Hi! I’m Su-Lin and I love food! I love to cook and I love to eat. I was born in Kuala Lumpur and grew up in Malaysia, Singapore and Canada. Why Tamarind and Thyme? It’s a mixture of the flavours that I encountered in my childhood. Why the blog? Well, it’s as much for me as for you – I like keeping a record of the great places I eat and recipes I make and thought I’d share this too.
I live in London, one of the most expensive cities in the world and the “without going broke” part of my blog is my attempt to eat well without emptying my bank account. Sure there’ll be expensive dinners here and there but it’ll all be balanced by budget restaurant eating and lots of cooking at home. And I’ve got to save up for another love of mine, travelling!
I like: potato crisps, root beer floats, chai tow kueh, fried chicken, Sichuan food, going out for dinner, foie gras, crumbly shortbread, brunch, fry-ups, lemon tarts, kueh ubi bingka, rillettes, barbecue, Yorkshire pudding, buttery croissants, roti canai, pork pies, cavolo nero, spaghetti with tomato sauce, okonomiyaki, eating around the world, sambal belacan, weekend eating, fresh mozzarella, my farmers’ market, whipped cream, dark chocolate, char kway teow, hazelnut spread from Le Pain Quotidien, French fries, hot salsa, homemade chocolate chip cookies, …
I dislike: hot cinnamon candies, anise sweets, beetroot, food touching each other on my plate, boiled pork liver, warm milk.
My email address is tamarindandthyme AT gmail.com.