The Fat Spoon Cookbook by Michelle Pong
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Melissa and Michelle Pong are sisters who own and run the Fat Spoon restaurant, a rustic little eatery in Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya. The establishment, with its repertoire of Nyonya-inspired delights that incorporate family tradition and Gen-Y ingenuity, has gained a following since opening around the middle of 2010. Now, the sisters have come up with a wonderful collection of recipes that offer a glimpse into the kitchen at Fat Spoon and the minds behind such creations as ulam fried rice, pumpkin fritters and cempedak spring rolls with vanilla ice cream. The Fat Spoon Cookbook is a reflection of their personality and passion for good food. Among the old-school recipes and favourites from their family's kitchen, revitalised by a youthful zest for new flavours and cooking techniques, are some original creations that showcase the sisters' inventiveness and flair for marrying old and new. Though merely a small sampling of what their eatery has to offer, the book manages to convey a small slice of that rustic yet homey atmosphere from the sisters' childhood that would, they hope, encourage you to re-live yours by trying out the recipes within - and maybe come up with your own.