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Eat your feelings: How can I make the most of packet mixes?
How my grandfather wooed his son-in-law—with peanut cake

How my grandfather wooed his son-in-law—with peanut cake

It’s not every day that your future father-in-law goes out of his way to make your favourite cake for you. Except, for Mildred’s father, it was.

The value of tapioca through the eras

The value of tapioca through the eras

The ubiquity of tapioca made it a Malayan staple during the Japanese Occupation. One writer tries to understand its complicated past and present through his grandmother’s cooking.

Mastering sambal tambrinyu, the famed Kristang condiment

Mastering sambal tambrinyu, the famed Kristang condiment

A home cook with Melaka-Portuguese heritage learns that making her childhood sambal is a balance of science, instinct, and years of wisdom.

Eat your feelings: How do I reclaim my favourite dish?

Eat your feelings: How do I reclaim my favourite dish?

In the first of our advice column, a reader has trouble eating her favourite dish without intertwining it with memories of falling out with her sister.

There’s a T-Rex in the living room

There’s a T-Rex in the living room

The author of this poem hasn’t seen her mother since June 2018. She is always thinking of her, especially when she cooks for her own daughter.

How my grandma’s recipes bridged a 10,000km, 20-year gap

How my grandma’s recipes bridged a 10,000km, 20-year gap

A tale of generational love, immigration and belonging told through a hulking pile of hand-written recipe notes.

Amid a pandemic, yee sang all-year-round

Amid a pandemic, yee sang all-year-round

Pandemic-driven lockdowns have flattened our sense of time, and so one family decided to ask the hard question: who said you could only have yee sang at New Year?

 
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