Founded by Florida native Ricky Ly, TastyChomps.com is a food and restaurant blog dedicated to finding culinary adventures throughout Central Florida and around the world. His first book, Food Lovers’ Guide to Orlando: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings (Food Lovers’ Series) is available for pre-order now on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.
TastyChomps.com has been honored in the past as Winner of the Orlando Sentinel Orbbies 2010 Best Food Blog award, as well as featured in Orlando Weekly, Central Florida Future newspaper, Asia Trend Magazine, and more. Visit us also on youtube.com/tastychomps ! =)
About the Author
My love affair with food began when I was quite still a suckling baby. I remember my very first memory as a drooling toddler, taken by my parents to dim sum on Sunday mornings, and the sweet taste of the soy sauce on some wet and slurpy shrimp rice paste.
Many years have passed since that time. I graduated from the University of Central Florida a few years or so ago, where I had spent my days as a student leader, serving student government, and even writing once in a while for the Central Florida Future student newspaper and Asia Trend Magazine. I decided to begin a food blog here in Orlando to catalog the different “Tasty Chomps” that I encounter and enjoy each day.
I love finding new or different places to eat and exploring different cultures through food. In the past year, my little blog has continued to grow, thanks to our loyal and amazingly awesome friends and fans and supporters, eventually placing as a finalist for Best Local Blog by the Orlando Sentinel Bests Bets of 2010, Best Food Blog by the Orlando Sentinel Orbbies Web blog Awards for 2010, and the covetous yet fickle #1 ranked Orlando Food Blog by Urbanspoon.com .
Over the months, I have had the opportunities to travel across Orlando, to New York City, Washington DC, Atlanta and even the Bahamas, Hong Kong, and Vietnam internationally.
Currently, I am involved in the community as a member of local NPR radio station 90.7 WMFE on the Community Advisory Board and volunteer with the League of Women Voters and the UCF Multicultural Academic Affairs Community Advisory Board.
I want to thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. Please take a second to “Like” me on Facebook (see left side) to be the first to get the latest updates, subscribe to us on google, and follow us on twitter.com/tastychomps.
For questions or contact:
Email me at tastychomps (at) gmail.com