Author: Sylvia Tan

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Modern Nonya is a compendium of Sylvia Tan’s beloved Perankan recipes for the modern kitchen. Herself a modern Nonya, Sylvia helps readers navigate their way through the Peranakan kitchen, explaining the food culture of the Perankans or Straits Chinese.

Spice pastes, so essential to Peranakan cooking, are explained and broken down into their fundamental elements. Drawing from family heritage recipes and her modern, updated take on them, this is Sylvia Tan’s most personal cookbook to date.

Over 70 dishes are featured, from mouthwatering favourites like ayam buah keluaj, babi ponteh and laksa lemak, to lesser known dishes such as loh kai yik and hati babi bungkus.