I just came across this photo of my paternal great-grandmother (the original source of the Nonya recipes in this collection) and her daughter, my Koh Poh Florence, painstakingly making poh piah egg skins over charcoal stoves, c.1953. Note the stack of completed skins piled up on the crate in between the two ladies. An upside-down wicker basket is used to cool each skin before it’s placed in the main pile – my grandmother taught me to do this too, only we used a plastic basket instead.
I don’t have any other family photos like this so am overjoyed by this find :).
Do check out my other poh piah entries here.