The use of cheese makes this an interesting recipe for the 1950s; even today, many Asians are lactose-intolerant. Even more interesting are the variations: one using cornflakes – a modern, processed, consumer food product, and the other using curry powder. I wonder if the curry style version was a Singapore invention? Then again, curry was already something familiar to the British via the colonial experience [See Collingham, Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors]. The question is: was the original recipe British or American? In the Singapore YWCA of the 1930s, there were prominent and active members who were American, such as Mrs Armstuz, from whom my grandmother learnt to enjoy dishes such as waffles with sausages :).