Hi, welcome to my blog! I’m Merula, based in Amsterdam and living here with my two kids Amari and Nash.

After holding out for so long to start my own food blog, I finally went for it and now I can’t wait to see where it will take me. My drive is enjoying life to the fullest and taking care of body, mind, and soul. So besides cooking, I’m gonna write about my life, travels, and kitchen adventures. I love trying out new stuff and exploring interesting places. Combining these passions is what makes life fun! My bucket list of travel (food)destinations is endless. Sometimes I even select places just for the food spots.

As you can see I have a mixed background. My heritage is half Chinese and half Surinamese. I feel blessed that I was raised with this diverse mix of different (food)cultures. The influences of both cultures, is probably where my passion for food came from. Most of my (re)creations are based on my background and my interests in other food styles. Think of dishes from the Chinese, Indonesian, African and Indian cuisine, but in a fusion way. I think I’ve been cooking fusion food before even knowing it would become a cooking style.

Lately, I’m also kind of obsessed with the whole food / clean eating lifestyle. Eating good means feeling good right? That’s why I can be fussy about making decisions when doing groceries or dining out. I always insist on making the best choice possible. What I love the most about cooking is experimenting and to give my own spin to recipes. At home, it has resulted in mostly fast, easy, delicious and healthy recipes. The positive feedback from friends and family had inspired me to share my recipes and personal experiences.

I hope you like what you see and maybe I can be an inspiration for you. If you have any questions or tips for me, please leave me a message or a comment. I look forward to it!


With love Merula