28 Feb '13, 10am

#JuHeeChar, dried squid & shredded veggies wrapped in lettuce: how you make that #Penang classic. #food

#JuHeeChar, dried squid & shredded veggies wrapped in lettuce: how you make that #Penang classic. #food

The yearly gathering of Penang hawkers at one of our hotels still draws crowds years on, and Singaporeans make regular treks to the northern island to partake of the street food and yes, the Penang nyonya food. Aside from char kway teow, laksa and rojak, they go to get their fill of classic dishes such as choon piah (spring roll), ju hee char – shredded vegetable flavoured with dried squid, kari kapitan (a dry chicken curry) and kerabu (a spicy salad). This category of food was invariably cooked by Hainanese chefs, as in Singapore, but unlike Singaporean nyonya cuisine, also owed much to Thailand, with the fragrant herbs, lime and chilli found in the recipes. We focus on three well-loved dishes below. Kerabu kacang botol Spicy winged bean salad dressed with lime juice and sambal belacan Curry kapitan A mild chicken curry, sweet with onion, fragrant with fresh spices Ju hee...

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