A complete guide to Penang Straits Chinese Cuisine by by
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For the first time, the nonyas of Penang have come forward to share their fiercely guarded cooking secrets.
In this special volume is a compilation of over 150 original recipes handed down from mother to daughters, or aunt to niece, through several generations. Some of these recipes have never before been published or featured on the menus of nonya restaurants; a few of the recipes are now seldom prepared, even in Straits Chinese homes.
This book is the result of two years of collaboration between the guardian of the Penang Peranakan culture, the State Chinese (Penang) Association and Star Publication (M) Bhd, aimed at the preservation of the true flavours of the peninsula’s northern nonya cuisine….
… In this book, too, the nonyas of Penang decide once and for all, which dish falls within the Penang Peranakan ambit, and which do not. If you are trying to ascertain whether a dish is Penang nonya or Malaccan nonya, find your answers within the covers here.