About Me

Felicia Lim


 { NICE TO MEET YOU! }


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.


 { FROM SINGAPORE TO BUENOS AIRES }


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.


 { THE BEGINNINGS OF DISH BY DISH }


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 HOPE FOR 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! 


 { SOME SIMPLE NOTES }


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.

 

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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. 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
    Cheers
    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!

      Felicia

  2. 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!

      felicia

      • 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

  3. 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!!!

  4. 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 :D And I’m definitely looking forward to reading more~

  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

    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

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