The Peranakan community in Malaysia unites Chinese and Malay (Baba Nyonya) cultures. Martin explores the Melaka branch of Peranakans and explores their customs as well as their food preparation. He visits a Peranakan family at their restaurant and later joins them for a Chinese New Year celebration at home. In the kitchen Martin learns about how Peranakan cooks expertly balances their spices.
TASTE OF MALAYSIA WITH MARTIN YAN is a journey of cultural discovery through this stunning gem in Southeast Asia. The 13-part series presents a wide variety of dishes from this tri-cultural landscape, as well as highlights diverse cultural and historical elements.