New Beginnings


Hi, and welcome to my third attempt at blogging. Just to recap (on my failures, really) – my first attempt saw me documenting into basic university-dorm cooking, with terrible photos aplenty. Version two was born when I discovered Lightroom and started posting decent-ish photos, which lasted all but 3 months. And here we are - my third (but first proper) attempt at an actual, sleek Squarespace-run blog. 

Since the death of my previous blog a long while ago, I’ve interned at Blue Hill at Stone Barns as a lowly stagiaire (though I did take over the role of chef de partie one weekend, and was offered an opportunity to work there as a full-time CDP!). The internship basically took over my life and left me no time to blog, much less do a little climbing/watch Hamilton/do the 99 other things I planned to do in NYC. It kept me off social media too, which was probably for the better. All in all, it was an intensely enlightening experience, and I’m back from it with a renewed sense of purpose.

I’m now beginning to find my footing in the food world, both in Malaysia and worldwide, and in my hazy two-year plan, this blog is a mainstay (hopefully I won’t have to eat my words). In any case, just to give you an overview of things to happen – expect to see lotsa recipes and experimentation with Asian ingredients in non-Asian dishes. I might also be tempted to try out some classic Malaysian recipes in the coming months (think steamed buns, rendangs and glorious kuihs).

I’m also trying to improve my writing by doing some articles/ramblings on interesting food stories and culture. These might initially be a bit of a rough read, but hopefully with some pointers from you Murakami-to-be’s out there, this little science geek will soon be a much better writer! Kthxbye.