A Wok Through TimeBook - 2009
The latest offering by award winning chef - Sam Leong, A Wok Through Time - traces his journey from when he was a total novice in the kitchen to his present celebrity chef status. It is also an inspiring account of how a young Sam, disinterested in his studies, came under the wing of his father - renowned chef and shark's fin king, Leong Woon Soon, and learnt the fundamentals that made him successful today. The book comes alive with the many photographs tracing his journey and the beautiful food shots of his award winning creations showcasing his excellent culinary skills.
These enticing recipes are presented with clear instructions, and a breeze to replicate in one's kitchen at home. A Wok Through Time is a definite cookbook that all should get!
Chef Sam Leong was trained in the culinary arts by his father, a Malaysian chef well known for his shark's fin dishes. At the tender age of 28, he became the executive chef of the Jiang Nan Chun at the Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore, a significant achievement for someone his age. He then moved on to work at the Kuching Hilton and Novotel Bangkok. Ten years later, today, Chef Sam Leong is the Director of Kitchens for the Tung Lok Group, which encompasses 22 world-class restaurants, including Jade at The fullerton Hotel, Singapore. Chef Sam Leong's forte is in giving traditional Chinese Cuisine a modern twist with the use of other Asian and western ingredients and presentation styles. It was an edge that on him the Heinz Asian Ethinic Chef of the Year title from the World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence for three years - in 2001, 2002 and most recently, in 2004.