Sunday, November 19, 2006

Baba Wedding

On 12/11/06 we stage a Baba wedding procession for the World Lottery Association at the Raffles Convention Hall.

The bride and groom

The whole cast....

Our lovely ladies in thier baju panjang, sarong kebayas.....posing :-)

Baba Dictionary

" Apa Khabair ? "

Finally at last we have a dictionary.

Thanks to author William Gwee Thian Hock for his painstaking hard work and all kind souls who help in one way or other. The Peranakan Assocition for coming up with the initial financial cotribution to kick start the project.

You can find the dictionary at the local bookshops titled A Baba Malay Dictionary - The First Comprehensive Compenduim of Straits Chinese Terms and Expressions.

So to all Peranakans and Non Peranakans who love our culture get a copy and lets start to cakap cakap Baba Malay.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Mum's Satay Ayam

This is another Loak Embok Embok - Satay Ayam you can either use Pork or Chicken. Mum would add Doan Limau Perot...makin the dish smell heavenly.........

You would just need chilli, lemon grass, shallots, shrimp paste, candlenuts for the rempah. Pound them to a paste startin with the hard ingredients. Add peanut oil to the kwali sampay panas (till its hot) throw in a bruise lemon grass and add the rempah and tumis (saute) till it "pecah minyak".

Once the rempah is ready add your pork and chicken continue to tumis. Add doan limau perot. Pour 1/2 a cup of chicken/meat stock and continue to tumis. Season with salt to your taste.

This dish actually uses coconut milk but for health reasons mum omitted. Happy Tryin