Previously known as LynnInTokyo, I've just moved to Hong Kong after five and half years in Tokyo. Before Tokyo I lived in Singapore for almost three years. Both Singapore and Tokyo are abundant with food culture and interesting restaurants, and I can't wait to find out what Hong Kong has to offer in terms of unique culinary experiences. The delimma for me, however, is ever present: do I go out to try a new restaurant or do I stay in and try to make a new recipe? The compromise is to eat out on weekends and cook on weekdays.
I find cooking to be a good way to relax, from menu planning to grocery shopping to the laboring in the kitchen, to the final plating and presentation, it's always different, always fun.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking, period. I buy a cookbook everywhere I go so my collection is quite impressive and I flip through them regularly to look for things to make. But I do have a weak spot for cakes, pastries and yeast breads.
To see some of the things I cooked, and a bit about life in Tokyo, take a look here: http://www.wibbybunny.blogspot.com
To see more food pictures, look here:
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up we've always had housekeepers and then it was on to boarding school so I didn't learn how to cook until I was in grad school and living on my own.
Since family is now only hubby and I plus dog, and we always end up traveling on holidays, I guess our family tradition is making breakfast (french toast, dutch babies, pancakes, crepes) on weekends.
My cooking triumphs
Learning how to cook from scratch on my own, and successfully making the perfect macarons:
My cooking tragedies
Made a batch of half-cooked brownies once, from a box too. Till this day I don't know what went wrong.