Hey guys, I’m Jin.
I don’t know if you have been here before, I actually took a long break (much longer than I realized) from blogging. But I have never lost my love for cooking and eating, and now I am back to share more about what I love. If it is your first time here I hope you will stay a little longer and continue to read my story below.
“First we eat, then we do everything else” – M. F. K Fisher
I’m a decorator, an enthusiastic traveler, and a foodie. I obsessively think about, read about, cook and — most importantly — eat all things tasty from all over the world. I was born and raised in Korea but have traveled and lived in a few different parts of the world over the past 16 years. Now I call Hong Kong my home with the most perfect dining companion, who loves and appreciates food the same way I do.
There were times that I couldn’t even use a rice-cooker and almost set my mom’s kitchen in fire trying to fry Tonkatsu (she still doesn’t know about it). But living abroad on my own got me to start cooking and it also made me realize that, having grown up with my grandmother’s food, my taste buds wouldn’t settle for anything boring or tasteless. I have always cooked like my grandmother who spoiled me with her hearty home cooked meals for 18 years. Like most grandmothers in Korea she never had or followed any written recipes.
As I started having so many ideas I wanted to try with my food this became a bit of problem. And cooking and plating everything in my tiny, humble city kitchen does get hectic sometimes. So one day I decided to become organized. I now have notes, pictures and sketches whether they are in my phone, laptop, sketchbook or anywhere else. I am truly surrounded by deliciousness and I could not be happier.
I believe with a little more effort every page of this blog could also be filled with delicious things. And if I’m lucky enough I will be able to share it with people who are just like me.
“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” – Ernestine Ulmer