I am often asked if I am Peranakan because I am often inspired by the flavour combinations found in Peranakan food.
For the second dinner in the series of Anthropology RabbitHole, I will be collaborating with the inimitable Angeline Neo, writer & Peranakan Private Dining Chef. We will be showcasing Rempahs – four of them.
Our deep dive into rempahs will see us cooking a dish with each rempah. Even dessert will feature a rempah.
Delight in the spices and herbs that we will highlight over 10 courses. You will be taken an alternate universe, not unlike Alice’s Wonderland – where rules may be bent, but delicious food will be had.
We have limited seats over 2 nights, 28 & 29 April 2023. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to chope. 158 per pax.
Bloody Mary with chilli garam & keropok
Rempah : Chilli Garam
Chilli Garam (a 2-ingredient rempah comprising fresh red chillies and garlic only)
Udang chilli Garam with herbed lemongrass rice and sambal nanas
Dry aged grouper with chilli garam, caramelised onions and roasted chillis , fried shallots
Fish broth with chilli garam
Rempah titek : Rempah Titek (rempah blend: fresh red chillies/chilli padi, shallots, garlic, buah keras and belachan)
Babi Asam Sundae – Babi asam pulled pork, roasted garlic and cognac mash, Asian slaw, crispy wonton chip and cherry tomato
Pork confit with rempah titek dry rub, achar with papaya rempah titek, nasi lemak
Rempah: Gerang Asam
Gerang Asam (rempah blend: Dried red chilles, fresh red chillies, garlic, shallots, galangal, turmeric, belachan, buah keras)
Otak Jantan lontong tower topped with a spicy roasted cauliflower floret
Slow-cooked wagyu beef short rib in gerang asam rempah, grilled, and served with thai basil and laksa leaf pesto
Rempah: Sambal Tamarind (Fresh red chillies, garlic, onion, candlenut, belachan and tamarind)
Phoenix Scotch Egg – A Scotch egg with a pongtauhu meat mixture, on a bed of mesclun greens/pea shoots, fried yam straws, drizzled with a sambal tamarind drizzle
Dry aged duck breast with sambal tamarind, Sambal hijau, kicap manis
5 spice sugar cured pork belly
Caramelised onion waffles with Sambal Tamarind Rempah & gula melaka syrup
Gula melaka ice cream