4 new food concepts, from new-age hawkers to co-cooking spaces

Competition in the food and beverage scene remains unabated and business owners are thinking outside the box to develop the food scene of the future.

Beppe de Vito goes from floor-sweeper to top restaurateur

"Excuse me," calls a voice from a corner table at Aura Sky Lounge, the roof-top dining space of upscale Italian restaurant Aura at the National Gallery Singapore.

Did you know Singapore has its own chocolate maker?

Few may know that Singapore has had a chocolate manufacturer called Aalst since 2003, or that the country also produces detergent.

Homegrown snack companies give nuts, chips and cookies a local spin

The passion for all things Singaporean has sparked a new trend in the snacks industry, with items such as a coconut curry lime-infused nut mix and sesame and onion- flavoured shortbread cookies...

Zen Fut Sai Kai, said to be Singapore's oldest vegetarian restaurant, closes after 64 years

SINGAPORE - A vegetarian restaurant along Kitchener Road that first opened in 1953 has closed down after 64 years.

Rojak uncle's final journey takes him past his popular stall, as he wished

Even on his final journey, rojak master Lim Ngak Chew, 71, found a way to be near his popular Balestier Road Hoover Rojak stall at Whampoa Makan Place.

Hawaii vacation leads to business idea

Most people return from a vacation on the balmy island of Hawaii with a sun-kissed tan and Hawaiian print shirts. But Mr John Chen came home with a business idea - to sell poke (pronounced poke-ay...

Yuan Cha owner goes from telecoms to bubble tea

For 15 years, Mr Goh Chee Cheng's life revolved around setting up telecommunications infrastructure for devices such as pagers and mobile phones as well as Internet networks.

End nears for old-school coffee shop Hup Lee

Hup Lee, one of the last few old-school coffee shops in Singapore, will close on Aug 22.

Australian businessman opens Thai durian stall

"Have you ever seen a 'gwai lo' selling durians?" asks Mr Phillip George Laskaris, using the Cantonese slang for Westerner.