Sharon Wee

I am the author of the Singapore cookbook memoir “Growing Up in a Nonya Kitchen”, first published in 2012 and recently updated in 2023. Born and raised in Singapore, I currently reside in New York City and travel regularly to the UK where my two children are studying.

Special subjects

Peranakan food culture in Southeast Asia; Singapore food; Global travel and restaurants.

Languages spoken


Regular work

I am regularly interviewed by media outlets about my Peranakan heritage and Singapore food background. These outlets include The New York Times, The Washington Post, Saveur magazine, CNN Travel, Channel News Asia, ABC radio (Australia) and podcasts.

Advisory boards / Awards

1. Overseer - New York University Langone Health 2. Co-chair, Major Gifts Committee, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 3. Board Member, The Metropolitan Opera, New York

Commercial interests


Sharon Wee