Raising Chinese Spirits
OVER 300 OENOPHILES - from sommeliers to collectors - cheered in unison as French conglomerate LVMH’s Ao Yun was named ‘Best Chinese Red’ at the recent inaugural Wine Pinnacle Awards organised by Resorts World Sentosa.
Steeped in Tradition
ANTEA SOCIAL ISN'T your typical cafe. Devoid of the noise of espresso machines, the menu features only unblended tea leaves, like oolong infused with essential oils by a Nantou-based tea maker, and artisanal Pouchong from Pinglin.
Fine Dining For Kids
HAVING CHILDREN DOESN'T mean you're doomed to at least 10 years of eating kid-friendly burgers and pizzas. Although many fine dining restaurants have a no-kids policy, a growing number of them have begun to welcome young diners with open arms.
Growing The Locavore Movement
DON’T GIVE SHANNON Lim the excuse that there isn’t enough space in Singapore for people to become full-time farmers.
Not Your Average Joe
KURASU AT ODEON Towers is often packed with white collar folks and creatives. A kopi o kosong nearby will set them back about S$1.20, yet they willingly fork out S$8 for a shot of Ethiopia Gesha Village Oma Natural.
Chefs' Top Tables
Here’s something to know about Tristin Farmer. The frequent flyer (once every two months or so) is every bit of a gourmand as his guests. “Even if it is just for a weekend, I like to check out different cities for their restaurants,” confesses the executive chef of one of Singapore’s biggest...
On The Rise
Baker Jaslyn Chua gives MICRO Bakery & Kitchen an appeal that goes far beyond its heaving shelves of rustic sourdough, cakes and cookies.
What Women (Chefs) Want
IT'S A STICKY issue for both the women receiving it, and the guide that insists on bestowing it.
Cocktails: Shaking Things Up
Cool Cats is a swinging live music venue with a drinks menu inspired by the jazz genre it celebrates.
Chip Off The Old Block
As a child, Joe Leong couldn’t understand why his father Sam Leong didn’t spend time with the family. “I was upset. I’d asked why was he always away, and why leave for work halfway through dinner,” recalls the 26-yearold pastry chef.
Forget hipster bars. Meet three passionate bar owners who put their own spin on the drinking experience.
The Inn Thing
WHAT DO SHISEN HANTEN, Alma by Juan Amador, Shinji by Kanesaka and Jaan have in common other than a spot in the Michelin Guide? The fact that they are not standalone establishments but restaurants that are raising the bar in the hotel dining scene.
Shaken And Stirred
AS COCKTAIL LOVERS IN SINGAPORE (and the world) continue to thirst for new experiences, bars are stepping up to the plate to oblige.
“ACQUIRING JAPANESE WHISKY requires a lot of patience, resources and most of all – luck,” notes Loh Chin Hui, an avid collector who showcases his latest buys under the moniker, Whisky Uncle.
Wok this way
WHY DOES CHINESE food have to be so - Chinese? That seems to be the thought going through the minds of chefs and restaurants these days, going by the way some Chinese restaurants are heading towards modern plating while adapting French techniques in the kitchen as well.
Plant it Forward
IT LOOKS LIKE 2019 is set to be a banner year for plant-based meats in Singapore. If there was a time that we would look at burgers and wonder what mystery meat was in it, now we’re looking at our meat patties and wondering what mystery veggies have gone into it.
Raising the bar: New bars to check out
FROM SINGAPORE SLINGS to jackfruit and curry negronis, the city’s bar scene has come a long way – in both number and variety of exotic cocktails created by top mixologists. International attention hasn’t been far off either, with 12 Singapore bars on the Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018 list, led by the...