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The Peace Burger
"All that we are saying is give peace a chance" - John Lennon

Meanwhile, give peace burger a try...Available at Makansutra Gluttons Bay
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Makansutra Guide Singapore 2017
It has been almost twenty years since the first edition of the Makansutra Singapore food guide book was inked. And in this tenth edition, expect are over 600 street food and heritage reviews, complete with new finds and updated listings. For online purchase, click on more... MORE
 
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Tribute to Anthony Bourdain
He always lit up when we spoke about the extra-ordinariness of normal folks- their struggles, culture, joys and humble successes. I have known him for 17 years and met up both on and off the screen on his, and my TV show. I can unreservedly tell you he is a champion of things authentic, the unheralded and the disadvantaged.  Which was why, when I first told him I wanted to...MORE
Sticking to Ramadan Traditions
I don’t understand why the Ramadan market season each year, grows to be more like some fancy pop-up market like I see in Europe and New York. Someone definitely overpaid for the rights to operate that sidewalk market space in Geylang Serai ( reportedly $2.2 million) which means a desperate hunt to fill out the hundreds of stall spaces costing anywhere between $10,000 to $20,000 each, which saw a slew...MORE
Penang: Not just about Char Koay Teow
Penang is not just about the usual Char Koay Teow, Kueh Kak, Nasi Kandar, Assam Laksa, Cendul etc.. There’s a range of local cze char and restaurants that many residents flock to and only smart travellers join in on. These places have over 100 years of history between them and there’s nothing fancy about them. They are just sincere and consistent with their food and let it do the talking....MORE
A Warteg in Singapore
In my makan field trips to Indonesia, I noted that one of the more popular eating establishments is the Warteg- a local stye kopitiam, chap chye, cze cha stall, all rolled in one. The name is a combination of warung (small shop) and Tegal (a town in Java) - a “nasi padang plus” little food shop.  I had not seen this anywhere else outside of their country. Folks flock there...MORE
Woh Hup: Hup there with the best.
More so than ever, in whatever ways I can, I will not let such old forgotten hawker icons fade into the moonlight. By next month (June 18”) it would be their 50th year in the business. This street side Cantonese style cze cha stall began in the old Chin Chew Street, alongside their peers, Swee Kee or Ka Soh, famed for their fish head beehoon, back in the day. I...MORE
Circa 1912: Old World Ugly Delicious
The idea behind the restaurant was to hark back to an era where deliciousness was about boldness and simplicity, food for the palate and tummy, not for the eyes- nothing really fit for Instagram. So David Yip rewound back to 1912, with a culture of forgotten great flavours in the Chinese kitchens. Well, to me, that’s storytelling, which is so important in today’s food culture and business. He is also...MORE
Upper West Side, New York
This is the real New York, not Times Square nor Hell’s Kitchen. This is where great minds, some bordering on madness and genius, reside, work, get inspired and gave the world one of the greatest culture- creativity, freedom of mind and diversity. It’s the inspiration behind those great nothing moments in Sienfeld and where you tell Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan “You’ve Got Mail”. It is also where the great...MORE
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