This cooking series looks at food as a remembrance of a person’s life and asks people to select recipes they would like to be remembered by.
Not only have they selected their favoured recipes, they also show how to cook the dish.
The project encompassed four films and they are:
1. Junah’s Ikan Bakar & Pucuk Ubi Masak Lemak
A widow, Junah lives with her dependent son who was disabled from an accident 20 years ago. She learnt to cook from volunteering for the Muslim community and the mosque, raising funds and providing food for events.
2. Mas’ Laksa Johor
Mas migrated and lived in Johor for a good while but returned to live in Singapore 3 years ago. Her mother, a great cook, still lives in Johor and Mas calls her regularly for cooking advice.
3. Mr Tan’s Moringa Omelette, Moringa Fish Soup
The guerilla gardener of Telok Blangah, Kee Seng tends to his garden of vegetables and medicinal plants every day. He was a professional cook all through his life, from his first job at one of Singapore’s chilli crab restaurants to his last job at Marina Bay Sands.
4. Yip Hoy’s Chicken Curry
A triple bypass heart surgery 3 years ago has stopped Yip Hoy from working mainly as a dishwasher and also from regular cooking, except for her chicken curry, still a family favourite and a must-have on special occasions.