Eat/Drink

  • KFC Malaysia introduces plant-based Zero Chicken Burger, but it’s neither vegan or vegetarian

    3 weeks ago

    KFC Malaysia introduces plant-based Zero Chicken Burger, but it’s neither vegan or vegetarian

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 — KFC is introducing a plant-based and meatless burger in collaboration with the meat substitute brand Quorn. The KFC Zero Chicken Burger will be...

  • Transports of delight: Chinese get a taste of home for Lunar New Year

    3 weeks ago

    Transports of delight: Chinese get a taste of home for Lunar New Year

    SHANGHAI, Feb 8 — Chinese unable to re-unite with loved ones this Lunar New Year are sending them a taste of home instead, using food packages to bridge the distance, as...

  • MCO takeaway: Damansara Uptown's Potaboy satisfies snack cravings with their crunchy Taiwanese sweet potato balls

    3 weeks ago

    MCO takeaway: Damansara Uptown's Potaboy satisfies snack cravings with their crunchy Taiwanese sweet potato balls

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 8 — I'm often at Damansara Uptown and I would spy this Tiffany blue food truck parked there. As there's always a queue of people, all socially distanced,...

  • Make ‘abundance chicken’ and ‘auspicious salad’ with tangy mandarin oranges

    1 month ago

    Make ‘abundance chicken’ and ‘auspicious salad’ with tangy mandarin oranges

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 – In less than a week, the Year of the Metal Ox will be upon us. Some may hope that the hardworking and patient bovine will ensure the coming 12 months to be...

  • MCO food delivery: Piping-hot 'Hokkien mee' from Taman Melawati's Walaueh Hokkien Mee

    1 month ago

    MCO food delivery: Piping-hot 'Hokkien mee' from Taman Melawati's Walaueh Hokkien Mee

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 5 -- A random browse through Facebook recently yielded this brand-new venture called Walaueh Hokkien Mee. It uses the meal, ready-to-eat (MRE) method to ensure...

  • From homemade 'acar' to CNY cookies, here's how to have an 'Ox-spicious' new year and support local food heroes

    1 month ago

    From homemade 'acar' to CNY cookies, here's how to have an 'Ox-spicious' new year and support local food heroes

    KUALA LUMPUR, FEB 4 — The enticing aroma of scrambled eggs, chashu and toast wafted from the kitchen. The hiss of the steam wand as the barista frothed the milk, to be...

  • Some Chinese New Year meals you can order in the Klang Valley and Penang

    1 month ago

    Some Chinese New Year meals you can order in the Klang Valley and Penang

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 3 — At least 10 days before the announcement yesterday that the movement control order (MCO) will be extended, many Chinese restaurants — both standalone...

  • Out-of-this-world wine back in Bordeaux after space station trip

    1 month ago

    Out-of-this-world wine back in Bordeaux after space station trip

    BORDEAUX, Feb 2 — Twelve bottles of Bordeaux wine and dozens of vine shoots are back at home in southwest France after spending months on the International Space Station (ISS)...

  • Edamame milk, anyone? How the MCO motivated this Malaysian entrepreneur to develop plant-based drinks and snacks

    1 month ago

    Edamame milk, anyone? How the MCO motivated this Malaysian entrepreneur to develop plant-based drinks and snacks

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 2 — Plant-based “milk” beverages are all the rage right now. Some prefer old-school soy milk while others enjoy adding almond milk to their cereal....

  • MCO food delivery: Enjoy awesome Vietnamese food cooked from the heart when you order from Vivie's Kitchen in KL

    1 month ago

    MCO food delivery: Enjoy awesome Vietnamese food cooked from the heart when you order from Vivie's Kitchen in KL

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 1 — Whenever I place a food order with someone new, I'm often anxious about the outcome. If it's a bad food experience, it can totally ruin my day. With...

  • Wake up your taste buds with these ‘oishii’ umami noodles

    1 month ago

    Wake up your taste buds with these ‘oishii’ umami noodles

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 30 — They say you need to spice up your life when things get tedious. Yet so many of us can’t handle fiery foods, no? A smidgen of sambal would make one...

  • Valentine's Day return for New York City indoor dining

    1 month ago

    Valentine's Day return for New York City indoor dining

    NEW YORK, Jan 30 ― Limited indoor dining is set to resume in New York City from Valentine's Day, governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday, as coronavirus cases in the Big Apple...

  • Here's how your Chinese New Year reunion meal can help fund the education of KL's urban poor children at Dignity for Children Foundation

    1 month ago

    Here's how your Chinese New Year reunion meal can help fund the education of KL's urban poor children at Dignity for Children Foundation

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 29 — This Chinese New Year, celebrate with Dignity for Children Foundation's special reunion dinner packages. The Kuala Lumpur-based non-governmental...

  • ‘Roving aperitifs’ of mulled wine cheer Covid-weary Parisians

    1 month ago

    ‘Roving aperitifs’ of mulled wine cheer Covid-weary Parisians

    PARIS, Jan 28 — On an icy afternoon in Paris, groups of people with steaming paper cups in hand savour a respite from the long Covid winter. “It’s a roving aperitif!” says...

  • MCO food delivery: Satisfy your cravings for BBQ chicken wings from KL's Restoran W.A.W

    1 month ago

    MCO food delivery: Satisfy your cravings for BBQ chicken wings from KL's Restoran W.A.W

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 — I was terribly excited when I spotted an Instagram advertisement for Restoran W.A.W (Wong Ah Wah)'s BBQ grilled chicken wings on the Gemspot food delivery...

  • How KL's Krave Koffee embraced the new normal with a delivery-only business model

    1 month ago

    How KL's Krave Koffee embraced the new normal with a delivery-only business model

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26 — For coffee enthusiasts, getting their cuppa via delivery can be a game of chance. Will the coffee still be hot (or cold)? Will half the liquid have...

  • MCO food takeaway: Start treating the family (and friends) to CNY favourites from Restaurant 195 in KL

    1 month ago

    MCO food takeaway: Start treating the family (and friends) to CNY favourites from Restaurant 195 in KL

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25 — As the forthcoming Chinese New Year celebrations are likely to be spent in the comfort of home, restaurants such as Restaurant 195 have started to offer...

  • For a taste of Thailand without leaving home: Make your own mango sticky rice

    1 month ago

    For a taste of Thailand without leaving home: Make your own mango sticky rice

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 — Things are rough now. We are told that things will get worse before they get better. And so that is what we hold on to: the thought that things will —...

  • Africa with a twist: Paris chef Sacko cuisine wins Michelin star

    1 month ago

    Africa with a twist: Paris chef Sacko cuisine wins Michelin star

    PARIS, Jan 23 — It took Mory Sacko just weeks to break into the illustrious circle of Michelin laureates with his audacious menu of African cuisine, refined with a smattering of...

  • Snow, sukiyaki and strawberries: Savour Japan’s wintry flavours

    1 month ago

    Snow, sukiyaki and strawberries: Savour Japan’s wintry flavours

    TOKYO, Jan 23 — The red leaves and gold have all fallen to the ground. Swept up and collected, carried away. The branches of the trees above are bare now. Autumn is over. The...

  • Wondering how to 'lou sang' with friends and family this MCO 2.0? PJ's Awesome Canteen has the answer

    1 month ago

    Wondering how to 'lou sang' with friends and family this MCO 2.0? PJ's Awesome Canteen has the answer

    PETALING JAYA, Jan 22 — Missing those boisterous lou sang sessions with your friends and officemates? In previous years, the weeks leading up to Chinese New Year are full of...

  • The Rolling Stones surprise fans by launching chocolate merch

    1 month ago

    The Rolling Stones surprise fans by launching chocolate merch

    LONDON, Jan 22 — No new album in sight for Mick Jagger and his bandmates, but Rolling Stones fans can console themselves with one of the band’s new chocolate bars. An...

  • Ready for the Year of the Ox? Here are some cookies to get you into the mood

    1 month ago

    Ready for the Year of the Ox? Here are some cookies to get you into the mood

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — We may be stuck at home but the "festive snacking" must go on in the lead up to Chinese New Year. Not only does it keep your spirits up (sugar rush!),...

  • A new approach to cultivated meat promises ‘more natural’ texture and flavour

    1 month ago

    A new approach to cultivated meat promises ‘more natural’ texture and flavour

    OTTAWA, Jan 20 — Canadian researchers have developed a new form of cultured meat that offers a taste and texture similar to that of traditional meat. Made from rabbit cells,...

  • MCO food delivery: Check out newly-opened Talad Noi Thai Food Market in Kepong for a selection of Thai eats

    1 month ago

    MCO food delivery: Check out newly-opened Talad Noi Thai Food Market in Kepong for a selection of Thai eats

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 — A friend had come across Talad Noi Thai Food Market via an Instagram advertisement. Piqued by their Thai food hall concept and the fact they had just...

  • Mee Manja: Javanese-style ‘mee goreng’ served up by four generations of this Penang family

    1 month ago

    Mee Manja: Javanese-style ‘mee goreng’ served up by four generations of this Penang family

    GEORGE TOWN, Jan 20 — Back in the early 1940s, an enterprising young man came up with the idea of starting a business doing what he does best — frying up a plate of noodles...

  • Danes mark 100 years of sausage stands with hotdog crawl

    1 month ago

    Danes mark 100 years of sausage stands with hotdog crawl

    COPENHAGEN, Jan 19 — Denmark’s staunchest sausage fans marked the 100th anniversary this week of the arrival of hot dog stands in the country by ordering the snack from many...

  • French eatery is first vegan restaurant to win a Michelin star

    1 month ago

    French eatery is first vegan restaurant to win a Michelin star

    BORDEAUX, Jan 19 — A vegan restaurant in the French south-west yesterday won a Michelin Guide star, the first for a establishment serving only animal-free products in France....

  • Michelin bestows Covid-era restaurant stars despite closures

    1 month ago

    Michelin bestows Covid-era restaurant stars despite closures

    PARIS, Jan 19 ― The Michelin Guide consecrated France's 30th three-star restaurant yesterday as it presented its awards for 2021 against the backdrop of the Covid-19 crisis,...

  • #FarmToPalm: How two friends left a career in audit and started selling fresh figs in Malaysia

    1 month ago

    #FarmToPalm: How two friends left a career in audit and started selling fresh figs in Malaysia

    KARAK (Pahang), Jan 19 — There’s nothing quite like a generous smear of fig jam to go with your cheese and crackers. The touch of sweetness elevates every bite. But fresh...

  • South African breweries adapt to survive alcohol ban

    1 month ago

    South African breweries adapt to survive alcohol ban

    JOHANNESBURG, Jan 19 ― “This place is definitely not what it used to be,” said Eben Uys, gently wiping the dust from the counter of his bar. Like more than 200 South African...

  • MCO food delivery: Order this delicious yam cake from Bangsar's Wongka Home Cooked Food

    1 month ago

    MCO food delivery: Order this delicious yam cake from Bangsar's Wongka Home Cooked Food

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 — I have a weakness for yam cake. Sadly not many places serve versions that I like. Nevertheless, when I hear people recommend yam cake, I'll order and give...

  • Australian winemaker hits her stride in heart of Burgundy

    1 month ago

    Australian winemaker hits her stride in heart of Burgundy

    Burgundy, Jan 16 — Jane Eyre readily admits that while working as a hairdresser in Melbourne over twenty years aago, “I probably drank more gin and tonic” —  but...