Evelyn Chen

Evelyn Chen
Evelyn Chen

Evelyn Chen

Born, bred and educated in Singapore, Evelyn Chen is a food and travel writer / editor and one of the regional academy chairs for World's 50 Best Restaurants and Asia's 50 Best Restaurants. In between dinners and writing assignments (for the likes of Telegraph Travel, South China Morning Post and CNN Travel), the former Zagat editor blogs about food at bibikgourmand.com or leads food tours to some of her favourite hawker haunts in Singapore.

 

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Restaurant Labyrinth: Sustainability in Singapore
Sustainability is the goal for many restaurateurs, but in Singapore it has its own unique challenges and rewards. Fine Dining Lovers spoke to the chef-owner of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants award-winner 'Restaurant Labyrinth' to find out more.
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A Menu for New Mothers: A Look Inside a Postpartum Hotel
Across Asia, the tradition of postpartum care known as confinement is still quite common for women who have just given birth, and it usually includes a specially prepared healthy diet. This hotel in Singapore takes it to a whole new level.
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Hawking Tall: UNESCO Boost for Singapore Street Food
It's been a tough year for the hospitality industry all over the world, but Singapore's hawkers have something to shout about following official recognition by UNESCO. Here we explored the Lion City's hawker centres to find out the word on the street about UNESCO, and how it could change the game for Singapore's hawker stalls.
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Saving Singapore's Heritage Cuisine
The heritage dishes of Singapore are in danger of dying out, as tastes and lifestyles change among younger people. But some chefs are working hard to keep the dishes alive as an important reflection of Singaporean identity.
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Behind the Scenes at a Top Caviar House
Have you ever wondered how the very best caviar is selected for Michelin star restaurants? Here we take a behind-the-scenes look at Kaviari in Paris, where some of the world's best caviar is produced.
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Artisanal French Cheeses in Danger of Extinction
Not all Camambert is genuine Camambert, but strict hygiene regulations might be killing off the authentic and traditional artisanal French cheese from Normandy cows.
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In search of exclusivity: Shoji Natsuko's six-seats restaurant
After five years of by-invitation-only, Été is moving and opening to online reserve: meet chef Natsuko, born as a pastry chef and now experimenting a new cuisine based on seasonal Japanese ingredients
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Farm-to-table in Singapore? "Yes, we can!"
The island imports more than 90% of its food supplies, even if there are 96 registered farms. But a sustainable tasting menu is possible: discover how chef Han Li Guang from Labyrinth restaurant manages to serve it.
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Kyoto: a tasting tour with Ignatius Chan
We’ve seen our fair share of food lovers who plan trips to Japan just to eat at those hard-to-get-into restaurants.
Hong Kong dining is given a french touch
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Hong Kong dining is given a french touch
Odette, the new #1 of Asia's 50 Best restaurants list, takes eating French on trend again in Hong Kong. A selection of the best places with a French touch.
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Hong Kong City Tasting Tour with Chef Vicky Cheng
Ahead of the upcoming Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Awards, we ask chef Vicky Cheng for his pick of the best places to eat in Hong Kong.
The Ryugin Tribe: Yamamoto's alumni forge their own path
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The Ryugin Tribe: Yamamoto's alumni forge their own path
Some of Yamamoto's 'alumni' are now Michelin star chefs in their own right. We discover the cooking philosophy of Honda Seiichi, Hideaki Sato and Tomoya Kawada.