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A Tiger in the Kitchen by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
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I’ve read a lot of memoirs that relate to cooking and the connection between food and family (my favorite being Trail of Crumbs), however, this book just seemed flat, and dare I say, missing some key ingredients?

For me the book was a bit disorganized and inconsistent. While learning to cook during one of her visits to Singapore, Cheryl complains how nearly impossible it is to keep pace with the plethora of mixing, measurements and ingredients, but in the very next sentence, she talks about what a fun and EASY dish it was to make…..

I found the most interesting part of the story is when the author traveled back to Singapore; she did a good job describing the city, sights and smells and I certainly learned much about the Singaporean culture. I always knew there’s more to Singapore than the ban on chewing gum and public caning!
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