Tantalize your taste buds and indulge in the authentic Peranakan favourites like Ayam Buah Keluak,Babi Pong Teh, Ikan Goreng Cili, Telur Cincalok, Nyonya Chap Chye and desserts like Nyonya Cendol and Chef Kenny’s signature Sour Plum Drink from March 16 to March 25.
Savour Nyonya Otak, Nyonya Laksa, Sambal Timun, Sambal Jantung Pisang ,Nyonya Achar , Nyonya Kueh Pie Tee, Bakwan Kepiting, Itek Tim and Asparagus Goreng Cili Belachan with your favourite Peranakan food.
Chef Chan will reprise his role as Bibik Kim Neo in the long-running TV1 Malaysian sitcom, “Baba Nyonya” and the movie, Nasi Lemak 2.0., to mingle with the patrons on March 17, alongside with Peranakan themed activities including sale of Peranakan Collectibles on March 24 and 25.
Distinctively Peranakan, here are some favourites from the media tasting.
Ayam Buah Keluak (stuffed Indonesian black nut with chicken) is one of Chef Kenny’s signature dishes. A well-known Nyonya dish that is synonymous with Peranakan cuisine, the popular dish requires expertise and is extremely time consuming to prepare.
The flesh of the Buah Keluak, an Indonesian black nut, is painstakingly extracted, fried with chicken, prawns and rempah (pounded spices), and simmered in a rich gravy before it is placed in the empty nut shells.
Babi Pong Teh (braised pork in salted bean paste) is another staple in Peranakan food. The pork belly is braised for hours in salted bean paste gravy with a hint of cinnamon. It is rich and flavoursome, so tender that it melts in your mouth.
Itek Tim is duck soup simmered with salted vegetables, pig's foreleg, preserved sour plums and tomatoes. Sweet and sour, lovely home cook goodness.
Balance the richness of Peranakan food with Nyonya Chap Chye, a light vegetable stew and a home favourite.
Udang Lemak Nenas (Prawns with pineapples in coconut curry) is rich and flavoursome. Another time consuming dish to prepare as fresh coconut are used. Very lemak and sedap ! My favourite!
Ikan Goreng Cili (fried fish with sambal) is fried cod fish laced with Chef Chan’s special sambal chilli. The crunchy batter fish leaves you craving for more, the chili is to die for and a perfect condiment to add a fiery punch in every dish.
Telur Cincalok (fermented shrimp omelette) is loved by every Peranakan for the tangy taste with a hint of spice.
Nyonya Cendol - The cendol handmade by Chef Chan is soft and light green in colour unlike the acidic green commercial ones. I like mine with lots of Gula Melak , its very lemak and ultra sinful and oh so good !
Azur Restaurant at Crowne Plaza Hotel Changi Airport Peranakan Affair - March 16 to 25
Peranakan Dinner Buffet is served alongside with an International spread of Seafood, Meat, Poultry, Fish, Chinese, Asian, Western and desserts offerings.
- Weekday (Monday – Thursday)Adult: $55.00++ Child: $27.50++
- Weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)Adult: $65.00++ Child: $32.50++
- Top up $5 for free-flow sour plum drinks, soft drinks, tea and coffee.
- Enjoy 15% off the total bill upon presentation of the Peranakan Affair mailer below (print or show on Mobile)
- Diners get an additional 5% off the total bill if they are dressed in Peranakan influenced or traditional attire (Baju Kebaya or Batik Shirt)
Azur Restaurant at Crowne Plaza Hotel Changi Airport is located at 75 Airport Boulevard, 2nd Floor Crowne Plaza Hotel , next to Changi Airport T3 Sky Train. For reservation at Azur, please call 6823 5354 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Crowne Plaza’s Dining website for more information: http://www.crowneplazadining.com