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(pronounced Nonya). A style of cooking developed by Chinese immigrants who arrived in Singapore and South Malaysia - many of whom have inter-married during the course of time. They are sometimes known as "Straits Chinese" or "Peranakan".
Dishes such as Laksa, Mashed Prawn Kebabs wrapped around lemon grass and Fish Head Curry set the style. The main flavours of dishes being heavily influenced by coconut milk, chilis, galangal, lemon grass and Tamarind.
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