I am Butterfingers.
Ola. My name is Ming-Cheau Lin and I’m a food blogger.
I am originally from Tainan, Taiwan and South Africa has been my home since my family moved to Bloemfontein when I was three. But my fondness for Asian cuisine is deeply etched into my palate. I find that being Taiwanese has exposed me to a diverse range of flavours, so I consider myself very fortunate to have experienced so much.
I am a copywriter by day, designer, social media dabbler, roller derby marketing executive and skater, and patisserie-lover by night, and I combine my passion for food and writing by blogging.
My blog’s purpose is to keep a record of the recipes I love and create (including Taiwanese recipes my parents use), as well as the things that inspire me to be creative. Also to educate those who aren’t familiar with Asian cuisine by introducing new flavours, new textures with new ingredients and food. I’ve also recently added on a section to add some of my “adventures” on.
My first memory of the word “butterfingers” originates from my childhood, reading an Archie Comic. Mr Lodge (Veronica’s dad) was worried that Archie would break his ming vase with his butterfingers. I’m rather klutzy, and the kind of person who:
• runs into glass doors
• walks into table corners
• chokes on my own spittle
And I love pastries, which is why I am Butterfingers.
I’m not an expert, but I have passion for the things I love.
And I love food.
All of my photos (might not be the best) are taken by myself, if not, credit will be given to the source from where I found the picture. Please don’t use my pictures without asking me first – I’ve worked long and hard to produce them.