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Author Archives: Arista Kritaya

Arista Kritaya

About Arista Kritaya

Coffee-maker by day, writer by night, Arista will be your friend if you can make her laugh, or make her a good sandwich . When she isn't convincing stray cats to follow her home, she can be found in the kitchen racking up utility bills experimenting with pastries, or trying to finish up her crosswords.

World Street Food Congress – Eating Our Way Through!

I’m suffering from a slight case of Food Coma as I write this – the World Street Food Congress has certainly thrown my taste buds an extensive flavour party they won’t be forgetting any time soon. Back again after 2 years,…


Quanda Ong: Founder of Gnome and Bow

Remember the stories you used to read as a kid? Timeless tales like Aesop’s Fables or the Three Little Pigs – these are stories that never grew old; classics that continue to live through each generation. What if design could…


Floating above your worries

I wish I could start and end this post with comparisons of how I felt before and after the float. I would say something like “Before I experienced the float, I was worn out, tired, and in need of a…


Remembering (and redefining) “Cold Storage Butter”

  ” Cold Storage butter on kaya toast was such a treat!” – My mother on her fond memories of butter blocks, notably that of SCS’. Often referred to as the “Cold Storage butter” by the older generation, the luxurious…


Get the Mo down on Movember!

Attention all gentlemen: It’s November and it’s time for one heck of a hair-raising experience! No, really, we mean literally. Going strong in its 3rd year here, Movember sees men using the growth of their moustaches to create awareness of…

Bobby (Owner of café La Ristrettos) and Ron, Father and Son

Shiok! #throwback: A Singaporean Children’s Day

All around the world, Children’s Day takes on a different meaning in different countries. In New Zealand for example, locals initiate joint events to commemorate and celebrate the children in their lives – keeping alive the communal and familial ties…


Bite It Like Suarez This World Cup!

With so many more World Cup matches left to catch, the usual fast food deliveries may not be all that appealing after a while. Indeed, there is only so much Ronaldo’s Double-Down Burgers or Macs’ Samba Spicy Drumlets one can…