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Welcome to the Islifearecipe, recipe page. Here you will find a plethora of Brian’s recipes and recreations of food and dishes he has eaten from across South East Asia. Have a good browse by starters, mains, desserts, and even cocktails, or you can search for anything you might be looking for in the search box on the banner at the top of the page.

Brian’s recipes are a fusion of Eastern and Western influences. They are all mementos and memories, in food, from his travels across South-East Asia and beyond. There are classics such as his own versions of Hainanese Chicken RiceLaksaSisig, Singaporean Slow-Roast Pork Belly, and his signature dishes of Tomahawks Pink2Pink Perfection.

I hope you enjoy reading, watching, and creating some of these dishes as much as Brian has over the years, and he is happy to be able to share his experiences with you all through Is Life a Recipe. Enjoy!!

Recipes from a Master Chef – Brian’s Culinary Journey: Award-Winning Recipes, BBQ Delights, and More

When it comes to crafting mouth-watering recipes, Brian has earned numerous cooking accolades that set this Singapore Food Blog apart. Brian doesn’t just talk the talk; he walks the walk, demonstrating his culinary prowess through a series of remarkable achievements.

  1. BBQ Recipe Ideas: Brian is the driving force behind ChillaxBBQ, a Chef’s Table-style BBQ service that brings the finest BBQ dining right to your home. Explore his collection of BBQ recipe ideas that are sure to elevate your outdoor dining experience.
  2. Thai Laab Gai Pizza Recipe: Brian’s culinary journey reached new heights when he won a Jamie Oliver cooking competition, earning his Thai Laab Gai Pizzaa coveted spot on Jamie’s menu in Singapore. Discover the delicious details of this winning recipe.
  3. Cookbook for Charity: Brian’s passion extends beyond the kitchen. He self-published a cookbook, filled with delectable recipes, with the noble purpose of raising funds for charities in Cambodia. Explore the heart-warming stories behind these recipes with a cause, that helped build over 500 houses and enable sustainability of less-fortunate families in the rural areas of Phnom Penh.
  4. Kilo Under Pressure Restaurant: In a daring move, Brian took the reins of Kilo Under Pressure, a renowned restaurant, as Head Chef for a memorable night. Uncover the thrilling culinary adventure and creations that unfolded during his takeover.
  5. MasterChef Singapore 2022:In the year 2022, Brian made history by becoming the first Angmo (foreigner) ever to compete on MasterChef Singapore in Series 3. It was a humbling experience for him to stand alongside some of the best home Chefs in Singapore. Brian even faced an elimination round, where he had to conquer his culinary nemesis – FISH – as the core ingredient. Learn more about his journey on this prestigious cooking show.
  6. Cooking with Fish Recipes: Dive into Brian’s aka Kennoculinary repertoire as he shares his experiences and recipes for cooking with fish despite the fact he hates seafood, a challenge he overcame with grace on MasterChef Singapore.
  7. CNA Radio Cooking Interview: Brian’s culinary adventures didn’t stop there. He also made a noteworthy appearance on CNA Radio, sharing his passion for cooking and the remarkable stories behind his culinary triumphs, and sharing his favorite food spots across Singapore – with a bias to the East of course.
  8. ProSieben German TV show: With a specific episode to be aired in April 2024: Rockin’ Singapore. Brian is the host for the food section of this show and was mightily humbled to be selected by the Producers to represent Singapore as a foreigner to these shores.
  9. Infamous Vlogger, Max Chernov: Brian is the only repeat guest on the show, appearing twice. The show revolves around Brian sharing his insights into living in Singapore as a foreigner including his food love, hawker passion, and cooking prowess.

Join us on a culinary journey that spans from BBQ delights to international acclaim, charity-driven recipes, and thrilling TV appearances. Explore Brian’s world of cooking and discover what makes his recipes truly exceptional.

Main Course Recipes

Main Course Recipes – Check out Brian’s favourite main course recipes and BBQ party ideas, including Pink2Pink Perfection Tomahawk Steaks, Beer Can Chicken, BBQ Fish & Asian Dishes

Sides & Starters

Sides & Starters – Brian’s smaller dishes that can be a side dish, a starter, a breakfast, or even a one-person dining experience.

Salad & Soup

Salad & Soup Recipes: If you just fancy some greenery one day, something lighter, or something to accompany something – look no further. Here is an array of different styles of salad and soup recipes for you.

Asian Recipes

🌶️Asian Recipes 🌶️– Asian cuisine encompasses a diverse range of tastes and textures that are derived from various regions of Asia. These recipes, which range from crunchy calamari to creamy chicken and shrimp soup, will have you cooking like an Asian MasterChef in no time at all.

You will find Asian recipes for anything from Bahn Mi to Pad Thai, as well as Chinese BBQ Pork Belly and Beef Noodle Soup.


Cocktails Inspired by Our Favorite Singaporean Dishes and Beverages. Cocktails inspired by Brian’s savoury meal creations, but with a twist for a cocktail glass. And now, including, cocktails from some of our favorite restaurants and bars.

Dessert Recipes

Dessert Recipes are not Brian’s forte but a diversion into some sweet and savory for after the main event. Nothing overly sweet as that is Brian’s style. But, nonetheless, these are delicious.

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