Peranakan Feast at Friend’s House on 30May2014

assam fish head curry

assam fish head curry

was looking forward to the peranakan feast at a friend’s place on 30.5.2014. this was the 3rd year i was invited to his fabulous lunches. 🙂

the first was a teochew gourmet lunch on 12.4.2012 & last year we had another delicious peranakan spread on 7.6.2103. and i kept thinking of the fish head curry. 🙂 and the penang laksa as well, especially when penang laksa is really not my favourite dish, much prefer lemak laksa with lots of “hum” (cockles). for me though this year’s babi ponteh was even better than last year. 🙂

assam fish head curry

assam fish head curry

#1 just look at the fish head curry, and it tasted as good as it looks. 🙂

peranakan feast

peranakan feast

nonya braised trotters??

nonya braised trotters??

nonya braised trotters??

nonya braised trotters??

#2 and the braised trotters. not sure what was the sauce & the name of the dish, but the texture was super, especially the unhealthy skin, quite gelatinous (“kar kar”) & the taste was wonderful. 🙂

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lontong

lontong

lontong

lontong

lontong

lontong

#3 lontong was also great, just enough lemak & very tasty, though lontong not quite my favourite dish, say c/w laksa or mee siam.

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chicken curry

babi ponteh

#4 and nothing beat this babi ponteh! it was so good, the sweet taste apparently from the onions. i must try doing this dish. 🙂

dhal sayur curry

dahl sayur curry

#5 this apparently not sayur lodeh but some dahl curry, with lots of sayur anyway. i love dahl curry with roti prata.

itek tim

itek tim

itek tim

itek tim

#6 itek tim (salted vegetable duck soup) was good too, very tasty.

#7 there was a smaller bowl of pig intestine soup in a photo above. it was good, just a bit more sour.

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1 of my 3-4 platefuls

plateful of food

plateful of food

there was papadum too.

nice dessert

nice dessert

there was a very good desert, was told the name but forgot. it looked a bit like pulut inti, but tastier. the coconut shavings were not so sweet & overall this was much better dessert. 🙂

bak chang & kee chang

bak chang & kee chang

bak chang & kee chang

bak chang & kee chang

& we got to take back bak chang & kee chang. i did not realise the last time that the kaya was for the kee chang & was happily eating it with bread & butter…lol. this time i ate the kee chang with kaya & i really liked it. the bak chang was great too! 🙂 i went to google bak chang recipe, don’t think i want to do this, lots of work. let me just work on babi ponteh first. 🙂

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