Hiya! Welcome to FeedingTheFiya! (Did you see what I did there?)
Not funny? Oh ok…moving on, my name is Fiya Fong and this is my passion project.
Who is Fiya?
I am not like the thousands of other food bloggers out there. Unlike those talented individuals…I am rather clueless in the kitchen. My father is a Chinese chef and entrepreneur, my mother shares the same titles and here I am struggling to make white rice without burning the bottom layer…a great dishonor in any Chinese household. I have since decided to up my cooking game and jump into the world of food. This blog will chronicle my path to becoming a better cook and push my skills beyond microwave mastery.
With a hunger (literally) for the culinary arts, I abandoned my parents’ dreams of raising a CEO, Doctor, or Lawyer, and opted for a much more fulfilling, albeit less lucrative, career in culinary. Sounds impulsive? Truth is, I have had this urge for years but have been too afraid to act on it…until now.
Why did I start a blog?
I have a crusading desire to show people that there is more to Asian food than General Tso’s chicken, Pad Thai and Sushi. I am here to pay homage to the authentic dishes that our ancestors took delight in. I am also here to introduce dishes that would presumably leave said ancestors in utter confusion.
Favorite flavors from different cultures intermingled, revised and presented by a Chinese guy. These recipes will be respectfully labeled “Made in China” because, let’s face it, my people bootleg EVERYTHING. There! I said it so you don’t have to. I believe mainstream media calls it fusion.
Thoughts on food and my blog
The best meals are 1) with great company, 2) free, 3) humble and/or 4) something hard to pronounce.
Calories don’t count on holidays, weekends, with loved ones and most importantly, if you cooked it yourself. It is proven science!*
My recipes are not gospel; please adjust to your personal tastes. With that said, I WILL NEVER post something I wouldn’t enjoy eating.
*Disclaimer: This is only true in my reality; I can not be held accountable for the impending weight gain resulting in your adherence to my dietary suggestions.
I wholeheartedly welcome you to join me in my successes,
laugh at my mishaps and most importantly…
be inspired to chase your dreams!
Thank you for joining me on mine.