Hey folks! It’s great to see you here! Welcome to my nostalgic culinary affair!
I’m Azlin Bloor, former chef, culinary instructor and food blogger. And mum of 4 kids.
I was born in Singapore and spent most of my growing up years there, until my late 20s. A handful of those years was spent in Malaysia, as my dad was Malaysian.
I've been in the UK since the mid 90s, and these days, live on the south coast of England with my kids (I'm a widow).
For the last 10 years, I've been blogging over at LinsFood.com. But as that site grew and grew, I just knew I had to create a home for all my beloved childhood recipes.
I can safely say that my family embodies what it is to be multicultural.
We are multi coloured (smile) and we are multilingual. We've always spoken with at least 3 languages in a single sentence, it was just the way things were done. With every single member of the family marrying outside the original ethnic group, what hope did we have of being anything else, but?
So I speak 4 languages, 7, if you include the stuttering ones. I read and write Arabic, but can't speak it to save my life!
I used to produce weekly live shows on Google - sometimes I'd cook, sometimes I would host the shows. That was a whole lot of fun! In the image on the left, we were cooking from a restaurant in Greece.
As far as cooking goes, for a start, I grew up in a place where local food means Chinese, Malay, Indian (north & south), Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Eurasian and Nyonya food. Add to that, my very colourful family - I was always going to be miles ahead when doing multi cultural food. Gotta call it like you see it!
And I shan't even bother with the travelling. That's just way too much information.
So my recipes here on Singaporean and Malaysian Recipes, will cover what the term really, really means. I shall introduce you to some recipes long forgotten, especially the Eurasian ones, which at the moment, are on LinsFood.com.
So be sure to bookmark this site!
And check out my YouTube videos if you fancy!
Got a request? Shoot me an email at [email protected]