January 31, 2023

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Legacy of Melaka Nyonya Food with Chef Florence Tan at Paya Serai, Hilton Hotel Petaling Jaya

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Legacy of Melaka Nyonya Food with Chef Florence Tan at Paya Serai, Hilton Hotel Petaling Jaya

Melaka Peranakan food or they called it “nyonya food” is a unique heritage food from Melaka. It is getting harder to get good Peranakan food due to its rarity. Paya Serai restaurant of HiltonHotel Petaling Jaya proudly invites Celebrity Chef Florence Tan to share her knowledge in Peranakan food cooking with guests.

Malaysian Ethnic Dance entertaining the guests

The history of Peranakan of Melaka goes back to the 15th and 16th century. The mix marriage of Malays and Chinese immigrants back then creates a new type of food that is the best of both worlds. It is called the Peranakan food or the Nyonya food. The Nyonya food is not only different in its taste but it recognised as the statement of one of the most important culture in the region.

Celebrity Chef Florence Tan having a chat at Paya Serai

As the legacy continues, I had the chance to taste the Nyonya cuisine at Paya Serai a few weeks ago. Celebrity Chef Florence Tan’s masterpieces like Udang Masak Lemak, Ayam Pong teh, Itik Tim, Ikan Chuan Chuan, Vegetarian Chap Chye, Gerang Assam, Pong Tauhu Dengan Sengkuang, Ayam Cincalok, Kangkung Masak Lemak dengan Keledek, Ketam Goreng Kari were the Nyonya cuisine available. I was spoilt for choices so I decided to take my time to taste most of them.

Ikan Gerang Assam

Ayam Pong Teh

Sambal Tanjung Pisang

Pie Tee or “Top Hat”



The buffet is available for lunch at RM68++ (US 33++) for adult and RM45++ (US 15++) for child (Below 12 years old) and dinner RM75++ (US 25++) for adult and RM45++ (US 15++) for Child below 12 years old. Paya Serai at Hilton Hotel Petaling Jaya opens from 12 noon till 3pm for lunch and 7pm till 10.30pm for dinner.

Why you wanted to learn more about the Nyonya cuisine why not get up close and personal with Chef Florence Tan at the exclusive private dinners on 14th, 15th and 16th June. She will be demonstrating her specialty cooking, introducing her cookbook, dines and mingles with the participants. Starting from 7.30pm, the event is priced at RM150++ (US 50++) per person. Make your reservation now as the seats are limited.

Paya Serai Address and Contact:

Hilton Petaling Jaya 2 Jalan Barat 46200 Petaling Jaya

Tel: 03-7955 9122      extn 4060




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