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"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...

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...

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.

My Weekend

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

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.

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...