About the blog

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.

28 Responses to “About”
  1. dad says:

    go look at Ba.com they are running an international competition promoting new ideas about food related to international airtravel and the London Olympics. Could be an opportunity to become a Great Briton!

  2. Kitty says:

    what a great bigfatnoodle adventure – I cannot wait to be entertained and inspired x

  3. Vicky says:

    Sounds great! I’ll definitely be checking out your posts! By the way, do you take all of these great photos yourself? Do you have any tips for getting such nice shots?

    • Hi there, I do take all the photos myself and they’re all taken using my iPhone 4. I found a great app called Tap Tap that likes you play around with filters and depth of field. So easy! Highly recommend it. Stay in touch!

  4. hopeeternal says:

    Thanks for visiting my site and leaving a comment. We love Chinese food (Far Eastern food in general, actually!) My brother in law is Chinese so I pick up tips whenever I can and am always open to new ideas, especially if they are not too time consuming. I will be watching your site with interest as it develops and like what I have seen so far. Keep it up!
    ‘Meanderings through my Cookbook’

  5. Tina Shearer says:

    I love your blog and I am looking forward to reading more and cooking some great new recipes. Thanks for the invite!

  6. Lizzy Finnigan says:

    Loving the blog. The photos are beautiful and can’t wait to try out the fantastic recipes (am sure I was with you when we made the banana mars vodka!!) – but unfortunately will have to wait a few weeks until my new kitchen is built! 😦

    • You were, I’m sure too! We’re convinced someone else was there but we honestly can’t remember anymore. I blame old age 🙂 plus it was your 40th that inspired me to try and recreate it since we were so remarkably restrained at the party 🙂

  7. Wow! You have lived such an exciting life! I am jealous of your world travel. And I love your blog – great work!

  8. Sanjani says:

    Great blog! But I have one big fat concern about the big fat noodle – HOW can you hate fresh coriander?! It’s the yummiest thing. You need to re-assess please.

    Look forward to your next trip to Singapore!


    • Hahaha, I know. You’d think because I was Chinese that I’d automatically love coriander but I can’t stand the stuff. Trust me, I can detect even just a pinhead sized dot of leaf in any dish and it automatically makes me start gagging, uurggh! Nick has to pick and wash his own leaves if he wants them as a garnish…. now I remember why I bought 100 disposable gloves…so I can handle the coriander leaves for him 🙂 Re Singapore, not coming back this year babe, boohoohoo. Hopefully next year but we’re saving for a big trip to the states (maybe 2 trips as we want to go to the Burning Man festival too). You going to pop back to the UK for a visit anytime soon?

  9. I saw your post on the berries and thought how perfect! And I love well cooked food. I LOVE your garden..and am very envious! Keep noodlin’!

  10. Hello – thank you so much for subscribing to my blog, as it meant that I found yours too! I see that we share the same childhood home of Singapore – do you go back often? I haven’t been back in over a year and I can tell you that I am missing the food so much! What I wouldn’t give for a plate of white pepper crab or chickenrice…not to mention some south Indian curries!! Looking forward to continue to explore your blog and as the previous commenter said ” Keep Noodlin!” 🙂

  11. thanks for subscibing to my blog 🙂 And I completly understand your English man’s school dinner scars – I still shudder at the thought of fried spam!!

  12. elaina says:

    You sounds like such a joy an inspiration! I can’t wait to follow your blog 🙂 Thanks for the follow on mine as well! x

  13. I just discovered your blog today. Your recipes are right up my alley and your photos are beautiful. I’m looking forward to exploring your site.
    – Michael

  14. Bigfatnoodle, awesome ‘about page’! I am looking forward to tagging along for the ride going forward to see what you make next. Have a happy day and thanks again for stopping by my little spot in the blogoshpere.
    🙂 Mandy

  15. Kathy says:

    Awesome blog, love your sense of humor, recipes, and photos!! I’m also totally empathising with the country living bit – I’m learning to love all creatures great and small after moving from the big(ish) city to a small little mountain village. Looking forward to reading more!

  16. Beautiful blog and so nice to meet you! 🙂 Will be stopping by often!

  17. I love your blog and I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

  18. Your blog looks great! I can’t wait to try some of your recipes! I know that I will love some of your unique take on recipes!

  19. it was so bad for the waistline but tasted so, so good 🙂

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