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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…

Turmeric: The Little Spice that Could

If there is one quintessential Southeast Asian spice, a flavour that divides East and West and sets the beef and potatoes of Germany and Britain from the exotic aromas of Malaysia and India, it would be turmeric… aka the Golden Spice. Pungent and powerful with mysterious health benefits, the root of the turmeric plant is…

Singapore Chocolatier Pushes Taste Boundaries

Dried shrimp and fish flakes are probably the last things that you’d expect to find in your chocolate. But Fossa Chocolate, a craft chocolatier based in Singapore, is all about pushing the boundaries of taste, conjuring new varieties every one to two months that surprise even the most passionate chocolate lovers. Their shrimp and bonito dark…

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…

Asmara: Beverages that Marry Science and Tradition

Ramesh Krish Kumar is a modern-day apothecarist. In his previous job as manager of research and development at Pure Rich Biogems, a health food company based in Singapore, he would study the benefits of herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurvedic medicine, both ancient practices passed down through multiple generations. With his knowledge…