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I’m staying in Singapore in the home of my host Faye. She is one quarter Nyonya; one quarter Malaysian Chinese descendant. Her other three quarters are Chinese. Faye loves cooking and I asked her to teach me how to cook a couple of her favorite home-style recipes. Tonight she teaches me how to make [...]Continue Reading →
Singapore — Faye, my gracious host, learned this rib recipe from her friend Lim’s mother whom she claims is ‘expert in cooking’. While she learned this recipe from Lim’s mother, Faye would also ask, ‘How much?’ and Lim’s mother would reply ‘Aga-aga‘, or ‘Just estimate’. This I have learned from many home kitchens in China.
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Faye, my host in Singapore, is one quarter Nyonya (Malaysian Chinese) and loves cooking. Kari ayam is a curry chicken recipe she enjoys cooking for dinner parties. It’s truly easy! As Faye cooks this recipe, she gives little shouts of delight. The dish was coming out perfectly and she was quite pleased with herself. It’s [...]Continue Reading →