Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Peranakan Pineapple Prawn - Guest Post On Nyonyafood.com

Few months ago when I was still living in Singapore, I received a pleasant and surprise email from the talented Bee Yinn Low (or Bee, as she is fondly called), who invited me to be a guest writer on her fabulous Nyonyafood blog site - which is also linked to her primary blog site, RasaMalaysia. Bee, who is based in California, is also a Peranakan by heritage and originally hails from Penang, a beautiful island-state in the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia known for its fantastic local food. I don't think Bee needs much introduction at all as you may already be familiar with Rasa Malaysia. However, if you love Asian food and have not visited Rasa Malaysia or Nyonyafood before, you simply MUST! In addition to Bee's cooking talent and a wide variety of delicious recipes (including her family's own) that she shares, her food photography technique and simple creativity speaks volume, is refreshing and one of the best I've seen.

When Bee asked if I would like to feature a unique Melaka Peranakan/Nyonya dish based on my family's recipe, Udang Masak Lemak Nenas or Pineapple Prawn in Spicy Coconut Milk Gravy immediately came to mind. This recipe was taught by my wonderful and deeply missed late Mom to her six princesses - my five 'J' sisters and I. I'm proud to say that all of us have learned well from our Mom as she was a great cook and a generous person.

The photo below was my version. Bee has also tried this recipe and I'm glad to say that she gave her thumbs up for it. Do check out Bee's version, more on my guest post and the recipe for this dish on Nyonyafood.

Thanks again, Bee! Keep up your great work on Nyonyafood.