Working Relationships

Aesthetic doctors Kevin and Iroshini Chua first met some 25 years ago, and have been together ever since, and they would not have it any other way. A mutual friend had introduced them, when the Chuas were both studying at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Interview - James and Tamara Lohan

JAMES AND TAMARA Lohan started out as serial travellers who launched an offbeat guide to hotels that met their stringent criteria of bed sheet thread count, bath tubs big enough for two and the ability to make a romantic weekend getaway more imaginative than a butler-drawn bath filled with rose...


Unpretentious fare hits the spot at Torasho

IF RAMEN bars were employees, Torasho would stand out as the ambitious over-achiever gunning for the fast track to senior management.

Cultural confusion leads Nomads down the wrong path

LET me tell you a story: a rich tale of faraway lands and ancient civilisations; where silk and spice were the currencies of the day, and romantic images of exotic princesses, colourful bazaars and camels basking in the sunset come to mind. Now, I don't have all the details because I've never...

On the Comeback Trail

LIKE OTHER SINGAPOREAN chefs trying to create their own identity, Ace Tan learned the hard way that being original is no guarantee of success. Despite much of the hype surrounding his first venture Restaurant Ards in 2017, the fine dining progressive Asian restaurant shut down within its first...

Pushing Culinary Boundaries

IVAN BREHM WOKE up one morning a little more than a year ago with a voice in his head that came out of nowhere: "The upstairs unit is going to be vacant. You should talk to your landlady."

Michelin Mussels

Emmanuel Stroobant of the two Michelin-starred Saint Pierre restaurant returns to his Belgian roots with his newest restaurant opening KOB, or the Kingdom of Belgians.

Pasta Pals

Two Singapore chefs team up to show they can compete with any Italian nonna when it comes to cooking pasta. For just two nights on Feb 18 and 19, Bar Cicheti’s chef co-owner Lim Yew Aun and Lee Yum Hwa of the cult favourite Italian private dining space Ben Fatto will take over the former’s...

Bombay Dining

Straits Clan continues with its kitchen takeover series to celebrate Asian cuisine with Bombay Canteen - a restaurant which has been hailed for its work in championing the food movement in India and its modern take on long-forgotten old Indian recipes.

Sun, Sea and Spice in Koh Samui

“LOOK AT THE view. Is it not something you wish to stay with for a long time?”

Interview: David Thompson, chef-restaurateur

A CONVERSATION WITH David Thompson never ends well. Not for him, but for anyone who falls prey to the raconteur who can skewer the vocabularychallenged with the simple lifting of an eyebrow and a verbal volley of witticisms that flow as freely as booze during happy hour. 

Spice and all things nice at Mott 32

YOU know how some women - after a breakup or period of pre-wedding beautification - like to get a transformative haircut? Or someone in a witness protection programme who gets plastic surgery and a brand new identity but (in some movies) is forced to turn from meek store owner into original butt...

Spring Dance

Soak in the Chinese New Year spirit at Gardens by the Bay, which has planned a ‘Spring Surprise’ of free performances for visitors to enjoy.


Black Marble offers some suburban shine

FOR a suburban shopping centre, we don't know what gauge Raffles Holland V Mall uses to come up with its parking rates. The per-square-foot price of the homes around it, maybe?

Joey Yap, Chinese Metaphysics Consultant & Academy Founder

WHEN JOEY YAP speaks, everyone listens. He commands an audience of thousands at his popular seminars and workshops, and when he's hired for a consultation, you can be sure his clients are all ears.

Hong Bao Bao

Don't leave home this Chinese New Year without your Mandarin oranges.

Baker Boy

Tiong Bahru Bakery adds a new menu and an extension to its name with the rebranding of its two outlets in Raffles City and Funan as Tiong Bahru Bakery Diner.


Predictable Chinese cooking at Jia He

NOT every restaurant can be a star. We get that. Just as an army has its generals and elite commandos, it also needs its foot soldiers. Jia He is a foot soldier in the restaurant world. It hasn't got the kind of firepower that ignites your tastebuds or sets your Instagram handle alight with...

Reunion Dinners from the heart

“In Hong Kong, my family’s reunion dinners were always prepared by my mother. The food was simple, but made with love. Some of her specialties include fried glutinous rice with preserved meat, roast duck, pen cai, steamed fish and boiled chicken. 

Gin And Laksa

Local food has been paired with everything from beer to wine and even whisky, but now's a chance to see just how well chicken rice, laksa and Peranakan otak-otak can match with locally-made gin.

Lady In Red

Chris de Burgh didn't just craft an ode to love or a painful ear worm with his all-time hit song.

Art On The High Seas

Floating casinos, celebrity chef restaurants, Broadway-style entertainment - been there, done that.


A local spin on Italian food at Caffe Cicheti

JUST as there is more than one way to skin a (insert politically correct, species-neutral term that will not invoke wrath of sensitive pet owners, rightful idioms be damned) cushion - there are also many ways to make that old Italian standby, spaghetti vongole.

Catch Of The Day

Support the locavore movement at The Fullerton Bay Hotel’s Clifford Pier restaurant when it ties up with homegrown fish farm and supplier Ah Hua Kelong.