Saturday, June 23, 2012

Peranakan Food - Chinta Manis: "Sweet Love" in Singapore

Inspired by the rich tradition of Peranakan food and culture, Chinta Manis is Singapore's first truly authentic Peranakan Café and Patisserie. 

(Peranakan Chinese and Baba-Nyonya are terms used for the descendants of late 15th and 16th-century Chinese immigrants to the Indonesian archipelago of Nusantara during the Colonial era.)

Meaning "Sweet Love" in Malay, Chinta Manis combines both heritage and innovation by serving a range of Nyonya Kuehs and Desserts, Western Cakes, Savoury and Sweet Pastries, local Peranakan delights. 

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Chinta Manis  authentic Peranakan Café and Patisserie.


 authentic Peranakan kueh, Ondeh Ondeh, agar agar

Kueh Lapis (Cakes of many layers)

I bought Ondeh Ondeh and Rainbow Agar Agar

Rainbow Agar Agar (Jelly) ... So colourful!

Ondeh Ondeh (Sweet Potato Glutinous Rice Balls)

Inside of the ondeh ondeh

$0.70 for ondeh ondeh, $0.90 for rainbow agar agar...

Lapis - layered cake

Nasi Peranakan Istimewa - this costs $7.80!

Nasi Lemak Istimewa - this costs $4.90...

Nyonya Mee Siam - $4.80

Assam Laksa costs $4.80...

Assam Laksa 

I am not sure what is this. Some sort of glutinous rice dessert.

Chinta Manis 'Pandan Chiffon '

Chinta Manis 'Pandan Chiffon '

Chinta Manis 'Pandan Chiffon '

Mango Sago Agar Agar and Chendol Agar Agar

Mango Sago Agar Agar


Chendol Agar Agar

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