Here's what happened last week, handpicked for you.
4 chains from China have opened here over the last 10 months, in locations that see a large number of Chinese tourists. Do Spicy House, Riverside Grilled Fish, Shi Miao Dao Yunnan Rice Noodles and Faigo Hotpot sound familiar?
Food trend: Magic Cake
It's like any other cake, but magically separated into three distinct layers – a spongy top, a custard in the middle, and a dense base at the bottom. The recipe has been around for a while, but popularity has been picking up on social media lately. Read about it here.
Homegrown salad chain SaladStop! has 15 outlets here and 8 in the Philippines; the funding will go towards growing the company's operations in Singapore and into new markets: Indonesia, Hong Kong and Japan. Investor firms Hera Capital and DSG Consumer Partners will, in turn, take up an undisclosed minority stake in SaladStop! Article here.
Millennials (born around 1980-2000) value experiences more than possessions, and it's not surprising that they actually spend more of their income on dining that the previous generation. They also have more discerning palates and many consider themselves "foodies". Read the article to find out how to cater to millennials better.
Join us at this month's iCHEF Club masterclass and learn together, for free. Details here.