Nyonya Cooking shares recipes from Southeast Asian homes. We want to provide you with the knowledge and simplest methods to cook Southeast Asian comfort food at home.
That is what Nyonya Cooking is all about! I’m Grace, a Malaysian and together with my partner, Matt, we founded Nyonya Cooking.
Nyonya Cooking shares written recipe instructions and video instructions to make recipes quick to follow. Our step-by-step instructions are helping tens of thousands of busy parents, students and professionals around the world every day.
The aim is to always provide you with easy to understand recipes, the quickest instructions and a list of ingredients with the best substitutes. You can cook these dishes in any part of the world!
I moved from Malaysia to Germany in March 2011 to continue to build my career in Finance and IT. On the sidelines, Matt and I started the “Nyonya Cooking” YouTube channel. Over the years, Nyonya Cooking shared numerous recipes and recreated the authentic taste that many love.
Recipes of Southeast Asia’s most delicious food! We only share recipes which we both really love. Matt spent 6 years in Tokyo, Japan before returning to Germany whereas I am loyal to my Southeast Asian roots. You will get Malaysian recipes, Chinese recipes, Indian recipes, Japanese recipes, Vietnamese recipes, and fusion Southeast Asian cuisine such as the Peranakan Cuisine.
All of the recipes have been tried and tested before we put them up for you to recreate. It would not be approved by Nyonya Cooking if it’s not good enough. As we live in Europe, we love sharing recipes of trending foods which are popular in Asia but not available in Europe just so we could still get to enjoy the delicious food.
Nyonya is a term for the female descendants of a Chinese ethnic group who relocated to the Malay archipelago in the 15th century. I am a Peranakan descendant (Nyonya). Hence, Nyonya Cooking.
I believe in enjoying food that is prepared with nutritious, fresh and regional ingredients. Fresh ingredients like meat, eggs, vegetables and fruits from local farmers are important.
We need to be conscious of the ingredients we consume. Small efforts such as using less salt, oil and especially sugar will be beneficial in the long run. Indulge in cravings but go easy on them.
We always cook food freshly and do not like to store food overnight. We almost never throw away leftover food. Portioning our meals according to our appetite and planning meals in advance by understanding the consumption in the family is helpful.
Do these principles resonate with your values?