More to Andre Chiang than just cooking

Chef Andre Chiang sheds light on his decision to shut his two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Andre.
Chef Andre Chiang sheds light on his decision to shut his two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Andre.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

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VIDEO: CHEF-OWNER ANDRE CHIANG ON HIS RESTAURANT'S CLOSURE

#ICYMI, Internet-speak for "in case you missed it", Taiwan-born chef-owner Andre Chiang announced last Wednesday morning that he will close his two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Andre in Bukit Pasoh next February.

He says that there is more to him than just cooking and sheds light on his decision to shut his restaurant in a video interview with ST Food.

Watch the video: http://str.sg/chefandre

DOS AND DON'TS OF BUYING FOOD ONLINE AND FROM OVERSEAS

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has fined importers and seized instant self-heating hotpots containing meat, such as Ba Shu Hotpot, better known by its brand name, Ba Shu Lan Ren.

So, if you are thinking of buying food online or bringing food into Singapore from foreign destinations for personal consumption, here are some dos and don'ts.

Buying food online and from overseas: http://str.sg/4CnN

A RECIPE TO TRY

Cooking is not necessarily a tedious task. Try making this one-pot Caribbean shrimp curry from The Philippine Daily Inquirer, which requires minimal hands-on time for a quick meal.

You need only to toss in all the ingredients in a pan, saute and simmer. The shrimp are seasoned with spices such as cumin and curry powder, and finished off with coconut milk.

Caribbean shrimp curry recipe: http://str.sg/4CaM

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 15, 2017, with the headline 'More to Andre Chiang than just cooking'. Print Edition | Subscribe