Meat the Home Cook Kerri Teo

Meat the Home Cook Kerri Teo

Hi Kerri! Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where do you call home? Have you got family of your own? Kids, pets?

Singapore’s home for me and my husband and we live in the East with an adorable little Cockerpoo.
I love all cuisines and food and am always open to trying new things. Thankfully Singapore is a melting pot of cultures and there is always a new place opening up somewhere.
Japanese food is usually my go to as I enjoy clean flavours and I find the cuisine to be very versatile.

How did you develop your passion for being a home cook?

It was quite a gradual process – I’ve always loved to eat and slowly I found myself wanting to be in control of the ingredients that I used. Growing up, my mom used to prepare these fantastic meals for the family and that must have rubbed off on me because I really enjoy cooking for friends and family. The process of creating a meal from scratch has also been a creative outlet for me and a good way for me to unwind.

What inspired you to share your culinary home cook creations with others?

Friends knew I loved to cook and eat, and they kept asking for food recommendations and subsequently also recipes. I also noticed that in Singapore because food is generally quite affordable, most working individuals tend not to cook, and I wanted to document my food journey to let everyone know a good, delicious healthy meal doesn’t actually take much time to prep once you find your way around the kitchen. I created wenoms (my Instagram) to share my food journey but also to connect with like-minded individuals. There is a huge foodie community on Instagram and I get tips and food recommendations as well all the time, which comes in very handy.

Is your home cooking a side hustle or full time passion project?

Home cooking remains a side passion project for now – I have a full time job and can’t dedicate the time to do this properly.
One day perhaps

Can you share one of your favorite recipes and tell us why it's special to you?

Slow roast chicken – an easy to make recipe for the whole family and proper comfort food that I love.

If you were to create your own meat pack, what would be in it?

A nice ribeye steak, some mince for pasta and maybe a chicken for a roast!

Ribeye’s quick to cook if you’re in a rush and the rest of the ingredients are very versatile. You can use mince for pasta, or a noodle soup. A whole chicken can be used for a roast if you’re feeling fancy or otherwise chopped up and used to do a chicken soup.

Are there any cooking techniques or tools that you find especially helpful when preparing meals at home?

Slow cooking in the oven is one of my favourite techniques. Whether it be a chicken roast, a beef stew or any meat based dish, if you turn down the heat and really slow cook your meat, its really tough to get wrong and slow cooking brings out tremendous flavour. The upside is also that the oven does all the work which frees up your time to do something else. I love being efficient!

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