Grandmothers' Recipes is about the sharing and teaching of recipes from the twin Peranakan heritages of Rosaline Soon, author of cookbooks "Grandmothers Recipes - Tales from Two Peranakan Kitchens", "Grandmothers Recipes - Everyday Dishes for Today's Families", "Grandmothers Recipes - Sweet and Savoury".

These recipes, lovingly compiled from her nonya relatives in Singapore and Penang, were a hit with customers when she owned and ran Ming's Cafe and Pub in Upper Thomson Road in the early 1990s. She retired after more than 20 years in the corporate world to pursue her interest in food.

Now looking to launch a new service, Takeaway Nonya dishes from her home, at the request of those who have enjoyed her Peranakan cuisine over the years, Rosaline's Takeaway Food can be found on the new page "Order Dishes". Just click on it and it will bring you to the page where details of 4 dishes, planned for a family of 4, are available every Friday/Saturday and Sunday for self-collection or delivery (limited to 1 only for 12.30 pm and 6.30pm). Orders have to be placed on Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday for collection the following Friday/Saturday/Sunday. Orders are limited to 5 per session. Do go to the "Order Dishes" page and try out an order now before the launch in mid August.


In doing my cooking classes for Peranakan/ Singaporean recipes for the last dozen years, I've found my Beginners/Maids course of classes the most popular.


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We are open to private dining for small groups of tourists interested in local cuisine. Singaporeans and Malaysians living abroad who return for a holiday with a desire to revisit their roots through the tastes and aromas of their never to be forgotten Peranakan food.

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81 Gardenia Road (off Jasmine Road, directly after Thomson Plaza) Singapore 578856
Tel: (+65) 6459 7549, Mobile: +65 9675 7611 Email:,  

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