Singapore: Marshall Cavendish International, 2015
Cooking runs in the Leong family. Sam's late father was a renowned Cantonese chef and his mother used to run her own chicken rice stall. His wife, Forest, is herself a Thai chef and his son, Joe Leong, is a budding pastry chef.
Sam Leong: A Family Cookbook is as much a celebration of food that has kept the Leong family cooking together, as a collection of Chinese family favourites.
Put together by Sam and his family, this treasury features recipes for time-tested dishes such as stir-fried chicken with basil leaves, everyday staples such as winter melon soup, and contemporary favourites such as salted egg crab, which Sam himself enjoys preparing and eating together with his family. Bonus recipes include sweet treats such as tiramisu and vanilla panna cotta, which would not be out of place on any modern Chinese table today.