Avid home cook Madam Ho Soo Pong started her YouTube channel to showcase a mix of original content and food videos. The 65-year-old Hainanese retiree who’s a former senior associate engineer in the technical planning department of a telecommunications company, says: “I picked up video editing from my colleague. After I retired in 2009, I attended a video-editing course. It was quite easy for me to pick up the skills because I already had some background knowledge.”
Her food videos centre on Hainanese-style home cooking and include dishes such as stir-fried pig intestines with vegetables and fried large beansprouts with vermicelli. She is excited to share her recipe for yi bua, a traditional Hainanese glutinous rice flour kueh filled with a coconut, ginger, sesame and peanut filling that has been sweetened with gula melaka.