Nonya spice paste

Preparation info
  • Makes

    175 ml

    • Difficulty


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By Christine Manfield

Published 1999

  • About

Nonya or Peranakan food is possibly some of the most fragrant, rich and interesting to be found anywhere in the world, and is part of a long heritage passed down through the maternal side of the family. Originating in Malacca on the south-west coast of the Malay peninsula, Nonya cooking combines Chinese and Malay ingredients and techniques, the result of Chinese migration during the fifteenth century. (An early example of fusion food, perhaps?) Nonya cooking also bears close resemblance to