At Crave, we feature cuisines and dishes from a wide array of cultures. However, it’s recently dawned on us that we have yet to devote an issue to the single most integral ingredient to Asia: rice.
Rice provides sustenance to the majority of Asia’s population and its significance extends beyond being a mere culinary ingredient. For many, a steaming bowl of rice conjures up feelings of domestic bliss. So with this in mind, this edition of Crave pays homage to this essential component of our daily diet.
So what’s in a bowl of rice? Perhaps that’s something we rarely consider at the nightly dinner table. Associate editor Tiffany Chan travels to rice farms and visits the city’s distinguished restaurants to find out how this simple ingredient can make or break the kitchen.
Chef Masataka Fujisawa of Sushi Masataka speaks about his attitude towards making perfect sushi in this month’s Opinion column, while three of the city’s wine experts weigh in on good-quality rice wines in People.
For more carb loading, Guide this month showcases various types of rice noodles, while for those of you planning for an easy getaway, take a look at our travel feature on idyllic Lombok, home to some of the planet’s most spectacular beaches and rainforests.
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