The Undomesticated Ungoddess

Hello gaise. At 28, many females are married, have their own homes (read: kitchen) and may even cook on a regular basis for their families. As we all know, home-cooked food tastes the best and is often cheaper than eating out.

At age 28, I have not cooked rice before. The trauma of biting into half-cooked rice mixed with mushrooms, cooked by the beach at OBS (Outward Bound School) when I was 15 has a greater impact on me than one would think. Yes, I am the Undomesticated Ungoddess.

Add to the fact that my grandma is a great cook and my mum whips up yummy western food, I am in no rush to learn to be the next Jamie Oliver or Nigella Lawson.

Sure, I like reading books about food. Recipe books, chef biographies, food critic stories. but cooking was never on the top of my list of priorities. My rationale: chicken rice costs $3 – why look elsewhere? :p Dare I say it — I might actually prefer reading about the craft to eating .

Fast forward to about a week ago. I was coming up with a bucket list and somehow cooking came up. Also, I had to prepare a dish for 2 upcoming potlucks + the Norway trip next year and… it just culminated in me frequenting the supermarket. (Sorry, my bleeding pocket!)

In this blog, I will document the dishes I’ve made or tried to make and some tips I’ve picked up along the way.