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Quest For The Best

Japanese food fan Brian Chua, was determined to win over Tsuta’s chef and owner, Yuki Onishi, and bring the only Michelin-starred ramen restaurant to Singapore. [caption id="attachment_3188" align=...

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  • Chong-ing Things Up

    When well-known Singaporean TV personality Michelle Chong was offered the chance to host Tokyo Eye 2020, a programme that aired on NHK, Japan’s national public broadcasting organisation, she knew it w...

  • Mr. Derrick Lim / A Sake Journey

    Derrick Lim doesn’t speak Japanese and has no prior background in F&B. How, then, did he convince seven of the top sake producers in Japan to export their products to Singapore?   [...

  • Mr. Frank Quek / Rice To Meet You!

    Japanese rice has a reputation for being expensive, but director of ThinkRice, Frank Quek, is hoping to change that mindset. ThinkRice is the first Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (A...

  • Mr. Lim Li Wei / For The Love of J...

    Emporium Shokuhin is the newest integrated Japanese food shopping and dining destination in Singapore. It includes a Japanese gourmet grocer, a live seafood market, a beef dry-aging facility, and eigh...

  • Ms. Gwen Lim / BAKING UP A Sake St...

    French-inspired bakery Patisserie G, shares with us her journey learning more about this Japanese rice wine. When I started Patisserie G, I knew I wanted an alcoholic aspect to the place. However...

  • Mr. John Gauntner / Seduced by Sak...

    John Gauntner is a name that needs no introduction in the sake industry. Read on to learn more about this illustrious figure. If you have a niggling question about sake or sake culture, John Gauntner...

  • Mr. Jesher Loi / A TOAST To New Fr...

    What happens when a well-loved Singaporean brand becomes the franchisor of a beloved Japanese cream puff? Jesher Loi,Director, Branding & Marketing Development, Ya Kun International Pte Ltd, tells...

  • Ms. Joan Lim / Nama NOMADS

    Thanks to Epicurean Nomads, a microbrewery import company, there is now a growing selection of unpasteurised sakes in Singapore. We speak to co-founder Joan Lim to find out more. Joan with Mr Naok...

  • Ms. Lyn Lee / Confessions Of A CHO...

    Lyn Lee, founder of Awfully Chocolate, reckons the local F&B services industry still has a long way to go before we are on par with our Japanese counterparts. It all started out with a bunch o...

  • Dr. Leslie Tay / What the Doctor O...

    Dr Leslie Tay, the man behind one of Singapore’s most prominent food blogs ieatishootipost, tells us where we should go for Singapore’s best sushi. When I returned to Singapore in 2006 after livi...

  • Ms. Lena Sim / Lessons FROM JAPAN

    Lena Sim, founder and CEO of Ministry of Food is a true survivor. Abandoned by her parents as a baby, she grew up poor but that didn’t deter her. After leaving her first job, Lena traveled to Japan wh...

  • Mr. Howard Lo / One Man and His Su...

    People often ask me where I got the idea to set up a standing sushi bar. Why a sushi bar, when I am American-Chinese? Why a standing sushi bar? In the first place, why gastronomy, when my background w...