Sunday, April 17, 2011

Melaka Cuisine: Chicken Pongteh

Ayam or chicken pongteh, a chicken stew cooked with tauchu or salted soy beans and gula melaka. It is usually saltish-sweet and can be substituted as a soup dish in peranakan cuisine. Chicken pongteh is one of the most popular Nyonya cuisine in Melaka. 

Almost all Nyonya restaurant in Melaka serve chicken pongteh. The taste is so good and the blend of tauchu and gula melaka or palm sugar will make you love this food. In Melaka, only Baba Nyonya community serve and cook this food.