Benjamin Yong Explores Singapore's Booming Culinary Scene


April 27, 2018 | BY Tien Chew

The chief eating officer of The BIG Group travels to The Lion City to embark on an adventure to uncover what Singapore has to offer foodies around the world.

Episode 4 of Where Foodies Meet

Benjamin Yong, known for his influence and contributions to Malaysia's culinary scene, recently travelled to Singapore to take part in a four-part web video series called 'Where Foodies Meet'.

In it, the enigmatic Yong goes on a culinary adventure to uncover what The Lion City's thriving food scene has to offer travellers.

Joining him in his escapade is famous cook Violet Oon, who helps to introduce her local favourites and eventually prepares a feast to be enjoyed alongside other well-known foodies.

Over the course of his trip to Singapore, Yong meets up with Douglas Ng from The Fishball Story, Chef Willin Low of Wild Rocket, Ryan Huber of Huber's Butchery and David Pynt, owner and head chef of Burnt Ends.

Throughout his visit to the wet markets and through the myriad of flavours he samples, Yong is inspired to cook up a new collaborative dish with Oon, creating Haebee pasta, a dish that celebrates Yong's love of Western cuisine and Oon's love of Peranakan cooking.

“Singapore is ever-evolving. The most exciting aspect for me is the fact that I’m always able to find something new, discover new flavours, new taste profiles, meet new people and new talents and these are the things that will keep drawing me back here - the ability to keep discovering," says Yong.

For the full list of episodes of Where Foodies Meet, visit Malaysia's Visit Singapore Facebook Page.

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