Ordering in: A home cook's heirloom recipes inherited from her 92-year-old grandmother


The beef rendang is rich and flavourful and very, very good. — Photos: CHUAH JAY MEE

As a child growing up in a Peranakan household in Penang, Chuah Jay Mee recalls the wonders of savouring the family’s heritage meals and learning how to cook under her 92-year-old grandmother Lim Chew Lan’s watchful eye.

“All our family recipes have been passed down through the generations because my grandmother learnt from my great-grandmother who was also a proud Nyonya.

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