PAA Chinese New Year Dinner 2018

Theme: Chinese New Year

Venue: Venue: 54 Agincourt Road, Marsfield, NSW 2122
ST ANTHONY’S PARISH
Date: Saturday, 24 February 2018
Time: 6.00pm to 10:00 pm

More details to come….

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

Cultural Talk – Historical overview of Peranakan communities in South East Asia

PAA Social Saturday

Venue: 54 Agincourt Road, Marsfield, NSW 2122
ST ANTHONY’S PARISH
Date: Saturday, 18th November 2017
the FINAL Saturday Social in 2017
Time: 12:00 to 3:00 pm

Event 1: Cultural Talk – Historical overview of Peranakan communities in Malaysia, Singapore, and tracing the origins and formation of Peranakan communities throughout Southeast Asia by Dr Marc Rerceretnam

Marc Rerceretnam's Profile Photo, Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, closeup

About the speaker:

Dr Marc Rerceretnam is a freelance academic author and historian. He is the principal researcher at Yesteryear Heritage Researchers. He has taught at various universities and has a Ph.D. (Econ History) from the University of Sydney. He also served as an elected representative in Local Government from 2004 to 2012. He has a special interest in social and political trends and movements in colonial and present-day Singapore, Malaysia and Australia and has published a book and many academic journal articles on a variety of issues.

Event 2 – Ikat Sarong by Evelyn Tian

 Evelyn Tian, President PAA NSW, will then take the floor to show us how to Ikat Sarong. So please bring along your sarong.

AND YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS …… BIBI TEO’S FAMOUS NONYA CHANG

Pic Source: @BiBiTeo

Kindly note, we will have an early start at 12.00 pm sharp.  We will start with a quick presentation by Dr. Marc Retceratnam, a Peranakan historian.

We would like to advise everyone, that whilst PAANSW plays host to these enjoyable social Saturdays, our Executive Committee extends its appreciation to all for their attendance to share and enjoy everything PERANAKAN.

PAANSW provides tea and coffee. If any member or guest would like to bring along a plate of Kueh Kueh, you are welcome to do so.

Cost: Member: $5 per person  Non members: $7 per person.
To join as a member: ($20 per annum), please follow this link: http://peranakanaustralia.org/index.php/membership/
Contact: events.paansw@gmail.com for more information about PAA NSW membership.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
Reservation is required for catering purposes.
Deadline: Wednesday 15th November 2017

Registration: http://tinyurl.com/18NovFinalPAASocial

Date: Saturday, 18th November 2017

Venue: St Anthony’s Parish, 54 Agincourt Raod, Marsfield, NSW 2122

Posted in Blog, Upcoming Event | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Otak Otak Day

Come and celebrate with PAANSW in our new home …

Event 1

Learn the traditional way of wrapping the otak otak with babana leaves as well as the fast and easy way for busy parents with Evelyn Tian and Lay Ean Eng

Lay Ean will be sharing how to make “cheat” otak otak without having to prepare the paste from scratch. You’d very surprised how easy it is!

Evelyn will be showing you the traditional way of wrapping the otak otak with banana leaves.

Event 2

Evelyn will be showing you how to “ikat sarong”, i.e. how to wear/tie the sarong. If you have a sarong, please bring it along.

There will be a majong session. Must register for the majong, Tai chi and joget2. Plenty of music or just sit around and enjoy.

Time and date:

Date: Saturday 21st October 2017
Time: 2-5 pm
** Venue: St Anthony’s Parish, 54 Agincourt Raod, Marsfield, NSW 2122** Please note  our new venue!

LOOK OUT FOR OUR PAANSW BANNER PLACED IN FRONT OF THE YELLOW COLORED DOOR (very near towards the traffic lights and directly opposite the Curzon Hall).
Car park is at the side where it says entrance to St Anthony’s Parish, then walk on towards red traffic light.  Yellow colored door on left hand side of street 

Cost: Member: $5 per person  Non members: $7 per person.

To join as a member: ($20 per annum), please follow this link: http://peranakanaustralia.org/index.php/membership/

Contact: events.paansw@gmail.com for more information about PAA NSW membership.

Whilst PAANSW provides coffee and tea, it is much appreciated if members would like to volunteer some snacks.
Do bring your family, friends and relatives and help celebrate our new home with an AIR OF FRESHNESS

We look forward to your joining us for a time of fellowship and friendship on Saturday, 21st October 2017 from 2 pm – 5pm.

RSVP link: http://tinyurl.com/paa21OctOtakOtak

Posted in Upcoming Event | Tagged | Comments Off on Otak Otak Day

PAA NSW Anniversary Dinner 2017

When: Saturday, September 16 at 7 PM – 11 PM

Venue: Zilver Chinese Cuisine Restaurant, Level 1/191 Hay Street, Haymarket, Sydney.

COME celebrate our 6th Anniversary Dinner
enjoy a 10-course CHINESE CUISINE and our very own
PERANAKAN DESSERT

Saturday 16th September 2017
7.00 pm at the ZILVER RESTAURANT
LEVEL 1/191 HAY STREET, HAYMARKET, SYDNEY 2000
Featuring the famous professional performer/entertainer and talented singing star – ROSEANNA GALLO who engages and keeps her audience in awe!

COME ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE…

Also featuring our very own singing icon – ELAINE MAH – brought back by popular demand.

And join in the singing, dancing, door prizes, top Raffles Draw prizes and much more.

Costing: Members: $60.00;
Non-Member: $75.00 or $80.00 inclusive of 1-year free membership!
Children under 12: $45.00

Yes, we hear you, more Peranakan dessert!! We have the Restaurant’s approval to bring our own Peranakan dessert, kueh kueh from our Peranakan kitchen!!! Chinese dinner with Peranakan kueh kueh – what a combination!!

Dress code:
Ladies: sarong kebaya or evening cocktails
Men: batik shirt, baju china or evening sports jacket

Parking available at: Market City Parking Station. After 6.00 pm
flat rate – $5.00. Please bring parking docket for validation by Restaurant.
Book now to avoid disappointment! RSVP link:
http://tinyurl.com/paa2017anniversarydinner

Payment methods:
Cash deposit or internet transfer directly to:
PAA NSW – CBA account
BSB – 062-010, Account No. 1034-7340
OR mail cheque to PAA NSW Inc, P O Box 3810, Marsfield, NSW 2122
Reference: Your name/# of people coming with you
Kindly email your payment receipt with your Name/Anniversary Dinner
to: events.paansw@gmail.com

CLOSING DATE: SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2017

Book NOW: http://tinyurl.com/paa2017anniversarydinner

Posted in Upcoming Event | Comments Off on PAA NSW Anniversary Dinner 2017

Saturday Social with a difference

SATURDAY SOCIAL – AUGUST 26, 2017
ASSAM LAKSA DEMO BY PEGGY LIM – A NONYA DIRECT FROM PENANG

AFTER WHICH THERE IS A CROCHET CLASS BY PEGGY.
BY THE TIME YOU LEAVE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO START
CROCHETING SOMETHING SIMPLE ON YOUR OWN.

INTERESTED IN CROCHET – PLEASE BRING A BALL OF WOOL
AND A CROCHET NEEDLE. YOU CAN BUY THIS NEEDLE FROM
WOOLIES AT MACQUARIE CENTER IN THE HABERDASHERY AREA FOR

LESS THAN $5.00 FOR A SIZE 6MM / 15CM NEEDLE
FOR THOSE WHO WANT TAI CHI, ELVAN TONG IS AVAILABLE.
FOR THOSE WHO WANTS A SIMPLE BASIC WALTZ CLASS,
CHRIS LOH WILL BE AVAILABLE WITH PLENTY OF MUSIC.
YES ….. DANCING TO PREPARE YOU FOR OUR
ANNIVERSARY DINNER ON SEPTEMBER 16TH
FOR CATERING — YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND….. …..
SO YOU WILL NOT EAT ANOTHER PERSON’S SHARE !!!!!!!

Please bring family and friends to this fun-filled day organised by your PAA NSW for your enjoyment. We would like to advise members and their guests, that whilst PAA NSW plays host to these enjoyable social events, our Executive Committee extends its appreciation to all members and guests for their attendance to share and enjoy everything PERANAKAN.

PAA NSW provides tea and coffee. If any member or guest would like to bring along a plate of ‘something’, you are welcome to do so.
We look forward to your joining us for a time of fellowship and friendship on the August 26, 2017 at 1.30 pm. RSVP link:
http://tinyurl.com/paa-asam-laksa-demo-aug17

Posted in Upcoming Event | Comments Off on Saturday Social with a difference

Prune Cake

Contributed by Nyonya Su Cagnes

Ingredients:

A) 270 g pitted prunes

3 tbsp brandy

3 tbsp rum

(Cut the prunes and soak for 3 days)

B) 10 oz. plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp cocoa powder (optional)

(Sift these ingredients together)

C) 7 egg whites

3 oz brown sugar

½ tsp Cream of Tartar

(Beat these ingredients until stiff)

D) 7 egg yolks

12 oz butter

4 oz brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla essence

Juice of 1 orange

Method:

1) Beat butter with the 4 oz sugar until light and fluffy.

2) Add in egg yolks and beat for another 2 minutes.

3) Add in the vanilla essence and orange juice. Add in the prunes gradually.

4) Fold in beaten egg white into butter mixture in one direction and do it quickly.

5) Fold in sifted flour.

6) Pour mixture into lined 12 inch square or round cake tin.

7) Bake at 160 degrees C for 45-50 minutes or until cooked.

Posted in Recipes | Comments Off on Prune Cake

Min Chiang Kueh

Min Chiang Kueh (Peanut pancake)

Contributed by Nyonya Tracy Tan

Ingredients

1 egg

2 cups SR flour

½ tsp dry yeast

½ tsp bicarbonate soda

1 ¾ cups water

4 tablespoons sugar

 

Filling:

200g roasted peanuts, coarsely ground

20g sugar

OR

200g grated white coconut

40g orange coloured sugar

15g margarine

Fry together till fairly dry

 

Method:

1) Mix all ingredients and let stand till mixture doubles

2) Pour batter into fry pan and cook till pancake is ready

3) Add filling

4) Serve immediately while hot.

Posted in Recipes | Comments Off on Min Chiang Kueh

Ayam Buah Keluak (Chicken Curry with Indonesian Black Nuts)


Ayam Buah Keluak (Chicken Curry with Indonesian Black Nuts)

contributed by Nyonya Lian Tan

1 chicken approximate 1.5kg, clean and cut into pieces or pork ribs

20 buak keluak (see Notes)

200 grams minced prawns (optional)

200 grams minced pork

2 stalks lemon grass cut into 5-6 cm length

6 tablespoons oil

Tamarind about 5 tablespoons, add warm water and strain for juice a few times. Discard seeds and pulp.

Rempah: Ingredients to be ground finely.

Chillies ( a full handful of dry chillies , approximately 30, soak in hot water to soften before grinding. Alternatively use 2 heaped tablespoons of chilli powder )

Onions – 2 large

Candle nuts 7

Lemon grass 2-3 stalks, use white stem only

Galangal – 7 slices

Shrimp paste about one and a half tablespoons

Turmeric about 3 cm

3 cloves garlic

Method:

1. Pound or blend ingredients.

2. Fry in 5 tablespoons of oil till fragrant, about 2-3 mins.

3. Take out one fifth, mix with mince pork and stuff into shell of buah keluak. Leave aside.

4. Add in lemon grass stems and meat into saucepan with the rest of ingredients. Mix well.

5. Add 3 cups tamarind juice , 1 dessertspoons sugar, and salt to taste.

6. Half way through cooking, add in buah keluak . Stir now and then until meat is cooked.

Serve with plain rice.

Note:

1. Buah keluak in the shells have to be soaked in water for at least a day before use.

The shells are broken and opened carefully , enough to remove the meat. The empty shells are then filled with the ingredients mixed with nut meat for cooking.

2. Buah keluak is available in dry form in a packet in Indonesian grocery shops in Maroubra.

Make into balls and throw them in for cooking. Not so thrilling when you have no shells to

scoop out the meat! However the taste of the chicken and sauce is still good.

Posted in Recipes | Comments Off on Ayam Buah Keluak (Chicken Curry with Indonesian Black Nuts)

Story Of Malacca

Story Of Malacca

PAA NSW wishes to thank Baba Elvan Tong for his contribution to the article.

For further details please read the Story Of Malacca.

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Story Of Malacca

Past Articles

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Past Articles