Brown rice cracker with sesame
Rice is the essence of the traditional Chinese people. After reaching Nanyang, they were still firmly attached to rice and its by products. These brown rice crackers with sesame contain our ancestors’ legacy. With each crumb of the fragrant rice and tiny bits of sesame, there is a piece of nostalgic memory both familiar and warm; rice crackers are originally packed food to ward off hunger. This traditional food symbolizes in each mouthful, a savour of the homeland which most had to leave behind.
Malaya, where people from all over the world journey to find the essence of spice, and in particular – Chili. Most local dishes are often baptized with chili. Often homemade, Chinese families will always have a glass of chili sauce in their kitchens, which are made by converting chilies into juice that’s rich in both taste and texture. Older Chinese folks are very proud of the chili sauce they make, each with their own distinct preference. Mix fresh red chili with garlic paste and you’ll get a spicy, strong smell which stimulates warmth in the stomach. It can also be a powerful trigger to help people recall lost memories.