Have a free latte and meet ST's food writers Tan Hsueh Yun and Wong Ah Yoke

The Straits Times has launched a new website dedicated to all-things food. Make www.straitstimesfood.com your go to for where to eat, what to eat and what to cook. It features recipes, videos, the latest food trends and food reviews.ST VIDEO
ST food experts Wong Ah Yoke (left) and Tan Hsueh Yun will give out green tea lattes from Starbucks at Wheelock Place on Monday, the first of five days of foodie giveaways to promote straitstimesfood.com, ST's new food website.
ST food experts Wong Ah Yoke (left) and Tan Hsueh Yun will give out green tea lattes from Starbucks at Wheelock Place on Monday, the first of five days of foodie giveaways to promote straitstimesfood.com, ST's new food website.PHOTO: ST FILE
ST food experts Wong Ah Yoke (left) and Tan Hsueh Yun will give out green tea lattes from Starbucks at Wheelock Place on Monday, the first of five days of foodie giveaways to promote straitstimesfood.com, ST's new food website.
ST food experts Wong Ah Yoke and Tan Hsueh Yun will give out green tea lattes from Starbucks at Wheelock Place on Monday, the first of five days of foodie giveaways to promote straitstimesfood.com, ST's new food website.

Free drinks kick off giveaways for new ST Food website, which has food trends, recipes and more

If you happen to be at Wheelock Place Basement 1 on Monday morning, stop for a free cup of green tea latte, brought to you by The Straits Times and Starbucks.

You will also get a chance to meet ST's star food writers - Life editor Tan Hsueh Yun and deputy Life editor and food critic Wong Ah Yoke. They will be there to help distribute 100 cups of Starbucks Teavana Red Ribbon Green Tea Latte from 8am.

The drinks are just the first of five days of foodie giveaways to promote ST's new food website, www.straitstimesfood.com

Delicious daily treats will be given to those who like @StraitsTimesFood on Facebook, courtesy of ST's partners - Starbucks, Ice Lab, Panasonic, The Golden Duck and Somersby.

Ms Tan said: "I am looking forward to meeting readers bright and early on Monday morning. The response to the new food website has been so encouraging, and the engagement on our Facebook page has been very lively. Long may that continue."

The promotions for the new microsite also include contests where readers can win staycations at M Social Singapore and The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, as well as dinner for two at Shisen Hanten, a two Michelin-starred restaurant at Mandarin Orchard hotel.

 
 

The new website, known as ST Food, features everything from videos and recipes to the scoop on the latest restaurants and food trends. Navigating the site is a breeze, with a search tool. Readers who go to the site also have direct access to ST food writers' social media feeds.

Aside from lattes from Starbucks, readers can look forward to salted egg yolk snacks from home-grown company The Golden Duck, Somersby apple cider, Korean shaved ice or bingsu from Ice Lab and Panasonic's Veggie Life salads.

The Golden Duck, for example, will be giving out 500 packets of its popular salted egg yolk chips and fish skin at Raffles City Shopping Centre next Thursday. On the brand's tie-up with ST Food, its brand manager Jonathan Shen said: "There is no better platform to work with than The Straits Times for the strength of their food stories and the reach that they have."

On M Social Singapore's staycation giveaway, Ms Jeane Lim, vice-president of global sales at Millennium Hotels and Resorts (Asia), said: "The food section in The Straits Times has long been held in high regard in the foodie community and, similarly, we believe ST Food will be able to engage a wide spectrum of this community as well.

"We are glad to partner with this new food portal to bring readers new and exciting content."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 25, 2016, with the headline 'Have a free latte and meet ST's star food writers'. Print Edition | Subscribe