Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cheong Fatt Sze

Cheong Fatt Sze or Cheong Fatt Tze was a remarkable story of rags to riches. From a humble teenager who had nothing other than the clothes on his back, he sailed from China to Nanyang (South East Asia) to seek his fortune. He succeeded, rising to become one of the most influential men in the East and West.

His most visible legacy in Penang was probably the Blue Mansion.

Read his story here.

Cheong Fatt Sze

Nyonya kuih

When visitors come to Penang, food always becomes the main topic for conversation.

One of those little gems are Nyonya kuihs, which are very similar to Kuih Melayu but in terms of colors and ingredients used.

These cakes are quite challenging to make, as new cooks can testify.

I am happy to announce that I am organizing another Nyonya cooking class but instead of kuih, we are going to make otak-otak and two types of laksa instead. All ingredients will be prepared from scratch. Get ready to get smelly and dirty hands, and having a full belly afterwards ;-)

Please book early to reserve your spot.

Nyonya kuih
Nyonya cooking class