I grew up in a family that’s huge on our food. Being Singaporeans by birth, that shouldn’t come across as too much of a surprise! However, there is a bit of a twist in my story…
I was raised primarily by my grandparents as Mum and Dad were in their mid-20s when they had me and were busy setting up their careers. Mum was also a midwife and worked crazy shifts, so most of my meals were attended to by Grandma. Mum wasn’t that much of a cook either. She had two dishes that she
did really well; a wicked curry chicken and a rice vermicelli stir fry.
Mum would only really cook when she felt compelled to. My Dad on the other hand, is an awesome cook and he relishes being in the kitchen.
Dad has an amazing repertoire of dishes that he makes. From a simple veggie stir fry to the infamous Singapore Chilli Crab, that man definitely has his way around the wok and the kitchen. I’m very thankful that I could still hit up Dad any day for a recipe or two when I’m feeling less than inspired in the kitchen.
With Fathers’ Day just around the corner, I’ve put together a gift guide of goodies that will make the foodie Dads in your world light up and his heart sing.