Good and healthy recipes are meant to be shared, and Rosaline remembers fondly the many happy gatherings in her big family of 14 brothers and sisters with countless nieces and nephews when they gathered for a happy occasion and one of her brothers, a great cook, would cook big pots of the family’s favourite dishes. They would eat in relays at the family’s ‘tok panjang’ table in the kitchen...Peranakan style!
The same 'tok panjang' table would be found at her in-laws' home in Kedah when she and family went up every year for the family’s Chinese New Year reunion dinners. Inevitably there would be feasts of Peranakan/Nonya food served over the days of Chinese New Year as relatives visited.
Featured here are two recipes from both sides of her families, found in her book and shared here. These recipes are chosen for their simplicity in method and easily available ingredients. All her recipes do not use msg.
She invites feed-back and contributions from like-minded food lovers of Singaporean/Peranakan food who believe that good recipes should be shared and tried and tweaked to suit one’s own personal tastebuds. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kerabu Chicken/Prawns (serves 6-8)
A delicious spicy, rich and interesting salad from Penang
• 1 chicken drumstick / chicken breast
1. Boil chicken drumstick, cool and peel the meat in strips