Malacca is rich with centuries-old cultures, its most prominent one being the Peranakan. Peranakan, or in other terms, ‘Baba Nyonya’, is a mix of two very diverse customs and traditions, and the term was coined back in the late 15th century when interracial marriages first began between Chinese immigrants and local Malay Muslim ladies.
Today, while the Peranakan race is becoming the culture lives on and it is still the pride and glory of its descendants. And what better way to relive and experience the Old World charm than through its absolutely irresistible cuisine? Here at Dapur Melaka which literally mean Kitchen of Melaka, we list five of the best Peranakan dishes in Singapore, all reasonably priced and with quality guaranteed. A word of caution though – Peranakan food is known to be spicy, so be prepared and enjoy!