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Soya & Spice Cookbook

Publisher: Landmark Books
  • Description
  • Praise
  • About the Author
  • The famous street food and home cooking of Singapore is presented in a unique way in this cookbook. Jo Marion Seow shares the treasured recipes from her aunt and uncle who sold street food, and those of her grandparents and parents who taught her to cook as a child. Some of the hearty and wholesome food of her childhood, like Salted Black Bean Rice, Rice Wine Vermicelli Soup and Fish Cake Rolls, are no longer found on the streets. Others are much better home-cooked versions of popular south-Chinese restaurant favourites: Turnip Rice Cake, Braised Duck, Prawn Balls, and Yam Pudding. To these, she adds Malayanised dishes such as Spicy Prawn Floss and Assam Prawns, and a few of her own creations. These are recipes which she continues to use in her own kitchen for her family and friends.

  • “One of those rare folks who can draw on both science and tradition to explain the whys and how-tos of cooking, Jo Marion Seow's recipes are full of flavor and feeling. Whether you want to replicate her dishes or just gather fodder for social conversation, Jo’s book is a delight”
    —Tan Shee Lah

    “Soya and Spice is a cookbook after my own heart, full of reminiscences of her family and the past. Food history is hard to come by and when a writer such as Jo Marion Seow delivers it with such warmth and flavour, it is a treat. The food she writes about, mostly wholesome home cooking, also raise happy memories of the Teochew side of my family and I love her leisurely accounts of how to make well-loved dishes such as Teochew ap, Hae Chor and yes, Oh Nee, that sweet sticky yam dessert.”
    —Sylvia Tan

  • Jo Marion Seow is a creative and enthusiastic home cook and a Domestic Science teacher. Her recipes have appeared in NTUC Lifestyle, the largest circulation magazine in Singapore

ISBN: 9789814189217
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 167
Year Published: 2009