Winner, Best Chef Cookbook, Singapore, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2014
Winner, Best Illustrations, Singapore, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2014
Lamenting the lack of good Singaporean food in London (Singapore fried noodles doesn't count), Goz Lee started the plusixfive supper club out of his one-bedroom flat in Islington, determined to showcase his country's cooking to hungry Londoners. Since its founding, plusixfive has taken the London supper-club world by storm, regularly selling out its monthly dinners and counting among its guests celebrity chefs, food critics, bloggers and television stars.
Taking its name from Singapore's international dialling code, plusixfive is the result of one young, homesick and hungry Singaporean's desire to share the spirit of delicious food and good company. Along the way, Goz found two like-minded, food-obsessed Singaporean food bloggers to continue his culinary legacy while he moved to Hong Kong to expand plusixfive's ventures abroad. He also picked up a motley crew of volunteers, all of whom contribute to the supper club in their free time.
Structured like a regular supper-club night, Plusixfive: A Singaporean Supper Club Cookbook is packed with stories about plusixfive's signature dishes, memories of Singapore and guest recipes from the likes of Momofuku SeiMbo head chef Ben Greeno, Hollow Legs food blogger Lizzie Mabbot and The Straits Times food editor Tan Hsueh Yun. With passion and irreverence, Goz and his team demystify local hawker favourites like satay and chwee kueh and staples of Peranakan cooking like babi pongteh and ayam buah keluak, teaching you how to cook delicious Singaporean food right out of your own kitchen.
Featuring over 50 recipes with full-colour photos and written in a casual, approachable style, this cookbook makes the perfect gift for homesick, overseas Singaporeans, or young people just embarking on their first culinary adventures in the kitchen.