Growing up, my brothers and I always headed up to Penang during the school holidays. My dad had a really BIG family–with ten siblings, I had tons of aunts, uncles and cousins to play with. And every night, we all gathered around the kitchen table for many Nyonya-styled meals.
My grandmother had a bond-maid who cooked the most amazing foods. (I didn’t realize that she was a bond-maid until much later. I always just assumed she was part of the family) . Tau yu bak was one of the dishes we had often there. I just loved everything about this dish, its simplicity, its fragrance and its flavor. Plus, it’s got a killer sauce.