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. In between dinners and writing assignments (for the likes of New York Times and CNN Travel), the former Zagat editor blogs about food at bibikgourmand.com

Latest from Evelyn Chen

Singapore craft gin? How the Lion City is giving classic spirits a local flavour, courtesy of hip home-grown brands like Brass Lion, SoulSister and Compendium

Could Singapore be the next global hotspot for home-grown craft spirits? Hip brands like Brass Lion, SoulSister and Compendium are putting the city on the map fast

Could Singapore be the next global hotspot for home-grown craft spirits? Hip brands like Brass Lion, SoulSister and Compendium are putting the city on the map fast

29 Jul 2021 - 6:51PM
How Singapore’s restaurants are weathering the Covid-19 storm, some better than others

Singapore’s fine-dining restaurants have mostly survived the pandemic, but more casual outlets have struggled. With a fresh set of dining restrictions having kicked in, chefs and owners talk about how they are coping.

Singapore’s fine-dining restaurants have mostly survived the pandemic, but more casual outlets have struggled. With a fresh set of dining restrictions having kicked in, chefs and owners talk about how they are coping.

11 Jun 2021 - 12:52PM
Are K-pop and K-dramas spurring the popularity of native ingredients? Japanese produce is common in fine dining restaurants – but Korea’s offerings are just as good, say Michelin-starred chefs

High quality produce from South Korea’s seas and farms has been overlooked internationally, but the hallyu wave is helping chefs introduce its food to a wider audience

High quality produce from South Korea’s seas and farms has been overlooked internationally, but the hallyu wave is helping chefs introduce its food to a wider audience

5 Jun 2021 - 9:12AM
Is Singapore the next big dining destination? A new crop of chefs are working at Michelin-starred restaurants like Noma and Ultraviolet, then opening their own establishments back home

Ethnic Singaporean food might be gaining a stronger presence on the international stage, thanks to these chefs honing their talent at Michelin-starred restaurants across the globe

Ethnic Singaporean food might be gaining a stronger presence on the international stage, thanks to these chefs honing their talent at Michelin-starred restaurants across the globe

17 Mar 2021 - 10:09AM
Why private dining in Singapore is like ‘eating at a friend’s home’

Guests can savour anything from Peranakan to artisanal Italian pastas and pizzas, homespun Cantonese dishes, hearty European classics and modern American fare

Guests can savour anything from Peranakan to artisanal Italian pastas and pizzas, homespun Cantonese dishes, hearty European classics and modern American fare

26 Nov 2019 - 12:13PM
What makes Kobe beef Japan’s top Wagyu – and why is it so expensive?

In Japan, beautifully mottled Kobe beef retails for an eye-watering US$321 to US$395 a kilogram for the rib-eye cut

In Japan, beautifully mottled Kobe beef retails for an eye-watering US$321 to US$395 a kilogram for the rib-eye cut

20 Nov 2019 - 4:42PM
Do young chefs have more culinary skill? Singapore restaurants take a chance on under-30 masters

Banking on bright new culinary talents, several Singaporean restaurants find their businesses increase when a young chef takes the helm

Banking on bright new culinary talents, several Singaporean restaurants find their businesses increase when a young chef takes the helm

10 Oct 2019 - 5:32PM
What you need to know before chef Julien Royer opens Louise in Hong Kong

Royer’s Singapore eatery Odette, which serves Asian-inflected modern French cuisine, clinched top spot at the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 awards

Royer’s Singapore eatery Odette, which serves Asian-inflected modern French cuisine, clinched top spot at the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 awards

31 May 2019 - 1:05PM
5 best restaurants for vegans in Ubud – the heart of Bali

Many of the Indonesian town’s fine dining eateries, including Aperitif, Room4Dessert and Nusantara, are happy to create a great tasting menu for lovers of plant-based food

Many of the Indonesian town’s fine dining eateries, including Aperitif, Room4Dessert and Nusantara, are happy to create a great tasting menu for lovers of plant-based food

20 May 2019 - 3:00PM
Why is Julien Royer, chef-owner of Singapore’s Odette, hot for Air France?

The two-Michelin-star French chef’s fare is available in Air France’s La Première and business class between Singapore and Paris

The two-Michelin-star French chef’s fare is available in Air France’s La Première and business class between Singapore and Paris

11 Apr 2019 - 10:36AM
Why Russian chefs are leading a different kind of revolution

Guests can savour seafood from the Far East, lamb from Kabardino-Balkaria, St Petersburg smelt, honey agarics and mushrooms from the Urals, as well as red deer meat from Altai

Guests can savour seafood from the Far East, lamb from Kabardino-Balkaria, St Petersburg smelt, honey agarics and mushrooms from the Urals, as well as red deer meat from Altai

28 Dec 2018 - 12:02PM
Eat like a local in Moscow: 5 dishes that Russians love

FTry swan liver and a dried sturgeon’s spinal cord

FTry swan liver and a dried sturgeon’s spinal cord

27 Dec 2018 - 12:06PM
Truffle tussle: how Australia is taking on France's prized delicacy

Think your Michelin-starred chef is only using truffles from France? Think again

Think your Michelin-starred chef is only using truffles from France? Think again

22 Oct 2018 - 10:52AM
Why KLM, Singapore Airlines and Emirates are all flying green

The three airlines have renewed their fleets and come up with eco-friendly measures to reduce waste and carbon emissions

The three airlines have renewed their fleets and come up with eco-friendly measures to reduce waste and carbon emissions

20 Oct 2018 - 10:01AM
Foraging, birch wood fires and biodynamic meals: Swedish chefs take green eating to the next level

In the land of smorgasbord, organic and biodynamic are the watchwords as sustainable dining grows in popularity and restaurants source ingredients that are locally produced, or which they even grow themselves

In the land of smorgasbord, organic and biodynamic are the watchwords as sustainable dining grows in popularity and restaurants source ingredients that are locally produced, or which they even grow themselves

29 Sep 2018 - 4:02PM
How top chefs in Stockholm are taking sustainability to the next level

Chefs in Europe’s most ecological city – working at top restaurants like Frantzén, Agrikultur, Ekstedt, Volt and Oaxen Slip/Krog – are using sustainable ingredients and leftovers to create delicious dishes

Chefs in Europe’s most ecological city – working at top restaurants like Frantzén, Agrikultur, Ekstedt, Volt and Oaxen Slip/Krog – are using sustainable ingredients and leftovers to create delicious dishes

22 Sep 2018 - 1:00PM
How Chef Mauro Colagreco is reinventing French cuisine

Argentinian-born chef’s restaurant in France named the best in the whole country

Argentinian-born chef’s restaurant in France named the best in the whole country

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29 Aug 2017 - 5:17PM
Roca brothers work together to make El Celler in Spain an award-winning restaurant

Brothers with the same vision and ideas help make El Celler the 'best restaurant in the world'.

Brothers with the same vision and ideas help make El Celler the 'best restaurant in the world'.

30 Oct 2017 - 2:58PM
Refined Asian cuisines are gaining popularity around the world

Inspiration from Asian chefs is catching on in the international gastronomic scene

Inspiration from Asian chefs is catching on in the international gastronomic scene

8 Sep 2016 - 4:18PM