Embracing the plant-based lifestyle in Malaysia

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Pong Teh (Nyonya Fermented Bean Stew)

Pong Teh (Nyonya Fermented Bean Stew)

Having just returned from Chinese New Year festivities from my mother’s hometown of Malacca, my Peranakan roots have been reinforced in my psyche. Peranakan food was on sale within every inch of sight. One of the reunion lunches hosted by my relatives was held at […]

Nyonya Rojak (Savoury Fruit and Vegetable Salad)

Nyonya Rojak (Savoury Fruit and Vegetable Salad)

The word ‘Rojak’ (pronounced ‘Ro-jah-k’) is a word held very close to the heart of every Malaysian. In its literal sense, it is a melange of crunchy fruits and vegetables, coated in a sticky sauce made of fermented shrimp. It is sweet, salty, sour, crunchy […]