Anthony Bourdain to open Singapore-style Food Market in New York

Anthony Bourdain

A food market serving Singapore-style street food in New York? This is exactly what author/TV personality star Anthony Bourdain – known for his book Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – is working on next.

He has signed a deal to open his first large-scale food market in Manhattan, which will reflect his passion for international street food.

Anthony Bourdain confirmed the project: “I am indeed working on this project—carefully assembling a dream list of chefs, operators, street food and hawker legends from around the world—in hopes of bringing them together in one New York City space. As the greatest city in the world, I’ve long felt that we should have the kind of delicious, diverse food centers that Singapore (for instance) enjoys. And, in fact, it is my hope that an important component of this project will be representatives of Straits hawker masters. My likes are pretty well known: dai pai dong in Hong Kong, Boqueria in Spain, hawker centers in Singapore, street tostadas in Ensenada. To the extent that I can help bring those things home to New York, along with a truly interesting collection of home grown innovators, I will be very, very pleased. If nothing else, I hope to soon be able to enjoy a really good Chicken Rice in NYC.”

While surprising, it is actually little wonder this is happening because Anthony Bourdain is known to be a big fan of Singapore local food. This is great news for us as more people will get to taste our popular local food. This might just pave the way for more Singapore restauranteurs and chefs to expand and venture to the United States.

New York City, watch out for Singapore street food!

Behind the scenes at Sheraton Towers

Sheraton Learning Jourmey

Traveling is part of our job at Ladyironchef, and our lodging changes from one hotel to another. Many times, we check in to luxurious rooms and suites – big beds with pressed sheets, clean and vacuumed floors, a mini bar full of drinks and snacks… and sometimes, we take for granted all that are put in place nicely for our experience.

Have you ever wondered what goes behind the scenes? How are your rooms cleaned? How does the hotel facilitate the numerous check-ins and check-outs daily? Sometimes, we would stop and talk with housekeeping staff when we bump into them along the corridors, but all that we could learn and understand from such transient conversations are but superficial information.

This month, we had the privilege to attend a tour behind the scenes of Sheraton Towers, and learned in-depth the various backend procedures and systems. And because it was such an educational and enriching tour, we would like to share some insights with you.

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Fairprice to donate S$9 for every loaf of Fairprice Bread Sold

Fairprice FoundationPhoto credit: U Care

FairPrice Foundation has pledged to donate S$9 for every loaf of FairPrice house brand bread sold at all FairPrice and Cheers stores. Through the campaign, FairPrice Foundation targets to donate up to $1.5 million to U Care Fund to help low-income union members and their families. This meaningful initiative will last until 19 August, I hope you guys will show your support and grab a loaf of bread when you go grocery shopping this week.

This post is in conjunction with ladyironchef x the union.

Orchard Health Clinic

Sponsored Treatment

Orchard Health Clinic

I have been having shoulder and neck problems for a few years, but I did not seek help as I brushed it off, thinking it was just a trivial issue. Earlier in February this year, I started going to Orchard Health Clinic to consult Dr Martin John. Dr Martin specialises in osteopathy and uses techniques such as soft tissue massage, osteopathic manipulation, joint articulation and muscle energy.

I am currently undergoing a regimed programme to treat my problems, and with his expertise, my condition is improving slowly but surely. Dedicated treatments twice a week and constant reminders from the expert on how to take care of myself, this experience has been so beneficial, and I will be documenting my journey for sharing purposes as I continue to get my condition treated.

I truly believe that Dr Martin is the person to go to if you have any neck, back or joints problems. Orchard Health Clinic is located at #07-22 Park Mall, and you can email them at [email protected] or give them a call at +65 6336 9577.

Free Design Consultation Session with PRODD

Prodd

I relaunched ladyironchef’s current website design back in October last year and I am still loving the sleek and clean look. All credits have to go to the folks at PRODD – a creative digital agency specialising in any designed-related issues from branding to implementation.

Kevin and Hong Guan are very professional and efficient, and they always understand my ideas and execute them perfectly. I can always trust them to deliver, especially since I know nuts about IT-related stuff.

They have kindly agreed to extend an offer to my readers. Contact PRODD for a free design consultation session, where they can advise you on matters relating to branding and design. Call Kevin at +65 9002 3772, or drop an e-mail to [email protected], and quote ladyironchef to claim your free consultation session.

Tulipmania at Gardens by The Bay Singapore

Tulipmania

Visiting Keukenhof – the famous tulip garden in Amsterdam – was one of those experiences that I will never forget. The best thing is now you can also witness the beautiful tulips in Singapore without flying to the Netherlands.

To celebrate 80 years in Singapore, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has partnered Gardens by The Bay to organise Tulipmania, the largest tulip-themed floral show ever to be held in Singapore. Drop by the Flower Dome from 29 April – 20 May 2013 to get a feel of the Netherlands.

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Top 10 Things to Do on Valentine’s Day

Gardens by the bay

They say if you fall in love with the right person, everyday is Valentine’s Day. True that, and while we need no excuse to be romantic, Valentine’s Day has been around forever and the day will be exceptionally sweeter with lots of love in the air.

Valentine’s Day need not be all about chocolates and diamonds. Wine & Dine is the most popular indulgence with the love of your life, but there are many other interesting ways to spend the day. Whatever it is, pick an activity that both of you enjoy, and just forget the world.

Here are 10 things to do on Valentine’s Day with your other half.

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