Discount Dilemma

Getting 50 per cent off your meal always sounds like a good deal - after all, it's not about dining cheap, but about dining smart, as eatigo co-founder Judy Tan puts it...

Branching Three

CEVICHE is a dish that may be found in many parts of the world, but at Tono Cevicheria, it's specifically Peruvian-style. ''We are not a Latin American restaurant,'' insists founder Daniel Chavez...

My Weekend

Girls Can Cook

Back when she was a trainee in a Japanese restaurant, Singapore-born Aeron Choo was treated like any other male kitchen staff. She worked equally long hours and had to carry her fair share of heavy buckets of hot water. No one batted an eyelid when she inevitably spilled some and scalded herself.

A Sushi Obsession

"Sushi is my life," declares 23-year-old Aeron Choo. She's not exaggerating. She works at least 20 hours a day, sleeps about 12 hours a week and lives off the leftovers from service at her four-month-old omakase restaurant, Kappou Japanese Sushi Tapas Bar...

Anthea Ong

It may be a bit of an understatement to call Anthea Ong an overachiever. After all, she's had enough careers - and career-changes - to last several lifetimes. ...

Revisiting familiar characters after 30 years

THE boys are back - 30 years after their "daze" in the army, Malcolm Png and his friends Ah Beng, Kenny, Johari and Krishna are set to return in the sequel to Michael Chiang's hit local theatre production Army Daze. ...

Sweet life

In 2013, Terry Tong and Gary Chin were travelling in the Philippines to source for pili nuts. Along the way, they ran into a group of local beekeepers who were teaching farmers to rear stingless bees as a way to increase crop yield.

Dixon Chan

In the winter of 2010, Dixon Chan went through a common hardship most Singaporeans face on long-term travels - he missed local food.

Nomad's land

HERE'S a typical work day for Hazel Teng, digital marketer for a Singapore start-up: yoga, breakfast and a six-minute bicycle ride from her apartment to KoHub's co-working space in Ko Lanta, Thailand...
GUEST CHEF

Crab the opportunity

"I don't have a freezer in my restaurant," declares Dharshan Munidasa. That's how you know you're getting fresh seafood at his Sri Lanka restaurant, Ministry of Crab. Their seafood is caught early in the morning, transported to the restaurant within about 45 minutes, and...

Kenny Chan

Sixteen years, 4 months, and 12 days. That's exactly how long Kenny Chan has worked for Books Kinokuniya at the time we spoke to him...

Dinner Is Served

You might think Lynnette Seah has already done it all. She's an acclaimed violinist, a founding (and still active) member of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO), and was awarded the Cultural Medallion for music in 2006...

Life from different angles

IN 2015, Amrita Chandradas made a trip to Sri Lanka for a month-and-a-half-long personal project inspired by the aftermath of the country's 26-year-long civil war. Her fixer at the time couldn't believe that she was a professional female photographer. "He kept telling me you need to...

The GRAND Tour

IF you're the sort who keeps up with the new restaurants scene, you may have heard rumblings about a modern Australian eatery called Thirteen Duxton Hill, run by Australian chef John-Paul Fiechtner and sommelier Sally Humble...

Test Kitchens

ANYONE who has tried will know that opening a new restaurant is hardly a wallet-friendly affair. Especially in Singapore, the typical investment for a casual eatery easily climbs to six figures - and that's just for the set-up. Add on monthly operating costs for manpower and notoriously high...

Elaine Kim

IF you don't know anyone who, at 34, seems to have it all together, then you haven't met Elaine Kim...

The Chef Recommends…

"Some years ago, people used to refer to "fusion cuisine" in a negative way, but in Peru, that's what people do regularly at home. ...

Asia's Finest

AT the recently concluded Asia's 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in Bangkok, one thing was clear: Asia and its cuisine are gaining traction in the global dining scene. It's not just Japan, which is in a class of its own - Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan and the like are drawing...

My Weekend

Weekends are precious as that's the only time I get to recharge from the madness of the week. It's when I try to slow down, take stock and not rush through 1,001 things...

Bread Haven

A Touch of Seoul

For South Korean-born chef Kim Dae Chun, cooking is more than just a livelihood - it's like spending time with an old friend. ...

4 celebs, 4 chefs, 4 menus for foodies

YOU'VE seen actress Jeanette Aw on TV, pounding up herbs and "cooking" a Peranakan feast on the Mediacorp TV Channel 8 drama The Little Nyonya. While the actress herself is unlikely to get behind a stove anytime soon, you can now taste the closest thing to that at the Marriott Tang...

Culinary champions

EVERY four years, the Olympics and the World Cup take place. No, not the one about sports and soccer, but the Culinary Olympics and Culinary World Cup, both of which follow the same time table.
Destination Dining: Bangkok

Eat Thai

TO try or not to try, that is the question. Street food in Bangkok, that is, as you salivate at the sight of succulent sausages, glistening fat squid and giant salt-crusted fish broiling over a makeshift charcoal brazier; breathe in the pungent sweet-savoury fish sauce fusing with herbs and lime...