Waiting for the eggs to dance; and other tales from my grandmother's kitchen
Hong Yu Ran
Date of Issue2015
School of Art, Design and Media
A journey of a woman through the eyes and taste buds of her family. Living in a time ravage by war, poverty and cultural oppression during the Japanese occupation in Singapore, eighteen-year-old Soon Ee became a military nurse, wife and mother overnight. From the sanctuary of her kitchen, recipes recount the fight for survival through the occupation, each dish struggling for a cultural identity during the post colonial period, cooking to find her independence in the modern world and feeding four generations along the way. A feast of tales begins with a single recipe. Waiting for the Eggs to dance is both a novel and a recipe book with a uniquely Singaporean experience.
DRNTU::Visual arts and music::Print media
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University