Friday, 21 February 2014

Nyonya Paper-Wrapped Chicken

I learned about Nyonya cuisine when I lived in Singapore.
It is the food of the Baba-Nyonya or Peranakans in Singapore and Malaysia.
These people are the descendants of early Chinese migrants inter-marrying with local Malays. 
 Peranakan or Nyonya cooking is a result of blending these two cultures' ingredients and cooking techniques. 

I learn so much by visiting different places. I get to explore other people's culture and be fascinated by the differences and similarities between our traditions and languages and theirs. More importantly how much we have in common.
It is just so interesting!

 "Selamat makan!"

12 chicken wings (tips cut)
12 baking paper (cut in 5" x 8")
2 tsp shrimp sauce
1 tsp belacan powder
1 tsp chilli paste
2 tsp sugar
3 shallots (crushed)
1/4 tsp dark soy sauce
2 tsp corn flour

* Preheat oven to 200C.
* In a huge bowl, mix together shrimp sauce, belacan powder, chilli paste, sugar, shallots, dark soy sauce and corn flour. Marinate chicken wings in the prepared sauce for at least 2 hours.
* Wrap chicken wings in baking paper and seal. Bake for 20 minutes.
* Unwrap the parcel and serve the chicken with rice and sliced tomato or cucumber.

Recipe adapted from Sino-Malaysia Flavours

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  1. Nyonya Cuisines? I am not familiar with these yet it looks good.. It is the food of the Baba-Nyonya or Peranakans in Singapore and Malaysia.... I am tempted to try preparing the menu.

  2. Nyonya menu is interesting... Never tasted such food... And tot think it is the food of the Baba-Nyonya or Peranakans in Singapore and Malaysia... Hmm it makes me think to try it

    1. You probably had if you've tried Singaporean / Malaysian food... but just wasn't aware that it is in fact a Peranakan dish, like for instance laksa and otak-otak. Check this link out. =)

    2. Oh yeah... will check. thanks