Thailand's Gaggan is Asia's best restaurant

THAILAND'S Gaggan held on to its position as Asia's best restaurant for the third year in a row at the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2017 awards in Bangkok on Feb 21. This is the longest that any restaurant has held on to the position since the award was launched five years ago...

My Weekend

"As a start-up founder, a proper weekend away from the office is a rare affair...

A Noodle Story

It has been two years since Karen Nah launched My Singapore Food - a website dedicated to heritage food which featured 50 traditional recipes by home cooks.

Love Bites

Chef Calcagno, 36, was inspired to create his Valentine dish "by a menu I developed with a colleague in Italy about 12 years ago," he explains...

Bowled over

If you work in the CBD and are still contemplating either a salad or sandwich for lunch, then you clearly haven't received the memo on the latest in healthy eating. Namely, grain bowls or rice bowls - convenient, all-in-one meals that are showing up on menus with almost the same frequency as...

Engaging our four-legged friends

IT'S a known fact that cats are solitary creatures, unlike their canine counterparts. So they're usually not particularly keen on social interactions, especially with other living beings they are not familiar with...

Simple Fare

"My celebration begins after 11pm on the eve of CNY. After service, I tapao some yu sheng and pen cai, and try to get home before midnight. ...

It's Crunch Time

Check out the savoury salted egg yolk cookies (S$12 a bottle) with a generous amount of curry leaves for extra kick, from nostalgia-themed eatery Sinpopo.

My Weekend

"On weekend mornings I'm usually at Marina Bay Golf Course or having a nice walk at places like Punggol Waterway...

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.

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...

My Weekend

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...