About Our Chef
Nancy was born and raised in a Peranakan household of a small town called Batu Berendam, Melaka. As being raised in a humble family and close relatives, she was taught to cook at a young age. Without any properly written recipes, her cooking skills were established by watching and helping her mother in the kitchen.
Today, her recipe has been passed down and it is now at her 3rd Generation. In the restaurant she is precise about the quality of each dish being served and practices a strict cooking skill. Preparing the authentic Peranakan dishes of fresh local herbs, spices and ingredients bringing at best of her new and repeating customers.
Our Best Seller
Peranakan dishes can be varied with every guarded family recipe. However, the fundamental of each dish remains the same. Over the past years, our repeating customer loves some of our dishes which we maintain serving its best quality. Clueless of what to order? Go for recommended.
Fried Kidney with Ginger, Sambal Chicken, Mixed Stew, Sweet Sour Chicken, Fried Rice Vegetarian, Fried Rice Vegetarian (Egg)
Food may contain traces of meat, eggs & shellfish due to shared kitchen utensils. Some of our dishes contain shrimp paste, garlic, onion and milk. Do speak to our waiter of your vegetarian/vegan diet. We will accommodate our best.
Ayam/Bak Buah Keluak (Chicken/Pork Rib with Black Nut)
A true Peranakan classic: Buah keluak, a fruit which originates from Indonesia, requires a tedious process of cleaning, boiling, being cut open and scooped out. The pulp is then mixed with a family recipe of spices, stuffed back in and then cooked with tamarind paste, pork or chicken. The buah keluak paste infused with tamarind sauce is what makes this dish one of a kind.
Ikan Gerang Assam (Fish in Tamarind Sauce)
Gerang Assam should not be mistaken for local Asam Pedas. It is a popular dish among the Peranakan community: Dried chillies, lemongrass and other fresh spices are simmered in tamarind juice, lending a spicy and sour flavour to this dish. It whets appetite even on a hot day.
Ayam Rendang (Rendang Chicken)
We have taken a common Malay household dish and given it a Peranakan twist: treat your taste buds to the exquisite taste of Kerisik (grated coconut, toasted and ground into paste). This paste is given a signature Peranakan spicy blend by combining it with fresh, bold spices such as lemongrass, galangal, cumin and turmeric leaves.
Word From Our Chef
Nancy's food has no preservatives,
What a healthy way to live,
Cooked by me on the spot,
Right in my kitchen pot.
Special Nyonya dipping sauce,
To the taste buds of yours.
Longing for my food to be cooked?
Try Nancy's Food and you'll get hooked.
— Nancy (Owner and Founder)