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Drinking for the Sake of it

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore General Manager Cheong Hai Poh talks about Singaporeans’ growing love for sake. As a three-decade veteran of the hospitality industry, Cheong Hai Poh’...

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  • RICE and shine

    Rice is an essential part of every meal in Japan. One company is at the forefront of growing its export to Singapore and the rest of the world. We speak to Takushi Suminaka, director and general manag...

  • A Taste For Quality

    Andrew Tjioe, president and CEO of Tung Lok Group, tells us why his renowned restaurant chain prefers to use premium Japanese produce in its exquisite Chinese dishes Andrew Tjioe, president and CEO...

  • Sweet Like Nectar

    Japanese strawberries are renowned for their extraordinary sweetness, but did you know that not all strawberries are grown in Japan? Chitose strawberries are cultivated in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia,...

  • The Miracle Of Napa Valley

    Capcom CEO, Mr. Kenzo Tsujimoto, ventures into the winery business in Napa Valley with a firm stamp of Japanese excellence. “With the great success of Capcom’s games, I was concerned that the c...

  • 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=...

  • 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...