Kat Lieu

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Seattle, WA
Brooklyn College, SUNY Downstate
Cookbook Writing, Asian Desserts And Cuisine, Food Hacks
  • Kat founded the fun and global group Subtle Asian Baking (SAB) in 2020, and with her group, she has raised over $100,000 for AANHPI fundraisers and charities.
  • She is the best-selling author of "Modern Asian Baking at Home." Her second cookbook, "Modern Asian Kitchen," was released in April 2024, and her third is slated for a 2025 release.
  • Radii China and King5 New Day dubbed her the "Queen and Doyenne" of Asian baking.


Kat has made a significant impact in the food industry in a short amount of time. In 2020, she founded the popular baking company Subtle Asian Baking (SAB), quickly gaining a following for its unique and delicious Asian-inspired baked goods. Her love for food and baking led her to author her best-selling cookbook in 2022, which showcases her culinary expertise and creative flair. In addition to her baking achievements, Kat is also known for her philanthropic efforts via social media. Her posts often go viral and attract a large following, making her an influential voice in the food community. Kat's background is diverse, having made a career jump from being a doctor of physical therapy to a food writer in 2021 to follow her lifelong dream. She is also a valued member of the Very Asian Foundation Advisory Board, where she uses her platform to promote Asian culture and cuisine. With her extensive experience and passion for food, Kat continues to positively impact the culinary world and inspire others to follow their dreams.


Kat has a science and healthcare educational background, having earned a Bachelor of Science in health science, a Master of Science in physical therapy, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, New York.
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