Updated: Mar 14, 2021
Say 'raw vegan' and some may picture a sad, solitary carrot sitting on a plate. Wait till you see what real raw vegan dishes are like.
Many thanks to My Blue Tea, we managed to feature Raw Chef Yin who was voted as Tatler Magazine’s top 19 Inspiring Women in Malaysia's Food & Drink scene.
Raw Chef Yin's raw vegan dishes not only look gorgeous, they also make your taste buds burst with joy!
And it is not just her dishes that look great. So does Raw Chef Yin herself! She is in her mid forties and she looks half her age. Her natural joy and smile are a testament to how raw vegan food makes one glow from the inside out.
Taking Raw Seriously
Raw Chef Yin could have had a very different life today, had she chosen to continue working in law instead of training at the world's leading raw and plant-based culinary academy. She trained at the world's first classically structured raw and plant-based culinary school - the Matthew Kenny Culinary Academy at Evason Hua Hin, Thailand where she got a solid foundation in raw food preparation. Raw Chef Yin is also a Certified Raw Food Teacher, having successfully completed a Raw Teacher Training Intensive taught by Karen Knowler in 2016 and 2017.
Today, she dedicates her time to sharing her passion for raw vegan cuisine with people from all over the world.
From Pain to Change
Skin problems have haunted Raw Chef Yin since she was a child. Her search for a solution lasted 30 long years, and a lot of money.
2014 became her defining year. It was when she had her first fully raw vegan meal - just simple, plant-based, whole foods that have not been heated up at high temperatures.
This was a 360 degree change in her life. She started to reduce her intake of meat and fish and in 2015, she became a full vegan. Now that the body has tasted what it is like to receive clean, healthy food, it was ready to heal and grow stronger every day.
Sharing the Passion
Her genuine passion for raw food has brought her to conduct sessions all over the world in London, Brighton, Boston, France, Australia, Bali, Taipei, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya & Penang.
When she is not busy travelling or presenting at vegan festivals or conducting courses, she is hard at work publishing books and recipes about raw vegan food. Check out her bestselling book in English and Chinese called Guilt-free Desserts and you can let your sweet tooth dance for joy without feeling guilty! Raw Chef Yin even has her own culinary show called Velicious with Raw Chef Yin.