Chicken Debal Curry
 


Eurasian Lamb Stew


 
Nasi Lemak Serani
 


Fish Molee
 

 
Beef Smore
  

 
Prawn Pimenta
 

 
Sugee Cake
 

 
Salt-fish Pickle

EURASIAN FOOD
The Eurasians - A Historical Minority Rich In
   Its Heritage, Music And ..... CUISINE

    

                         What Is Eurasian Food
As the word “Eurasian” suggests, it is simply a combination of European and Asian cuisine - Portuguese, Dutch & British cuisine with local ingredients and influences by Malay, Indian, Chinese, Nyonya and British East Indian styles of cooking. Eurasian
food has often been called the original East-West cuisine
.
   
The History
In 1511, Portuguese naval Admiral Alfonso d'Albuquerque serving under King Manuel I of Portugal and his flotilla of 18 ships sailed into Malacca, conquered it and made it a Portuguese colony and settlement. In those days the Portuguese, Dutch & the British were the main European seafarers and traders, trading especially in spices from the East. Hormuz, Goa, Penang, Malacca & Macau were major hubs of trade.
Malacca (1511
- Portuguese) (1641 - Dutch) (1824 - British) and Penang (1876 - British)
  
With them came a century and a half of intermarriages between Portuguese, Dutch, British settlers and local women which led to a mixed race of European Asians, the Eurasians, who identified themselves as Kristangs, meaning Christians. They adopted their religion, customs, culture and naturally … it's cuisine.
 
Portuguese settlers in Malacca especially, having sailed the world's oceans in their quest for precious spices and goods, had long since acquired a taste for spicy food. Portuguese home cooking took on a regionally spicier taste using local ingredients. The Portuguese Eurasian dish Devil Curry is its most famous. With lots of chilies, especially dried chilies used in the making of this fiery hot dish - hence it's name !!.
 
Also being a predominantly seafaring community akin to the fishing community of Portugal, many of the Portuguese Eurasian food condiments were fish and seafood. A few of the favorites were and are today Salt Fish Peda (pickled salt fish), Cincaluk (tiny baby shrimp sauce) and Sambal Belacan (dried shrimp paste).
 
The diversity and beginning of Eurasian cuisine was also a “Story of Substitution
e.g. using coconut milk instead of European cream and Chinese sausages instead of Portuguese sausages. Local spices like cinnamon and clove were used in English and Irish Stews. Traditional Western dishes were found too bland for Eurasian palates, so
spices and chilies were added while European ingredients e.g. Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and mustard were found to make a magical difference to many Asian recipes. See the European-Asian blend
?.
  
Eurasian Food inspired by
the Portuguese, Dutch, British & Locals
Portuguese
Devil Curry
 - a rich and fiery hot dish which has a unique and distinct spicy hot, sweet
and sour taste
Saltfish Pickle(Peda) - appetizer which is a pickled blend of salt-fish, onions, garlic, grounded chili, vinegar and spices
Cincaluk
 - tiny baby shrimp sauce
  

Dutch
Bergedel / Cutlets - potato patties with ground beef, pork, chicken, prawn or fish
   
British
Irish Stew - lamb, chicken or corn beef  and vegetable stew. Spices like cinnamon, cloves
and pepper seeds are used
Pineapple Jam Tarts - pastry tart topped with home-made pineapple jam from locally
grown ripe pineapples
Christmas Cakes - Christmas Fruit Cake & Christmas Bread Pudding
 
Afternoon Tea
- a daily ritual adopted by the Eurasians from the British tradition of tea-time. Sardine and Prawn Sambal Tumis Sandwiches, snacks such as Curry Puffs, Jam Tarts, Sugee Cake, Scones, Shepherd’s Pie and Crème Horns
served together with a piping hot pot of English tea.
English Breakfast
- typically consists of pork bacon, eggs, toast, juice and coffee
 

British East Indies

Mulligatawny - spicy shredded chicken soup - “mulligatawny” from the Tamil word "milagu-tannir" meaning pepper water
Pork Vindaloo - vinegar added hot and spicy pork or chicken dish from the Portuguese settlement of Goa in India
Sugee Cake - semolina almond cake - unmistakably Eurasian it is believed to have originated from Goa in the British East Indies

  

Nyonya & Chinese
Pineapple Saltfish Curry - salt-fish bones and fresh sweet pineapple pieces in a coconut based curry
Babi Assam - curried pork pieces cooked with tamarind, lemon grass, turmeric powder and spices
Cucumber Acar - cucumber, carrots, radish, green chilies, garlic & shallots cooked with vinegar & turmeric powder
 
Indian & Malay
Curry Lada - pepper curry
Roti Jala - with a Eurasian style chicken curry
Prawn Sambal Tumis - a sandwich spread with dried prawn chili paste
Nasi Lemak - coconut flavored rice meal served with sambal ikan bilis, fried “assam” prawns and fish, “kangkong” egg, cucumber and “sambal belacan” ... Serani style !! 
  
  
Note: The best of Eurasian cuisine can be experienced only during Christmas, Eurasian festivities and special occasions. Till now !! 
Many of these proud, secret and distinctly unique Eurasian dishes will be available for all to savor and purchase only at ....... KAMPONG SERANI
  
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