John Powers Dishes on Singapore Restaurants

Christopher Wise

Vogue contributing editor John Powers lists his favorite food bloggers to follow.

Singaporeans don’t just love to eat—they love to obsess about what they’ve eaten, whether on the island itself or on their eating tours of the world. John Powers, who wrote this issue’s “The Best of Singapore’s Food Scene,” lists his favorite bloggers to follow.

Chubby Hubby: This cosmopolitan food blog by Aun Koh, the son of Singapore’s former ambassador to the United Nations and the United States, is on a brief hiatus until early 2012. But it has a superb backlog describing hot new restaurants, dinners at El Bulli and Koh’s attempts to re-create sous-vide dishes.

I Eat, I Shoot, I Post: Dr. Leslie Tay, a family practitioner, spends his free time stalking dishes found at humble food stalls with the zeal of a paparazzo. His posts are filled with caveats and kvetchy updates, along with ever-helpful quality ratings for each platter, which range from 1 to 5.

Black Tie, White Lie: Bloggers “HairyBerry” and “Weekend Peach” write entries that are rambly and charmingly personal as they roam from Singapore’s less-touristed areas to nearby Malaysia in search of street food treasures.

Sparklette: This highly organized site, founded by computer-science grad Veron Ang as a personal hobby in 2003, has become a superb reference guide to dining in Singapore and throughout Asia. Think of it as a Consumer Reports for restaurants, with dishes ranked on a scale of 1 to 5 drumsticks.