The relationships between mothers and daughters can come with many challenges. But what about when they actually team up to run their own businesses? This Mother’s Day, the Weekly speaks to five mother-daughter duos who have combined their talents and expertise to pursue their passions and create a thriving business.
While Singapore’s a food hub that’s home to world-renowned cuisines, it also has a trove of diverse heritage dishes that are fast disappearing. But a local company is working hard to change that and preserve vanishing age-old culinary traditions.
Ye Traditions comprises a mother-daughter pair, retiree Yap Joo Eng, 57, and her daughter Jinyen Yap, 28. Together, they aim to preserve and recreate traditional recipes from all dialect groups through partnering with other senior partner-chefs, including Hockchew, Hokkien and Hakka dishes.
Some of their bestselling products include red rice wine and Fuzhou meat dumplings, as well as a newly introduced Hakka yellow rice wine, which has been requested by many of their customers as there are very few authentic ones without any preservatives.
“Through Ye Traditions, we hope to recreate memories by bringing home the taste of traditions and heritage for everyone,” shares Jinyen.
The pair share with us how their love for heritage dishes has deepened their bond, how running a business has changed their perception of each other and more.