A little bit about me

Hi! I’m Chiharu! You can call me Chii 🙂

I was born and raised in a strict and traditional family. Since I was 6 years old, my mom started teaching me how to cook little by little, and by the age of 15, I was able to cook a standard meal for my family of 4 people. I remember hating cooking so much because it took a lot of my time and all I could cook were traditional dishes, so there was not much room for me to explore foreign cuisine despite my love for it. There were a few times I tried making spaghetti and some Japanese dishes, but my parents found them strange and hard to eat, so I nearly gave up on cooking anything else beside Vietnamese dishes.

I came to Canada in 2017 to study and started forming a new habit of taking care of myself by exploring my cooking ability again. This incident encouraged me to pursue my love for cooking again and helped me release stress after exam periods really well. Compared to back then, I can now be creative by combining different cuisines that go well together to create a good meal. As a student with a strong passion for cooking and eating, I have been thinking about creating a YouTube channel where I post cooking videos to share my recipes. However, I did not have the time or necessary tools to make it possible. I decided to take a publishing course at school as a way to force myself to build a website as the first stage of getting myself ready to expand to YouTube. That is how I started this blog! 

The purpose of my website is to share doable home-cook recipes and Vietnamese culture with all the foodies online. I hope that when people explore my website, they will find inspiration and motivation to be creative in the kitchen with different dishes. They can be comfort food to eat with your family, pastries, snacks, or even quickly-made food when you don’t have time. Let’s enjoy cooking together!

Mission statement: To always have a decent home-cooked meal available with anything in the kitchen.