The Peranakans are the descendants of early Chinese immigrants who settled in the Malay Archipelago and married local women. They are well known for their prowess in the kitchen, where they draw from Chinese and Malay culinary traditions and pepper their food with influences from the Indians, Thais, Portuguese, Dutch and British. The result of this fusion is a repertoire of dishes that are aromatic, moreish and unique. In this collection, renowned Peranakan chef Philip Chia takes you into the kitchen and guides you in the ways of his culinary heritage. From dishes that he grew up with, to newer creations that celebrate Peranakan flavours and ingredients, Philip's recipes are equal parts soul-stirring and exciting.