[REVIEW] Florence Tan's Timeless Peranakan Recipes


Peranakan cuisine combines the best of Chinese and Malay influences to offer a unique fusion of exotic and aromatic food. From spicy sambals and piquant pickles to dishes that tantalise and entice… the undisputed doyenne of Peranakan cuisine Florence Tan whets your appetite in Florence Tan’s Timeless Peranakan Recipes, a collection of her family’s treasured recipes. Find traditional and classic Nyonya favourites like Ikan Kuah Lada, Udang Masak Lemak and Ayam Buah Keluak and special dishes like Hee Peow Soup, Nasi Ulam and Nyonya Yee Sang, which are prepared for festive and auspicious occasions. With Florence’s help, anyone can cook up an authentic Nyonya meal (or feast) in no time!

Hi guys!

Thinking of what to cook for dinner today? So little time to spare but want to have delicious dish? Here is my suggestion since I have went through the eBook, I think it would be nice if I’m able to share it with you guys the Florence Tan’s Timeless Peranakan Recipes eBook.

Especially to those who have always been a fan of Peranakan cookings or maybe those who have always wanted to try make one, here is one of the Peranakan recipes that caught my eyes and tastebud, of course.

Kari Udang Kapitan




500 ml | 16 fl oz | 2 cups cooking oil

500 grams | 1 pound, 1½ ounces
king prawns (jumbo shrimps),
feelers trimmed

1 onion, peeled and coarsely

600 ml | 20 fl oz | 2½ cups coconut
milk, extracted from 250 grams |
9 ounces | 2½ cups grated coconut
and 600 ml | 20 fl oz | 2½ cups

1¾ teaspoons salt

1 tablespoon sugar

2½ tablespoons kalamansi juice

1 sprig mint leaves



4 dried chillies, soaked in water
and drained

8 red chillies

3 cloves garlic, peeled

3 candlenuts

3.5 cm | 1½ inches fresh turmeric,

2.5 cm | 1 inch galangal, peeled

2 stalks lemongrass, sliced

1 teaspoon crushed dried shrimp


1. Combine the ingredients for the finely ground paste and grind until fine.

2. Heat the cooking oil in a wok until hot. Add the prawns and fry for 30 seconds.
Drain and set aside.

3. Leave 7 tablespoons oil in the wok. Add onion and sauté for a few minutes.

4. Add finely ground paste and stir-fry until aromatic.

5. Return the prawns to the wok. Stir in coconut milk and bring to a boil. Simmer
for 2–3 minutes. Season with salt and sugar

6. Remove from the heat and add kalamansi juice.

7. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.

Voila! And you are done with your Kari Udang Kapitan!

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KLIA and klia2 eBook via bluetooth beacon disburse more than 40 thousand borrowings

IMG_3322 (1)Cyberjaya, 3rd February 2017 – KLIA and klia2 launched a free service allowing passengers to download eBooks and bring with them on flights in the month of May last year.

Ever since launched, until end of 2016, the service have distributed more than 40 thousand eBooks to passengers from all corners of the world, and still continuing to grow.

This is an astonishing achievement and a proof that Internet of Things actually benefits our lifestyle. Imagine doing this with printed books? The cost, the mess, the logistics, it will be impossible. With the infrastructure in place at KLIA and klia2, thousands of ebooks have been distributed without making a sound or fuss”, says Faiz Al-Shahab from e-Sentral, the company behind the facility at KLIA and klia2.

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From data shared, passengers of all sorts of nationalities have been using the eBook borrowing system, with obviously Malaysians being the majority users. Novels, travel and political ebooks are also the revealed as the most popular genre picked by passengers.

We also have equally same amount of ebook lend outs between KLIA and klia2, although klia2 have a higher traffic for passengers. This is probably because klia2 caters more quick stop and short trip passengers who have lesser time before and after flights, if compared to KLIA passengers”, explains Faiz.

This facility which consists of 80 eBook beacons with 50meters radius fencing strategically placed at locations of the airports marked with flags and instructions, is considered the first Internet of Things infrastructure of its kind in the world. Currently, travelers in KLIA have a choice of more than 400 ebook titles ranging from all sorts of categories. Once the ebooks are downloaded, the passenger can use the ebooks for their waiting time and air travel. Each passengers are entitled to borrow up to two titles for a duration of two days.

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We at e-Sentral welcome any progressive change which can take digital publishing and EPUB standards to the next level. Whether if eBooks of the future will still maintain the looks of a traditional book or will blend with looks of the web is actually a secondary matter, what is important is that eBooks will better spell digital content for users.



Tired of just strumming your ukulele? Ready for a challenge? Fingerstyle technique allows you to play melodies and accompaniment at the same time, turning your instrument into a mini orchestra! Fingerstyle Ukulele includes 48 pages of fingerstyle arrangements for ukulele, notated in tablature format. There are links to YouTube videos of the author playing the songs, so you can hear what they sound like. The pieces in the books begin with the basics and progress through some advanced techniques.

Ulasan buku pada hari ini ialah daripada buku Fingerstyle Ukelele oleh Aaron Keim. Nampak macam mudah bukan? Ya memang mudah sebab ia saiz ukelele lebih kecil daripada gitar dan chord lebih mudah untuk dicapai. Mari admin kongsikan kepada anda. Daripada buku ini juga, ada beberapa lagu yang anda boleh cuba. Ini adalah tips bagi yang baru berjinak- jinak dengan ukelele.



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