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Food fortunes favour the brave

Food fortunes favour the brave

It was on a bright spring afternoon about 20 years ago when we heard urgent knocking on the front door of our home. When we opened the door, it was our neighbour. “Is everything OK?” he asked in a somewhat irritated tone. “Um, yeah. Why […]

Report: Shop-Cook-Eat-Cook #3: Malaysian Chicken Curry with Mama Yeow

Report: Shop-Cook-Eat-Cook #3: Malaysian Chicken Curry with Mama Yeow

That’s a wrap! Another successful and sold-out (in two weeks of putting it up on Eventbrite.com.au!) Shop-Cook-East (SCE) session. Obviously, there’s a gap in the market in teaching how to make Malaysian Chicken Curry. This classic Malaysian dish brings back some great memories for me.  On […]

The Tragedy of Lost Recipes

The Tragedy of Lost Recipes

Teena and I were having a chat the other day about cooking know-how lost between generations in families. We’ve spoken to countless others from ethnic Asian backgrounds who aren’t able to cook their families’ traditional dishes despite of wanting to and having parents who were wonderful […]

Memories from the Dinner Table

Memories from the Dinner Table

I propose we rename the dinner table to the “memory table”! The thought came to me as I was recalling happy memories of a dear friend of the Yeow family, John Sennett, whom we tragically lost this long weekend just past. Most of those memories […]

How to make stir-fry Salted Fish Bean Sprouts

How to make stir-fry Salted Fish Bean Sprouts

Casper recently asked for me to post up the recipe for making stir-fry Salted Fish Bean Sprouts. It seems that this very simple Yeow Family favourite attracted some interest among many of you Fooding with The Yeows followers, based on the number of ‘Likes’ and […]

Poh’s Birthday-Christmas 2016 Mash-up

Poh’s Birthday-Christmas 2016 Mash-up

For the first time in literally decades, the Yeow Family were not in town for Christmas day. Normally my parents would host extended family at their place, with aunties, uncles and cousins converging there on the day. Each family would bring something amazingly yum to share. […]

Bye Bye Vietnam- Longest 17 days of my life

Bye Bye Vietnam- Longest 17 days of my life

30th of April 1975 marked the fall of Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) to the Communist North. As a part of the ‘transition’ they seized what property my father had. In 1978, wanting a better future for our family, my parents decided to leave Vietnam. […]

Casper Yeow, meet Teena Wong, your future wife!

Casper Yeow, meet Teena Wong, your future wife!

I had just cleared the last of the tables for the night. Alan, a close friend of the Yeow Family, also manager of The Windy Point Restaurant, pulls me aside and asked me a rather strange question. “Do you want to make a friend?” For […]

What’s it like being Poh Ling Yeow’s Brother?

What’s it like being Poh Ling Yeow’s Brother?

“Is it true that you’re Poh Ling Yeow’s Brother?! Wait till I tell my wife/daughter/family!!!” At the peak of the inaugural series of Masterchef, it seemed like every second person I spoke to would ask me that very same question. It was OK for a […]

How amazing cooking at the Yeows came to be

How amazing cooking at the Yeows came to be

Cooking has always been a big part of my life. My love for cooking is a culmination of influences from a number of great women in our family who came before me.  These include, in no small part, my grandma, mum and mum-in-law (Mary). My mother-in-law was Nonya. Nonya were descendants of […]