Green feast

SO green is the new black. That is, healthy eating is "in". Throw a stone in the CBD and you're bound to hit a salad shop, grain bowl cafe or cold-pressed juice bar, all touting superfoods to give you lean muscle and protection from chronic diseases...

Ricky Ng

Ricky Ng was practically born into the food and beverage (F&B) and hospitality industry. His grandfather was a chef in Hong Kong, whose six out of seven children ended up working in F&B-related fields. His aunt ran a small business hotel in Happy Valley, so the 45-year-old recalls spending...
MEMORIES - A MINI LOOK AT SINGAPORE'S HERITAGE

Driving round the mountain

IT MAY BE NAMED Mount Faber, but this 105-metre high hill is hardly the highest point in Singapore. (It loses to Bukit Timah Hill which is about 163m and Bukit Gombak's two hills that stand at 133m and 113m...

Riding the vegetarian wave

It's getting harder to bemoan the lack of good vegetarian options with a string of new restaurants popping up like Lotus Kitchen which serves meatless, contemporary versions of dishes such as laksa...

Food bonanza

If there was an award for the month with the most number of food festivals, July might just take home gold. For one, the Singapore Food Festival is back, with its 24th edition themed "Savour Singapore in Every Bite". It runs until July 30 and features events like Singapore's...

Tea is hot now

IS TEA THE NEW COFFEE? While that may spark a

Furry Retreats

These days, a quick getaway doesn't always require a passport: staycations are the rage and now there's one where you can bring your furkids along, too. ...

Picnic en masse

Farmer's markets are so last year, which is why Tiong Bahru Bakery (TBB) is bringing back what they believe will be the next big thing in outdoor events - mass picnics. ...

Just like old times

IF YOU THOUGHT THAT the dining scene at Amoy Street couldn't get any livelier, then you're about to be proven wrong. Come September, yet another new restaurant will open its doors in that buzzing enclave - Blackwattle, by Australian chef Clayton Wells. ...

Yoshikawa Masahiro

YOSHIKAWA MASAHIRO has made it his mission to make Japanese food affordable.

Doggie bags

Barely have time to cook for yourself, never mind your best friend? If you're the health-conscious sort seeking natural and nutritious options for your canine companion, don't fret - nowadays, there are online services even for that. ...

Southern comfort

For Miami-based restaurateur John Kunkel, opening a restaurant somewhere in South-east Asia was always something he wanted to do. After all, he had spent some time living in places like Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan in his 20s and during that time "fell in love with the region". ...
Memories - a MINI look at Singapore's heritage

Fly and Drive

IT'S easy to get so excited about the new developments at the Seletar Aerospace Park that you forget this was Singapore's first international airport in the 1930s, way before Changi Airport was a thought on any urban planner's mind...

Michelin unveils 11 new one-star eateries

A YEAR after the excitement of the inaugural Michelin Guide in Singapore, Thursday's unveiling of the 2017 edition was a somewhat muted affair. ...

Nine eateries join Bib Gourmand list

NINE eateries have made their debut on the Bib Gourmand list, which was released by Michelin on Thursday. This takes the total number to 38, up from last year's inaugural list of 34...

Veggie Might

IF you're a meat-eater who dreads dining out with vegetarians, it's because the only options you had were tofu or mock meat-related, salads or some variation of tomato pasta. If you're trying to be vegetarian yourself, the reasons for lapsing into omnivorism are for the same reasons...
GUEST CHEF

Simply delicious

While most chefs tell stories about growing up in the kitchen watching their grandmother cook food that shaped their childhood and innocence, Mexican-born chef Daniel Ovadia had a different experience.

Quay-ed Up

When Jane Hia opened her first Kith Cafe outlet in 2009, she chose Robertson Quay because of a few unique characteristics - the catchment of expatriate residents, cheaper-than-CBD rental, and the wide walkway between her outlet and the Singapore River.

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. ...