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Traditional Nyonya cuisine in West London's heart
Nyonya in Notting Hill marks a new
Nyonya is a neighbourhood restaurant,
literally at Notting Hill’s heart where three buzzing thoroughfares converge:
Notting Hill Gate,
The menu promises something for
everyone, with a strong selection of hearty noodle bowls, all authentic, using
the freshest possible ingredients. The cuisine is predominantly spicy, although
‘soft options’ are also available (our recommendation: Otak-Otak,
which combines special spices mixed with thick coconut milk and sliced fish
wrapped in banana leaves). Vegetarian selections are generous, and there are a
number of lighter dishes, like Penang Assam Laksa, consisting of rice noodles in
a hot and sour fish stock, garnished with fresh vegetables. Other signature
dishes include Penang Char Kway Teow, a famous stir-fried noodle with
shrimp, bean sprouts, egg, soy sauce and chilli. Just be sure to leave room for
dessert, the tiny diamond-shaped Nyonya Kuih, painstakingly prepared every
morning with all-natural ingredients. Favourites include Sago Kuih, and Pulut
Tai Tai, in delicate colours from pretty pink to blue. Then again, try them
all. After all, this is how the people of
Nyonya is at 2A
Communal-style seating on ground floor
and more intimate seating on the first floor
Take Away Menu Tel 020 7243 1800
meaning ladies from the descendants of the “Peranakan” which is the
intermarriage between the Chinese settlers and the local Malays.
From this intermarriage, came the birth of a unique colourful
culture, tradition and most of all, the famous nyonya cuisine.
usually spent most of their time in the kitchen preparing food from the
combination of a variety of herbs, spices, tamarind and coconut cream.
To the older generation nyonya, this is an accomplishment, an art
to be proud of. Thus,
recipes are only handed down from generation to generation.
food is usually served on a long table, known as the “tuk panjang”
which we have incorporated on the ground floor of our restaurant.
It is a tradition for family and friends to sit down at the
“tuk panjang” to enjoy meals together.
KUIH (traditional dessert) is a must for every occasion in the Peranakan
society, be it a wedding, birth or simply to welcome friends and
relatives. As the kuih
making is a lengthy and laborious process, finding authentic kuih-kuih
is becoming increasingly difficult.
at our Nyonya restaurant, our kuih-kuih are made using grandmother’s
recipes, free from any preservatives and artificial flavourings, and are
baked freshly daily.