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 who’s in his thirties. I don’t have family here and sometimes think that life in Melbourne can be quite lonesome. 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.
To give you a sense of where I’m at right now, I started this blog humbly, but gained momentum and poetic enthusiasm over the first few years… visiting high profile places and writing lengthy entries. But these days, I’ve scaled things down considerably and it’s now more like a low-key account of my bumbly moments, the cheap eats I’ve discovered, the good company I’m with, the hilarious recipe mistakes I’ve made, and the cheerful brunches I’m loving.
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 its flavours and textures. It’s very much also about the whole experience… from the service, the people you’re with, to your general mood that day and the circumstances that brought you to that meal. Hence, my posts here (as honest as they are) are not meant to be seen as expert or objective reviews.
All my meals are fully paid for. In the rare event that I was invited and the meal was free, it will be fully disclosed right at the start of that blog post. I’ll still say what I think though, which is a risk that most places that invite bloggers are well aware of.
The easiest way to get updates from me is by providing your eMail address in the subscription boxes on the top right or at the bottom of this page. Your eMail address will be kept confidential and no spam will come from me. Alternatively, you can also get post updates (and LOTS of food porn) via my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest feeds.
On a final note, I love feedback and comments! Teach me something, share something with me… and remember, it is okay to disagree!
Now, please join my Melbourne-based food journey and let’s get fat together!