What’s ‘Sek Pau Mei’ ?


Sek pau mei?

Dah makan?

Have you eaten?

That is the phrase that I grow up with.

Almost every conversation starts with or is interlaced with this question. I believe that if you truly care for someone, the very basic thing that we can do is to make sure that their tummies are filled.

This was what my grandmother taught me and to her, this phrase was synonymous to “I Love You”. She was the one who first instilled the love of cooking and good food in my brother and I.

Perhaps through this food blog you can make sure that your loved ones’ tummies are filled too.


Mama cooking in the very kitchen that I grew up in.

Photo by my talented cousin: https://www.facebook.com/AllanWongPhotography


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