Last weekend, my Dolphin Angel and I went to try out a peranakan chinese (also referred to as baba nyonya) restaurant which was located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
What is peranakan chinese?
Yes…I know some of you never heard about it before.
Peranakan chinese are the descendants of chinese immigrants who came to the Malay archipelago including British Malaya (now Malaysia and Singapore) between the 15th and 17th centuries . (From Wikipedia).
They talk, dress, eat and live like the Malayan.
When we talk about the peranakan cuisine, their foods has the combination of Malay and Chinese, making it remarkable for their unique taste.
The Sarang Cookery Restaurant that we went has a pretty decent decoration and there are a few local herbs and spices planted in front of the restaurant.
Hmmm…non artificial herbs in the foods?
It took us quite some times on selecting our meals. Goshhh…everything looks so tempting! Wish I could eat all of them.
And we selected a nyonya assam laksa, chicken rendang, chicken lobak and nasi ulam.
The first meal that were served was nasi ulam. OMG!!! that is a huge platter! The white rice in the middle was surrounded by the local herbs. We need to mix the rice with those herbs together like you are doing prosperity toss on a platter of yee sang! This meal is very vegan-friendly!
The rest of the meals came to our table after a few minutes later.
I’m not going to talk too much about the rest of the foods that we ordered but all I can say is…
Girls, you should try them!
If you are wondering where the heck is this restaurant, here is the address for you to explore:
p/s: The restaurant runs a cooking class too for those who are interested to learn how to cook peranakan foods 😉