Julie Wong

Recent and archived articles by Julie Wong

26 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

Bite of the Big Apple

WHAT is more American than apple pie, cupcakes, hot dog and popcorn? Many would venture Coca Cola, McDonald’s, KFC, Dunkin’ Donuts, Heinz, TGI Fridays and Starbucks – household names of American food brands.

KFC, Pizza Hut, California roll and McDonald’s are some of the iconic American food that have conquered our taste buds.
9 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM

Olive oil: It's green gold

A parenting decision led Elizabeth Liew and her husband to move to the country; the accidental farmers now produce a fabulously green olive oil under Tuscan skies.

Poggiagliolmi organic extra-virgin olive oil is USDA and ICEA (Italy) certified. The label on the bottle bears the painting of Isabelle Poggiagliolmi, the daughter of the olive oil producers. - Images from Elizabeth Liew
2 Feb 2014 | 7:00 AM

Lava cake

One couple stays true to the tradition of fried nian gao.

Sweet potato and taro are cut to size.
26 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM

Super bowl season in spring

It’s the season for 'lap mei', and the preserved meat cooked with rice in a claypot is a dish to celebrate the spring festival.

Food for the soul: 'Lap mei farn' is a seasonal delicacy at Elegant Inn, served around the Chinese New Year festive period. – JULIE WONG/The Star
26 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM

Two hot pots of lap mei farn

The little tweaks and fine-tuning that a chef does make all the difference to the traditional 'lap mei farn'.

5 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM

Once upon a carrot cake

Cooking has kept two best friends buzzing, fresh-faced, and quick to break out in megawatt smiles.

Perfect partnership: Best friends for life and business, Helen Read (right) and Abby Leong with their famous carrot cake at the launch of their first cookbook.
9 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM

Street food's racy new wheels

Dina’s food truck is not only a truckload of yummies, but great community-building ideas, too.

Fired up and ready to go: Flaming Wheels, the food truck hailed as the prototype to revolutionise Malaysian street food. —  YAP CHEE HONG/The Star
12 Oct 2013 | 7:00 AM

Autumn harvests of hairy crabs in China

The Yangcheng Lake in China is world-famous for producing hairy crabs, and one Malaysian restaurant chain is bringing them to our local tables.

The most desirable part of the hairy crab is its roe.
13 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Week of Taste of cooking workshops and tastings

The Week of Taste hopes to help us all make a connection to our food.

10 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

The staff of life

In France, bakers are being encouraged to return to the traditional methods of breadmaking to enhance the quality of the loaves they produce.