Started by the 3rd Ong descendants, knowing that the food binds families together has long been an accepted practice in Peranakan households. This holds true for the Ong family as Peranakan food runs deep in our heritage, as we trace our roots back to Great Grandfather, Mr Ong Soon Tee who respectfully was the Patriarch of the Ong family in the early 1920s.
Influenced by his personal values of honesty, generosity, harmony and justice, Great Grandpa was a Justice of Peace, a successful Straits Chinese Businessman and a distinguished Philanthropist who in many ways, has made significant contributions to Society and to the Peranakan community here in the early 1900s.
Meal times in the Ong household were always a hustle and bustle affair and Peranakan food cooked to a spread with its alluring aroma never fails to draw the family togetherness.
His favourite dish was the Curry, lovingly prepared and cooked to his liking, surpassing his demanding expectations, all thanks to the perfect curry formulation of Grandma Siow Kim Lee who was highly regarded for her culinary skills in Peranakan cooking. Much of her well loved dishes are still savoured and enjoyed in the present day.
This very same taste and aroma is the legacy preserved to this very day and it is this legacy that WANGifood hopes to carry forward for the many generations to come.