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Agak-Agak, Chukop Rasa: Recipes and Stories from My Peranakan Childhood

Publisher: Epigram Books
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    Gavin Koh
    , a kampung boy from Highland Road, shares 64 of his grandmother's mouth-watering recipes, including Kiam Chye Ark, steamed Horseshoe Crab, Kueh Chang and Kueh Lapis Legit. The author's engaging family stories, laced with gentle humour and wistfulness, lovingly recall the Singapore of yesteryear.

    With detailed yet easy-to-follow steps and charmingly illustrated spreads, learn how to prepare Nyonya feasts, tenderise beef in a snap, decorate pineapple tarts and make delicious, never-fail pork crackling, just like his grandmother used to.

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  • Gavin Koh's job as a medical researcher has taken him from the Philippines to Peru, but between sisig and ceviche, it was his grandmother's cooking that he missed the most. Gavin's desire to document and reproduce the dishes he grew up eating as a child, led him to fumigate whole apartment blocks with toasted belachan and to wake the neighbours with the sound of spices being pounded in a granite mortar. Out of this chaos, Agak-Agak, Chukop Rasa was born.

    Qin Yi is an art director, illustrator and letterer with a decade's experience in the publishing industry. Her corporate clients include The Istana, and National Gallery Singapore, amongst others. She has also illustrated two children's books, Tilly’s Under the Weather and Kali’s Frog in the Throat. Qin Yi learnt to draw by drawing. Apart from art and design, her interests include waking up early to jump rope and eating kueh lapis layer by layer.

ISBN: 9789814984812
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 224
Year Published: 2022
Size: 190mm x 250mm