Welcome to the Islifearecipe, recipe page. Here you will find a plethora of my own recipes, and recreations of food and dishes I have eaten from across South East Asia. Have a good browse by starters, mains, desserts, and even cocktails, or alternatively, you can search for anything you might be looking for in the search box on the right-hand side of the page.

Main Course Recipes

Main Course Recipes – Check out our favourite main course recipes and BBQ party ideas, including Tomahawk Steaks, Beer Can Chicken, BBQ Fish & Asian Dishes.

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

I am driven by food, creativity, learning new things, learning new techniques, and discovery, and I now want to share the fruits of my explorations with you.

I hope you enjoy watching and creating some of these dishes as much as I have over the years and am happy to be able to share my experiences with you all through Is Life a Recipe.


Sides & Starters

Sides & Starters – our smaller dishes that could be a side dish, a starter, a brekkie, 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 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 a master in no time at all. You may 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 my savoury meal creations, but with a twist for a cocktail glass.

Dessert Recipes

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