Hello! My name is Chun Rong (or C.R for short) and I’m a self-taught food stylist and photographer based in the sunny island of Singapore.
Growing up, the art of cooking always fascinated me as I observed my aunt prepare hearty meals after school. Thanks to her guidance and many hours of watching cooking shows, I mastered the fundamentals to develop my culinary skills.
It was through these means that my passion for food grew from a hobby to an aspiration. Losing my mother to cancer at the age of 17 taught me the fragility of life, and served as a reminder to pursue my dreams.
With that, I decided to withdraw from university in 2014 and start this very blog to document my kitchen adventures, in the hopes of inspiring others to embrace home cooking. After all, nothing warms the heart more than seeing your loved ones enjoy the food you’ve prepared!
FOOD & TRAVEL PHILOSOPHY
My cooking style draws inspiration from various cultures and cuisines, incorporating both classic and contemporary techniques to create comforting soul food. As for recipe development, I aim to keep it simple and true to the heart, so that it’s easily replicable at home.
I personally believe in a life well traveled for it rejuvenates the senses with exotic sights, smells, tastes, and sounds while providing excitement in the discovery of hidden gems, and gives fresh perspective with meaningful interactions. I like to take my time on my travels, to fully immerse in the culture of the city and soak in its vibes, appreciating its natural and man-made beauty, and getting to know the locals.
PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING
Shortly after starting my blog, I began my foray into photography and food styling. For my personal craft, I like to combine natural elements with rustic aesthetics to accentuate the raw beauty of my subjects. Nevertheless, I constantly work to push my boundaries, experimenting with various styles and techniques to gain flexibility as a photographer.
My services include photography, food styling, food aesthetics, food curating, props styling, editorials, recipe development, private dining, table styling, set design and workshops.
Singapore Blog Awards - Finalists for best cooking blog & best new blog 2015
Singapore Newspaper - Sunday Times Newspaper - 07/2015 - half page article on how I started home-cooking.
Singapore Food Magazine - The Food Journal - Top 50 food journalist in Singapore
Instagram - Suggested User list - 08/2015
CNN Travel - Top Chefs of Instagram (Asia) - 11/2015
Guest Speaker at TBWA Friday Talk - 02/2016
Nominated for Best Male Digital Influencer - Buro 24/7 Sg - 06/2016
Canon Asia Featured Photographer - 07/2016
WithEating 食帖 - Featured Interview - Issue No. 10: Breakfast, indeed, is so precious!
This Is Glamorous - List of 31 Best Food Accounts to follow on Instagram - 09/2016
SAVEUR - Best 20 Food Instagrams of 2016.
NUYOU Magazine - 2 page spread - 04/2017
Singapore Newspaper - Straits Times Newspaper - Health Section - Fight the flab - 07/2017
National Technological University - WKW Engage 2017 - Invited Exhibitor - 08/2017
Singapore Newspaper - Zao Bao Newspaper - zbNow Section - Food Styling for the Lens - 09/2017
HYPEBEAST - Through the lens of Local Food Stylist & Photographer - 09/2017
Singapore Newspaper - Straits Times Newspaper - Lights! Camera! Food! More taking up food styling as a career - 10/2017
SAVEUR Blog Awards 2017 - Winner for Best Food Instagram Editor's Choice - 10/2017
Food and Wine - 40 Food Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following Right Now -02/2018
Female Magazine - 1 Page Spread - Chun Tsubaki Studio - 07/2018
Photography & Styling:
Props & Food Styling:
Savour Gourmet 2016 - Instagram Takeover
Essenso SG - Contest Giveaway + Recipe
DFS Cocktail Festival
Fairprice Finest Sg - Recipe Development
Knorr - Live Demo + Recipe Development
Shangri-La International Gastronomy Festival
Philadelphia Cream Cheese Sg - Recipe Development
Philips Sg - Air-fryer FB Live Campaign
Starker Beer - New Seafood Menu Launch
Hermes - Cape Cod Watch - 'Fresh' Campaign
Park Hotel Clark Quay - 'Porta' Opening Launch
Harvey Norman - 'Discover Cooking' Campaign
DFS Brand Ambassador - March 2017 to August 2017
Fairprice Finest Sg - Finest Turns 10 Anniversary Social Media Campaign
Samsung - Asia Social Media Video Campaign - Content Creator - C.R Tan
OUE Downtown Gallery - Yellow Bash Campaign - Content Creator - C.R Tan
KFC - Dip & Share Bucket + Bandito Pockett Campaign - Content Creator - C.R Tan
Citi Singapore - Citi Bank Card Discount Campaign 2018 - Content Creator - C.R Tan
Magnum Sg - Spring Summer Ice Cream - Recipe Development, Conceptualisation, Photography & Food Styling
DFS x Janice Wong - From Singapore (DFS) with Love Campaign - Content Creator - C.R Tan
Singapore Food Festival - Content Creator - C.R Tan
Guinness - Guinness x Meatopia Festival (Dublin) +
Guinness Mooncake Ambassador - Mooncake Photography + Mooncake Workshop
Le Creuset - Product Sponsor
Luzerne Global - Product Sponsor
Borsch Home Appliance - Product Sponsor