SINGAPORE — Local veteran actor Li Nanxing has a hidden talent in cooking and he’s feeling the pressure to share it with fans. Just for a limited time only, Li will be serving his late mother’s favourite recipes at Town Restaurant, The Fullerton Singapore this Mother’s Day. Li, affectionately known as ‘Ah Ge’ (big brother) to many Singaporeans, is of Peranakan descent.
Paying homage to his Teochew-Peranakan roots, he will be cooking up a storm with piquant dishes such as Sambal Petai Prawns, Mala Chicken, Black Ink Sotong, Tau Kwa Fried Leeks and White Fungus Dessert. The Mother’s Day Special dining promotion will run from now to 19 May (for dinner only).
Li shared that he has many childhood memories of seeing his mother cooking in the kitchen: “When I was small, I only knew how to eat, but I didn’t know how my mother made her dishes so tasty.” After learning some dishes from his late mother, Li had cooked for friends, but never told them they were his mother’s recipes. Now that he’s at ease in the kitchen, Li wants to share his mother’s recipes with fans.
The Fullerton Singapore will donate a portion of proceeds from the buffet dinner to The Straits Times Pocket Money Fund. To make a reservation and watch Li don the chef’s whites, contact +65 6877 8911/8912 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Besides this personal project, Li has signed up with Chinese actress Vicki Zhao’s management agency to star in a new web series, Everyone Wants To Meet You, which was produced by Zhao and directed by Hsu Fu-hsiang.