3 Treasure Pot Nonya Style

3 Treasure Pot Nonya Style, an esteemed zi char delight, captivates with its intricate flavors and cultural significance. This dish presents a rich medley of three cherished ingredients, harmoniously brought together in the vibrant Nonya culinary tradition. Tender prawns, succulent squid, and delicate fish slices are combined with a symphony of aromatic herbs and spices, creating a complex and satisfying taste profile. Loved for its depth of flavor and cultural resonance, 3 Treasure Pot Nonya Style has earned its place as a sought-after zi char favorite, delivering a unique and unforgettable dining experience that continues to enthrall diners seeking a fusion of taste, tradition, and culinary craftsmanship, making it a cherished and irresistible choice. 

Why Do People Love 3 Treasure Pot Nonya Style

The 3 Treasure Pot Nonya Style has captured the hearts of many, as it offers a delightful medley of flavours that dance on your palate. The combination of aromatic herbs and spices, such as lemongrass, galangal, and turmeric, infuse each ingredient with a burst of tantalising taste.

The dish is also a treasure trove of ingredients. From succulent seafood like prawns and fish to tender chicken and earthy mushrooms, each element adds its own distinctive essence to the pot. This diverse selection ensures that there is something for everyone to enjoy, making it a perfect dish for gatherings and feasts. 

What You Need For Your 3 Treasure Pot Nonya Style:

Making 3 Treasure Pot Nonya Style yourself

If you’re making this dish yourself, here’s a recipe that you can try out. 


  • 500g boneless chicken thighs, sliced 
  • 300g fresh prawns, deveined and shelled 
  • 300g white fish fillets, cut into chunks 
  • 200g shiitake mushrooms, sliced 
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into chunks 
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced 
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced 
  • 2 stalks of lemongrass, bruised 
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of galangal, thinly sliced 
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 
  • 500ml chicken stock 
  • 200ml coconut milk 
  • 2 tablespoons Nonya curry paste 
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon sugar 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour

Servings: 4-6

How To Cook 3 Treasure Pot Nonya Style

Step 1

In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic, sliced onions, lemongrass, and galangal. Sauté until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 2

Add the Nonya curry paste to the pot and stir-fry for another 2 minutes, allowing the flavours to meld together. Then, add the chicken thighs and cook until they are lightly browned.

Step 3

Pour in the chicken stock and coconut milk, followed by the sliced mushrooms and carrot chunks. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover the pot and let it cook for 30 minutes, allowing the flavours to develop.

Step 4

After 30 minutes, add the prawns and fish fillets to the pot. Season with soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir gently to combine all the ingredients, making sure the seafood is evenly distributed.

Step 5

Cover the pot again and let it simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the seafood is cooked through. Adjust the seasoning if needed.

Step 6

Once cooked, remove the lemongrass and galangal slices from the pot. Serve the 3 Treasure Pot Nonya Style hot, garnished with fresh coriander leaves. 

Serving 3 Treasure Pot Nonya Style with Other Dishes 

To complete your Nonya culinary experience, serve the 3 Treasure Pot Nonya Style alongside fragrant jasmine rice or steamed buns. The rich and flavourful broth of the pot pairs perfectly with the simplicity of steamed rice, allowing you to savour every spoonful. For a well-rounded meal, accompany it with a refreshing side of Acar, a tangy Nonya-style pickled vegetable dish. 

Nutritional/Health Benefits 

  1. Rich Protein Variety: The combination of prawns, squid, and fish provides a diverse range of lean proteins essential for muscle growth and overall body functions. 
  2. Aromatic Herbs and Spices: The Nonya-style herbs and spices introduce a variety of potentially health-promoting compounds and flavors. 
  3. Vitamins and Minerals: The seafood trio offers B vitamins (B6, B12) for energy metabolism, zinc for immune support, and selenium for antioxidant defense. 
  4. Healthy Cooking Techniques: Depending on the cooking methods, the seafood can be prepared with minimal added fats, contributing to a balanced meal. 
  5. Balanced Meal Component: When accompanied by a variety of colorful vegetables and perhaps whole grains, 3 Treasure Pot Nonya Style can contribute to a well-rounded meal. 
  6. Cultural and Culinary Diversity: The dish’s blend of seafood and Nonya-style flavors offers a unique cultural and culinary experience. 
  7. Texture and Flavor Fusion: The combination of tender prawns, squid, and fish creates a symphony of textures and flavors. 
  8. Complex Taste Profile: The interplay of aromatic herbs and spices results in a complex and satisfying taste profile. 
  9. Culinary Craftsmanship: 3 Treasure Pot Nonya Style showcases culinary skill in harmonizing multiple ingredients and flavors. 

Visit Lao Li Da Pai Dang for an authentic zi char experience

The above recipe is just one of the many ways to making this dish. 

If you’re looking to enjoy delicious 3 Treasure Pot Nonya Style without all the hassle and preparation time, while discovering a unique version that our customers can’t get enough of, then come on down to our restaurant for an enjoyous dine-in or takeaway, and experience it for yourself, only at Lao Li Da Pai Dang!

Whether you’re in the mood for this, or wish to explore other dishes, our extensive zi char menu promises to delight at every turn. At Lao Li Da Pai Dang, the warm and inviting ambience, coupled with attentive service, creates a family-friendly and inclusive atmosphere that only adds to the enjoyment whenever you visit and dine with us. 

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