All About Me

Hey there! My name is Lianne and I started writing about my food since 2005.

Being here in Melbourne has brought out my interest in cooking and             baking. I will never skip the cook books aisle when I’m at a book store and my daily reads are always food blogs to get inspiration! Because it’s really expensive eating out, I tend to cook things that I crave and recreate something that I’ve tried outside. Experimenting in the kitchen is one of my favourite past times! (:

I am obsessed with cupcakes and would never turn down a dessert, even if it’s a piece of chocolate. Especially if it’s a piece of dark chocolate. People might argue that I’m equally obsessed with food and that I will not deny!

Growing up in Singapore, I am pretty much surrounded by food all the time! Especially at home, alongside my mum and my grandma. Since a very young age, I have been helping out in the kitchen. I remember the very first time I peeled a potato, I peeled my finger as well! A painful yet memorable experience, as it made me want to learn cooking even more! Got the privilege to learn from the people I love. (:

Cooking for loved ones and close friends is what I really enjoy doing. Together with my baby, we are the perfect team. He would make his special dishes, and I would make mine, plus dessert. Fridays were usually the days we have pot luck or dinner parties but now it could be any other day! The smiles on the faces of the people who tried our food is what makes me enjoy cooking so much.

So with all the love I could possibly put into cooking, I do hope you guys enjoy the recipes and food that I’ve tried! Thanks for dropping by!

ps : I love to hear from you so do feel free to leave a comment or email me at lianne [dot] low@gmail [dot] com !

84 thoughts on “All About Me

  1. (。◕‿◕。) Khoai says:

    Do you mind if I translated your posts into Vietnamese and post them on my WP?
    I really love food and I like your WP, too.
    Hope you will except me~

    Ps: Sorry anout my awful English (_ _!)

  2. Anastasia says:

    Hello from Singapore! Oh woah! You’re prob the only person I know who makes their own nutella! I can’t wait to try it out! P.S> You should put up your recipes at http://Cookpad.it. I upload mine too! Awesome site! I can’t wait to try out your recipes!

  3. Claudia says:

    hello , are you busy for the year of 2011&2012? you have been stop blogging n I kinda miss your blog . love your recipes ❤ come back soon !!! best wishes ~ 😀

  4. Tracy/DustOfEnchantment says:

    Hi Lianne,
    Thanks for directing me to your blog via IG. I cook for exactly the same reasons as you, but I didn’t have the privilege of getting hands on experience from a young age. I really peeled my 1st potato in 2005 when I came to Melbourne (from KL) and never thought I would be capable of what I am now. Will be following your blog and IG very closely for ideas and recipes! Love it here 😉

  5. Jogging enthusiast says:

    Hi! You have a brilliant blog here! I’m moving to Melbourne in a few weeks time and the thought of not being able to bake or cook in the convenience of my own home is a scare to me. Keep on posting!!! 🙂

    • liannelow says:

      Thanks so much dearie! (: Are you moving here for good? hehe Don’t worry! You can equip your new place and continue baking your yummy things! hehe Melbourne has everything you need! xx

  6. piggyeatalot says:

    Hi Lianne

    I feel really bad telling you this but I really really love the WordPress theme of your blog. I have tried searching high and low for a theme like that and until I saw your homepage, I instantly fell in love with it and I have used it on mine. But it’s like clothes, some people don’t mind having the same clothes as their friends, some do. So please please do tell me if you don’t like that I am using the same wordpress theme as you and I will change it.

  7. thehungerpangs says:

    Hey, Lianne! Just chanced upon your blog through Daisy’s, and I’m so glad I did! Love all of your creations (I’m only on the first page, haha!) and your photography is the cutest 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you come up with next! 🙂 x

  8. Mae Lynn says:

    Hello there… bump into your blog while surfing for what to cook… Great site! I am Lynn from Singapore. Just out of curiousity… Why Melbourne? Are you staying there or working? Is Melbourne a nice place to migrate to?

    • liannelow says:

      Hi Lynn, thanks for dropping by! Melbourne was chosen cause of the work im doing. Im working with children with special needs and is just more advanced here and I could learn more. (:

  9. chefnsommelier says:

    Hi Lianne! Stumbled upon your blog while googling for a recipe… and I’m glad I found yours! Great blog and you have a new follower.

  10. Quirky Little Planet says:

    Really nice blog! Found it because I’m thinking of changing the wordpress theme of mine to this theme, funnily enough – do you find it easy to use how you want or did you pay for an upgrade? Your blog makes me hungry!

  11. Matt says:

    Hi Lianne, Just made the fig jam.fantastic!!!! as is your blog, I always look forward to recieving your email update. Big thanks to you and all the work you do on having a wonderful site.
    Matt.

  12. Andrew Tan says:

    Hey Xin Lian!
    Love reading your tweets about food and venturing to your blog once in awhile. Keep up the good job in making your readers hungry everytime!
    One thing – (strictly a personal opinion) I find that your blog is lacking in Singaporean flavour, not in terms of Singaporean food, but promoting our unique Singaporean dishes, especially when you cook them. For example, there are Korean and Japanese recipes but no SIngapore receipes. Instead, our famous Chicken Rice got relegated to be listed under Chicken recipes and uniquely SIngaporean dishes like Ba Chor Mee got tragically categorized under Chinese. Given that you and Lester and flying the Singapore flag high in Melbourne, I, alongside many Singaporean readers, would certainly love to see more passion in promoting our local cuisine and giving Singaporean food more recognition!
    All the best!

    • liannelow says:

      Hi Andrew,

      Thanks so much for your feedback! I guess when I did do the recipe list it started only with the different types of ingredients. I then slowly ventured to cuisines. haha But will take it on and start doing a Singaporean heading. I certainly do give my singaporean dishes recognition, just didn’t think that much of it! Thanks for bringing it to my attention though. (:

  13. Matt NZ says:

    Hi Lianne,
    Just got back from 3 days in Melbourne, Absolutely loved it. Stayed in one of the hotels at the casino on southbank. I was very impressed with a restaurant called “Mings” which was at the casino. Loved everything that was on the menu. Including the century eggs which disgusted some of the people I was with..hehe. Also went to “The Atlantic”. Which has a great seafood dish.
    Keep up with posting your recipes, they are all fantastic. I’ll be trying the Dry Mee Siam next up.

    Thanks,

    Matt

    • liannelow says:

      Hi Matt (: Thanks for your lovely comment! So glad you loved Melbourne! I think you stayed in one of the best places and got to try lots of delicious food too! hehe Haven’t tried Mings and The Atlantic yet, have to do that soon!

      Do let me know what you think about the dry mee siam! hehe Have a good week ahead!

      xx

  14. martina says:

    Hi Lianne! I’ve just bumped into your blog and I immediately fell in love with your pics! stunning!! 🙂 can I know which camera do you use?
    xx

  15. Bina says:

    Hi Lianne, hello from Wales. I just came across your blog. I was speaking to some of my Malaysian friends regarding the Bak Kwa and how I miss it so much. Thank you for posting the recipe and will definitely try it. I use to travel to Melbourne many moons ago and was wondering if the restaurant Sambuca is still operating? This is many years ago mind but it would be good to know. I have had many many lovely meals there and its a stone’s throw from the pub (i forget the name) which had newspapers as wall paper in their toilet!!!

    • liannelow says:

      Hi Bina! Thank you for your message! Hopefully you’ll like the bak kwa recipe I shared and it will help whenever you crave for some!

      Sambuca isn’t here anymore. I’ve not been, but I did a search and nothing popped up! hehe Wish it was so I could go give it a try! Hope you’re doing well in Wales!

  16. foodtherapy says:

    Hello from a fellow Singaporean blogger 🙂 I share the same passion as you do for cooking things I crave and recreating them at home. Cooking and baking is so therapeutic for me. It was nice to come across your blog 🙂

  17. Kate says:

    A Singaporean blogger residing in the UAE here – thank you for sharing your fried carrot cake recipe! We made it a few days ago using what we could find here and loved it! Will be writing about it very soon! Eating out is expensive here too and cooking is not only more economical and nutritious, it is also an enjoyable activity that I get to eat the outcome 🙂 Keep writing!

    • liannelow says:

      Hi Kate! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! (: I know how hard it is being away from home and craving all the local hawker food! hehe Have you already posted about it? Would love to read about it! x

  18. Matt NZ says:

    Hey Lianne, Welcome back.. You have been missed, Congrats to you and Mr on the birth Lochlan. He is very cute. 🙂
    I’m going back to Singapore in December, Looking forward to it, just counting down the days.
    Take care always.

    Matt NZ

      • Matt NZ says:

        Thanks….. Ill take photos of the hawker meals im not sure about, But taste fantastic and send them your way for the recipe rundowns (in between mommy and Mr Duties)..so i can cook perfection hehehe.

  19. Matt NZ says:

    Yes i did once…not sure if its still active. I have however got on to G+ but again still trying to work out how to use it properly, been so busy with work since last xmas. I mainly joined that so i could catch up with another online Chef/ food connoisseur like yourself. You can check her out here, http://www.danangcuisine.com or google for “Helens Recipes” She is from Da nang so her specialty is Vietnamese cooking. She is in Melbourne this week and will be at Flagstaff gardens on saturday….just my luck i cant come over there at the moment..haha. Do you have G+ also Lianne?

  20. ahappycook says:

    Hi Liannelow,
    I super love your kitchen and dining adventures. looking forward for more every time I visit your blog.
    Regards, Karen

  21. Dan Lingo says:

    Hi,
    Do you know where I can buy the Cold drip coffee? I have seen these small bottles in different places but I cannot find where to get it. Thank you,
    Dan Lingo

  22. norbertross says:

    Lianna, great blog! wonderful recipes, writing and pics. I just started a blog and will add a link to yours (once I figure out how 🙂 … check it out and let me know what you think… aworldoftaste.wordpress.com

    Keep up the good work and I will be back frequently!

  23. Matt NZ says:

    Hi Lianne,
    How are you? I hope You, Mr and Lochlan are well.
    I have a friend who is holidaying in Melbourne at the moment and staying in Mckinnon Suburb, She is also blogger from SG http://www.littletinysun.com/p/about.html
    I told her about you living there and thought you would like to meet up for a coffee and chat.
    She is there with her partner untill the 28th then they are headed to NZ for a few days.
    Mail me at msfeildo@gmail.com and i can give more contact details
    Regards,
    Matt NZ

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