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Simple Delights: From Baking Hobby to Business

When Sylvia Lee first dabbled in baking, she didn’t anticipate that her hobby will turn into a full-time business. The mother of two tried her hand at baking 15 years ago mainly because she found cakes from bakeries were getting more expensive, and she was concerned about the ingredients that went into them. “I thought…

Share Food: The One-Stop Platform for Asian Home Cooking

As those who have recently moved out of the family nest will no doubt attest, there is nothing better than a home-cooked dish lovingly made by your mother. This was precisely how Share Food co-founder Loo Pei Wen came to be missing the comforting herbal soups her mother used to make. “My mum used to…

Raising the Sorbet Bar

In 2013, Sharon Tay was exhausted. She’d been working for years in investment banking in Hong Kong and Singapore and was looking for a more meaningful way to spend her waking hours. “In banking, you can work 24 hours easily at a stretch. If I was going to work so hard, why don’t I try…

Vegan Hummus Made in Singapore

Making hummus for a living is the last thing former flight attendant Teo Liwen, founder of Holymoleydips, imagined she would do. But here she is, churning out hundreds of containers of hummus for her loyal fans, in a shared kitchen every week. It all started when the 29-year-old travelled frequently to cities in the Western…

Chocolate Concierge: Artisanal Chocolates for a Cause

Artisanal chocolatier and Chocolate Concierge founder Ong Ning-Geng may not be dressed in a purple suit and a top hat, but the enthusiasm with which he talks about chocolate bears more than a passing resemblance to a certain Willy Wonka. Ong’s romance with chocolate began with an interest in fermentation. Fascinated by the processes that…

Cooking with Kenwood and Garden to Table

For all those aspiring to cook and eat in a more healthy way, the rustic yet wholesome approach at Garden to Table’s private dining and garden cafe’s is the perfect example to follow. “We are not atas,” said founder Sce Hwai Phang, using the Malay word for high class. “But we want to make the…