99% Food, 1% Skin


I love food for as long as I can remember!

Growing up in Hong Kong, I was lucky to be exposed to many different foods and cuisines since I was very young.

Went on to study Food Science and Nutritional Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

While missing out on all the parties at the No. 1 party school in the US, I joined the Dairy Judging Team to compete regionally and nationally.  Subsequently, I was placed in butter, milk and ice cream judging.

It was during this time that I realized I utterly enjoyed tasting and analyzing food.

Continued my further study at the University of California, Davis in Food Science, specializing in Sensory Science, a degree that allowed me to keep tasting, quantifying attributes of food and analyzing their flavors and textures with human subjects objectively.

After graduation, I worked at the coffee giant and continued to taste; teaching others to taste and quantify food and beverage properties.

At home, I cook as organically and healthily as possible, and am an avid supporter of local community supported agriculture, composting and recycling.

However, I do surrender all my control when I eat out.

I love to eat too much to be a complete vegan or vegetarian.

As a result, I subscribe to eating in moderation, both in quantity and my food choices.

Eating at home healthily with less grease and vegetarian/vegan preparation gives me the much needed quota to eat the likely not-so-good-for-me but exceptionally delicious food outside of the house.

Being green also makes me aware of what I am putting on myself, hence I devote a significant amount of time on researching products when I have to make skin care product purchase.

After all, skin is the largest organ of a human body.

I believe it is equally important to pay attention to foods we put in our mouths and products we put on ourselves.

It has been 8 years since I quit my job at the coffee giant; and it dawned on me that I had not done anything with this big passion of mine.

That is how Doofniks (backward spelling of Skin Food) came to live.

Doofniks is a 99% Food blog and 1% Skin care blog.

I thoroughly have fun writing this blog, and share just about everything I come across concerning food.

Hopefully something for everyone.


Here are some of my favorites:

For mouth-watering food pictures, visit Gorgeous Sushi from Hong Kong

For interesting dining experience, visit Unique Culinary Experience Part I, Interesting Eating Experience in Indonesian Forest

For food travelers – Eating in Curaçao, Dutch Antilles, Hong Kong Food MarketA Food Day in Melaka

For food geeks – Nitrogen Ice Cream and 3D Foam Art, Sous-Vide Experience, Arugula Spaghetti

For food health nuts – Water Kefir, Annual Detox Program

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