Happy New Year! How has everyone been doing? It’s been a long time since Hochiak! Delicious Asian Food was updated and I’ve received many emails wondering what I’ve been up to. Well, I’m doing fine and the cooking hasn’t stopped albeit, very much of the same old recipes recycling every other week. My family has also been blessed with a domestic helper from the Philipines who is very talented in cooking as she has been able to pick up Chinese cooking really fast. So, it’s been good to be having nourishing home-cooked food every evening when we return home from work.

So, what’s this cookbook that I have featured here on this post, you may ask. It’s something really exciting that I want to share with you. Hochiak! Delicious Asian Food was written based on my passion to record down everyday home-cooked food recipes to be shared with people all around the world and it has brought me tremendous pleasure and satisfaction to see many of you successfully replicating or even improvising on the recipes. Likewise, the Legacy cookbook is was written by 37 contributors, mostly home-makers and produced with the aim of ensuring that these favourite home-cooked food recipes are not forgotten.

The hard-covered 131-paged Legacy cookbook features more than 136 pages of 68 recipes ranging from Hakka Stewed Pork (Char Yuk) to Teo Chew Duck and Mee Siam. Desserts are not left out. The founders of Just Heavenly (famously known for their cakes and desserts) have also generously contributed some recipes in this cookbook. Meanwhile, two recipes featured on Hochiak! Delicious Asian Food are also featured in this cookbook.

I was also given the privilege to write the Foreword for this cookbook, which was printed and produced out of love for food. The Legacy cookbook retails at RM100.00 (gift-box not included) and full proceeds will be channeled to the Wesley Legacy Centre, a new multi-storey building project of the Wesley Methodist Church, Kuala Lumpur. Shipping is via courier is at a flat rate of RM15 worldwide for Malaysia. If you are not from Malaysia and wish to purchase this cookbook, please leave a comment here so that I can quote the shipping charges for you.

I truly hope that you will support this project which is non-commercial in nature. It took the project team, a small group of volunteers, one year to complete this cookbook. I have bought one. Will you buy one too for yourself and as a legacy to pass on down the generations? 🙂

UPDATE AS AT 27.08.2012 – I thank all of you who have donated and purchased the Legacy cookbook. The Church’s fund raising activity has come to an end and the Building is near readiness for vacant possession. If you still wish to purchase the cookbook, please let me know by leaving a comment below so that I can contact you directly. Thank you.

A sampling of the recipes featured are as follows:-

  • Foochow Braised Duck
  • Coriander Chicken Curry
  • Chicken Pongteh
  • Kaffir Lime Pepper Chicken
  • Tex Mex Beef Tacos
  • Meat Loaf
  • Mutton Mysore Varuval
  • Curry Deval
  • Salt Beef
  • Fish Head Assam Curry
  • Fisherman’s Pie
  • Sambal Petai Prawns
  • Hakka Taufoo Soong
  • Stuffed Prawn Fritters
  • Gado-Gado
  • Acar
  • Cucumber Jellyfish Salad
  • Yam Buttons (Suin Pun Chi)
  • Nonya Laksa
  • Mee Rebus
  • Hing Hua Mee Sua
  • Loh Mai Farn (Glutinuous Rice)
  • Gomoku Chirashi Sushi
  • 7th Heaven Cake
  • Tiramisu
  • White Radish Cake (Lor Bak Ko)
  • Serimuka


Alternatively, you may also purchase this cookbook (while stocks lasts) from my church directly.


Wesley Methodist Church Kuala Lumpur

2, Jalan Wesley

50150 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : 60-3-20720338

My Recommended Recipes


  1. 1
    Paik Ling
    January 9th, 2012 at 11:30 am

    I tried to click on the “Buy Now” button but didn’t work 🙁

  2. 2
    January 9th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Paik Ling : Hi! Thank you for your feedback. I was also trying to test it just now. I didn’t copy the code correctly earlier. It’s been sorted out now and the button works.

  3. 3
    January 9th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    How much would it cost to ship to kristiansand Norway? Can’t wait to have a copy 🙂

  4. 4
    January 9th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    May Chin : Good to hear from you. Postage is expensive to Norway. Pos Malaysia quotes approximately RM100.00 for registered airmail which is about the price of the book. Surface mail (via ship / land) costs approximately RM40.00. When will you be back next?

  5. 5
    January 9th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    May Chin : Sorry, I made a mistake with the calculation of postage. Postage to Norway is RM20 for surface mail and RM45 for airmail. If you are keen, do let me know, ya?

  6. 6
    January 9th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    How much for postage to singapore?
    Would you mind listing the recipes inside if it aint too much trouble?

  7. 7
    January 10th, 2012 at 12:25 am


    how much shipping to singqapore?

  8. 8
    January 10th, 2012 at 4:25 am

    Yes, I will take a copy via air mail please. Payment via paypal?

  9. 9
    January 10th, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Do you ship to Hk, if yes, how much?

  10. 10
    January 10th, 2012 at 10:30 am

    I am in Alberta , Canada.
    How much would the cost be to get the book sent here ?

  11. 11
    January 10th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Benny : Hi, I’ve updated the post above with a sampling of the recipes featured. Shipping is at a flat rate of RM15. Hope you’ll support this project. Thanks.

  12. 12
    January 10th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Chee : Hello! It’s a flat rate of RM15. Thanks.

  13. 13
    January 10th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Maychin : Good news. Only RM15 flat rate shipping. Just click on the “Buy Now” button and you’re all set 😀

  14. 14
    January 10th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Sofia : Yes, I can ship to HK at a flat rate of RM15. Just click the “Buy Now” button to get your copy as soon as possible 🙂

  15. 15
    January 10th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Mummalx : It’s only a flat rate of RM15 (as I have a sponsor who’ll top up for the difference in postage pricing). I hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy. All you need to do is just to click on the “Buy Now” button above.

  16. 16
    January 10th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Hi Glad to hear from you again. Can I go over to Wesley Methodist Church to buy the book?

  17. 17
    January 11th, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Caroline : Yes definitely! 😀

  18. 18
    January 13th, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Pls. may I have the address of the Wesley Methodist Church as I would like to get hold of a copy too. Thks

  19. 19
    January 13th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Pauline : Hi, I’ve just added the contact details of Wesley Methodist Church in the post above. Thank you for your suggestion and support of this project.

  20. 20
    Fairly yap
    January 15th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Recipe book is also available at Rocky in Bangsar…see Pat/Maggie

  21. 21
    January 21st, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Sounds like a brilliant project!

    Xin Nian Kuai Le from my family to yours… May the year of the dragon bring you much happiness, prosperity and good health!

  22. 22
    Silvia Milner
    January 19th, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I would be interested in buying the book. I live in Belgium. What would the total cost be (book and shipping)? How would I pay you? Thank you!

  23. 23
    January 21st, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Silvia : Hello. I’m sorry but this book is now sold out. Thank you for your interest.

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