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Makan Peranakan at Penang Culture for a Taste of Straits Heritage

Be introduced to the best of Peranakan flavors with the Peranakan Party Set, available for dine-in, takeaway, and delivery at 50% for the entire month of July!

Peranakan Party Set

If you love Peranakan food, the tables are set for all things Peranakan at Penang Culture for the entire month of July. As a restaurant chain dedicated to the food from one of the original settlements of the Peranakan people – Penang – it is highlighting an authentically Peranakan menu dubbed the Peranakan Party Set, priced at 50% off from 1st to 31st July 2021. The set is available for dine-in and takeaway at all 5 outlets islandwide, and on delivery via Oddle.

The Peranakan people, colloquially also known as the Babas and Nyonyas of the Straits Settlements of Penang and Malacca in Malaysia, came about from Chinese settlers who inter-married local Malays and assimilated to adopt their culture and heritage. The result is a blending of many things, the most delicious of which is the food. Rich and flavourful, it features Chinese techniques and rich Malaysian and Indonesian spices, taking the palate on a multi-national journey with each bite. 

The Peranakan Party Set – Now at 50% off

One thing Peranakan people love more than their food is sharing said food with their nearest and dearest. Respecting that tradition, Penang Culture is proud to unveil the Peranakan Party Set priced at only S$87 (UP S$174) perfect for sharing among a family of 4 persons.

Begin your meal with the quintessential Peranakan starter of Nonya Kuih Pie Tee – crunchy little cracker cups filled with stir-fried turnip, garlic, carrot, and shrimp. A little drizzle of chili sauce, a dash of black sweet sauce, and a topping of shredded omelet will whet appetites in no time. 

Nonya Kuih Pie Tee

Six dishes await to accompany fragrant blue pea pandan rice. Setting the pace is a traditional Nonya Curry Chicken served with a whole boneless chicken leg and potatoes cooked to tender perfection in a curry base made creamy with coconut milk. 

Nonya Curry Chicken 

The Stir-Fried French Bean Hae Bee Hiam is an explosive vegetable dish tossed with slow-cooked dried shrimp, garlic, shallot, yellow ginger, blue ginger, and belacan for a crunch that is matched with spice. 

Stir-Fried French Bean Hae Bee Hiam

Balancing out the spice is the Nonya Style Ayam Masak Merah, a savory-sweet dish of a quarter chicken leg cooked in a delectable mix of tomato sauce, chili sauce, chili paste, cinnamon sticks, star anise, garlic, and lemongrass to round off flavors while presenting an umami palate of its own. 

Nonya Style Ayam Masak Merah

For beef lovers, opt for the Nonya Beef Rendang in place of the Nonya Style Masak Merah at a top-up of $5. The dish is an ode to the Malay and Indonesian heritage of the Peranakans. Tender beef cubes are marinated and then slow-cooked in a potent rendang sauce of lemongrass, blue ginger, grounded fried coconut, coriander, turmeric leaf, shallots, chili padi, pandan leaf, and dried chili for a dish that will hold its own or with a pairing of rice. 

Nonya Beef Rendang

Try prawns the Peranakan way with Pan Fried Prawns with Nonya Sweet Sour Sauce serving up large prawns pan-fried with a sweet and sour tomato and lemon sauce, further sweetened with pineapple, cucumber, and onions. 

Pan-Fried Prawns with Nonya Sweet Sour Sauce

The Pan-Fried Salmon with Caramelised Sauce will leave fish lovers craving for more with a whole fillet of salmon pan-fried with a special mix of soy sauce, ground ginger, garlic, and brown sugar before being topped generously with onions. 

Pan-Fried Salmon with Caramelised Sauce

Awaiting to wash it all down is a Lotus Root Soup with Black Beans, a traditionally Peranakan soup cooked to immense sweetness with lotus root, chicken feet, and black beans. Finally, end the meal on a sweet note with Bubur Hitam, the creamy delight of black glutinous rice cooked into a hearty porridge with brown sugar and pandan leaf, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Lotus Root Soup with Black Beans