The history of Peranakan can be traced back four centuries ago when Princess Hang Li Po from Ming Dynasty China travelled to Malaysia, marrying then the sultan of Malacca.
Since then, many more Chinese immigrants came afterwards into Indonesia and Malaysia, and they were adopted into the local culture and new blends of family tradition were born. The children that came forth were since known as Babas (for boys) and Nyonyas (for girls).
In this warm unity of two cultures, Peranakan food was also born to suit the palates of both cultures. In Singapore and Malacca, the distinct style of Peranakan food is strongly influenced by our close proximity to Indonesia.