Singapore Cooks

Recipes with a personal touch

Mrs Janice O'Connor compiles 100 recipes of her own and her friends' into a new cookbook, including her late mother's kee zhang, made from scratch

It was a joke made by her husband - Courts Asia's group chief executive officer Terry O'Connor, 50 - that spurred housewife Janice O'Connor to become a better cook. He had declared her speciality dish "Chicken Ding", microwaved chicken which would go "ding" when ready.

The Hong Kong-born Mrs O'Connor, 63, the eldest of five siblings born to a teacher and housewife, recalls being barred from kitchen duties as a child because she was born premature and too "small and skinny".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 28, 2019, with the headline 'Recipes with a personal touch '. Print Edition | Subscribe