Martha Stewart's durian mix-up

Chef Yong Bing Ngen, 53, owner of Majestic Restaurant entered the industry at age 16. He rose through the ranks and headed top Chinese restaurants here before setting out on his own, together with hotelier-restaurateur Loh Lik Peng, 12 years ago.
Chinese speciality tea chain TaiGai from Shenzhen has opened a store at Nex mall.
Chinese speciality tea chain TaiGai from Shenzhen has opened a store at Nex mall.PHOTO: TAIGAI

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Famed American television personality and domestic goddess Martha Stewart's eponymous lifestyle website made a blunder last week when it mistook durian for jackfruit.

An article, titled Here's Exactly How To Use Jackfruit, used an image of durian instead of jackfruit, resulting in flak from netizens.

Read more about the durian-jackfruit hullabaloo:


Popular Chinese speciality tea chain TaiGai opened its first overseas store at Nex mall in Serangoon Central earlier this month.

The chain from Shenzhen plans to launch another seven stores in Singapore by the end of next year.

TaiGai opens here:


The second episode of new food series A Day In The Kitchen, featuring chef-owner Yong Bing Ngen of Chinese restaurant Majestic at Marina One, was released last Thursday.

Watch a video about what running a high-end Chinese restaurant entails:

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 16, 2018, with the headline 'Martha Stewart's durian mix-up'. Print Edition | Subscribe