We all have our comfort food from our childhood. Food that we go back to again and again. The smell and fragrance of such food rekindles fond memories of days gone by where thing move slowly and life is at a slower pace.
This dinner will feature a slow braised belly pork in soy sauce, accompanied by eggs, potatoes and tofu puffs.
But why the slow race, you might ask? Well in the colonial days, my dad used to win the slow bicycle race. So when I think of slow, I think of his feat in this area and he was the defending champion many, many times. So this meal is memory of my dad, and our wholesome meals way back in the days yonder.
In the good old days we even eat this meal with hands, Malay or Indian Style! The meal is true good old fusion food. The pork is cooked Chinese Style, slowly braised over a low fire. I will also serve it traditional style - with slow braised pickled mustard leaves. The mustard leaves balances the rich meat. In addition, if you fancy something spicy, there is sambal, which is pounded chilli with 'belachan'. Belachan is originally a Malay condiment made of shrimps (tastes like fish sauce) and the Nyonyas have hijacked it! Today you can still find Malays, Indians and Chinese enjoying their sambals!! ( Nyonya and Baba are Straits Born Chinese). Of course, if you prefer it without sambal, just like the rest of my family, it meal is equally delicious.
The meal will be served Malaysian style, where we eat with fork and spoon. All The dishes are put on the table and guests help themselves to the food. I might eat with my hands! You can do, too.
The evening will be slow, hopefully, where we enjoy each others' company.
Welcome Drinks and Nibbles
Tau Ewe Bak - Pork Belly Braised in Soy Sauce,
Eggs and potatoes,
Tofu Puffs (if available)
Slow Braised Pickled Mustard Leaves
Seasonal Vegetable Stir Fry with Prawns
Fresh Fruits, Peanut Cream
Coffee and Tea
Non-alcoholic drinks served.
Off road parking available
Note on Allergy: Sambal contains crustaceans. Mustard leaves contains mustard. The meal contains soya, nuts and gluten. If you need to find our more, do contact me for further info.