Thursday, December 27, 2007

Nyonya and Baba Restaurant at Vivo City

Peranakan are descendants of the very early Chinese immigrants who adopted the Malay customs partially.I love peranakan cuisine which are a mixture of chinese, malay and others influences. Their food are not spicy at all. There is this nyonya restaurant called Nyonya and Baba at Vivo City which has some nice nyonya food.

Photo taken from restaurant wall. A typical baba nyonya wedding.

One of the popular nyonya dish is the chap chye.

This is one of the restaurant's signature dish, Ayam Buah Keluak. Buah Keluak is mixed with shrimp to induce a tinge of sweetness while reducing its bitter taste. Ayam means chicken and Buah Keluak is the black kind of nut. You need to dig into the nut to eat the meat just like you eat snails.

Otak Otak - is not spicy and tasted very nice.

Curry fish head - not spicy while those sold in Indian Restaurants are more spicy. I prefer it to be more spicy but is suitable for those who do not like spicy food.

The Ngor Hiang were fried to a golden-brown with spiced pork and water chestnuts. I like this dish it is crunchy and tasty.

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