Tarte Treats

Acclaimed pastry chef Cheryl Koh of the two Michelin-starred restaurant Les Amis and Tarte pastry shop has unveiled a list of designer sweet treats for the season.
A Season Of Giving

A Personal Christmas

For your favourite collector, the ultimate coup will be to get hold of Suntory’s newly released Hibiki 35 Year Old - an extremely limited release with just 200 bottles available world-wide, in two designs. It’s the first time the 35-year-old is being released outside of Japan, and is a blend of...

Santa Claus

SANTA CLAUS IS coming to town. In fact, he’s just arrived - just in time to assert his claim over the Orchard Road Christmas lights and banish Mickey & Friends right back to the Disney Store they came from.

Zén of Nordic cuisine

IT'S beginning to look a lot like Christ... no wait, Stockholm. If you're hankering for a winter wonderland vibe, you'll find it in a little house on Bukit Pasoh - where soft lights twinkle in the window; Swedish dala horses share mantel space with Christmas berries; and a Nordic...

Holiday Home

You’ve shopped from their repertoire of affordable fast fashion with a Swedish twist, now get a taste of what living the H&M lifestyle is like at its cool month-long homeware pop-up at the brand’s flagship store in Orchard Road.

Voice of reason needed at Gake

LISTEN... Do you hear what I hear? No, not a little lamb singing to a shepherd boy. It sounds more like a gurgle. A soft hiss. A crackling, like light crisp batter shattering into smithereens.

Festive Sweet Spot

So much choice, so little time.

Japanese Winemaker

Takaki Okada is an unusual sight in the winemaking region of Marlborough, New Zealand, where he is a Japanese winemaker/owner of the boutique Folium Wines. He bought his 8.5 hectare property in the Brancott subregion in 2011, and as a small producer, tried to differentiate himself by dry-growing...

Skai's the limit

SOMETIMES, being at the top just isn't enough. You want to aim higher. Such seems to be the case at Skai - aka Equinox after it's gone on a soul-searching sabbatical and returned with a brand new outlook and wardrobe...

The Local Life

When in Rome...you know how the saying goes. That’s why the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel is helping its guests assimilate into local life with its new year-long campaign “Live like a Local”. Kicking off on Dec 1, it offers its international and local (staycation) guests free tours and monthly...

Spice Central

After a four month hiatus, the Orchard Cafe is back in business, sporting a fresh contemporary look even as it continues to do what it does best - serving authentic local fare in cool air-conditioned comfort.

Dinner At Datai

After a US$60 million, 12-month refurbishment, the Datai is set to re-open its doors on the Malaysian resort island of Langkawi.

Hey Cheese Tea

A Chef's Tour

ON EVERY DINING table in Ryunique - a modern fine dining restaurant in Seoul’s Gangnam district - is a map.

Dining With The Stars

IF YOU WERE seeing stars at the Ritz-Carlton Osaka last week, it wasn't because someone slipped and dropped a heavy object on your skull...

Not quite a match made in heaven at JAG

DINING at Restaurant JAG is a bit like going on a first date. There's a lot of emphasis on making a good impression. If it were a guy, it would be the perfect gentleman - immaculately dressed, beautiful manners, the ability to say the right things with just enough warmth and charm to put you...

Life’s Lessons

It won’t be long before we’re digging up long-forgotten new year’s resolutions just to break them again.

On The Flavour Trail

DAN BARBER NEVER met a vegetable he didn’t like. Short, round, gnarly, twisted like a pretzel or perfectly formed - all get the same tender loving care from the chef whose name is synonymous with ‘farm-to-table’, ‘sustainable agriculture’ and ‘one-man campaign against food waste’.

Dining Out, New York Style

NEW YORK. NEW York. It’s hard to give up the cliches of the Big Apple. From the “If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere” optimism to the glitter of Times Square - even if the Hollywood version is so much better than the garish, hard-sell, tourist-infested reality.

Currying favour at Thevar

IF the closest you've been to modern Indian cuisine has been a tandoori burger or a failed reservation attempt at Gaggan, it's time to do something about it. We know of at least one attempt by Saha, the short-lived molecular-inspired place in Duxton and then National Gallery - but if you...

Summer Eats

Call it the little restaurant that grew. Summerhill started out as a tiny one or two dish menu cafe with ex-Cocotte chef Anthony Yeoh helming his very own kitchen.

Seeing Stars

Rock stars aren’t the only ones who get to tour around the world.

Chef plays it safe, but hints of brilliance are there

COMPETITION is always good, but what happens when your main rival is yourself? Especially when you've steered a restaurant to its first Michelin star in 2017, how do you top yourself when you leave to strike it out on your own? ...

Keto Krunch

If carbs are still your enemy and you’ve totally eliminated rice and everything nice in order to keep to your keto diet regime, enter a new brand of snacks designed to help you along.

Savour flights of fancy at Halcyon & Crane

BIRDS of a feather don't just flock together. In the case of this mod-Sichuan eatery on Amoy Street, they mate and beget more avian-related names such as Halcyon & Crane - whose significance flies over the heads of harried shoppers looking for a bite to eat on Orchard Road...