Food Practices Virtual

Ritual to Table: Nasi Ambeng as Culinary Heritage

by Malay Heritage Centre
29 May • 02:00pm

Learn more about nasi ambeng and other Javanese dishes in this talk.

Nasi Tumpeng

Nasi Ambeng has seen an increase in popularity in recent years with many restaurants offering different versions of it. When a Peranakan restaurant offered the dish, it sparked an online debate on cultural appropriation. But what is nasi ambeng really? Did you know that is it rooted in traditional Javanese rituals? Sign up for this talk and find out more about the nasi ambeng and other Javanese dishes. 

About Heritage Weekend @ MHC
For this year’s SHF, discover the richness and benefits of Malay cuisine and traditional Malay health practices. Drop in and ask our community partners about their food culture, learn about jamu and post-natal care or sign up for our food trail with Khir Johari and sample the wonderful flavours of Kampong Gelam.



Malay Heritage Centre

The Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) is housed in the former Istana Kampong Gelam, which was gazetted as a National Monument in 2015. The centre showcases the history, culture and contributions of the Malay community within the context of Singapore’s history and multi-cultural society. MHC’s permanent galleries focus on the history of Kampong Gelam and feature an array of artefacts from the National Collection and the Malay community. Through its exhibitions and programmes, the Centre aspires to be a vibrant destination of historical and cultural significance for both Singaporeans and international visitors. The Malay Heritage Centre is a heritage institution managed by the National Heritage Board. More information on MHC may be found at this website

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