Buah Keluak

Thought I would do a fun topic – chatting with the experts – about Buak Keluak.

One thing I enjoy most is talking about food and interviewing the experts in their fields about peranakan dishes, culture, and traditions.

I did this interview a few years ago, and I am embarrassed to say that I am only publishing it right now. I did an informal chat with Sam Wong from Peranakan Place at Auburn about this particular dish – Ayam Buah Keluak.

It was an impromptu chat – Sam Wong ( I call him Uncle Sam) was talking with us (myself and 2 girl friends) and I asked him whether he could tell us something about the buah keluak chicken curry he serves at this restaurant. So he sat down and one of my friends took this video for us.

Buah Keluak curry dish is not a dish I am used to.  My grandfather used to cook this dish, yet I never tried it, as it was a very dark blackish dish and was not very appetising for my liking. I only really properly tried this dish at the restaurant, and I have been bringing friends back there for this particular dish.

Buah Keluak is commonly found in the mangrove swamps of Southeast Asia. The fruit of the tree, which is Buah Keluak, is actually a poisonous fruit, and it can only be eaten through a fermentation process. The peranakan use this fruit to cook some popular dishes such as ayam buah keluak.

Below is the video:

The chat with Sam Wong of Peranakan Place

>> Here is a link to another video about the Buah Keluak Ayam dish. You will love this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JZm987O9aA