Southeast Asian cuisine is a proud mix of migrants and influences from all across Asia, which fuses together to create something even greater than the original.
In this beautiful new collection, rising star Elizabeth Haigh draws together recipes that have been handed down through many generations of her family, from Nonya to Nonya, creating a time-capsule of a cuisine.
Growing up, it was through food that Elizabeth’s mother demonstrated her affection, and the passion and love poured into each recipe is all collated here; a love letter to family cooking and traditions.
Nonya-spiced braised duck stew
pickled watermelon and radish salad
Singapore chilli crab
fried tofu with spicy peanut sauce
spicy noodle soup
nasi goreng (spicy fried rice)
Miso apple pie
… and many more!
Adapting these traditional recipes to ensure ingredients are easily sourced in the West, Elizabeth Haigh brings a taste of Singapore to your own kitchen.
Elizabeth Haigh was recently fourth in the Observer Food Monthly ones to watch list and named ‘Chef to Watch’ by Restaurant Magazine.
She is currently working on her own project, Kaizen Food, developing culinary residencies, building her presence on YouTube and collaborating on pop-up events, and in 2019 she opened her first site in Borough Market – Mei Mei.
Elizabeth’s influences come from her Singaporean background and the food of her family, and she documents her foodie adventures on themodernchef.co.uk. Elizabeth was accepted to take part in MasterChef 2011. She became Head Chef at Pidgin in Hackney in 2015. @kaizenldn / @the_modernchef