Jennifer Lam

Jennifer is the founder of I Ate My Way Through. Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. These days, you'll most likely find Jen blogging about slow & intentional living On The Slow Lane and sharing what she knows now about mindful parenting and play-based learning at Mama's Got This.

 
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Highlights from a first-timer’s visit to Oahu Hawaii

For as long as I can remember, Hawaii has always been the epitome of paradise. Thoughts of Hawaii instantly conjures visions of its ancient volcanic landscape, dramatic coastlines, lush coconut palm trees and postcard perfect s...
 
Cookware
 

Cured Salmon Gravlax

There’s something really grown up about owning your first set of proper chef knives. With a sudden boost of confidence thanks to renowned German knife brand F Dick who gifted me a very sleek chef’s set (including a ...

 
Accommodation
 

Sri Panwa Phuket – Thailand Destination Wedding

I hadn’t expected to return to Phuket for the second time in the same year, but what’s a girl got to do when two dear friends meet at my wedding and then announce they’re having a destination wedding in Thaila...
 
Recipes
 

Lamb Cutlets Marinated in Red Bean Curd with Spicy Eggplant Relish

I recently attended an Asian barbecue themed cooking class at Food I Am as part of Taste Riverina. With the upcoming festivities of Lunar New Year so close to Australia Day this year, I couldn’t think of a better rec...
 
Australia / NSW / Central Tablelands & Blue Mountains
 

Taste Riverina

Central NSW is largely unchartered territory for me — I’ve always heard about The Riverina region being the food bowl of Australia but to really see it, meet the people, hear the stories, and taste it, was an u...

 
Breakfast
 

Mediterranean Long Lunch at Sefa Kitchen, Bondi

I can’t believe we’re almost at the end of 2016. One of my greatest culinary achievements this year was learning how to pickle. Earlier in the year, I purchased my first daikon –slightly intimidated, I lugged&...
 
 
Shopping Guides
 

Staff Picks – Edition #5

Arkady de jong is a Sydney University Arts student who has found joy in bringing delicious cakes into his classes each week for his fellow students.  One day I spotted him and his cake out of the corner of my eye when buyi...

 
Events & Festivals
 

Cirque du Soleil KOOZA: What do the performers eat?

One of the reasons why I’m so glued to Instagram is that it feeds my curiosity about staff meals. I love following restaurant chefs and seeing the quirky things the crew get to eat before or after service. However, a trad...
 
American
 

Lessons learned from 10 years of blogging + Paradise Road Diner (10th birthday party 1 of 4)

A decade ago, I discovered a new passion. By day, I was an ambitious digital producer and by night, I obsessed about food and travel — I read about it and I blogged about it until the early hours of the next morning. Neve...
 
Accommodation
 

Banyan Tree Ungasan + Bali Bucket List

The love affair between Australians and Bali is undeniable. Over the last 10 years, the number of Australians travelling to Indonesia grew by 416% to over 1.2 million trips in the last financial year! While Reali...