I am a retired American expat living in Thailand. I am originally from Chicago, then Los Angeles. Spent the last sixteen years working in South East Asia. As for food, Singapore has the best food in the World. A blend of Chinese, Malay and Indian cooking. Black Pepper Crab is my #1 favorite. I have two adopted teens from Thai mother. Mother is gone so I had to learn to cook. Thanks to recipezaar and all its contributing members I am now a very good cook.