A Singaporean Peranakan Stranded in London.
Here at Peranakan Palace, the aim is to introduce you to the delectable world of Peranakan cuisine. A cuisine uniquely blended Chinese ingredients and cooking techniques with spices used by the Malays to create something delicious.
Peranakan food is typically rich, aromatic and spicy and features ingredients such as coconut milk, galangal, laksa leaves, lemongrass, tamarind, chillies, candlenuts, pandan leaves etc.
Classic Nyonya dishes such as Beef Rendang, Ayam or Babi Pongteh, Itek Siow, Chap Chye, Popiah and many more will be featured regularly in a communal table setting, just like in a typical Peranakan household.
If you've never heard of any of the dishes, then perhaps it's time for you to book yourself into the Peranakan Palace.
Note: Due to the small scale nature of the supperclub and Nyonya cuisine involves the use of shrimp paste, nuts & gluten, unfortunately it will not always be possible to cater to special dietary requirements.
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01 Jul 14 by Dancing In High Heels
After a long hiatus, wonderful to be back
Peranakan Palace Supperclub
in September 2018,
reviewed on 9 September 2018
As fantastic as ever! Jason is a wonderful host, the food is fantastic and generously served and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. A joy to attend!
Brilliant as always!
Peranakan Palace Supperclub
in September 2016,
reviewed on 4 September 2016
Great food and great company this time!
Wonderful host and tummy-rubbingly good comfort food
Peranakan Palace Supperclub
in August 2016,
reviewed on 23 August 2016
Jason, the host, went out of his way to make everyone at home and explained the courses etc every step of the way. Although everything was pretty good,I'd say that for me, the winners were the chwee kueh, nasi ulam, ox cheek rendang, sambal babi, apom balik (OMG) and kueh salat (perfect taste and texture). I miss Singaporean food and this meal really hit the spot. Even my picky husband, who doesn't normally like Asian food, enjoyed the meal. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality, Jason! We'll definitely be back.
Yep, still one of the best dining experiences around
My third visit to Peranakan Palace and once again, took some supperclub virgins with me. We had another wonderful night, with great food and hospitality. Wonderful, wonderful cooking - you wouldn't find this in any restaurant and it's just so good.
A slice of Nonya heaven in East London
I love my food pure and unadultered to fit current trends and tastes, and would happily travel across town to hunt down *THAT* authentic taste. Jason certainly made my trip worthwhile and delighted with his Singaporean and Nonya homecooking. There was plenty of leftovers and he generously offered for us to take them home. What genuine hospitality!
This event should carry an AWESOMENESS WARNING!
I love experiencing a different cuisine to my own and still get the soul food feeling at once. This was how I felt while eating the beautifully cooked and perfectly spiced Winter Warmers at Peranakan Palace - I straight away had the warm fuzzy feeling you have when eating soul food. But it was more than that: The helpings were very generous, as is Jason, the host. The dishes ranging from tofu-pork dumplings and a wonderful tofu/scampi/vermicelli starter to a point ox rendang, creatively marinated duck and a pork ribs dish that I had never heard existed even were all competing in being the most awesome dishes on the table, without anyone of them overshadowing another, rounded off with mouth-watering desserts, all in all made it a wonderful evening.
Thanks for this!
Still one of the tastiest evenings in London!
Another marvellous supperclub hosted by Peranakan Palace. Host Jason is super welcoming, the food is fantastic and (very) generously served. Tonight was a mix of recipes I'd tried at his supperclub before and some new ones including a fantastic deep fried dumping made from sweet potato and glutinous flour with a filling of candied melon, mushrooms and belly pork - yes it was amazing!
Peranakan Feast that would make his Nyonya Granny weep with proud tears of Sambal Joy
We have been wanting to get to one of Jason's supper clubs for ages now but somehow never quite made it. But having heard great things about his amazing kick ass cooking our experience on Saturday evening confirmed Jason as a firm London supperclub scene star, and one we are very proud of being fellow Malaysians too!His wholesome, hearty flavours were absolutely spot on and would make his Peranakan granny very proud no doubt! Peranakan cooking is quite complex and difficult to master (as many recipes are handed down in families through oral traditions and remain closely guarded secrets). In days gone by Peranakan women were rated on their marriageability according to their ability to whip up a storm in the kitchen. Jason's offerings at Saturday's supperclub would have been likely to turn the whole village of Peranakan young debutantes green with chendol envy.
First up was delicious achar and fiery samba belachan followed by Nonya Ngoh Hiang (Loh bak or five-spice meat rolls) that were perfectly spiced and a wonderful textured with water chestnut pieces provided that extra crunch. Popiah (Soft skin spring rolls) were beautifully packed with crunchy vegetables and black sauce.
This was followed by Nasi ulam (a delicious nyonya vegetable rice infused with fragrant herbs) and paired with melt in the mouth slow cooked belly pork (Babi Pongteh) and divine 16 hour slow cooked Ox Cheek Beef Rendang made just the way I remember it at special kenduris and weddings in Malaysia. His Bayam Masak Lemak (Spinach cooked in spicy coconut gravy complimented the other two dishes very well and was fragrant with turmeric, lemon grass and blue ginger ( all my favourite flavours!):)
This was washed down with home made chendol (green rice flour jelly served with shaved ice, coconut milk and palm sugar) and delicious cassava cake (Kuih Bingka).
Jason is a wonderful, warm and generous host and the evening made for one of the best Malaysian meals I have had in a long,long time.
If you haven't been yet- GO!Terima kasih Jason for a truly amazing meal and supperclub experience.
Amazing food, served with generosity and warmth
What a fantastic supperclub! All the food was genuinely fantastic, and it was served with generosity -- no one went hungry, we all ate till bursting. Our host had spent the last 3 days preparing and cooking, and it really showed. Also a wonderfully convivial atmosphere, which made for a super evening. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
Absolutely incredible food!
I had a fantastic time at this event - the food was carefully (and arduously) prepared, the history of each dish was given, the food was delicious, and most importantly, it was served very generously as well. So we all had our fill, and some were even lucky enough to take home leftovers. Jason is a wonderful host and we had a great time just chatting to him after all his work was done. I couldn't believe it when I found out he wasn't a professional chef! He should be as his food is some of the best and most interesting I've ever tasted. Thanks Jason!!