Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Updating a Traditional Peranakan Dish

ayam buah keluakAyam Buah Keluak is a well known Peranakan dish, the traditional recipe calls for pork ribs and/or minced pork in addition to chicken (ayam). I usually leave out the pork as it becomes too heavy meat wise.
Preparation of this dish is usually labor intensive especially with the buak keluak seeds. Each seed had to be cracked and the flesh extracted for blending before it is stuffed back into the shell again. These days I just buy the buah keluak flesh from KK market (aka Zhujiao Centre or Tekka Market) mince it up and blend with fish paste and some mince meat and make buah keluak meatballs. Here's where you can find the best recipe Makansutra.
If you are interested to learn more about buah keluak, which is highly poisonous. The raw seeds have to be boiled first and then buried in ash for 40 days before they are edible.

1 comment:

txilibrin said...

Oh my! All the food look really tasty!!!!!!!!!!