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There’s No Carrot in Carrot Cake

Publisher: Epigram Books
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    Who needs carrot in carrot cake when there’s plenty of magic in the mix? Just trust your nose and listen to your taste buds. Still, if you have to know the intriguing ingredients in your bak chor mee, nasi lemak and roti prata, this book reveals all. With descriptions of 101 inimitable street food. Over 100 full-page colour pictures by well-known food blogger, Dr Leslie Tay of Easy-to-follow food tours. Must-visit food courts and hawker centres and how to get there. Ten things you need to know before embarking on your food adventure. And a penetrative foreword by Singapore’s most distinguished foodie: National Heritage Board Chairman, Professor Tommy Koh. So order a bowl of feisty laksa, align your chopsticks and delve into Singapore’s other success story.

  • “Every foreign diplomat, visitor, expatriate and lover of food should acquire a copy of this book.”
    Prof Tommy Koh, Chairman, National Heritage Board

    “It’s a simple, easy to read guide to Hawker food. It’s a bible”
    —Singapore Adventures

    “It wasn’t until we found the following book in a bookstore that we really started to be adventurous… If you’re planning on traveling to Singapore and trying hawker food we would definitely recommend picking up a copy of this book.”
    —Two Haloes Excellent Adventure

    “This book contained (sic) great pictures, nuggets of historical information, and most importantly it will leave you drooling and wanting more.”
    —De Oink Cafe

    “…the well-illustrated & elaborate details of the sumptuous meals will definitely ignite our delights & desire for food. (sic)”
    —Fantasy of Food

    “Not just the usual run-of-the-mill food guide
    The Sunday Times

  • Writing about Singapore street food while pregnant gave Editor Ruth Wan insatiable cravings of all kinds, and a week after giving birth, this book went to print. A graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Ruth runs her household and publishing department as one and the same with utmost care and judiciousness. Her current obsession is roast duck. This is her second book.

    Roger Hiew is a senior copywriter at Epigram. When he is not writing or editing copy for corporate clients, Roger watches football and aches for black pepper crab. He has made it his personal mission to find Singapore s best black pepper crab. Roger is married with two daughters and lives in the northern part of Singapore, where black pepper crabs abound. This is his first book. 

    Dr. Leslie Tay is a medical practitioner by day. What Leslie does when the sun sets is something all Singaporeans are very familiar with: he eats, he shoots, he posts. See his recommendations of eateries and street food at which was voted Asia Pacific's best food blog. Leslie s best-selling, The End of Char Kway Teow was published by Epigram Books in December 2010.

ISBN: 9789810828653
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 264
Year Published: 2010
Size: 130mm x 225mm