About

I may be no gourmet chef and do not like following recipes, but my passion for food has led me to create this blog. My culinary school is my kitchen and my family and friends my guinea pigs. My husband came home one day to find me anxious, at once he took me to the supermarket to shop for random ingredients. He was right, as soon I smelt the garlic and onion being fried in oil, all my troubles disappeared.

Some people may indulge in retail therapy, but for me “cooking therapy” works like a charm. In short, cooking is  an art, a creation for discerning palates, a canvas of versatile taste, a brush of flavouring, an easel of sweet and savoury choices, a patina of spices. Each order an experience par excellence.

My earliest memory of cooking was baking brownies from a mickey mouse cookbook. Ever since then, I have seen my mother cook up a storm and now my mother in law. In short, I am at no loss for inspiration.

It has been a year that I have been contemplating starting a food blog and now I have finally gotten down to it. Finding a name was not an easy task, but my best friend, who happens to be a literature teacher came to the rescue. Finally, the blog was born.

My husband, family and friends have been my pillar of support, helping me achieve my dreams. My husband’s cousin has been monumental in giving Chattering Kitchen a new identity. It would not have been possible without him.

Currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I am experiencing the various cultures of South-East Asia through their cuisines. Having been in Malaysia for the past 1 year I have created various relationships with restaurants and resorts that have
invited me to review their restaurants from an expatriate’s point of view. Furthermore, I also supply my articles to other sites when need be and my recipe has been featured in The New York Times. I thank the restaurants, who have invited me for reviews for their support during my journey too.

I hope you enjoy your time here in Chattering Kitchen.

  • http://www.cooliris.com soujanya

    It’s always refreshing to read your poetic way of describing recipes. Super awesomeness.

    • chatteringkitchen

      Looking forward to cooking up a storm in October

  • mehreen

    I find cooking theraputic and cant wait to try some of your posts which look mouth watering. Best of luck on your food journey – theres no end to this exploration :)

  • LJN

    Yummy, the way you write and describe the food is so great :D and your recipes seem to be quite easy….thanks for sharing these wonderful recipes….Can you also give step by step tutorials for younger chefs (under 15)?

    • chatteringkitchen

      Thanks for the idea, will do that very soon

  • http://www.foodscience.com Susan Canarick

    I just found your “Chatter blog” and am excited to now be a follower. I too am passionate about food and find cooking a wonderful therapy. I look forward to more. Many thanks.

    • chatteringkitchen

      Thanks for following Susan. Hope you enjoy all the chatter here.

  • http://www.foodscience.com Susan

    I’m confident I will!

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  • http://www.givemesomespice.com Mina Joshi

    Found you through Linked in. Loved your recipe for dosa. I like your detailed explanation.

    Mina
    http://www.givemesomespice.com

    • http://chatteringkitchen.com chatteringkitchen

      Thank you Mina

  • http://facebook lubna agha

    Am so proud of your work ….. its so comprehensive, interesting,informative and with excellent diction….. Just like your mom ???? no better …… good luck …

  • http://majaskitchen.wordpress.com Maria Springer/Maja’s Kitchen

    I feel the very same about cooking as you do….it is an art and is therapy for days when things are not quite the way i want them to be….the stove is a magnet….and my troubles all go away….and I too have a husband who is a wonderful taster and encourager….I love reading your posts….

    • http://chatteringkitchen.com chatteringkitchen

      Thanks for your comments Maria. Always happy to connect with people who share my passion, it is the best part about blogging

  • Aaron Tang

    Simply wonderful to have a blog that combine travel and food (recipes) I likes cooking just like you and my family will be testing all those recipes I found from blogs. Hope I could learn more from you.

    • http://chatteringkitchen.com chatteringkitchen

      Thanks for your lovely comment Aaron. Very humbled

  • Barbi

    I loved to travel and find new ways for food preparation. Now I can only travel by way of the computer. I love all the wonderful ideas and foods you share. This is one of my most favored blogs. Thank you .

    • http://chatteringkitchen.com chatteringkitchen

      Thank you for your lovely comment Barbi. I hope to keep on producing interesting material for you to read and enjoy. If you have any suggestions do not hesitate to contact me. Happy Reading

  • http://juvesiioblog.com Gudrun

    Hey! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the excellent work!