Cooking had always been Yu Mon Khin’s favorite hobby. Nothing made her happier than getting in the kitchen and cooking the diverse range of cuisines she grew up eating. Born to a Chinese-Burmese father and an Indian-Burmese mother, Yu Mon cooked alongside her mother and grandmother, creating delicious meals from her diverse mix of cultures.
“I’ve always liked sharing pictures of the dishes I cook,” says Yu Mon. “So when I posted some of my home-cooked meals to social media, some family friends reached out to me asking if I could write up recipes for the dishes and send them over. That was when I got the idea to start blogging.”
But there was one problem: Yu Mon didn’t really follow recipes. A lot of her cooking involved adding a teaspoon here and there by instinct. So after talking it over with some of her friends, she realized it would be best to post videos where she wouldn’t have to write out exact measurements and ingredients.
With some help from her husband, Khin set up her website in April 2020 — and with that, Khin’s Kitchen was open for business. The mission was simple: Use photos and videos to share how to make quick and easy Asian home cooking recipes.