The Peranakan is no stranger to us as we have been here a few times for their authentic peranakan cuisine. The last we were here, we were surprised by the interior design that oozes traditional vibes. However, today we visited The Peranakan to attend 1 of the 2 workshops that they are currently having, the Apom Bok Kwa Workshop. The other workshop they are having is the Nasi Ulam Workshop
These are the timeslots that they have allocated to those who are interested to learn how to cook peranakan dishes to cook at home.
To begin with, we weighed out both our wet and dry ingredients. The chef thoughtfully explained and guided us through the workshop to help us to achieve the best results. If you are not familiar with peranakan culture, Apom Bok Kwa actually means pancake (Apom) with an accompanying sauce (Bok kwa). Above are the ingredients for the batter to make the apom that will be placed in a special pan to cook.
Above are the ingredients for the gravy where coconut, gula melaka and banana makes a big part of the sauce. We first melted the gula melaka and added coconut before we finally added sliced banana.
After we were done with the workshop, tea and snacks were served to us. It was the perfect way to end off the session as you are able to enjoy what you have made on your own and also the delicious snacks at the same time.
They also have a peranakan gallery just next door to the restaurant that you can drop by before or after your workshop. They have many items, books, clothes and etc to share the perenakan culture with the public.
It is always nice to have restaurant that stays so rooted to a certain cuisine and culture because of their passion and beliefs. If are looking for some inspiration and keen to learn about the peranakan culture, The Peranakan will certainly feed your curiosity and also your stomach while at it.
Address: Claymore Connect, 442 Orchard Rd, Level 2 Claymore Connect, Singapore 238879
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-10pm
Written by: Coralle Wong