Cross-cultural cuisine sounds like a fancy concept from upscale restaurants, but it exists in humble hawker settings too — take Chop Chop Biryani’s winning combo of spiced Indian basmati rice and Chinese roasted pork belly, for instance.
In a multi-racial city where the love of food unites all, can taste speak louder than who is in the kitchen? We speak to three different hawkers to find out what led them down the path to embrace a different culture’s food.
Often unappreciated, security guards have seen their roles changed during this Covid-19 pandemic, as they were enlisted to implement safe-distancing and contact tracing measures. As frontliners, they have had to juggle with the teething issues from new technologies such as SafeEntry and TraceTogethe
Nothing unites us like our national hobby of eating, but the story of kueh is as diverse as it is delicious. With a little help from four chefs, each of them specialising in a different type of kueh, we learn about the love, effort, and history in every mouthful of this beloved snack.
Family time is often sacrificed when we’re in pursuit of our careers. For Peter Chua, working in F&B and eventually starting his own bar have led to family quarrels, and even missing a funeral. When the pandemic hit, he was finally forced to slow down. Through meals with his family, he be
“Find a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Few of us are lucky enough to experience this, but for John, this is his daily reality as a boatman ferrying people to and from Pulau Ubin. And it all starts with a simple packet of mee goreng for breakfast.
Caifan might not be our national dish, but it is certainly the one that feeds the most number of Singaporeans daily. But what if local favourites like sweet and sour fish are taken off the menu forever due to supply shortages overseas? In this explainer video, we learn about the import
What’s the first place you think of when you’re hungry, tired, and looking to redeem a long day at work? In the pilot episode of our new food series, “Off Duty Food Haunts”, we meet Jackie, a doctor on the frontlines battling COVID-19. We follow her to Balestier Market for “the be
Kids from low-income backgrounds don’t compete on an equal footing with those who come from privilege – this is an uncomfortable truth that is not discussed enough. Stephanie believes that one step to correcting social inequality starts with literacy, and she has made it her personal mission
Singapore, Unfiltered With rising COVID-19 infections in September, the sentiment on the ground is divided: some Singaporeans have been confused by the government’s mixed signals, while others think we should cut them some slack. But the question remains: are we ready to embrace Covid-19 as endemic? Can Singaporeans r
Warm meals and warmer greetings are what individuals receive at Krsna’s Free Meals, a soup kitchen in the heart of Little India. For over 1 and a half years, Dutch volunteer Sabine has been spending her Friday mornings at Krsna’s, where she takes pride in serving food from the heart to our
What if we were to tell you that the local landmarks etched in our hearts such as Gardens By the Bay, Sembawang hot springs, and even Haji Lane are at risk of being completely submerged by seawater forever? It might sound impossible, but as things stand, this could very well be our reality in 50 yea
Singapore, Unfiltered When sex work gets driven out of Geylang, where will it go? With an impending rezoning and the rise of online platforms for dating and sex work, the demand for brothels on the ground have dropped to an all-time low. Amidst their disrupted livelihoods and loss of their second home, the sex workers
Singapore, Unfiltered 2021 has been riddled with incidents of racism, from the Ngee Ann Poly lecturer to the 55-year-old lady who was assaulted while brisk walking. This Racial Harmony Day, we ask: While conversations about racism are advancing in the public sphere, how are we approaching them with our kids? And who i