Beat the heat with watermelon soup

Chilled watermelon soup with hot pepper and lime juice.
Chilled watermelon soup with hot pepper and lime juice.PHOTO: NYTIMES

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Make your way to the Singapore Coffee Festival at Marina Bay Cruise Centre today.

Today is the last day of the festival, which features everything from food and drink to live music to workshops and a little shopping.

While you are there, stop by and say hello to Life editor Tan Hsueh Yun, who will be at the festival for the soft launch of her cookbook, Hunger Management.

The book is named after her long-running fortnightly food column in The Sunday Times. She will be at the ST Press Booth from 4pm.

Singapore Coffee Festival 2017

Where: Marina Bay Cruise Centre, 61 Marina Coastal Drive When: Today, 10am to 3.30pm, 4.30 to 10pm Admission: $22, $18 (DBS and POSB cardholders, ST subscribers) Info: Five things to do this weekend:


Make a batch of all-purpose Korean marinade for your next barbecue.

This soya sauce-based marinade from The Korea Herald includes ingredients such as mirin, dried shiitake mushrooms and dashima, or kelp. Add an apple or an Asian pear for a touch of fruity sweetness. Korean marinade recipe:

There are numerous ways to enjoy watermelon. The tropical fruit goes well with chilli and a squeeze of lime, as well as with salt. Try The New York Times' recipe for a gazpacho-style chilled watermelon soup to beat the heat. It includes cayenne pepper, red wine vinegar and herbs such as chives, basil and mint. Chilled watermelon soup recipe:

ST Food features stories from ST, its sister publications as well as regional and international publications. There are also videos and recipes.

Keep abreast of what ST's food writers and other gourmands have been eating through ST Food's social media section. Use the handy search tool located at the top of the page to navigate the site for ideas on where to eat and what to cook.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 06, 2017, with the headline 'Beat the heat with watermelon soup'. Print Edition | Subscribe