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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 […]

10 Must-Haves of The Yeow Family Pantry

10 Must-Haves of The Yeow Family Pantry

One of my greatest passions in life is to experiment in the kitchen. Because of this, the make up of stuff in my pantry changes frequently. That said, there are some mainstays. Casper asked me to provide him with a list of Yeow pantry ‘permanent […]

Food Place Review: Yen Linh – Chinatown

Food Place Review: Yen Linh – Chinatown

This write-up is part food place review and part public apology. It started at bedtime on Valentine’s Day eve. I headed into the bedroom first, while Teena was going through her bedtime routine. As with most nights I closed the door to the bedroom, while she did […]

Food Place Review: Banh Mi – Vietnamese Rolls

Food Place Review: Banh Mi – Vietnamese Rolls

First Impressions The first time I came across Banh Mi Vietnamese Rolls, located below Grenfell Tower (aka ‘The Black Stump’) at 25 Grenfell Street (opposite Citicross Arcade),  I passed because of the crazy lineup that lead way out past its front entrance. At the time I wasn’t […]

Our Week-long Wedding

Our Week-long Wedding

Teena and I will soon celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. The beginning of this union was somewhat different to what you’d typically expect.  Would you believe that it took us seven days to complete formalities?!  Here’s what happened. Yeow Family; Poh Ling Yeow Day 1 (Tuesday) – The […]

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. […]