Peranakans, also known as Straits-born Chinese, are believed to be descended from Chinese traders who married local Malay women from as long ago as the fifteenth century. As a result, Peranakan food is a unique fusion of Chinese and Malay cuisine. Its distinctive flavours stem from roots, spices and ingredients such as galangal, turmeric, ginger, coconut cream, shrimp paste, chillies, pandan and lime leaves. Peranakan women are also known as nonyas or nyonyas and the food is sometimes referred to as nyonya cuisine.
The price we paid for dinner approximated food court prices. Unlike dining in a crowded and noisy food court, Bibik Chan's Kitchen is a small, simply decorated restaurant. While the restaurant is far from fancy, the food was tasty and the price was reasonable. If you're a fan of south-eastern Asian cooking, Bibik Chan's Kitchen is worth a look.