Chronicling Nyonya Cuisine

By Regina Hoo

January 2017 FEATURE
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Ong Jin Teong painstakingly records – and sustains – the exquisite art of Nyonya cooking.Inspired by the multicultural influences that have for centuries shaped Peranakan cuisine, Dr Ong Jin Teong decided to undertake an in-depth exploration of Nyonya food and its many gastronomic wonders. Born and bred in a Penang Nyonya family, Ong credits his late mother Khoo Chiew Kin for starting him on his culinary quest. A soughtafter authority on the subject today, Ong is also the author of...

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Regina Hoo

is the deputy editor of Penang Monthly.