Kim Choo Kueh Chang (Title: An introduction to Peranakan Culture)
The Peranakan (which means “born of”) – are largely the descendants of Chinese
immigrants who came to Singapore in the 17th century and married local women. The
Peranakan culture, a hybrid southeast Asian culture of Chinese, Malay and Indian
influences, also has esoteric Portuguese, Dutch and Indonesian traces.
There are Peranakan touches all over Singapore, particularly in its food and architecture.
Food wise, Kim Choo Kueh Chang’s rice dumplings are a good example. Unyielding
to the hands of time and untainted by modern influences, Kim Choo has indeed
preserved the richness in taste and fragrance of Nanyang. But more importantly is
its ability to preserve the traditional, unyielding to the hands of time and untainted by
the modern. Today, Kim Choo offers a wide variety of products and services, which
seeks to maintain and uplift the Peranakan culture of the Nanyang.
You can find out more about this unique culture, sample the cuisine or get some
souvenirs at Kim Choo store and next door at Rumah Bebe, both the epitome of