Khir Johari's The Food Of Singapore Malays traces the cuisine's history and lore

Food historian Khir Johari's 621-page tome titled The Food Of Singapore Malays is climbing up The Sunday Times bestsellers list. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
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SINGAPORE - Many Singaporeans enjoy Malay food at home, hawker stalls and restaurants, but few know the stories behind it.

That is why food historian Khir Johari, 58, set out 11 years ago to document the history and evolution of the food of his forebears.

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