Chang Chui- Thailand, Bangkok
Meet the mother of open air food and street-market themed markets! Chang Chui is probably the most hype place in Thailand now...There is more to every corner of Chang Chui! MORE
Makansutra Guide Singapore 2017
It has been almost twenty years since the first edition of the Makansutra Singapore food guide book was inked. And in this tenth edition, expect are over 600 street food and heritage reviews, complete with new finds and updated listings. For online purchase, click on more... MORE
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Woh Hup: Hup there with the best.
More so than ever, in whatever ways I can, I will not let such old forgotten hawker icons fade into the moonlight. By next month (June 18”) it would be their 50th year in the business. This street side Cantonese style cze cha stall began in the old Chin Chew Street, alongside their peers, Swee Kee or Ka Soh, famed for their fish head beehoon, back in the day. I...MORE
Circa 1912: Old World Ugly Delicious
The idea behind the restaurant was to hark back to an era where deliciousness was about boldness and simplicity, food for the palate and tummy, not for the eyes- nothing really fit for Instagram. So David Yip rewound back to 1912, with a culture of forgotten great flavours in the Chinese kitchens. Well, to me, that’s storytelling, which is so important in today’s food culture and business. He is also...MORE
Upper West Side, New York
This is the real New York, not Times Square nor Hell’s Kitchen. This is where great minds, some bordering on madness and genius, reside, work, get inspired and gave the world one of the greatest culture- creativity, freedom of mind and diversity. It’s the inspiration behind those great nothing moments in Sienfeld and where you tell Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan “You’ve Got Mail”. It is also where the great...MORE
Have you tried Pupusas?
It was touted as one of the most diverse street food festival “on earth”. With 102 pop up food stalls coming from US based vendors hawking comfort street fare from Indonesia, Malaysia, Ethiopia, Philippines, China, India, Portugal, El Salvador, Trinidad Tobago, Italy, Spain…among many others. The World’s Fare was a revival of the famed namesake festival held in the 60s and organiser Josh Schneps decided to fixate just on food...MORE
Top Best Chinese Cuisine: A Vanishing Cze Cha Master
I feel I am rehearsing a eulogy for this breed of street food chefs and professionals, with this article. Not any I know, are coming up with such stalls, like those 30 to fifty dish chap chye or scissor cut curry rice stalls, let along this mind blowing menu cze hawker stall. Perhaps a new chicken rice, fish ball noodle, prawn mee or nasi lemak hawker surfaces now and then,...MORE
25 Seeds: Multiple Flavours
He was part of the opening team behind Jaan restaurant atop the then Westin Stamford Hotel, way back in 2003 and is an alumni of the Culinary Institute of America. Four years later, Chef Sau Del Rosario headed back home to the Philippines and carved his own career on TV and opened his own string of restaurants. There is a movement now in Manila where top chefs like Sau seeks...MORE
The Four Colours of Chendol
Some say this dessert hails from Indonesia and when I once spoke to the famous “Cendol” (pronounced chendoi) stall from Penang, they said it’s from the Indians. They were they original hawkers that sold on their island. The Peranakans may have made them famous but it’s surely not their creation. So, will the real facts please surface. This dessert - pandan mung bean flour jelly over crushed or shaved ice...MORE
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