About Me

Felicia Lim


I’m Felicia.

A simple girl with Singaporean roots who moved to Argentina for love.

It’s difficult to believe that I’ve been writing a food blog for the past 3 years, when barely four years ago, I didn’t even know how to switch on the gas oven in my boyfriend’s kitchen.

And it’s even harder to believe that it’s been almost five years since I packed my belongings, uprooted myself from Singapore, flew across the globe and made Buenos Aires my home.


Life sure has its ways of surprising me, and I’ve learnt that it’s often best to go with the flow, and embrace the changes as they come.

When I first landed in Buenos Aires, also known as “the Paris of South America”, I lugged a 52kg suitcase and carried a heart bursting with hope.

I needed as much hope and optimism as possible, to be honest. I’d just made a life-changing decision to move across the oceans and continents to live in the same country as Juan, whom I’d met while studying in Germany during my exchange (you can read about my big move in this post).

I’d just quit a job in a large international bank, and stepping foot in a country whose language I didn’t speak, and where I had no friends to call my own, was intimidating and challenging by a long shot.

I was armed with a large smile, romantic dreams, and ready for the adventure of my life. And indeed, Buenos Aires delivered all that and more.


As I gained my footing in this beautiful Argentine capital that is now very much home for me, I realized I wanted to connect with others through writing, a passion that captured my heart since I was 10 years old.

The question was – what should I write about?

When I found myself attending a cooking class every Thursday night, my heart beating with enthusiasm as I saw the professor rolling out fresh dough, or stirring a wooden spoon in a pot full of beetroot risotto, I knew the answer had found me.

Dish by Dish was initially a small and personal space to prove to my family and friends back home that I had eventually been “domesticated”; a sort of testament that I was able to pick up any skill I set my heart to. At that point, my one and only faithful reader was my mum, the woman I love the most.

I’ll be honest and tell you that I never expected it to become a food blog with more than just a handful of readers. I also never expected that food blogging would become a passion that gives back so much more than I put in.

But it did. Through this blog, I’ve had plenty of practice in the kitchen (at least two to three times a week), I’ve even learned how to handle a DSLR in manual mode without fear, and most importantly, I’ve made so many wonderful friends in the food blogging world – through fellow bloggers and readers alike.

More than that, I feel like I’m finally making a difference in this world, dish by dish.


My heartfelt desire is that anyone will be able to feel at home at Dish by Dish, either through a healthy recipe that calls out to them, or simply through the stories on the blog, that will hopefully touch their hearts.

At Dish by Dish, where personal stories and simple recipes intertwine, I hope you’ll stay a while, with a steaming cup of tea in one hand and a cookie in the other.

Let’s be friends! 


If you’d like to know more about food blogging, or starting your own food blog, here are are a couple of posts that you’ll find useful. If you have any doubts, just email me.


I launched my first e-cookbook in July 2015 – an accomplishment I am very proud of!

The Simple Healthy Breads & Treats e-cookbook was mainly written with my mum as an inspiration, and it’s a dream come true to see the fruits of months’ of effort come to pass. More than anything, I hope this cookbook will inspire you to eat better, live healthier, and learn that food is really our medicine.

I know you’ll love it – so check it out & get a copy, then tell me what you think!

Simple Healthy Breads & Treats (E-Cookbook)

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felicia | Dish by Dish

Felicia is a Singaporean who's currently located in Buenos Aires, also known as the "Paris of South America". After moving to Argentina because of love, she found herself grappling with the mysterious concept known as cooking. Starting this blog has helped her explore the kitchen, the effect cooking has on our lives, and generally helped her make more friends with people like you! Please stay a while and explore!

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Lovely comments

  1. Ika says

    Hello! I am going to buenos aires for a short vacation in mid September, and plan to stay in San Telmo. Is it really dangerous there as mentioned in Scam City or is that just overrated? (I’m from Singapore!) :)

    • says

      Hi Ika!

      Cool that you’re coming to Buenos Aires!

      San Telmo is an older neighborhood which is very nice in the day with some tourist attractions (weekend market, antique fair), but at night it’s not as safe as compared to Palermo..

      Palermo is also a lot more central to most of the city (compared to san telmo).. i would suggest either stay in Palermo or Recoleta instead..


      • ika says

        Thanks for the suggestion! I was looking at palermo too, so i guess i will get a hotel there. is there anything that you need from singapore? I can help you get it :)

  2. Dolly Melody says

    Hi Felicia. :) I happened to be browsing the internet for a history on Dulce de Leche for a paper I need to type up for my class, and I stumbled upon your site. It’s amazing! You are a real inspiration. Just when I thought I was losing motivation, I stumbled upon this beautiful site. I’m currently a chef in the making (graduating culinary school with a double degree in Culinary Arts and Patisserie & Baking Arts). Your posts have truly warmed me! I hope we get a chance to be friends! :)

    • says

      Hi Dolly! Thank you so much for stopping by..! Aww, your comment just made my day! Of course we can be friends! So happy to meet you and I’m so glad you like the site :) Where are you based? A double degree in culinary arts and patisserie & baking arts sounds really cool. I’d love to study that in depth one day! :)

    • says

      Aww, thank you so much Kristel! I just popped over to your blog and the photos are beautiful! Pity I don’t understand the language though! Would love to see you around more! :) Thanks for dropping by, friend!

  3. says

    Hi Felicia! Fellow Singaporean here and I believe we are of the same age (we turn 30 this year!). Chanced upon your blog while looking for some gluten free recipes (my aussie bf is gluten free). Very proud of you and very inspired by your story! Who says Singaporeans are caged birds who are afraid to step out of our comfort zones, look at u! Many happy wishes and love from Singapore.

    • says

      Hi Lynn! So nice to read your message this morning! Always nice to meet a fellow Singaporean in the blogosphere!! :) Thanks for your sweet comment! Haha, i like what you said about Singaporeans often being stereotyped as caged birds afraid to step out of our comfort zone (sometimes it can be pretty true!). Sending plenty of love from Buenos Aires! if you ever visit BA, let me know! I’d be happy to meet up with you!

  4. says

    Hi Felicia, I love your blog, especially the one on strawberry mascarpone tart! I am from Hong Kong, but lived in Madrid in the mid-90s. I can relate to your experience, except I am a terribly cook. Having said that, I learned to make a few Spanish dishes – thanks to my Madrid friends. I look forward to reading more about your life in Buenos Aires. Cheers, Mrs. J

  5. says

    Hi, Felicia – I’m currently living in Singapore, but born in Bulgaria and lived in the States for a long time. Your blog really spoke to me with your beautiful dishes and transatlantic stories. Now following here and on Facebook.

  6. says

    This makes me soo happy, eeeeekkk!!! I can’t believe you went all the way to BA, my homeland, that’s a very big step of faith 😀 And I’m definitely looking forward to reading more~

  7. My French Heaven says

    Felicia, I just adore your blog. The recipes, the pictures, your take on life… Thanks for sharing! I will keep reading!!!

  8. says

    I found you,Felicia! Congrats for this blog, for being so nice and …..good looking! I loved to read about your life and your country,to say nothing of Buenos Aires! I lived there in my youth ,Spanish is my second language,my brother was born there, so B.A.counts a lot for me. What you told me about Singapore is extreme ly interesting……(How many hours dose it take from there to Milan?…… ) When I red your post on TheDomesticMan blog I thought you were one of those “cuisine addict”young women ,so trendy nowadays….. Luckily,you’re much more similar to my ideal of woman:cooking, yes,but not only. As for me, I adore inventing new recipes,and if they are not too complicated….. all the better! Hope to hear from you soon!

    • says

      Hi Anna! thanks for your sweet comments!

      I must imagine that BA is very important to you since you lived there in your youth! Regarding your question on how many hours SG is from Milan (i think it should be between 12-14 hours on a non-stop flight?)

      Hah, thank god you’re right and I’m not a person who only cooks all the time! I also paint once a week (see my paintings at http://rosewithoutthorns.weebly.com), and when I’m not working as a stock analyst, I like to read on my Kindle… and I love to travel. one day I would love to live in Italy for a couple of years. A project that’s still on my to-do list!

      Tell me a little about yourself! I went to your blog but it seems there are no entries!

      Ok take care! Ciao!


      • says

        I’m so glad to hear from you! Let’s start with you wanting to live in Italy: it could surely be a good experience! As you know I live in Milan, willing to give you any information you need. As for my blog, I tried to start one but ,apart from my “extraordinary”lack of attitude,there are moves ,suggested by WordPress ,that don’t work with my iPad…. Actually I’m new at everything( iPad, blogging,P.C.etc.) but I’m not in a hurry…..In the meanwhile ,I browse here and there…. So ,you’re a painter,too! That’s fantastic! I’ll go and see your blog,straight away. Next time,I’ll tell you about my life in Milan,so see you soon! Baci, Anna

  9. Ellen says

    Hi Felicia

    First of all, kudos to you for making a bold move! Your recipes look easy enough to follow and I will try it out someday!

    My best wishes to you in your new environment and I am sure you have adapted very well.

    In case you are wondering who I am, well, you can call me auntie because I am an old classmate of your mum and I had dinner at your place in East Coast sometime ago though didn’t get to meet you.

    All the best
    Ellen Choo

    • says

      Hi Aunty Ellen!!

      Thanks for dropping by and leaving such positive comments!!

      The recipes that I post are usually easy and doable (for people who just started or don’t like complicated recipes). So I’m sure you can follow them easily!!

      i think we might have met before because I remember that my mum has held several gatherings with her ex-classmates quite a few times and I happened to be at home. Oh well, I’m sure we will definitely meet next time!

      Have a great weekend!



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