At Big Nyonya in Melacca, Malaysia, Chef Kenny Chan, and Asian food guru KF Seetoh introduce us to the lesser known flavors of the Peranakan pantry. Peranakan cuisine, also known as Nyonya cuisine, refers to the style of cooking that evolved from the inter-marriage of local Malays and Chinese immigrants in the 15th century. Combining Chinese cooking techniques, such as wok cooking, with Malay ingredients and spices, Peranakan food is noted for its tropical blend of tangy and spicy flavors.

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