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Aldgate East

It was a chilly evening in March when I headed back to Aldgate East for the one and only Malaysian Nyonya Supper club by Guan Chua. Since 2014 Guan took a sabbatical leave from his job in finance to concentrate on his Malaysian supper club and various ventures. I dragged my fellow food blogger friend Foodanddrinksnoob along with me.

Guan Chua supper club

I love the concept of a supper club you can rock up at someone’s house, dine and sit with total strangers and have a good night. You meet all kind of characters with interesting stories to share. If you’re by yourself you can still have a great time talking to new people. The food is cooked up the host and you can get the dining experience of a restaurant without the hefty price tag. In this case, the minimum suggested donation is £40 and you bring your own alcohol.

Guan Chua Malaysian Nyonya Supperclub

Having been to Guan’s supper club before I knew what to expect, amorously prepared delicious full-bodied Malaysian Nyonya food all beautifully presented on pretty plates. He is also cordon bleu trained so you know you’re in good hands.

Sambal-crab-bites

Kicking off the night good to the last morsel sambal crab bites. Little joys of shredded crabmeat dressed in a spicy cream sauce encased in a crunchy hard shell.

Octopus-Kangkung-salad

Next the holy union of sweet, salt, and sour the octopus & Kangkung salad, large tentacles boiled and pan-fried is chewy and tender. Finished with greens and sweet, sour, salty thick sauce.

fried-nestum-ceral-prawns

One of my favourites a cannonade of flavours and textures, the fried nestum cereal prawns. Deep fried prawns covered in sweet tangy sauced coated up in a buttery sweet nestum cereal flakes.

Ton-Yew-Bak

First of the mains reminded me of my mums cooking, tom yew bak, braised belly pork in soy caramel. Pork is delicate and melts in your mouth instantaneously.

 

Mackereel-pineapple-betel-leaf-curry

Mackerel, pineapple and betel leaf curry hits the spot, neither too spicy nor hot and an added punchy tang from the pineapples.

jiu hoo char

Jiu Hoo Char is a simple assortment of shredded veg and cuttlefish to accompany the mains.

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Lastly, we finished with paradise on a plate coconut parfait and candid banana along with fresh out of the oven pandan madeleines.

 

 

 

 

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