I'm an LA native and Manhattan transplant who travels all over the world exploring new cultures. I've been a multimedia journalist for more than 13 years covering everything from Wall Street to food and restaurants for top media companies, including Forbes, HGTV, Food Network, CNBC and Bloomberg....
Singapore is now home to 29 Michelin-starred restaurants, but don't expect to see much local flavor in the Michelin Guide's debut in Southeast Asia - on your plate or in charge of the kitchen. Of all the entries inducted to the prestigious culinary bible, only six eateries are led by Singaporean chefs, and only three of those serve local food.
On a recent evening in Singapore, a crowd gathered to snap photos of an unusual sight on Dhoby Ghaut Green. It might have been a celebrity, but instead, it was a different kind of star: a brown food truck nicknamed Kerby, one of two new mobile eateries that navigate the island.
I don't understand why people get so crazy about Starbucks' pumpkin spice lattes. Add pumpkin puree and some spices to regular coffee and you'll get that same taste (without the 300 or so calories)...