Hi! I’m Vasun, an amateur baker & cook from the sunny island- Singapore, currently in Auckland, New Zealand . I started cooking and baking ever since I’ve had my own kitchen after I got married. Initially, most of the cakes were a disaster and now, I’ve gotten the hang of things. But I’ve my fair share of kitchen disasters still. It’s all part of a learning process.

I grew up in a kitchen where I observed my grandparents making everything from scratch, without modern machinery. They owned a small provision shop in Joo Chiat and on the side, my grandmother used to sell dosas, curries and chutneys.

My biggest inspiration is my grandmother. She cooked without recipes and she was a very experimental cook and most importantly, she cooked with lotsa love.

About the blog

This blog serves as a collection of recipes that I make for my family and friends in my tiny apartment kitchen and of all the food-related travels that my husband and I embark on. We love different flavours from different cuisines and this is often reflected in what we eat and choose to cook.

All the recipes and photographs in this blog are made and taken by me.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog. Do say “Hello!” in my comments. I’d love to know who you are : )

I can also be found on Instagram and FacebookΒ and Pinterest.

Contact me at : monsoontable@gmail.comΒ 

All photos and text are taken and written by me. Please do not steal them!

38 Comments Add yours

  1. Jody and Ken says:

    Very nice photography. You caught my attention with a comment on our blog then your pics made me look a little deeper. Now I’ve pinned your recent chicken curry recipe. Thanks! I’ll be back. Ken

    1. Vasun says:

      Hi Ken. Thank you πŸ™‚ You’ve made my day. Your blog photos are very nice too. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Crystal Nataraj says:

    This is a great site! You’re so talented Vasun! I would love to make some of your dishes, but unfortunately I can’t get some of the ingredients here! Someday maybe I can go exploring in some Asian market and find them!! Miss you! Keep up the interesting recipes!!!

    1. Vasun says:

      Crystal! So nice to ‘see’ you here! Apart from the asian recipes, there are some easy baked goodies. You could try those and get Rich and your daughters to try them out πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by, my dear friend!

  3. You have a lovely blog, Vasun. Great recipes and pretty pics. I am happy to be following!

    1. Vasun says:

      Thank you for following my blog, Anjana! Looking forward to ‘meeting’ you here more often πŸ™‚

  4. Crystal Nataraj says:

    I will definitely do that! Can’t wait!!

  5. Jess says:

    Hi Vasun! I love your blog, your photography is stunning- I’ve always wanted to go to Singapore, the food culture there fascinates me. I look forward to following more of your posts πŸ™‚

    1. Vasun says:

      Thanks Jess! Thank u for stopping by πŸ™‚

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  7. What a lovely blog you have Vasun! I am so so happy to have found discovered it. You have a lovely eye for detail and your pictures are simply stunning.

    1. Vasun says:

      Thank you Aruna πŸ™‚ I’m glad to have discovered your blog too… your knowledge of Indian cuisine is extensive!

  8. Conor Bofin says:

    Very nice work indeed. I love what you are doing. Your photography is excellent indeed.

    1. Vasun says:

      Thank you Conor! That means a lot to me, especially coming from you. I’m feeling quite speechless actually. Very humbled that you’ve added me to your “Blogs I Like” list. Thank you! I have to get round to making my own bloglist (I haven’t got one! yikes!) Thank you again:)

  9. hobbsart2015 says:

    Love the recipe pages! I’m a home cook and artist and love to experiment in the studio as well as the kitchen!

    1. Vasun says:

      Thanks Pam! Looking forward to having you here πŸ™‚

  10. mrsugarbears says:

    I’m so glad that WordPress featured you as one of four food blogs to follow. Your food looks amazing. I can’t wait to try some. πŸ™‚

    1. Vasun says:

      What! I was featured? Where can I view this feature, mrsugarbears? And thank you! Do try out the recipes and let me know how they turn out. πŸ™‚ cheers!

  11. cat826 says:

    This is a gorgeous site. I look forward to seeing more posts and trying some of these recipes. Thank you for sharing these beautiful recipes. Cheryl

    1. Vasun says:

      Thanks! You made me blush. I’m thankful for your kind words and look forward to seeing you here:)

  12. King akorex says:

    Very nice I am really looking forward to something like this, I might really benefit from your blog cos I need a lot of teaching on baking.
    You can also take a look at my blog it’s brainvilla.wordpress.com

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  14. xoamys says:


    your blog sounds wodnerful and I love where your inspiration stems from. I could imagine your grandmothers cooking was amazing! I’m Hanna from Finland and I also love to cook with a nordic twist and experience new cuisines when traveling. Food and travel is what our holidays are all about! hehe

    / Hanna


  15. So happy to have come upon your blog space. I too cook and bake in our tiny condo kitchen for my family and friends mostly. Your food looks amazing, Vasun. Subscribed!! πŸ™‚

  16. Jo says:

    I am from Canada and am happy to find your blog. Who doesn’t love good food. And I love photography, too. Looking forward to trying some of your recipes!

    1. Vasun says:

      Thanks Jo! I’ve a few Canadian friends and they’re some of the kindest people I’ve ever met! Looking forward to knowing another Canadian and ‘seeing’ you here πŸ™‚

  17. Your recipes look really good and different! I can’t wait to try some of them!

    1. Vasun says:

      Thanks ! I hope you do try them. Let me know how they turn out. Cheers!

      1. I will! I love new recipes and challenges!

  18. Chef Jae says:

    I’m in love with your blog =D

    1. Vasun says:

      It’s mutual blog love then πŸ˜‰

  19. Sofia says:

    Hi again! (yes we’ve met through IG) my brother was born in Signapore, we were living there at the time <3 Learn as much as from your grandparents as you can. My grandmother is 96!!! (the only grandparent I have left) Shw doesn't cook much now, but she used be to be a fabulous cook. A few months ago asked her how she used to make her croquettes (the best in the world). She only replied: I can't say because I never measured it's intuitive. Such a shame…. but it must run in the family because thats how I cook too. xxx

  20. Gloria says:

    Beautiful blog with lovely collection of recipes and pics are too too good. Glad I stumbled upon and looking forward to explore more!

    1. Vasun says:

      Thank you for stopping by , Gloria πŸ™‚

  21. JIN says:

    What a lovely blog. Curry and cupcakes are two of my favorite things in fact!

  22. Eva says:

    Hi! I’m glad I stumbled upon your blog, I love your photos. I’ll be following πŸ™‚

  23. Bandna says:

    Hello Vasun, I’m British born Punjabi who is very interested in South Indian Cuisine especially Sri Lankan. I work as a Chef and I have recently started a blog on Instagram called – bbgardenandkitchen I really like your approach to food and your style, it is very important to know the history which you have researched brilliantly!

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