[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 Seiōbo 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.
“Looking like Lucky Peach, Momofuku founder David Chang’s hipster food magazine, the style is Jamie Oliver, and the attitude Gordon Ramsay, only kinder and slightly cleaner...Plusixfive is an ecstatic celebration of Singapore's heritage cuisine.”
“The beautiful tome will have you cooking delicious Singaporean food and looking at the Lion City's foodie favourites in a whole new light.”
—The Finder Singapore
“Plusixfive: A Singaporean Supper Club Cookbook delivers over 50 recipes in a relaxed style with charming illustrations.”
“So when I read this gorgeous, funny and beautiful cookbook titled after the supper club its author once operated in London, I totally understood. Why one would go extreme to find really good but extremely rare ingredients (in London, that is) to whip up some fried carrot cake. Or why people would band together in the love of food and (sometimes) of the country (if dinner happens on August 8)...Plusixfive is packed with love from Goz and his friends.”
—Razlan Manjaji, You Got Me Blogging
“This book makes the perfect gift for those homesick, overseas Singaporeans who would just about do anything to get their hands on a perfect bowl of home flavours.”
“A unique collection of recipes and personal stories from home-sick Singaporeans sojourning in London.”
—The A List