Our hearts and prayers are with the family of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew and every Singaporean at this time of sorrow. We wish to express our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Lee family and Singapore on the loss of our nation’s founding father.
As the tributes continue to pour and we dab our eyes joining the hordes who mourn, one of the heartwarming stories that stood out for me had come from the late Lee Kuan Yew’s sister, Monica Lee. No surprise there as it involved food. More specifically, it gave me clues to the local delights he used to love to eat. This made me decide to pay him the type of tribute I knew best: My very own Singapore Food Tribute To Lee Kuan Yew on this website.
Here’s an excerpt from the Straits Times article (25 March 2015) contributed by Lee Kuan Yew’s sister Monica Lee:
“His maid came to my Morley Road home and I taught her a few of my mother’s recipes. His favourites were rojak, mee siam, satay and gado gado.” His favourite desserts included Tiramisu! I’m so glad I posted the recipe previously on this website as well. Read Monica’s moving reminiscence of LKY
I hope to share my recipes of the list below of what he loved to eat with everyone who is saddened by such a great loss. Here’s the links to each recipe as follows:
A Poem For Lee Kuan Yew
While I’m not suggesting that anyone should medicate themselves with food–may we remember Lee Kuan Yew with fondness whenever we’re enjoying this list of what he loved to eat. I especially loved what his sister Monica said about food being a source of social joy and often memories for loved ones:
“I do a lot of cooking for my family; my kitchen is like a 24-hour coffee house. The Nonya families are all like that, they always have food ready for visitors, friends and family.”
Rest in peace, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Thank you for all you’ve done for us. Because of you, Singaporeans are blessed with so much and no one has to go hungry again.
A daughter of Singapore,