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Launching of Cookbook promoting Penang Authentic Nyonya Cuisine by Bee Lee Tan

My friend, Bee Lee Tan an author, cooking teacher and international food demonstrator hailing from Penang but based in Perth, Western Australia was in town recently for a book launch.
The launching ceremony of her new cookbook, Penang Authentic Nyonya Cuisine : Mother’s Recipes was held at the Pinang Peranakan Mansion in Church Street, Penang.

Launching of Cookbook Promoting Penang Authentic Nyonya Cuisine by Bee Lee Tan The photo for the new book cover


It was an honour for me when Bee Lee Tan invited me to the launching ceremony. The event witnessed the attendance of distinguished guests, journalists, chefs and eager readers. Among those who attended the launch party was Raymond Kwok the Nyonya/Peranakan historian and Datuk Seri Khoo Keat Siew.
Launching of Cookbook Promoting Penang Authentic Nyonya Cuisine by Bee Lee Tan
Launching of Cookbook Promoting Penang Authentic Nyonya Cuisine by Bee Lee Tan

Bee Lee Tan made an opening statement appearing in a kebaya which is a very important culture of the Peranakan people.
She gave her address to the crowd and unveiled her second Nyonya cookbook, The Penang Authentic Nyonya Cuisine : Mother’s Recipes. The cookbook with one hundred eighty pages includes more than a hundred traditional and authentic Nyonya recipes and also colorful photos personally handpicked by her.

Launching of Cookbook Promoting Penang Authentic Nyonya Cuisine by Bee Lee Tan

The book can be purchased with an email order at Beelee@live.com.au for RM120.
Launching of Cookbook Promoting Penang Authentic Nyonya Cuisine by Bee Lee TanThe new publication, Penang Authentic Nyonya Cuisine

The event included a book signing session and a light teatime of delicious Nyonya kuih muih. 

Launching of Cookbook Promoting Penang Authentic Nyonya Cuisine by Bee Lee TanNyonya/Peranakan historian, Raymond Kwok

Launching of Cookbook Promoting Penang Authentic Nyonya Cuisine by Bee Lee Tan
Datuk Seri Khoo Keat Siew
Launching of Cookbook Promoting Penang Authentic Nyonya Cuisine by Bee Lee Tan
Launching of Cookbook Promoting Penang Authentic Nyonya Cuisine by Bee Lee Tan
Launching of Cookbook Promoting Penang Authentic Nyonya Cuisine by Bee Lee Tan
Launching of Cookbook Promoting Penang Authentic Nyonya Cuisine by Bee Lee Tan Launching of Cookbook Promoting Penang Authentic Nyonya Cuisine by Bee Lee Tan
Pixen @ pixieate.blogspot.com was there too!

Launching of Cookbook Promoting Penang Authentic Nyonya Cuisine by Bee Lee Tan Nyonya kuih in beautiful colours!

Launching of Cookbook Promoting Penang Authentic Nyonya Cuisine by Bee Lee Tan

She has conducted master cooking classes at Beaconfield, Fremantle Australia as well as cooking classes in Perth’s T.A.F.E. Technical Colleges. Her website is at http://nyonyapassions.com/

I was very much impressed with Bee Lee Tan’s objective in promoting and conserving the dying art of traditional Nyonya cuisines. Do check out her first cookbook, Penang Nyonya Cuisine : Hawker’s Delight.

The Penang Nyonya Cuisine : Hawker’s Delight Cookbook by Bee Lee TanThe Penang Nyonya Cuisine : Hawker’s Delight

Thanks to Bee Lee Tan for the invite and for autographing my book. I probably will be taking some time making my own Nyonya cuisines!

Zac Teo

Zac Teo

Zac Teo is a Penang boy, being born and raised on this island. A music lover that always seeks new music to enjoy along with his daily dose of coffee; he loves traveling, exploring and also hunting for the latest food around the island. His penchant on writing about his beloved island led to him starting up Penang365.com in 2015.

4 comments:

  1. Alamak... spotted! My family is famous now! Thank you so much with lots of hugs! :-D

    By the way, seeing your kuih-kuih photo made me craving for the Pulut tai tai now...going to get some later on :-P

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  2. Love to own these cookbooks. My favorite is the 9 layer kuih. Wonder can get it from major bookshops like MPH or Popular.

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  3. Pixen - Hope you have a great time enjoying yourself while you are in Penang.

    Sweet Jasmine - Not at the moment but you can always drop an email to Bee Lee.

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