My name is Yen (better known as Baby Sumo to my readers). Typically Malaysian, I am passionate about both food and photography, and enjoy home cooking and dining out. In my blog, I share my dining experiences, travel adventures as well as my tried and tested recipes and parenting posts occasionally.
I was brought up in Malaysia and later lived and travelled in the UK / Europe for several years before returning to KL. I love both Asian and Western cooking which have been honed in recent years to provide nourishment for my young family. As a mother of two, my greatest joy is to see my family and loved ones enjoy the good food that I prepare. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to hear my little ones compliment me on my cooking/baking. I am also a firm believer that cooking/baking with your kids is a great way of bonding with your children - hence you will also find numerous kids-friendly recipes which you can try with your children.
I also enjoy trying out new restaurants and well-established local gems, and sometimes draw inspiration from fine dining restaurants to recreate a dish at home. I believe that food is like art, and takes great pleasure in styling my own cooking/food.
I also post on http://babysumophotography.blogspot.com, mainly focusing on nature macro photography. I also share my photographs on the popular app, Instagram and have over 6200 followers to date. My articles, photos and recipes have also been featured on LifestyleAsia, Great British Chefs, Asian Food Channel Facebook page, CNN Travel and DineMalaysia. I have also collaborated with WORLDFOODS and Capilano Honey for recipe development and have recently embarked on a juicing journey with Kuvings Malaysia. I have also appeared on NTV7 Bella Weekend TV Show and New Straits Times, Malaysia's longest running newspaper.
In November 2016, my blog surpassed the 10 million page view mark. In November 2014, I was chosen as Nuffnang's Featured Blogger of the Month. Thank you for helping me achieve this milestone and making this one of the most popular food and travel blogs in Malaysia/KL.
I am also a freelance writer, specializing in dining, travel and entertainment articles, feel free to contact me with any potential work. Please also get in touch for examples of my previously published work.
All photos on this blog are taken with either Canon EOS 100D, 500D, Leica V-Lux 3, or iPhone 6S.
Join me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Dayre or Instagram (@babysumo). If you have any questions or would like to send us a food / hotel review invitation, I can be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Disclaimer: All views expressed here are based on my personal tastebuds, and may differ from other individuals. In the event of an invited review, we will still be honest and subjective in our review. The writer will not be responsible should any disappointments occur.
*All material (photos, blogposts) belong to Baby Sumo and should not be reproduced without prior permission/approval. For recipes, please provide a link back or credit to me.
Please note that all meals are paid for by the reviewer unless stated otherwise.