My Weekend

On weekends I usually whip up my own breakfast or lunch at home, then head to my warehouse to check on any equipment that might be arriving.

Cooking Up New Ideas

For local chef Willin Low, eating popiah is a nostalgic activity. It conjures fond food memories of family meals at his grandmother's house when he was a kid...

Dining On Another Plane

As far as destination dining goes, Singaporeans are not short of options. We already have popular enclaves like Dempsey Village, and smaller suburban streets such as Jalan Riang. But the newest addition, located at Seletar Aerospace Park (SAP), has one thing that sets it apart - a view of airplanes...

New Menu

Superfoods, says Anthony Yeoh, head chef of the rustic French restaurant Cocotte. "The demand for healthy and nutritious whole foods will continue as Singaporeans become more interested in sustainability and knowing where their food comes from."...

A Chef's Christmas

"This year, I decided that I only want to allow people to dine at the restaurant on Christmas Eve if they are booking the entire space...
BEST OF 2016 - FOOD MILESTONES

A year of stars, ramen and salted egg yolk

AT the start of 2016, the F&B scene looked like it was in for an uneventful year. The looming economic recession meant restaurant groups planned to tighten their belts and hold back expansion in preparation for consumers tightening their purse strings.

My Weekend

Krystal Choo

Krystal Choo believes that for someone to be an entrepreneur, they need to be at least slightly delusional. Like her. "When society tells me no, you can't - you're too young, you're a girl; Singapore is too small; I have to be like no, I can," she says...

Santa's Online Helpers

In a world where there seems to be an app for everything from buying groceries to hiring a plumber, why hasn't one been invented that organises Christmas for you? For the chronically couch-bound, crowd-averse, time-sparse individual who loves the festive trappings but not the effort involved,...

Bring To The Table

EVEN if the concept of foreign talent is still a contentious subject for Singaporeans, there's always one thing they welcome whole-heartedly and want even more to enter our shores - foreign food...

Happily Hawker After

At first, hardly anyone thought about it, but now you hear no end of the debate about Singapore's hawker food. The story is often the same - older generation hawkers having no one to pass their well-loved stalls to; young people not wanting to sweat and toil in a hot kitchen; and manpower...

Wild You Dine

WILD MARKET Ex-Singapore Airlines steward Ruben Brandon reminisces about the time when he and his fellow crew members would land in a city and visit a 'crew joint' - eateries friendly to airline crew which gave them special discounts. There isn't any such place in Singapore, so he...

Book The Cook

HCOOK Renton Yap, 38, founded home-cooking app Hcook not to jump on the startup bandwagon but for the more analogue purpose of feeding people. "Last year, I started dabbling in home cooking because I wanted to learn some of my mum's dishes," says the former banker. "She makes...

Rogue Ones

You're having a perfectly lovely dinner at a restaurant - your lobster is succulent, the service staff attentive and your dining partner engaging. But a raised voice from a few tables away jolts you out of your reverie. You turn, as anyone would, to the source and see a fellow diner shouting...

I Want To Bake Free

ANTHONY HUANG Chief Financial Officer, 46. @antsandbeessg Anthony Huang is a numbers guy. By definition, that makes him left-brained - organised, analytical, precise and rational. Not the kind prone to unpredictable, spur-of-the-moment behaviour like coughing up $700 for a cake-mixer at Takashimaya...

More than just bites

IT looks like a laundromat, it sounds like a laundromat, but don't walk into Phat Cat Laundry on Jiak Chuan Road with a basket of yesterday's dirty clothes...

Braci

ITALIAN serial-restaurateur Beppe De Vito has struck again, this time with a modern Italian restaurant and rooftop bar in Boat Quay named Braci, which means "ember" in Italian...

Multi-concept draw (Amended)

PICNICKERS no longer need to put up with the heat or potential swarm of ants ruining their food once Cheng Hsin Yao launches Picnic.

A taste of Singapore abroad

PEOPLE around the world know Singapore for dishes like chicken rice, chilli crab, and satay. But in the United Kingdom, some of them have added another local favourite to their food vocabulary - the roti jala.

Heritage comes alive

IN a country where almost everything has its own acronym, launching a lifestyle establishment with the name "VLV" begs the question - what do the letters stand for? The answer in this case is: nothing in particular...

Irish farm's ducks the go-to birds for many restaurants here

UNLIKE its name, London Fat Duck does not get its poultry from the rolling meadows of the English countryside. Instead, this roast duck restaurant gets them from Ireland - from a family-owned business called Silver Hill Farm.

First-timers lead the charge

IN his 20 years in F&B, Egyptian-born chef Khaled Elelimi has opened multiple Middle-Eastern restaurants in various countries, including Egypt, India and the Maldives - mostly for the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

Make mine whisky

ON the rocks, neat, with a twist, a splash of water, etc. There are a myraid ways one can down whisky, so it's no wonder that the gentleman's drink, often associated with class and affluence, is fast gaining popularity here. No, whisky bars are not popping up in the same numbers as cafes...

Let's do brunch

WHO can resist brunch - a meal of comforting breakfast food except with the licence to sleep in on a weekend morning. Its popularity has spawned a new culture in weekend dining, and these days, brunch in Singapore no longer means just eggs and waffles with speciality coffee.

Beyond 9 to 5

DAWN Lim may run what she calls a karang guni business, but don't expect to see the 27-year-old former air stewardess patrolling neighbourhoods in a pick-up truck and tooting her horn...