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Taste The Rich History Of Phuket With The Baba & Nyonya Culinary Experience At Boathouse By Montara

September 30, 2015 Dining No Comments Email Email

Guests have a chance to savor the ancient flavors of Nyonya, a blend of Chinese and Malay cuisine that dates back to the 1800s, at Boathouse in Phuket from the 4th until 30th of September 2015

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Phuket: The renowned beachfront resort Boathouse by Montara on Kata beach is launching the Baba & Nyonya culinary experience, giving diners the chance to explore the wonderful and rich history of Phuket through a four course set dinner menu.

Although it is a part of Thailand, Phuket has a unique and richly varied cultural heritage of its own that many are unaware of. During the 1800s, when the island was the centre of a thriving tin mining industry, people of Chinese descent known as Peranakans settled into the community. They brought with them a distinctive style of cuisine known as Nyonya, a culinary hybrid containing Malay and Chinese elements.

Executive chef Bryan Burger and his team are proud to introduce diners to these delicious traditions with a special set menu. For a limited time only, diners can taste ancient delicacies including Kaeng Tou Mee, monk fish filet braised in kaffir lime and chili paste, and Ar Jard, an assortment of local greens in a sweet and sour curry gravy. The highlight of the menu promises to be Moo Hong, a Nyonya specialty of soy-braised pork shoulder and belly with selected spices.

Guests are invited to be amongst the first to explore this exciting menu during the launch event on September 4th, with aperitif at 7pm followed by a speech by Arjan Pranee, vice president of the Thai Peranakan Association. In addition to Baba and Nyonya musical performances by Boathouse’s Trio jazz band and resident singer, a surprise giveaway from Chef Bryan awaits at the end of the evening.

The 4 course Baba & Nyonya set dinner menu is available at THB 1,200++ between 6pm and 11pm from September 5th through 30th, 2015, with an optional wine pairing for THB 800++.

Guests may also join a special wine dinner on Friday, the 25th of September, which will be centered around the Baba & Nyonya experience, with additional pairings of selected Thai wines.

To discover more or to make a reservation, please contact fboffice@boathousephuket.com or call 076-330-015.

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