A Tiger in the Kitchen

A Tiger in the Kitchen

A Memoir of Food and Family

Book - 2011
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"A book about the author's quest to recreate the dishes of her native Singapore during one Lunar Calendar year, as a way to connect food and family with her sense of home"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 2011
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781401341282
Branch Call Number: 641.5959 Ta
Description: 296 pages ; 21 cm


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Mar 06, 2019

About halfway through the book, she clarifies that when she says 'we,' her aunt's maid is the one doing the actual work.

Compared to the plethora of food writing I've enjoyed, this one seemed missing both the food knowledge and passion. It was repetitive, self-deprecating and without humor.

ArapahoeBridget Aug 23, 2016

I looooooved this book. Her descriptions of food are mouth-watering, and the story of her family is super interesting. I only wish there were photos included, as so many of the dishes were unfamiliar to me. I will definitely have to spend some time Googling around to learn more.

Nov 20, 2015

An interesting book that just brings me back to Singapore....as many ppl says that SGP is defined by not only by its ppl but also by its foods from many cultures. Bak Zhang, tang yuan, mee siam, kaya, popiah, salted veg and duck soup, mooncakes, otak-otak, CNY dishes like pineapple tarts...and not to forget the famous Hainanese chicken rice...


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Nov 20, 2015

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