Eat/Drink

  • What to drink when you want a bit of a change from an Aperol spritz

    3 weeks ago

    What to drink when you want a bit of a change from an Aperol spritz

    ROME, July 9 ― Thanks to the massive popularity of the Aperol spritz cocktail, many aperitif enthusiasts are now well acquainted with Prosecco, making the Italian bubbly a go-to...

  • Beyond Meat brings back alt-meat chicken offering with launch of tenders

    4 weeks ago

    Beyond Meat brings back alt-meat chicken offering with launch of tenders

    NEW YORK, July 8 — Beyond Meat Inc brought back a chicken offering to its product portfolio with the launch of plant-based chicken tenders today as the faux-meat maker looks to...

  • Craving crêpes and coffee in Bangkok?

    4 weeks ago

    Craving crêpes and coffee in Bangkok?

    BANGKOK, July 8 — What we eat is more than mere sustenance, it can be a conversation. A conversation tinged with nostalgia, for what we have experienced, and with imagination,...

  • Battle of the bubbly: French champagne makers incensed by Russia law

    4 weeks ago

    Battle of the bubbly: French champagne makers incensed by Russia law

    PARIS, July 7 — Champagne makers often have the prestigious name usurped by rival producers, but Vladimir Putin has upped the ante by signing a law reserving the appellation for...

  • Get your durian fix! Terengganu trader makes a killing selling King of Fruits online during MCO

    4 weeks ago

    Get your durian fix! Terengganu trader makes a killing selling King of Fruits online during MCO

    KUALA TERENGGANU, July 7 — A trader here is able to rake in around RM10,000 to RM15,000 a day by selling online various types of durians with the skins peeled off. Mohamad Hakim...

  • Phase One delivery or takeaway: Support these eateries in Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown to keep them alive

    4 weeks ago

    Phase One delivery or takeaway: Support these eateries in Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown to keep them alive

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 – Once a lively, colourful street with high foot traffic, Petaling Street is almost a ghost town these days. Where once you had to dodge shoppers and...

  • Paris gets a taste of pizza-making robots

    4 weeks ago

    Paris gets a taste of pizza-making robots

    PARIS, July 6 — Behind the dark green facade of a new Paris pizzeria, arms wielding ladles and spatulas perform an intricate ballet to churn out made-to-order pies — but no...

  • Sthrive: A ready-to-eat freeze dried meal company born of founder's (former) bad eating habits

    4 weeks ago

    Sthrive: A ready-to-eat freeze dried meal company born of founder's (former) bad eating habits

    SIMPANG AMPAT (Penang), July 6 — Have you ever found yourself at your desk (as likely to be in your home as at the office these days) and feeling hungry? You go grab takeaway or...

  • Phase One delivery: You can now get PJ Taman Paramount O&S Restaurant's curry 'laksa' and 'asam laksa' delivered to you

    1 month ago

    Phase One delivery: You can now get PJ Taman Paramount O&S Restaurant's curry 'laksa' and 'asam laksa' delivered to you

    PETALING JAYA, July 5 — The popular curry laksa and asam laksa stall at O&S Restaurant  in Taman Paramount has recently introduced a delivery option. From what I...

  • Chomp champ Chestnut sets another July 4th hot-dog eating record

    1 month ago

    Chomp champ Chestnut sets another July 4th hot-dog eating record

    NEW YORK, July 5 — Reigning champion Joey “Jaws” Chestnut wolfed down 76 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to break his own record in winning a 14th Nathan’s Famous...

  • This comforting congee is a many-splendoured thing

    1 month ago

    This comforting congee is a many-splendoured thing

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 — A rainbow of eggs. That’s what started it. Sometimes what we find in our pantry isn’t missing ingredients, more items to add to the once-a-week...

  • Fiery feni: Making a 500-year-old Indian liquor cool again

    1 month ago

    Fiery feni: Making a 500-year-old Indian liquor cool again

    CANSAULIM, July 4 — Five centuries after Goans began making feni — a pungent, fermented liquor not for the faint-hearted — a new crop of distillers is hoping to take the...

  • Cake in a can proves a hit in Japan (and on Twitter)

    1 month ago

    Cake in a can proves a hit in Japan (and on Twitter)

    TOKYO, July 3 ― A Japanese cake-maker has invented the cake in a can. Sold in branches in Hokkaido and Tokyo, the dessert has been so successful that it is already out of stock....

  • Phase One delivery: KL Taman Desa's Hakkaseng serves up comforting noodles and rice dishes

    1 month ago

    Phase One delivery: KL Taman Desa's Hakkaseng serves up comforting noodles and rice dishes

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 2 — The pandemic has turned so many lives upside down, hence I admire those who moved on to restart again in a new field. Just like the people behind...

  • Eating empanadas at the end of the world

    1 month ago

    Eating empanadas at the end of the world

    USHUAIA (Argentina), July 1 — Empanadas — those crescent-shaped, crusted pastries filled with all manner of meat or vegetable fillings — are commonly eaten in Argentina and...

  • Phase One delivery: Enjoy head to tail eating with Sate Babi DLL by Chef V Kor at PJ's SS2

    1 month ago

    Phase One delivery: Enjoy head to tail eating with Sate Babi DLL by Chef V Kor at PJ's SS2

    PETALING JAYA, June 30 — If you're looking for some adventurous eating while you're stuck at home, try this head to tail Sate Babi DLL by Chef V Kor. It's a riot of textures...

  • With 3D printed ‘steaks’, Spanish startup eyes the mass market

    1 month ago

    With 3D printed ‘steaks’, Spanish startup eyes the mass market

    BARCELONA, June 29 — As demand for plant-based alternatives to meat rises, Barcelona-based startup Novameat is using its 3D printing technology to manufacture vegetarian...

  • How Mich'sology is fuelling your (poke rice) bowl with a fusion of Japanese and Hawaiian flavours

    1 month ago

    How Mich'sology is fuelling your (poke rice) bowl with a fusion of Japanese and Hawaiian flavours

    SETIA ALAM, June 29 — At Mich’sology, expect colourful poke bowls made with brown rice and rainbow hued toppings such as salmon or tuna sashimi, sweet corn, fresh tomatoes,...

  • Wimbledon’s head chef gets taste for Grand Slam success

    1 month ago

    Wimbledon’s head chef gets taste for Grand Slam success

    LONDON, June 28 — From smoked trout to the humble sandwich, Wimbledon’s executive chef Adam Fargin admits he is equally excited by both as he gets set to cater for all kinds...

  • Phase One delivery: KL Damansara Heights' Rumah Laksa delivers excellent Kedah, Johor, Sarawak and Siamese laksa

    1 month ago

    Phase One delivery: KL Damansara Heights' Rumah Laksa delivers excellent Kedah, Johor, Sarawak and Siamese laksa

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 — Mention the word laksa and my eyes light up as I know it'll be a flavour packed meal. When laksa is done well, it trumps everything else with its...

  • The young Indian chef taking the ‘world’s best butter chicken’ global

    1 month ago

    The young Indian chef taking the ‘world’s best butter chicken’ global

    MUMBAI, June 27 — The coal-fired tandoor oven sends a mouth-watering scent wafting through the Mumbai kitchen as celebrity chef Saransh Goila, maker of the world’s “best...

  • Forget the downer days with a heady bowl of this ‘flower carving wine chicken’

    1 month ago

    Forget the downer days with a heady bowl of this ‘flower carving wine chicken’

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 – What I wouldn’t give for a hot, steaming bowl of “flower carving wine chicken” now. Better known by its Cantonese name of fa tiu zao gai, this is...

  • After Covid break, star Danish restaurant goes domestic

    1 month ago

    After Covid break, star Danish restaurant goes domestic

    COPENHAGEN, June 25 — A six-month Covid-19 closure has been tough for Noma, one of the world’s top restaurants, but also a chance to reinvent its cuisine to better suit Danish...

  • MCO delivery: Miss cafe hopping? 'Tapau' coffee, scones and Japanese 'sandos' plus 'bentos' from Taman Tun Dr Ismail's Neutrals

    1 month ago

    MCO delivery: Miss cafe hopping? 'Tapau' coffee, scones and Japanese 'sandos' plus 'bentos' from Taman Tun Dr Ismail's Neutrals

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 25  — It's been hard for cafes with the lockdown, let alone a brand new entrant to the scene. Technically not a newbie, Neutrals which opened at the end...

  • Israelis taste the future with lab-grown chicken ‘food revolution’

    1 month ago

    Israelis taste the future with lab-grown chicken ‘food revolution’

    NESS ZIONA, June 25 — It looks like chicken and tastes like chicken, but diners in Israel are tucking into laboratory-grown “meat” that scientists claim is an...

  • MCO delivery: Need a dose of delicious wholesomeness? Try the local eats from PJ Section 14's Garden to Table

    1 month ago

    MCO delivery: Need a dose of delicious wholesomeness? Try the local eats from PJ Section 14's Garden to Table

    PETALING JAYA, June 23 — For a long time, I have been eyeing the food at Garden to Table. I liked their concept of using their own edible garden for their cafe food. However...

  • MCO takeaway: Comforting chicken rice from KL's Ring Road Restaurant

    1 month ago

    MCO takeaway: Comforting chicken rice from KL's Ring Road Restaurant

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 — For many of my friends, chicken rice is life-giving. It's simple fare: A meal where poached chicken is paired with rice and served with various...

  • You only need one simple hack to make this ‘creamy, creamy’ instant ramen

    1 month ago

    You only need one simple hack to make this ‘creamy, creamy’ instant ramen

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — What shall we eat? There is delivery, sure, but we don’t feel like waiting for food that is cold by the time it finally arrives. There is takeaway too,...

  • MCO takeaway: Can't travel to Vietnam? You can now get your 'banh mi' at Kota Damansara's Go Vietnam

    1 month ago

    MCO takeaway: Can't travel to Vietnam? You can now get your 'banh mi' at Kota Damansara's Go Vietnam

    PETALING JAYA, June 18 — Started in mid-May this year, Go Vietnam has the quirky vibes of a typical hole-in-the-wall place in Vietnam. You can only spot this elusive place...

  • Dining at the museum: The Michelin-starred chefs bringing fine dining to France’s cultural hotspots

    1 month ago

    Dining at the museum: The Michelin-starred chefs bringing fine dining to France’s cultural hotspots

    PARIS, June 17 — The two Michelin-starred chef Jean-Francois Piege is set to helm Mimosa, the restaurant at Paris’ freshly restored Hotel de la Marine, an historic building...

  • To stand out from the crowd, this baker makes artisanal cream cheese and cultured butter to go with her sourdough bread and bagels

    1 month ago

    To stand out from the crowd, this baker makes artisanal cream cheese and cultured butter to go with her sourdough bread and bagels

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — Sourdough bakers are a dime a dozen (perhaps even a baker’s dozen, if you will) these days. This is especially true after the first worldwide lockdown...

  • MCO takeaway: Start the day right with RM2 'nasi lemak bungkus' from this PJ Ara Damansara food truck

    1 month ago

    MCO takeaway: Start the day right with RM2 'nasi lemak bungkus' from this PJ Ara Damansara food truck

    PETALING JAYA, June 16 — I have a soft spot for nasi lemak...  it's my comfort food. Even though luxurious versions with all the cooked accompaniments can be amazing, the...

  • Feeling the heat? Why not cool off with a beer ice pop?

    1 month ago

    Feeling the heat? Why not cool off with a beer ice pop?

    BRUSSELS, June 15 — A brewery in Namur, Belgium, has joined forces with an ice-cream-maker to concoct a sorbet — a beer ice pop, more precisely. Be careful to lick this ice...