Young Singapore chefs serve up hope for street food’s future



a group of people eating food at a restaurant: Singapore is full of open-air food courts offering a wide variety of cuisines influenced by the nation's ethnic Chinese, Indian and Muslim populations


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Singapore is full of open-air food courts offering a wide variety of cuisines influenced by the nation’s ethnic Chinese, Indian and Muslim populations

After the pandemic torpedoed his chance to work at a Michelin-starred New York restaurant, Lim Wei Keat returned to his roots by becoming a Singapore street-food chef cooking local fare. 

The 25-year-old is among a growing number of young street-food vendors — known as “hawkers” locally — fuelling hopes that a new generation will preserve the city-state’s culinary traditions.

Singapore is full of open-air food courts offering a wide variety of cuisines influenced by the Southeast Asian nation’s ethnic Chinese, Indian and Muslim populations.

Even after the city-state ballooned into an affluent financial hub, the hawker tradition lived on, and remains a central part of everyday life for many.

The United Nations recognised this tradition as “intangible cultural heritage” in December, describing the centres

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TikTok testing recipe-saving feature for food videos with Whisk

TikTok is making it easier for users to save and share food content. 

The video-sharing social media platform is launching a test that will allow users to link to recipes they found on the Whisk app, Tech Crunch reported. 

TikTok is making it easier for users to find and save recipes. (iStock). 

TikTok is making it easier for users to find and save recipes. (iStock). 

TikTok is piloting a new “see full recipe” button that will pop up on food videos, motivating viewers to not just drool over the food they see in a video, but potentially get cooking themselves, or save the recipe, according to Tech Crunch. 

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Users can tap the “see full recipe button” to be directed to Whisk, an app that allows users save and share recipes they find online, shop the ingredients list, or look at recipe photos. Food fans will also be able to pin their favorite recipes, like a Pinterest board. 

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Take a peek at Michelle Obama’s food adventures in trailer for her kids’ show

Michelle Obama is giving people a look at her upcoming children’s show about food and cooking.

The trailer for her Netflix series, “Waffles + Mochi,” is out now and teases all that’s in store once the show begins streaming March 16.

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Michelle Obama, Waffles + Mochi (Adam Rose / Netflix)

Michelle Obama, Waffles + Mochi (Adam Rose / Netflix)

“If you want to be great chefs, you have to learn about all kinds of different foods,” the former first lady says as the trailer starts.

The series follows the title characters, puppets Waffles (who’s part yeti and part frozen waffle) and Mochi (a strawbery ice cream treat who speaks his own language), as they traverse the globe learning about food.

“Hello, Waffles and Mochi. Are you ready for an amazing adventure?” Obama asks the duo after meeting them.

Michelle Obama, Waffles + Mochi (Adam Rose / Netflix)

Michelle Obama, Waffles
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