Preserving Cultural Identity through food : Florence Tan’s Chicken Pongteh of Nyonya Cuisine

Written by @Lan
(Photos by curiostraveller.com)

IMG_0596

Thought of the day-“Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all things when we eat well.”-Micheal Pellan

Thanks to Chef Florence Tan, I’ve expanded my culinary range. It’s not that I’ve not tasted food of Malacca’s Nyonya before. I had some, years ago but cooked by someone not of Nyonya’s. The experience was lacking of good memory as food was not cooked with soul, lacking that magic touch. Chef Florence Tan cooked some of Nyonya’s delicacies. One of that many dishes was Chicken Pongteh. She mentioned about the 600 years old heritage, the starting period and origin of Nyonya’s amazing food. Something that’s old is definitely a culture, I say. Recipes being passed down from the first generation to many generations in order to preserve Nyonya’s culture.

Continue reading “Preserving Cultural Identity through food : Florence Tan’s Chicken Pongteh of Nyonya Cuisine”

Advertisements

Malaysian Nyonya Celebrity Chef : Chef Florence Tan

Blogged in this site by @joehairie
Based on Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu Handout for Media Representatives
(Photos by curiostraveller.com)

IMG_0636

Chef Florence Tan was specially flown in by Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu to showcase her Baba Nyonya-licious Signature from April 28, 2017 to May 21, 2017 at Promenade Cafe.

Florence Tan is Malaysia’s most famous Nyonya Chef who has delightfully been promoting the Nyonya cuisine in Malaysia and now, internationally, from as far back as anyone can recall. She whole-heartedly desires to leave this cuisine indelibly imprinted on diners’ minds and has earnestly preserved and strived, not only to promote, but to faithfully “safeguard” traditional Nyonya recipes so that future generation can reproduce and savor this genuine cooking.

Continue reading “Malaysian Nyonya Celebrity Chef : Chef Florence Tan”

“Dapur Nyonya at #promenadekk” with Celebrity Chef Florence Tan

Content arranged by @Lan
(Photos by curiostraveller.com)

IMG_0633

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (April 26, 2017)

Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu

No need to travel to the former Straits Settlements to enjoy Peranakan cuisine as the queen of Baba Nyonya Cuisine- Chef Florence Tan was specially flown in by Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu to showcase her Baba Nyonya-licious Signature from April 28, 2017 to May 21, 2017 at Promenade Cafe.

Continue reading ““Dapur Nyonya at #promenadekk” with Celebrity Chef Florence Tan”

Christmas Thanksgiving Dinner with Rumah Bukit Harapan residents & medias @ Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Blogged by @Lan
For Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu - Thanksgiving Dinner 2016

img_4377

“Not what we say about our blessings but how we use them is the true measure of Thanksgiving.”-W.T.Purkiser

Christmas came early for some 20 residents from the Rumah BUKIT Harapan, Tuaran as they were hosted to a Christmas Thanksgiving Dinner with medias at Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu’s 24 hours coffeehouse – Promenade Café to celebrate the spirit of giving and offering thanks for another successful year.

Continue reading “Christmas Thanksgiving Dinner with Rumah Bukit Harapan residents & medias @ Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah”