Ho liao is Penang Hokkien means delicious. This is the third recipe book, compiled by the Ex-Pupils’ Association and submitted ‘with love’ to honour the Methodist Girls School of Penang. It is also a result of popular requests after the successes of “Original Penang Favourites” in 2002 and “Malaysian Favourites” in 2005. These recipes have been handed down by great grandmothers and grandmothers until the present day and the average age of the cooks is 70. Hence it cannot be denied that some of the recipes are nearly as old as the school, which was founded in 1892.
The main aim of producing this book is to help raise funds for the school through its sale. The proceeds will help MGS to add a new building to accomodate the growing student population.
Some 74 recipes covering everything from pickles, vegetables, meat, seafood and sauces to one-dish meals and more. In English and simplified Chinese.
“…when they are good, they are really good, and Penang “Ho Liao” Recipes (“ho liao” means “delicious” in Penang Hokkien) is one of these.” – Susan Jung, South China Morning Post