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I am just an ordinary Hokkien gal who grew up in Selangor in the 70s.  Back then, our home kitchen is the soul of the family and is a more popular hangout place than kopitiams. I love to help mum prepare her favourite dishes and I usually get the simple chores like chopping garlic and shallots.  
As a little girl, I love to play 'masak masak' using empty cans and pretend to cook while my other girlfriends played dress up with paper dolls.  I have always been a curious girl and like to ask all sorts of questions about a particular dish especially the ones I like.  
Cooking and baking has always been my hobby but I never really got the time to hone this passion as I was busy working and building my own small family, like most working mothers.  Despite not having time to cook I still collect recipes from my mother, the vegetable seller, the meat seller, my friends’ mothers, grandmothers, watch TV cooking shows and from recipe books and anyone willing to share.  For those where I cannot get the recipes I would be thinking about it day and night and would try to replicate the dish in my mind and add to my recipe collection. I am always fascinated with different taste and texture of food. 
My passion was revived when I lost my job some few years ago. As I was spring cleaning my house one day, I came across the little recipe book with all my collection of recipes from many years.  My heart skipped as if I have just bumped into my first love after many years.  
I've never attended any cooking or baking classes nor learned from any cooking sifu. I like to experiment with recipes on my own and self teach.  I am happiest when I see friends and relatives enjoying my cooking.  So I started cooking, baking and blogging to inspire the younger generations to eat healthily and live well. 
My followers are my best teachers.  I love to hear from my followers, be it positive or negative comments. This way, I can be better.  Whenever they have any problem I will try to help them solve it despite my limited experience especially in baking. I share their disappointment whenever their cake or bread turns out below expectations but I never stopped improving. 
Besides, baking and cooking, hiking is my other love.  Whenever I hike at a new place, I always check out the specialities of that area with my hiking friends. As there are a few of us, we can taste more varieties of food.  

I hope that by sharing all my simple tried and tested recipes, anyone can cook.  And yes, Nasi Lemak  has always maintained its top spot on my favourite food list. This is my humble story – Nasi Lemak Lover.  
我是一个在七十年代,生长在雪兰莪州的平凡福建女子。那些年,我们的厨房就是家里的精神所在,是比咖啡店更为出色的地方。我喜欢帮忙妈妈在厨房里和她一起准备(我们)喜欢吃的菜肴。通常我都做些轻松的打杂工作如切蒜米和葱头。
当我是小女孩时,我的其他女孩在玩纸公仔时,我就喜欢用空罐头玩“家家酒”,把自己变身成为一位厨师,还常常好奇的追问所有关于如何烹煮一道特别菜肴的问题。
虽然烹饪和烘焙一直是我的爱好,却从来没有真正的有时间去投入我对烹饪和烘焙的那份热情。因为当时,就如多数的职业妇女一样,要忙于工作和组织我自己的小家。 就算没有时间烹煮,我还是向我妈妈、菜贩、肉贩以及朋友们的妈妈祖母们收集和很多的食谱以及向他们学习烹饪的方法。我也收看电视里的烹饪节目里,阅读烹饪书籍,我还向那些肯分享她们的食谱的太太们学习烹饪呢。如果我没能取得那些食谱,我就会日思夜的尝试模仿那些菜肴,煮出一道心目中同样味道的菜肴。我就是这样被食物中的口感和不同的味道迷惑着。
有一天,当我在大扫除时,我看到那些我收集了很多年的食谱,我对烹饪和烘焙的热情复活了 !我的心,好像在很多年以后和初恋情人重逢般的跳动
我从来没有上过任何的烹饪和烘焙课程,也从来没有向任何的烹饪师傅学习烹饪。我喜欢用自己的食谱来做实验,也自学烹饪。看到亲戚朋友喜欢我吃我煮的食物,我就会非常的高兴。从此以后,我开始我的烹饪、烘焙和撰写部落格的路程,希望鼓励年轻的一代,可以吃得健康,活得自在。
我的部落格追随者也是我的导师。我喜欢听取她们不管是正面的或反面的评语,因为这样我才能做得越来越好。虽然我有限的经验,但当他们遇到任何困难时,我将会尽我所能来帮助他们,尤其是关于烘焙的问题。我也和他们分享他们蛋糕或面包上的缺失,但我从来不会停止改善烘焙上遇到的问题。
除了烹饪和烘焙,爬山是我的另一个钟爱的活动。当我和爬山的朋友去到一个新的地方,通常都会和他们品尝当地出名的美食,我们好几个人都会点不同的食物来吃。

任何人都可以开始动手烹饪。 我希望和你们分享我全部简易而且试煮过的食谱。还有啊,我的椰浆饭就时常是我好吃食物排行榜的第一名哦 !这就是我谦逊的故事 --- 一个爱吃椰浆饭的人。

Country : Malaysia

My Contact : You may reach me at : sonia9423@gmail.com


All the recipes in Nasi Lemak Lover are prepared and photographed by me. Please do not copy, alter or transform upon my work. For any reuse or distribution, do link back to the webpage. Thanks!

 Prepared by,


Sonia
~ Nasi Lemak Lover ~


Recognition:


My recipes were featured in Y3K recipes magazine
Y3K issue 72


My appearance on TV live talk show "Morning Tai Tai" 活力早晨 on NTV7

from Jan 2015- March 2015




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