Hundred Daughters Hundred Patience Hundred Meals


ISBN: 978-981-14-2601-8

Hundred Daughters Hundred Patience Hundred Meals [百女百耐百膳] is my second self-published title, made in memory of my father and in celebration of his life as a restauranteur. The publication features a uniquely designed photobook + cookbook duet.

The photobook comprises 60 B/W photographs of a family road trip in 2012. The cookbook features 100 recipes I conceived after the passing of my father in 2018. The photobook and the cookbook, the road and the kitchen, serve as a hundred metaphors for my father’s life and our family’s history of migration and diaspora – from the rice farms of Kaiping in South China, to the sugar cane fields of Fiji in the South Pacific, to the HDBs of Singapore in Southeast Asia.

This project was featured in The Business Times on 5th July 2019 and in Shin Min Daily. Read more about the project in this Q&A with Suan Chiang.


  • Casebound book: 210mm x 150mm folded, 248 pages (Maple Bright + Recypal stock)
  • Approx. 600 gms
  • Poster: 700mm x 700mm
  • 60 b/w photographs, 100 colour photographs, 100 recipes
  • First Edition limited to 500 COPIES
  • Photographs, Essays and Recipes by Kevin WY Lee. Design by Vanessa Ban
  • Printed in Singapore by Dominie Press

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