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February 03rd, 2007 28 Comments

5 Things Most People Don’t Know About Me

5 Things Most People Don't Know About Me?

Tagged by both Flog and Rosbif and Budding Cook, here are five things most people don’t know about me:

  1. I do not eat red meat – yep, you hear it right. As a food blogger, how can I not eat red meat? Well, I just don’t (I heard that’s the secret of staying young!). Of course I have tasted red meat such as beef and lamb before, but I didn’t like the taste. That explains the mystery why there are no red meat dishes/recipes on my blog. Well, that doesn’t mean that I won’t cook red meat, you just have to wait patiently.
  2. The first time I cook, I failed miserably. I made some butter prawns, fried chicken, soup, and stir-fried Chinese greens. My butter prawn dish was a disaster, the fried chicken was tough as a rock, my soup was bland, and my greens turned purple. One of my guests practically swallowed the food. As soon as he was done, he sighed with great relief and said “Phew, finally I am done eating!” Great skills do not happen overnight; it takes a lot of trial and error, and always remember that practice makes perfect.
  3. Tummythoz and I went to the same college in Kuala Lumpur/KL, Malaysia.
  4. My great grandmother came from Thailand (she was of Chinese descent), my grandfather was from China, and my grandmother was a Nyonya.
  5. I am 5 ft 6 in and 112 lbs.

I admire the work of the following five floggers and I would like to learn more about them, so I shall tag:

  1. Aun of Chubby Hubby
  2. Bea of La Tartine Gourmande
  3. Clotilde of Chocolate & Zucchini
  4. Pim of Chez Pim
  5. Robyn of Eating Asia

I am nosyfriendly and wanted to know my fellow Malaysian food buds better, so I am also tagging:

  1. Andrey of Audrey Cooks
  2. Babe of Babe in the City – KL
  3. Boo_licious of Masak-masak
  4. Fat Boy Bakes of Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
  5. Team BSG of Backstreet Gluttons

28 comments... read them below or add one

  1. Helene says:

    Just discovered your blod, after a visit on La Tartine Gourmande. I love it. Was fun to learn a bit about you.

  2. Helene says:

    Forgot to mention that I don’t eat red meat either. So I’m not alone out there in the ‘blog’ world.

  3. tigerfish says:

    Ne’er heard eat red meat then long life leh…only heard red meat gives you iron…maybe coz eat red meat then hv to drink red wine, red wine is the one that is good for you! So u drink red wine? U dun eat duckie ? Wah…1st time you cook, got guests already…:O

  4. tigerfish says:

    Hey, just pimped u…LOL!Go look look!

  5. Scott says:

    Love your site! I make post my own “5 Things” some time next week over at The Portly Chef (http://www.theportlychef.com/blog)

    Keep up the great work!

  6. Aileen says:

    5 ft 6 in and only 112 pounds, you are tall and slender. I should try all your recipes.

  7. wmw says:

    Fuyoh! *wolf whistles* BSG is definitely gearing up for his solo trip up north! ha ha ha…

  8. team BSG says:

    U bet…


    v r c o m i n g ……! wait…

  9. elmomonster says:

    Great meeting you and your husband yesterday Bee! Didn’t realize you weren’t a red-meat eater, but was happy to learn other things from you, like how to tune my camera! Thanks again!

  10. simcooks says:

    OMG! You are so slim! I should really follow what you eat. Kekeke…

  11. Ben and Suanne says:

    Glad to know a bit more about you! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Claude-Olivier says:


    You don’t eat read meat…I understand bette now why there is no red meat…Anyway, you can test black truffe no ??? ;-) It is really intersting this kind of questionnaire ;-) It is good to better know you


  13. babe_kl says:

    arrrghhhhh meme!!! i’m so lazy LOL so it might take me sometime to complete my assignment :p

  14. Rasa Malaysia says:

    Helene – thanks for visiting. I am glad that I am not the only one who is red-meat phobia. ;)

    Tiga – No, I didn’t mean red meat will give you long life, but I heard that’s the reason why you don’t age that easily?! I am not sure if it’s true. Thanks for pimping me. :)

    Scott – thanks for visiting and I look forward to read your 5 things.

    Aileen – I think it’s good genes from my parents, not so much about my recipes. :P

    WMW – don’t tease anymore, later Melting Wok jealous liao!!! ;)

    Team BSG – sure, no problem, just remember to bring your darling Melting You.

    Elmo – Pleasure meeting you…happy snapping. :)

    Simcooks – I think it’s because I don’t eat meat that much? Anyway, as I mentioned above, must be good genes from my parents. Heheheh.

    Ben & Suane – When is your turn to share your 5 things (or 10 thing for both of you!).

    Claude – yes, of course I can taste truffle. Can you please send me a few pieces? :P

    Babe – no worries, it’s just a meme. No obligation intended!

  15. Anonymous says:

    hey, RM, what does it mean to be tagged? what am i supposed to do?
    rgds, jakun aka fatboybakes.

  16. UnkaLeong says:

    Hahaha…*Phew fit* all that food, still so slinm. Where does it all go? Come to Thailand…explore your Thai roots :P

  17. Wandering Chopsticks says:

    No red meat, maybe I should adopt your eating plan. You know, with such pretty food pictures, I didn’t even notice the lack of red meat. And I never knew that about your ethnic mix. That’s so cool.

  18. Chubbypanda says:

    I sorta do the same thing with meat. I limit my meat intake to two meals a week, mostly seafood.

  19. Melting Wok says:

    Rm, u cheated aarhh :P since I already know the 5, give us 5 more, ya ? can match the 10 nominated victims as well hehe :)

  20. Shilpa says:

    Hi RM, wah, one rare chick who dares to state her weight!!! *Cat-calls/wolf-whistles* :) Thanks for being so “sporting”!

    I hardly eat red meat, too, not for health reasons or because I don’t like the taste, but when the meat I buy continues to bleed onto the styrofoam packaging, it does not seem dead enough, know what I mean? *shudder*

  21. Keropok Man says:

    shilpa tagged me and i dunno what to do. i got too much secrets to reveal. LOL…

    hmm, i have real pictures of penang food, maybe i should send them to you too. :-)

  22. Rasa Malaysia says:

    FBB – I sent you an email with instructions.

    Unka – OK but can you find me a job?

    WC – I am still Chinese even though my great grandmother came from Thailand. I just added in () that she was of Chinese descent. Hehe.

    CP – I think seafood is tastier than meat. :P

    MW – Aiya, no more secrets for you.

    Shilpa – I think I am overly skinny…can someone teach me how to get fatter.

    KM – OK, send them to me.

  23. BuddingCook says:

    rm- i don’t think you are too thin. you are just right. :)

  24. k.t.x says:

    uuuuuuuh, u got thai connection? cooool! lol.

  25. babe_kl says:

    i’ve posted my homework up, pls check haha

  26. Piegirl says:

    i wish i could still say i weigh 115lbs! and i’m 2 inches shorter than you! oh boy, gotta start exercising again!!!

  27. gemini says:

    hi, bump into your blog when I google for malaysia food image to attach to my response to a topic at online paid forum – MyLot . Like to read your blog with those beautiful pic…you took those pictures yourself? How I wish I could have your height, I am ONLY 5’3″ at 43kg.

  28. Anonymous says:

    RM, I can't believe you don't eat red meat. But I've known a few Malays who don't eat red meat: one of my colleagues at work, then also there's this Malay girl who has a popular blog in Australia: http://cookingismypassion.blogspot.com/

    I did not mean to advertise her blog here, but I'm just linking her site because she's Malay. She has a different style from you because she's more into baking cakes.

    I live in Australia and this is one of the reasons why it's hard to give up red meat because the beef are so good (compared to my childhood hometown in Indonesia), and there is this particular Vietnamese pho in Sydney which me & my partner has to have at least once every 1-2 weeks!

    By the way, even though you're very slim, I'm very sure you may make people around you fat because of your yummy cooking!

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