A cookbook looking at the history of the Eurasians in Singapore.

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Nan’s style of cooking is to taste as you go along and modify these dishes to your own palate. Here is a selection of tried and tested family favourites and we hope these will also be your family favourites.

The Eurasian Table contains dozens more recipes and stories, including classics like Curry Devil and Pineapple Tarts


Eurasian Scotch Quail Eggs

Eurasian Scotch Quail Eggs

This is a fantastic dish that we like to take on our family picnics and on our outings to the beach. They go perfectly with Nan’s Mixed Vegetable Pickle! (found...

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Egg Sambal

Egg Sambal

Eurasian food focuses heavily on spice and this recipe is no exception. The deep fried, boiled eggs will create the perfect base to pour the sambal over, catching in the...

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Caramelised Chicken

Caramelised Chicken

This is such an easy dish to prepare but don’t let the simplicity fool you, it’s absolutely delicious. This is my favourite non-spicy Eurasian dish, however most of us would have it with...

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Prawn & Pineapple Curry

Prawn & Pineapple Curry

The trick to this dish is finding the balance between the spice of the chillies and chilli powder and the sweetness of the pineapple. Whilst it looks like a large...

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Crab Omelette

Crab Omelette

The Noronha’s European heritage comes through Nan’s father, as does this dish. Nan has been making it for over 70 years and it has changed little. Traditionally it is quickly...

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Vegetable Curry

Vegetable Curry

Eurasian children are taught from a young age that spicy food would make you big, strong, healthy and clever. Their parents would brag to one another that their children could...

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Beef Ching Chang

Beef Ching Chang

This is another Christmas staple. The name is derived from the sound the knife makes on the cutting board when the beef is chopped into small pieces. Because so many...

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Tamarind Pork Belly Curry (Porku Tambreneu)

Tamarind Pork Belly Curry (Porku Tambreneu)

The word that our family uses for each dish provides rare clues as to where each branch of our ancestory comes from. This dish has always been called “Porku Tambreneu”...

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