Hello, welcome to my humble Singapore food & cooking blog. I’m Sharon Lam (Sharon Kay), a mummy of 2 beautiful and cheeky daughters, wife of a wonderful husband, and a counsellor by trade. My family and I live in Yummy Sunny Singapore, also known as a foodie’s paradise.
Cooking is an avenue for me to be creative, be adventurous, and at the same time practise mindfulness. It is Creativity that Nourishes the body, mind, and soul. My passion for food developed in my secondary school years. Home Econs was the only lesson I look forward to in school, learning how to cook brought me so much joy, and I remembered having so much fun during those lessons. Sure, my first sponge cake turned out like a biscuit. But it was more than just about success or failure. After every home-econs class, all the classmates will gather at the canteen, and share our edible (and inedible) culinary creations.
I learned that food was the catalyst for bringing people together, it helps create opportunities to forge relationships, and sometimes mend one. I truly believe that a family that dines together stays together, researchers have backed up that claim in a few published pieces of research.
The good thing about being a recipe blogger is that I’m constantly looking for or enjoying newly created recipes that are simple and quick to prepare. It comes with a price as well, because I’m constantly hungry when I work on my blog.
Due to the fact that I have a day job, and have 2 young children, I understand how tough it can be (especially in time-starved Singapore) to find pockets of time to cook and bake for the family. Therefore, this cooking blog was created with 3 goals in mind. 1) to document my many kitchen experiments / recipes so that it can be replicated again 2) to be able to share those recipes with my friends (who has been asking me for my recipes), family, and other home-cooks who would like to whip up or learn how to make home-cooked meals for their loved ones. 3) to advocate for healthier/balanced family meals and promote family dining with easy to follow recipes.
Another reason I created this recipe/food blog, was to prepare for my return to the work-force. It is a reference for my helper to prepare meals for us on the days that I have to work so that we can maintain the tradition of dining together. My helper now uses my blog as her cooking bible to recreate meals that we enjoy. The step-by-step pictorial instructions made it easier for her to follow.
When it comes to cooking, I like experimenting with fusion food. I love spices, loads of it, and I love anything Thai as well. My style of cooking was influenced by my husband, as eating rice and Asian dishes on a daily basis was challenging for him, and there was no way I can eat pasta and potatoes every day, no matter how much I love that man. So a good compromise was to create a fusion of the dishes I like into something he would enjoy or vice verse. I try to make my dishes with healthier alternatives whenever possible. I hardly (if ever) choose to deep-fry as a cooking technique, I prefer baking instead just to cut down on the extra grease. Cooking is not all that difficult, the smiles and appreciation from your loved ones will make all the washing of dirty dishes worthwhile. 🙂
Just a disclaimer, please do not use any of my pictures without my permission. Do take some time to rephrase your methods and changes made if adapting from my recipe, copy and pasting are not appreciated. I do spend time in my kitchen creating (and sometimes recreating) recipes so link back to my blog for the recipes (adapted or inspired) are very much appreciated. Thank you.
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Enjoy your stay here!
Sharon of Delishar