Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to drop by my website and I sincerely hope you enjoy your viewing experience here.
Let me first just briefly introduce myself, my name is Mel and I am a Singaporean-expat who has been living abroad in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand for about 4 years.
I’m an avid foodie who not only enjoys spending time watching hours of cooking shows and travel documentaries, but also loves the hands-on part of cooking. When I was studying abroad and living away from my family, I had to cook meals for myself because it was simply too expensive to keep eating outside everyday. I enjoyed taking trips to the fresh food market because I love looking at all the colorful produce as well as learning more about the different ingredients.
I’ve aways been fascinated about gaining more knowledge and insight into various cultures & their food. I truly believe that one of the fastest ways to build a relationship with someone is by bonding over a meal and sharing about each other’s lives. Food makes us happy and it has definitely played an essential role in the preservation of every culture.
One day, I realized that I had developed a keen interest in writing about food and culture. I decided to start with one that I was quite familiar with and that was – the Thai culture. From my own personal encounters with foreign visitors in Thailand, I found that something many people were not too clear about was the cuisine, its dishes and the ingredients that go into it. The dish that most foreign visitors are definitely familiar with is the all-famous Pad Thai noodles, however they probably wouldn’t be able to list another 4 different Thai dishes.
Hence, I started to write articles about various Thai dishes, the methods of cooking/eating and the ingredients that go into the dish, because I wanted to create an awareness that there’s so much more to the Thai cuisine than just Pad Thai. I would like people to enjoy their time in Thailand or in other foreign countries and to be immersed in the full experience of tasting authentic dishes that the locals eat.
I sincerely hope that my articles are not only able to entertain, but also educate people. I would like to shed a light into a variety of cuisines and its culture through some light-hearted & informative pieces.
Additionally, another hobby of mine is photography/videography and I enjoying taking pictures of local people going about their daily lives, beautiful natural landscapes, sights, food, events etc.
I hope that these posts/ pictures/videos will serve as learning opportunity, inspiration or simply good memories for everyone who stops by this site.
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I’ll leave you a beautiful quote by one of my travel-culinary inspirations, Mr Anthony Bourdain. He said,
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”