Interview with KF Seetoh, Founder of Makansutra in Singapore

KF Seetoh is the founder of Makansutra, a company dedicated to the celebration of Asian food, culture, and lifestyles. A former photojournalist, he publishes the Makansutra Asian food guides, has his own Makansutra television series, runs Singapore-style food courts in Singapore and the Philippines, delivers mobile content, and consults on food business. His works have been featured by numerous international media like CNN, BBC, CNBC, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. In 2008 he was honored by the Singapore Tourism Board, through the country’s president, with a special recognition award for his work in promoting Asian food and culture. The late Johnny Apple of The New York Times called him “the food maven,” and the Asian Wall Street Journal says, “the best way to eat in Singapore is to buy Makansutra.” His latest culinary venture is the 15,000-square-foot Makansutra Asian Food Village in Manila, Philippines. It is a 13-station, open-kitchen, performance-chef food court offering cooked-before-your-eyes Southeast Asian flavors. All its chefs are trained by KF Seetoh and his team.