Sip & Sup

Plum & Toro is a new Japanese-inspired cocktail bar that plays on plum wine and fatty tuna as the basis for its menu.

Hit The Reset Button

When you find yourself so burnt-out you can barely get through each day much less figure out how to get out of the rut you're in, put yourself in the hands of experts who can set you back on the right track...

From Hawker To Haute Cuisine

CRISPY CHICKEN RENDANG SOUNDS like something a Singaporean chef might dream up, along with the likes of buah keluak ice cream, jellied bak kut teh or laksa linguine. But while crispy rendang memes and jokes will be forgotten as quickly as the MasterChef judge who sparked them, is so-called...
INTERVIEW

Alan Yau

Alan Yau is the man who made noodles trendy in the United Kingdom - if not the rest of the world - sending thousands to slurp up meals-in-a-bowl at the ground-breaking Wagamama chain of eateries that the Hong Kong-born restaurant-entrepreneur founded in 1992.

Latest version of La Strada looks sharper, tastes better

A RECENT trip to Milan - and trips before that - have convinced us that just being in the motherland of pasta doesn't guarantee you a good meal...

Synthetic beauty

Fast fashion label H&M finds beauty in waste with its 2018 Conscious Exclusive collection, which uses sustainable fabric made from recycled material to create a range of womenswear, lingerie, shoes and accessories.

Comfort Food

That the crowds have been at the door of Mui Kee Congee since its first day goes to show that you can't beat the combination of good value and comfort food like smooth, velvety-textured Cantonese porridge with crispy yu tiao dunked into it. At S$7.80 for a large bowl of classic century egg and...

Fresh touch to traditional Japanese cuisine

GO into a new Japanese restaurant and you already know what you're going to get. A shaved-head chef in starched whites who serves you proper sushi, sashimi and a few cooked items in hinoki-enhanced surroundings. Or a slightly more casual kappo-style chef with a bit more flexibility with his...

Don & Tori's casual bites hit the spot

IRASSHAIMASE! Wah, you come already. How many of you? IRASSHAIMASE! Lai, lai... wo pang ni.... Where your hubby? Never come ah? Eh, I got new sake must try... IRASSHA……

Eight Hands Cook

Singapore, Manila and Sydney - eat your way through these three cities when chefs representing the best of gastropub cuisine and cocktails get together for A Tale of Three Cities - an eight hands restaurant bar exchange in Singapore.

Eel Effect

It's official. Unagi rice is a trend. The latest entrant is Ichinoji Miyagawa, the first outlet outside Japan for Miyagawa Honten - a chain of unagi restaurants that started 125 years ago with its first outlet in Tsukiji, Tokyo...

Royal Retreat

BORING ROCKS. IN a day and age when all and sundry are trying to get into your headspace with what's new, what's trending or where the latest hot travel spots are, there's nothing better than just shutting out the noise and escaping into the comfort of well, nothing special...

Legendary Suite

If you never leave Thailand without a souvenir from Jim Thompson, check into the Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas, where its equivalent of a presidential suite has been transformed into a design tribute to the legendary American silk businessman who disappeared mysteriously in the 1960s.

Down Mexico Way

Aman Resorts is casting its net far and wide and the latest gem it's picked is Mexico where, in 2020, seekers of private luxury in unspoiled surroundings can find it in Amanvari, located on the East Cape of the Baja Peninsula. In a setting within Costa Palmas, a private beachfront resort...

Raw and unpolished, but with a certain charm

THE Salted Plum isn't a restaurant. It's a canteen run by frat boys - a bunch of easy-going, food-lovin' dudes refreshingly unschooled in the finer points of restaurant etiquette or decor...

A Jewel In Paris

Italian jeweller Bvlgari is steadily expanding its hospitality arm, adding Paris to its stable of high-end properties. You'll have to wait till 2020, though, to visit the new Bvlgari hotel which will be located at Avenue George V, smack in the city's iconic luxury shopping belt. ...

True Talent

That disability doesn't mean no ability couldn't be truer in today's launch of True Colours Festival - a three day mega-event that brings together the largest gathering of artistes with disabilities. ...

Steak out at Gyu Bar

SINGAPORE doesn't exactly need another Japanese restaurant, but being rather smitten with yakiniku after a couple of visits to Okinawa and Osaka, we head off to The Gyu Bar to rekindle holiday memories of Japanese-with-a-touch-of-Korean table barbecue experience...

Watered-down dining by the river

LOCATION, location, location. On that point, Caffe Fernet has lucked out, with a vantage spot at Customs House that looks right out onto the Singapore River, where Marina Bay Sands looms large and shiny in the background. Dusk is particularly nice, especially when the twinkly fairy lights come into...

Langkawi Legend

The stalwart luxury resort, The Datai Langkawi, is halfway through a mega US$60 million refurbishment and recently unveiled images of its new look for a glimpse of what's to come. ...

Fish Show

In case you think Japanese chefs have the monopoly on live tuna-cutting demonstrations, the Spanish will have you know they've been doing it for 3,000 years. ...

Restaurant revivals

PATRICK HEUBERGER HAS COME full circle.

Laidback in Okinawa

THERE'S JAPAN, AND THEN THERE'S Okinawa. The people speak nihongo, but the prefecture looks and feels like a composite of tropical islands from Hawaii to the Maldives. ...

Healthy Cuppa

If you need a coffee to wake up in the morning, COMO Cuisine will serve you one that gives you an immunity boost as well.

Pet Hotel

You know it's a good year to be a dog, with luxury hotels such as the Mandarin Oriental Hotels in London and Paris offering the red carpet treatment to pampered pooches...