Growing Up In A Nonya Kitchen

Growing Up In A Nonya Kitchen

by Sharon Wee

• Documents more than 120 time- and kitchen-tested recipes, many forgotten and hard-to-find today.
• Explains the significance of each dish and the methods and finer details of putting each dish together.
• Includes a comprehensive collection of recipes for dishes, baked goods and sweets for celebrations, family gatherings and daily meals.
• Recipes are not just limited to Peranakan fare, but also includes other Singapore heritage recipes.
• Author’s blog is widely read (

Growing Up in a Nonya Kitchen provides a rare and insightful view into the daily life of a Peranakan family harking back to the early 20th century.

With comprehensive chapters dedicated to documenting cooking utensils, essential ingredients, the Nonya’s agak agak (estimating) philosophy, as well as Chinese New Year and other festive dishes, baked goods and Nonya kuehsGrowing Up in a Nonya Kitchen is a volume to read and treasure for anyone looking for an in-depth understanding of the Peranakan (and Singapore) food heritage. 

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Product Details

  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish Cuisine
  • Publication Date : 2012-01-03
  • Weight : 1200g
  • Product Code : 9789814346368
  • Dimension : 210 x 225 mm

About Author

Sharon Wee

Sharon Wee grew up in a Peranakan household in Singapore. A prior career in marketing/advertising took her to Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, and she is now based in New York. Her blog, is widely read by those who are interested in the Singapore food culture as well as the Peranakan heritage.