About Me

My name is Abida and I am the owner of the Red Lychee. I live in the bustling city of London, and when I’m not running around after the 24 kids I teach for a living, I can be found at home trying to discover new recipes. I’m also an avid admirer of all things crafty and occasionally like to try my hand at crocheting and scrapbooking.
The inspiration for the name of my blog comes from my Bangladeshi heritage where the lychee fruit grows in abundance. Many of the traditional recipes featured here come directly from my mother and I hope that one day I will be able to pass these recipes on to the next generation.
My blogging story begins at that exciting and uncertain period in life after university when many people are still trying to find their feet. I hope that you will join me on this journey as I try to document my culinary and creative experiments.


All original content, photography and design on this blog has been produced by me unless otherwise specified. Please do not use any of my photography or design without prior consent. Please do not repost any of my recipes onto other websites without my permission. If you do use any of my recipes and wish to share your end product on your own blog, then please leave some form of link back or credit.

For any enquiries about sponsorship, advertisment or guest posting or any other questions, please contact me at theredlychee@gmail.com


  1. Hi there Adiba! I came across your blog from your comment on baked by h. I love the idea behind your blog, will be popping by more often! Please so stop by mine when you get a chance :)

    1. Hi, Farhana, thank you for the lovely words. I do hope to see you around here again and I will definitely be checking out your blog!

  2. I did not know that lychees were so abundant in Bangladesh...learn something new everyday! And lucky you, I miss London everyday and think about moving back at least twice a day.