Angela Manners

Angela Manners loves finding an interesting story and talking to people about what they are passionate about. She is Australian but was born in Bangkok, grew up in Southeast Asia and then studied in America. Angela is passionate about coffee, food and everything that surrounds them.
  • Pollen Executive Chef Steve Allen

    Chef Talk: Steve Allen about Pollen

    I’ll admit that I was a little bit starstruck when I walked into Pollen to interview Chef Steve Allen. Near the end of last year, Chef Steve took over the kitchens at Pollen, Singapore’s iconic and beautiful fine dining restaurant and bistro housed in the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay....
  • Flavour Notes: A Taste Test of Water

    We all know that water is important and thankfully, the global movement to decrease the amount of bottled water consumed has stepped up significantly. Globally, the conservation and sustainability of water has become a key topic for all nations. And so it should… but what about pampered palates and those...
  • The Hangar Singapore

    Good Times, Great Coffee and a Whole Lotta Love

    It has been a few years now since I started frequenting The Hangar on Arab Street. Read our original review here. Yes, it is still one of my favourites, a café that I will go out of my way to visit. The food is fab, the coffee is awesome, it is...
  • Toy-Shelf.com

    How to Have the Best Toys Without the Clutter

    When we moved from Australia to Singapore, the clan back at home inherited a huge range of toys, baby items and playthings. We had plenty to leave behind, much of which had been the favourite toy for about a month before something else became a favourite… Why did we buy...
  • Chef Talk: Stephan Zoisl about Chef’s Table

    There are chefs and then there are chefs that amaze. For me, Chef Stephan Zoisl is one of those chefs that amaze. I remember the first time I went to Chef’s Table. They had only just opened their doors and I was treated to an eight-course dinner that was...
  • The Incredible Woman Helping You “Be Bold for Change”

    It was a rainy morning at Brawn & Brains when Lillian and I first sat down to talk about her business, MATCHFiT Consults. Still in its infancy at that time, I remember thinking, what a great gap in the field her business was filling. I, myself had just gone through...
  • Mastering the Art of French Cooking

    Cookbook Club Competition Round 2

    If there was any cookbook that I wanted to cook from, Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking would have a been near the top of my list. It was the non-fiction book and subsequent movie Julie & Julia that put this cookbook on my radar in the first place and that...
  • Fynn's Southbeach Interiors

    Fynn’s, a Beautiful Gem and Fabulous Dining Venue

    Ever so often I find a location that I just can’t get enough of. From the Hangar to Brawn & Brains, Carvers, Long Phung and Dapper, my infatuation with a specific coffee or dining venue means that I’m just there all the time. Fynn’s is my latest infatuation. It’s...
  • Alati Chef Ioannis Stefanopoulos

    Chef Talk: Ioannis Stefanopoulos about Alati and Greek Cuisine

    The beautiful ambience of Alati is like a portal onto a Greek island, with whitewashed walls and pops of blue. If you close your eyes, you might be able to imagine the smell of the sea and the breeze on your face. Located on Amoy Street, Alati beckons you in...