Bettina Makalintal

Staff Writer — Food & Culture

bettina.makalintal@vice.com
lifestyle

The Push to Make Fake Butter Cool (Again)

RIP 'margarine,' hello 'plant butter.'
Bettina Makalintal
3 days ago
Culture

'Kevin Nguyen' Is the Party Boy of the Asian Meme Internet

We asked real people named Kevin Nguyen how they feel about the rise of 'Kevin Nguyen' memes.
Bettina Makalintal
3 days ago
Culture

Dear Young, Hot, Rich Celebrities: Please Get a Room

After Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello plus Timothée Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp, we've had enough. We cannot keep seeing you make out like gross horny animals.
Bettina Makalintal
9.13.19
weird

Viral Video Shows Mouse Jumping Into a Whataburger Fryer

An attempt to catch a mouse at the Bastrop, Texas burger chain went very, very wrong.
Bettina Makalintal
9.4.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

We Asked Our Moms What a 'Softboi' Is. The Results Were Incredible

"Did you eat one at work?"
Rachel Selvin
Bettina Makalintal
8.30.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

KFC Is Testing Vegan 'Fried Chicken' Using Beyond Meat

A trial run in Atlanta will mark the first use of Beyond's chicken alternative at a major fast food chain.
Bettina Makalintal
8.27.19
food news

Made a Reservation at a Nice Restaurant? You're Probably Getting Googled

A "posh" New York restaurant allegedly Googles guests and rejects the ones who aren't rich. It's not the only restaurant doing research on diners.
Bettina Makalintal
8.7.19
CELEBRITIES

What Pee Actually Tastes Like, According to the Internet

Like many internet users before her, Cardi B asked, "I wonder how pee taste like ?" We've got the answers.
Bettina Makalintal
8.5.19
Culture

Kanye Is Building 'Star Wars'-Inspired Domes to Stop Classism

His real estate project in Calabasas, California is meant to break divisions between "the rich, the middle class, and the poor."
Bettina Makalintal
8.1.19
Film

Hollywood Doesn't Fully Represent Asian Americans Yet

"The Farewell" and "Crazy Rich Asians" are signs of progress, but many Asian Americans are still left out of the picture.
Bettina Makalintal
7.24.19
food-opinion

Gordon Ramsay's New Show Is a Toothless Attempt to Follow in Anthony Bourdain's Footsteps

'Uncharted' struggles to find its place between the authenticity of 'Parts Unknown' and the drama of 'Kitchen Nightmares.'
Bettina Makalintal
7.23.19
Booze

Man in Japan Faces Charges After Selling $3 North Korean Beer for $148

The seemingly innocent grift of reselling a beer allegedly violated Japan's Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act.
Bettina Makalintal
7.17.19
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