• Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Why the Hemingway Daiquiri Is a Timeless Summer Classic

    Sick of your usual call drink? Try something new. In this series, we're asking the city's bartenders to name their current drinks of choice. Check out our Good Call archives for another round. Today's call comes by way of Nico Szymanski of THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen (212 East 42nd Street; 212-405-4399)

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    El Colmado Sous Chef Dina Fan Applies Japanese Lessons to Spanish Cooking

    El Colmado's like oh shit there's 80 oysters on the board. I guess I better start shucking.

  • Film

    October 23, 2013
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    December 4, 2012

    Caviar Vending Machines Exist in Beverly Hills

    Before putting in your $1.75 for the jumbo bag of Buggles, consider that hungry West Coasters may be snacking on vending machine caviar when 4:00pm hunger attacks. Beverly Hills Caviar is now doling out the "$500-an-ounce" luxury food in certain Southern California malls for those with champagne wis ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 29, 2012

    Masak: Asian Rustic

    They're slinging Singapore food in the East Village

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    KFC Launches Star Shrimp Nuggets In Singapore

    A Singaporean food blog has reported that KFC has launched these star-shaped shrimp nuggets. They're going for 3.95 Singapore Dollars, or around $3.15 UDS.

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    The Future of Food Trucks

    What if these establishments were moved into a food court -- with art and seating? I'm aware of all the arguments in favor of food trucks: 1. They allow entrepreneurs to start restaurant businesses with far less cash than a storefront requires. 2. They cost virtually nothing, rent-wise (though o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Year of the Takeout Day 209: Village 38

    Steam Table Sampler from Village 38 (575 Eighth Avenue, 212-244-7800)

  • Dining

    May 2, 2012

    Genting Palace: We Wager You'll Like It

    Now you can play the ponies and eat dim sum at the same place—Aqueduct

  • Voice Choices

    April 11, 2012


    Pick up works of art for cheap

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Year of the Takeout Day 94: Zen Palate

    Singapore Style Curried Rice Noodles from Zen Palate (115 East 18th Street, 212-387-8885)

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Singapura Coming Soon to 106 Lexington Avenue

    A stroll by 106 Lexington Avenue reveals that a restaurant called Singapura will open in the immediate future. Although still completely papered up, a sign notes that the restaurant will specialize in both Malaysian and Thai cuisine, and will also offer Hakka Chinese food. Although that sounds lik ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 28, 2011
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    March 23, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Brooklyn Dog Food Makers Eat It; Roseanne Barr Goes Nuts

    ​Two Brooklyn women who make Evermore Pet Food plan to eat their dog food daily for a month beginning March 1 to prove how good it is. [CBS News] The struggling A&P supermarket chain is being forced to close another 32 stores in six states as part of its turnaround strategy, including 17 in N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Will the Food Movement Replace the Green Movement?; And Just What Is in Our Fast Food?

    ​The environmental movement might be dying, but the food movement could help change the way Americans eat and farm to be much greener. [Time] Singapore is launching a food truck called Singapore Take Out that will travel the world, making its only North American stop in New York. [Wall Street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Scenes from the Hurricane Club, New 'Polynesian' in Flatiron

    ​The Hurricane Club is an odd duck--meant to be a fun revival of old-school, faux Polynesian food and drink, it ends up seeming more all-inclusive-beach-resort than anything else. The cocktails make some tiki references, but are mainly too sweet and weak to make an impression, the food is serv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Singapore Airlines Launches a Cookbook; White Castle Debuts Garlic Cheese Sliders

    ​In this era of gross or no airplane food, Singapore airlines has launched a cookbook. Above & Beyond, A Collection of Recipes from the Singapore Airlines Culinary Panel features recipes from such chefs as Gordon Ramsay and Alfred Portale. [FOXNews] Jennifer Rubell is a conceptual food artist ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 4, 2010


    How many Fringe shows can you see?

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Tabla's Floyd Cardoz on Misconceptions About Indian Food, and the State of Indian Restaurants in America

    ​Earlier today, we brought you an interview with Tabla's executive chef Floyd Cardoz on Goan food and the trials of starting out as a young chef in Bombay. Here, in the second part of the interview, Cardoz talks about why there aren't more fine-dining Indian restaurants, misconceptions about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Five Best Pieces of Food Art on Etsy

    Etsy might be a little precious, but it's also a trove of affordable, unusual gift ideas, some of them food-related. Before you know it, you've bought a pair of mushroom earrings from a woman in Singapore, and felt sushi from a crafty girl in Chicago. Click through to see our five favorite food gift ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    In Praise of Malaysian Jerky, A.K.A. Meat Candy

    Left to right: Spicy pork, spicy chicken, spicy sliced beef, sliced pork​ Malaysian-style jerky is entirely different from the desiccated, chewy meat product most of us are acquainted with. It is incredibly, overwhelmingly delicious, a bomb of sweet, savory, and spicy flavors, charred on the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Let Us Now Praise Stinky Foods: Durian

    ​A durian on a woman's lap in the Singapore bus is a time bomb waiting to go off. Fellow passengers look upon the rider with both envy and fear. If the bus jolts and the thing flies into the air, it might land with an impact that could rupture the armor, and send waves of vomitous stink coursi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Red Apple: New Fujianese in Sunset Park Fries Excellent Oyster Cakes

    ​ A new Fujianese spot, Red Apple Fast Food, has popped up on Eighth Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and today the place was packed with diners lunching on noodle soups and fish-and-rice combos from the steam table. But on a self-service table in the center of the room sat the most exciting o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Faulty Buggy PANIC Goes Global; Park Slope Hardest Hit

    -- Gawker, Monday. -- New York Times, today. Maybe Park Slope parents worrying about "their vulnerable young children, Daffodil and Ainsley" riding MacLaren's death machines are funny if you're a childless click-slave, but the Times finds Slope breeders taking it very seriously indeed. "This ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 10, 2009

    Dodge the Sake Bombs at Laut

    A fine Malaysian joint hides near Union Square

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Beer Happy at Bia Garden

    The view from inside Bia's walk-through beer fridge.​On a recent visit to the freshly opened Bia Garden on the Lower East Side, Fork in the Road was told by the hostess that the delivery menu neatly printed on a blackboard overheard was, in fact, "totally fake... we don't have delivery yet." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Rasa Malaysia Launches Nyonya Food Site

    Fork in the Road is a long-time admirer of Rasa Malaysia, a Malaysian recipe website with gorgeous photography. The editor has just launched a new site, dedicated to Nyonya food, the cuisine that was created by Chinese settlers in Malaysia and Singapore. (Find a more detailed description of Nyonya c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Nude Singapore Couple Evade Execution, Pay Fine

    Back in February we told you about a couple who strolled nude through a nightlife district in Singapore, when they fine you for everything and pornography is just a wistful rumor. AsiaOne tells us today that these free spirits were not, as we had feared, executed, but merely fined $2,000 apiece. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Couple Nude in Singapore, Face Three Months in Jail

    Yes, it's a crappy cell phone picture, but what you must realize is this pair of naked strollers, who apparently stripped off as a lark, were photographed on a street in Singapore, where you can be arrested for spitting on the sidewalk and for twelve years could not buy gum. And of course these two ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 5, 2008

    Double Crown: Culinary Empire Building

    Eating fluke while Rome burns

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    KF Seetoh on Singaporean Street Food

    Talking to the author of the famous "die, die must-try" guidebook. Plus, what he's excited to eat in New York.

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    The Traveling Omnivore's 20

    So much to eat... Serious Eats' Adam Kuban came across this list called The Omnivore's 100—a quirky run-down of foods that every omnivore should try at least once—everything from bagels and lox to whole bugs and Hostess fruit pies. Very Good Taste, the UK-based blog that came up with the idea, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    4 Questions: James Oseland Dreams of Montana

    And he'd rather be his cat, Pete.

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008
  • Dining

    July 29, 2008

    Egg-Salad Sushi at Sakae Sushi

    New chain meddles with our expectations for Japanese cuisine

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Our Man Sietsema Travels to Redang Island

    This week, Our Man discovers a Malaysian restaurant called Redang Island in Bath Beach, Brooklyn, and in the process of reviewing it tells us almost everything we could ever want to know about the real Redang Island, including that it's one of the only places in Malaysia to get a drink. No better ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    No "Sex" for You: The Sex and the City Premiere Freeze-out

    Sex and the City had its New York premiere last night, and more than a thousand fans were turned away because Radio City Music Hall was filled to capacity. The Daily News referred to the overbooking as "THEIR 'SEX'LESS NIGHT," while the Post simply mentioned the locked-out fans in its coverage of th ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    February 19, 2008

    Chowhound Dave Cook's Last Road to Singapore

    For his last meal, this man dreams of food courts of the Far East

  • Film

    January 29, 2008
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    June 27, 2006
  • Blogs

    May 5, 2005

    Whodunit: The British Consulate Bomb

    The explosion of two novelty grenades outside the British Consulate this morning has all of New York wondering: Why would anyone bomb the British? I mean, they're so nice, Coldplay rocks, and "The Office" is really funny! But, dear Watson, it turns out we have more suspects than the British road n ... More >>

  • Film

    April 5, 2005


    Aimless Singaporean rebels in directionless youth flick

  • News

    March 8, 2005

    Rice Needs Fluffing

    Her sticky issue: Is she or is she not running for president in 2008?

  • News

    March 8, 2005
  • News

    June 1, 2004
  • Film

    June 1, 2004

    Das Bootlegs

    Hunting down verboten DVDs and videos on the Internet

  • Music

    March 9, 2004

    Edges of the Groove

    Arguments against education, reclaimed punk rants, electropop with staying power

  • Dining

    March 5, 2002
  • Columns

    October 12, 1999
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