How Singapore street food got recognized as a UNESCO treasure

Some civilizations chronicle their pasts with art or books. Others pass on history orally through folklore. In Singapore, the tale of how a humble fishing village in Southeast Asia evolved into a buzzing modern metropolis often comes in spoonfuls of peppery pork rib soup or bites of fried egg noodles at its hawker centers.

Across the city-state, the ubiquitous open-air food complexes are packed with closet-sized stalls, manned by hawkers—businesspeople who both cook and sell fare from Hainanese-style chicken to Peranakan laksa (lemongrass-coconut noodles). For visitors, hawker centers might just seem like jumbo food courts: Follow your nose or the longest line, then pay a few Singapore dollars for a trayful of chow to enjoy at a shared table.

For Singaporeans, hawker culture is about more than just a good meal. These food centers are beloved institutions exemplifying the country’s melting-pot culture, places where people of Chinese, Indian, and Malay

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A New Restaurant From Chef Todd Richards Replaces Hazel Jane’s on the Beltline

A new restaurant from Lake & Oak Neighborhood BBQ owners Todd Richards and Joshua Lee called Kuro replaces Hazel Jane’s wine bar this spring at the Edge complex along the Eastside Beltline trail. Hazel Jane’s closed last September after less than a year. The closure was partially due to the financial troubles stemming from the ongoing health crisis.

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Located next to chef Kevin Gillespie’s restaurant Cold Beer, Kuro will focus on seafood and serve a mix of Japanese fare and ingredients fused with Soul food dishes. Both chefs say they have great “respect” for Japanese cuisine and experience with recipe development and the cooking of Japanese foods.

Once open, the menu for Kuro plans to offer seafood dishes and a makimono sushi experience with Soul food dishes incorporating Japanese ingredients and techniques. Dishes likely to make the menu include a vadouvan-spiced cauliflower steak and

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New Japanese restaurant coming to Palatine in former Monika’s spot

Building on their experience at restaurants in Japan and in the suburbs, an Arlington Heights couple are opening their first Japanese restaurant in Palatine.

The village council on Monday approved plans for Modun Japanese restaurant at 309 E. Northwest Hwy. in the Palatine Plaza shopping center. The council also granted a special use permit and a beer and wine liquor license for the restaurant, which will open in the 1,850-square-foot space that used to hold Monika’s European Deli.

The owners are Munkh-Orgil Shijirbaatar and her husband, Batsukh Bayarsaikhan. Shijirbaatar said they have signed a lease and expect to get the keys to the space this week. They hope to open in late April, after interior work is finished, she said.

Highland Management, whose portfolio includes Palatine Plaza, didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

The menu will feature a variety of items, including tempura, ramen soups and sushi, Shijirbaatar said.

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Japan Pet Food Market | Opportunities, Size, Share, Emerging Trends, Technological Innovation and Forecasts To 2025

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Japan, Japan, Thu, 04 Feb 2021 07:23:50 / Comserve Inc. / — The report analyzes the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, investment plan, business strategy, opportunity, and key regions development status.

The Japan Pet Food Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.1% during the forecast period (2020-2025). The main driver for the market is the humanization of pets wherein human characteristics are ascribed to pets and they are treated similarly. This trend resulted in an increased focus on pet health, nutrition, weight, and overall wellness. This is forcing manufacturers to produce high quality foods with an eye on natural and organic content. This focus on specificity is increasing the unit price of the product thereby countering the reduced volumes sales.

Key Market Trends

Cat Food is Gaining Popularity in Japan


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