In an interview with The New Paper, he reveals his old time favourite dish is the sweet and sour pork.
He said: "It's my comfort food and if I had to eat only one dish for the rest of my life, that would be it.
"Growing up, my family was poor and having my mother do sweet and sour pork for us was a luxury.
"Meat was expensive and it was something we could have only once a month. My mum's version is the ultimate.
"It's done Western-style, with small meat patties and chunks of pineapple and cucumber.
"I was eight years old and on my first day of filming an SBC (Singapore Broadcasting Corporation) children's drama, she made me a lovely lunch box with rice and sweet and sour pork in one corner.
"It was her way of encouraging me: No matter how tough my day was, I'd get through it.
"Till now, whenever I think of that lunch box, it brings tears to my eyes."