Her paternal family were Chinese immigrants to Malaysia and were part of the Khoo Kongsi clanhouse in George Town, Penang. Her father is Malaysian Chinese and emigrated to the UK from Ipoh, Perak, at age 16 in 1968. He later met and married her mother, an Austrian native.
What is Rachel Khoo ethnicity?
Her father is Malay-Chinese and her mother is Austrian – they met, somewhat improbably, in Croydon where Khoo and her younger brother, Michael, were born and raised.
Is Rachel Khoo Swedish?
Khoo has been struck by the similarities between the new culinary language she has been learning, and the food of her upbringing in the UK, where she lived with her Malaysian Chinese father and Austrian mother.
What languages does Rachel Khoo speak?
Every decade of my life I’ve learnt a new language (English being my mother tongue, German when I was a teen, and French when I was in my mid-twenties).
Is Khoo a Chinese name?
Khoo is a common last name found among Overseas Chinese communities around the world. In fact, “Khoo” is the transliteration of several different Chinese surnames. Its meaning varies depending on how it is spelled in Chinese, and which dialect it is pronounced in.
Does Rachel Khoo have a restaurant?
Rachel Khoo has joined up with luxury hotel and members club The Ned to bring her latest Parisian offering to the UK. Cafe Sou will bring a taste of Paris to London, serving up breakfast and lunch inspired by Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo.