thebigfatnoodle is all about finding, making, creating or talking about un-poncey and yummy food. More often than not, it’s about cooking with the bigfatnoodle’s other half and helping him forget about the scars left by a lifetime of awful English school dinners whilst discovering new tastes and sensations – food that should be fun to make and scrumptious to eat.
Many of the recipes are adapted from recipes thebigfatnoodle has found in cookbooks or online – I’ll let you know where I found these so I’m not accused of stealing anyone’s ideas. Others are recipes handed down by my mum, family and friends which I love for the memories they evoke and the joy they are to eat. I therefore consider these my copyrights so please get in touch if you want to re-use or re-post my recipes and pictures!
thebigfatnoodle is on a mission to:
1) find as many nice things to eat from around the world as possible
2) try and cook as many nice things to eat from around the world as possible (and BTW, not all recipes will feature noodles, okay?)
3) catalogue or re-create as many of these recipes and adventures as possible
There’s almost nothing thebigfatnoodle won’t try to cook or eat but she does draw the line at bugs, fresh coriander (yuck!) and bittergourd (double yuck!) and she reserves the right to add to this list of unmentionables as her journey progresses…
Disclaimer: though the bigfatnoodle blog was set up predominantly around the subject of food (making, cooking, tasting, eating, etc), the bigfatnoodle is also a hopeless shopaholic so this blog may occasionally be interspersed with objects she desires…
A word of warning: My methods of cooking aren’t for the diet-conscious or at times, environmentally-minded. I started this blog to share how I cook the things my friends, family and I like to eat. How you choose to purchase your products, where you purchase them from, or how / where they’re grown from are your choices to make. I’ll tell you the brands I use not because I’m brand conscious or sponsored by these brands but because they’re simply the ones I’ve always used or like.
About the author
thebigfatnoodle was born in Hong Kong almost 40 years ago. She and her family moved to Singapore 3 months after she was born and there she stayed until they packed her off to Australia in 1989 to get an education. She returned to Singapore in 1994, armed more with improved social skills than stunning academic results (what do you expect when it was endless days of BBQs, beaches and socialising at Uni… not to mention how easy it was to throw parties down under when almost every corner has a drive-through booze shop – how awesome is that!?!!). Back in Singapore after graduation, she met a very sweet Englishman, known to thebigfatnoodle’s friends as big monster. They got married in 1997 and moved to London. After 10 years living next to the River Thames in Rotherhithe, they decided to leave London and moved to leafy Surrey, with their two Burmese furballs ie cats, where thebigfatnoodle is still trying to learn to love all the bugs and nasty spiders that come with living in the country.