About Me

Hello and welcome to my food and travel blog, GoodyFoodies. Thank you for visiting my page and I do hope that you enjoy reading the content on my blog.

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 share my photographs on the popular app, Instagram and have over 10,500 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 appeared on NTV7 Bella Weekend TV Show and New Straits Times, Malaysia's longest running newspaper.

In September 2022, my blog surpassed the 19 million page view mark. My YouTube channel has also garnered over 13.2 millon page views to date. 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, iPhone X or iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Join me on Facebook, TwitterYouTube or Instagram. If you have any questions or would like to engage us for a food / hotel review, I can be contacted via email: goodyfoodies@live.com


*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. 


  1. Coming over from Zoe's. Glad to be your partner in the Masterchef event. I m so going to follow both of your blogs. I have to learn eons abt photography (yup! m that bad). Hope some of your and Zoe's skill will brush off in the process ( probably there's still hope for me).

  2. Hi Yen

    Glad to know you. I'm newbies to baking and blogging. I'm not into photography but my hubby bought me a DSLR recently and I've been playing around with it. Hopefully can learn to take nice food pictures.

    I'll follow you, both your baking/cooking and photography :D


    1. Hi Amy, glad to know you through cooking and blogging too :) Always a pleasure to meet like-minded ppl. Have lots of fun cooking and photographing your food with your DSLR :D

  3. Hi There, Ms Yen, i just shared the link on the cake recipe from your page on my fcbk timeline when i googled for recipes using edible flowers, wow it is fascinating to read your blog! Hope it s alright with you ya. I was clueless of what to do w the edible flowers haha. But thanks to u, i got this cake recipe!

    1. You're welcome - glad it came in handy for you! ;)

  4. Hi Ms Yen
    I am a Malaysian too love to cook and now I am trying to get hold of Rosemary plant or seeds, can you help ?

    1. Hi Simon. Thanks for your message.

      You can try purchasing rosemary from Floristika in Bangsar or one of many nurseries around Sg Buloh. Good luck!

  5. Hi Ms Yen.

    1st time visiting your blog. looks like wont be last time before even reading anything just because your interest as exactly same like mine. I like travel, review travel and food, share stories about my 3 kids, cook, cook and cook. I just start blogging (raisingthreekids.com) after few years hesitation. I am jobless now so I have to do what I love most. wish me luck please.

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