In a Malayan Kitchen
In a Malayan Kitchen

HING, Mrs. Susie. In a Malayan Kitchen.

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HING, Mrs. Susie. In a Malayan Kitchen. Singapore, Mun Seong Press, [1954].

8vo. Original yellow glazed and illustrated boards, red cloth backstrip; pp. 99, illustrations and illustrated advertisements throughout; lower cover with wear to one corner; otherwise a good copy with ownership inscription to title-page.
Rare first edition of a good cookbook containing 126 Chinese, European, Indian, Javanese and Malay influended recipes. Mrs. Hing was from central Java, which under Dutch rule was the hub of the Chinese-Indonesian community. She writes in the introduction that 'one of the most attravctive things about living in Malaya is its many and varied races, affording as it does many opportunities to absorb something from each and everyone' (p. 7).

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