I’m fatboo! This blog began as a whimsical exercise in writing, using food as a central focus. Over time, it got quite fun and, I admit, a little obsessive. You could say I became an ‘accidental foodie’.
I’m a first generation migrant from Singapore, in my thirties, moved to Melbourne in the hopes of settling down here for a better lifestyle. I don’t have family here and I think Melbourne can be quite a lonely city. So writing the food adventures I’ve had with friends helps keep good memories and a sense of kinship closer to my heart.
I don’t profess to be an expert with food and I remain quite a Singaporean boy at heart, so my taste preferences do have an Asian bias. But I try to keep an open and inquisitive mind.
I love how food brings people together. I believe there is a story behind every meal and that’s what I look for when writing my blog entries.
I’ll say it upfront now that these write-ups are just my personal feelings towards an establishment’s service, food and ambience at the time of visit. I believe that food isn’t just about flavours and textures. It’s very much also about the whole experience… from the service, people you’re with, to your general mood that day and the circumstances that brought you to that meal. Hence, my reviews here are not meant to be seen as comprehensive or expert critiques.
All my meals are fully paid for. In the event that I was invited and the meal was free, it will be fully disclosed at the start of that entry.
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