Out of the many dishes from Singapore's vast culinary landscape, Peranakan cuisine may not be the first thing that comes to mind when visitors scout for the best eats. But the mouth-watering dishes of the Peranakans have won the hearts of foodies all over the island.

In the past, as descendants of the original Chinese immigrants settled in Singapore and married the local Malays, it resulted in the birth of Peranakan culture. The essence of Peranakan dishes is best revealed through the diverse flavours drawn from a variety of spices.

Peranakans believe that it is the 'rempah' that makes or breaks a recipe. Made from a combination of spices and pounded into a paste with a pestle and mortar, it is no wonder that Peranakan food involves time-consuming preparation techniques that have been passed down for generations.

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