]

The post What I was reading on the plane… and bringing back memories appeared first on Nyonya Cuisine | Peranakan Cuisine | Peranakan Culture | Baba Nyonya Culture| Tok Panjang | Nyonyalicious | Lay Ean Eng | Penang Nyonya Cuisine | Family | Nyonya Culture | Penang Heritage | Nyonya Kebaya.

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Tok Panjang by Lay Ean Eng - 4M ago

Bunga Kantan / Torch Ginger  Flower Torch ginger is a species of herbaceous perennial plant. The ginger flower’s botanical name is Etlingera elatior.  It is also known as torch ginger, red ginger lily, torch lily, wild ginger, combrang, bunga kantan, Philippine wax flower, 火炬姜 (pinyin: Huǒjù jiāng). Refer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etlingera_elatior. It is one of the toughest ingredients to [...]

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This is a topic that I know many migrant families will face, especially for those living far away from their loved ones. It is one that I myself am currently facing, as so are many of my friends. So I thought today would be a good day to share this topic with you... It is [...]

The post How to support your aging parents when you live far away from them – part 2 appeared first on Nyonya Cuisine | Peranakan Cuisine | Peranakan Culture | Baba Nyonya Culture| Tok Panjang | Nyonyalicious | Lay Ean Eng | Penang Nyonya Cuisine | Family | Nyonya Culture | Penang Heritage | Nyonya Kebaya.

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A five spice mix is widely used in Asian cuisine, especially as a marinade for meat, such as pork. This mix is perfect as a dry rub for meat such as char siu / Chinese BBQ pork or roast pork. The Nyonya dishes that use the five spice mix are lor bak/Ngo hiang and tau [...]

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A double boiler from my family home in Penang I inherited this boiler from my family in Penang. I can't actually remember whether I brought it over or my mum brought it over for me; anyhow, it has been in my kitchen for many years, just like my grandmother's steamer. This double boiler was seldom [...]

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Tok Panjang by Lay Ean Eng - 6M ago

Chinese New Year 2019 5th February 209 The year of the PIG! February 5th 2019 is Chinese New Year; For Chinese, those in China and in ethnic communities around the world, the lunar new year is the most important and most festive holiday of the year. Chinese families from near and far would travel and [...]

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