Eat/Drink

  • Gimme s’more: How a French chef cracked America’s sweet tooth

    3 weeks ago

    Gimme s’more: How a French chef cracked America’s sweet tooth

    PARIS, June 10 — It sounds like a kind of cruel joke. Taking the world’s best pastry chef, who usually cooks for the creme de la creme at the Ritz in Paris, and seeing if...

  • Virus fails to put cork in Bordeaux wine pro tasting

    3 weeks ago

    Virus fails to put cork in Bordeaux wine pro tasting

    BORDEAUX, June 10 — For a week every year, thousands of wine connoisseurs descend on France’s famous Bordeaux region to taste the new vintage, not yet bottled, and...

  • CMCO food delivery: Petaling Jaya's Bánh Mì Om Nom Nom delivers Vietnamese sandwiches to your doorstep

    4 weeks ago

    CMCO food delivery: Petaling Jaya's Bánh Mì Om Nom Nom delivers Vietnamese sandwiches to your doorstep

    PETALING JAYA, June 9 — One thing the movement control order (MCO) taught us, you have to diversify to survive, which is what Bánh Mì Om Nom Nom is doing. Previously a...

  • Covid-19: How a thriving coffee business in KL fought to survive even as it was planning to open a bakery

    1 month ago

    Covid-19: How a thriving coffee business in KL fought to survive even as it was planning to open a bakery

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 7 – When times are good, it makes sense to expand and to diversify. Certainly it seemed that way to Joey Mah of Three Little Birds Coffee and Artisan Roastery...

  • After two decades, the Delicious Group exits the F&B business

    1 month ago

    After two decades, the Delicious Group exits the F&B business

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 ― Yet another restaurant is closing. This time, it is the Delicious Group whose restaurants have been part of the dining scene in the city and Petaling Jaya...

  • GrabFood confirms ‘switched off’ eateries in app due to bad weather, lack of riders

    1 month ago

    GrabFood confirms ‘switched off’ eateries in app due to bad weather, lack of riders

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 5 ― Following a Facebook post from Burgertory last night alleging that its store on GrabFood was turned off due to low sales commission, GrabFood issued a...

  • Is GrabFood hiding restaurants with lower commission rate?

    1 month ago

    Is GrabFood hiding restaurants with lower commission rate?

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 5 ― During the movement control order, delivery services such as GrabFood has greatly helped the F&B industry while Malaysians are confined at...

  • CMCO food delivery: Indulge in Yang Kee Kitchen's abalone 'lo mai kai' from Mont Kiara

    1 month ago

    CMCO food delivery: Indulge in Yang Kee Kitchen's abalone 'lo mai kai' from Mont Kiara

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 5 — Once in a while, we need to treat ourselves. That's what I told myself when I ordered abalone lo mai kai from Yang Kee Kitchen. I was not disappointed....

  • CMCO food delivery: Hit up Pandan Jaya's Jia Li Mian Noodle House to get your curry 'mee' fix

    1 month ago

    CMCO food delivery: Hit up Pandan Jaya's Jia Li Mian Noodle House to get your curry 'mee' fix

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 — I had been looking for a good curry mee I could get via delivery but so far, the ones I tried had been less than satisfying. A couple of friends posted...

  • CMCO food delivery: Order these rice dumplings from Sungai Buloh for the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    1 month ago

    CMCO food delivery: Order these rice dumplings from Sungai Buloh for the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — Even though the Dragon Boat Festival or Duan Wu Jie falls on June 25 this year, social media has already been flooded with many selling their bak chang....

  • ‘Little Chef’ charms Myanmar with lockdown cooking classes

    1 month ago

    ‘Little Chef’ charms Myanmar with lockdown cooking classes

    YANGON, June 2 — From boiled catfish soup to spicy fried frog, an eight-year-old in pyjamas and a chef’s hat is delighting Myanmar with her culinary prowess in a nation still...

  • CMCO food take-away: Head to Subang Square for the famous Subang SS15 'vadai', 'rojak' and 'cendol'

    1 month ago

    CMCO food take-away: Head to Subang Square for the famous Subang SS15 'vadai', 'rojak' and 'cendol'

    SUBANG JAYA, June 2 — Many things happened while we sat at home during this lockdown. One of them included the demolition of the super popular stalls at Subang Jaya's SS15 which...

  • CMCO food delivery: PJ's Dapur Mcda serves up 'kek gula hangus', 'nasi lemak' and 'nasi kerabu kuning'

    1 month ago

    CMCO food delivery: PJ's Dapur Mcda serves up 'kek gula hangus', 'nasi lemak' and 'nasi kerabu kuning'

    PETALING JAYA, June 1 — You know the food is good when you order it twice. That's how I feel about this kek gula hangus from Dapur Mcda. I had tried them just before the Hari...

  • Virus forces ‘paper napkin’ makeover at swanky German hotel

    1 month ago

    Virus forces ‘paper napkin’ makeover at swanky German hotel

    FRANKFURT, May 31 — From wipe-down place-mats to paper napkins and a drive-through ice-cream stand by the grand entrance, guests returning to the swanky Kempinski just outside...

  • Perk up your weekend brunch with this spicy broccoli cheese bake

    1 month ago

    Perk up your weekend brunch with this spicy broccoli cheese bake

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 – There is nothing quite like pantry pasta – the way it uses up all the odds and ends in your kitchen, and the rather quick way it all comes together....

  • How Korté Chocolate mirrors the rise of specialty coffee with their single origin, higher cacao drinks for Malaysian cafés

    1 month ago

    How Korté Chocolate mirrors the rise of specialty coffee with their single origin, higher cacao drinks for Malaysian cafés

    KUALA LUMPUR, MAY 30 — You’d think something as basic as hot chocolate beverages are a done deal. Everyone has their favourite brand. There isn’t room for any newcomers to a...

  • CMCO food delivery: Get PJ's famous Taman Bahagia Kedah-style 'asam laksa', 'mee Jawa' and much more

    1 month ago

    CMCO food delivery: Get PJ's famous Taman Bahagia Kedah-style 'asam laksa', 'mee Jawa' and much more

    PETALING JAYA, May 29 — If you have been missing PJ's famous Taman Bahagia Kedah-style asam laksa, fret not as you can get it delivered to you. Located just next to the LRT...

  • CMCO food delivery: Comfort me with handmade dumplings or 'jiaozi'

    1 month ago

    CMCO food delivery: Comfort me with handmade dumplings or 'jiaozi'

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 — I have always had a soft spot for boiled dumplings or jiaozi. If you encounter a really good version, you will fall in love with the silky texture of the...

  • CMCO food delivery: Order from 1978 Cucur Udang in Petaling Jaya for a crunchy, addictive snack

    1 month ago

    CMCO food delivery: Order from 1978 Cucur Udang in Petaling Jaya for a crunchy, addictive snack

    PETALING JAYA, May 27 — I am not a fan of cucur udang or prawn fritters, or wasn't until I tried 1978 Cucur Udang's version. The marked difference lies in the use of small white...

  • Official 'Friends' cookbook to be released in September

    1 month ago

    Official 'Friends' cookbook to be released in September

    LOS ANGELES, May 26 — While the much-anticipated Friends reunion has been delayed indefinitely due to the Covid-19 pandemic, fans of the beloved sitcom will have the chance to...

  • In Polish lake region, city folk becoming cheesemakers

    1 month ago

    In Polish lake region, city folk becoming cheesemakers

    WARPUNY, May 25 — The sheep and cows are in the meadow, the cheese is ripening in a room on the ground floor — just the kind of scene attracting increasing numbers of Polish...

  • Japan insect enthusiast puts cricket ramen on the menu

    1 month ago

    Japan insect enthusiast puts cricket ramen on the menu

    TOKYO, May 25 — In a steamy Tokyo kitchen, a roasted scent wafts through the air as Yuto Shinohara prepares soup stock for ramen, derived not from pork or chicken, but crickets....

  • World’s best chef starts again with takeaway soup

    1 month ago

    World’s best chef starts again with takeaway soup

    PARIS, May 24 — Two months ago Guy Savoy was at the very top of the gastronomic tree. His Paris flagship restaurant had yet again been hailed as the best in the world by La...

  • Give your 'sambal petai' a Thai twist with 'pad sataw goong'

    1 month ago

    Give your 'sambal petai' a Thai twist with 'pad sataw goong'

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 – Every Malaysian has grown up with sambal petai though perhaps not everyone ends up loving it. It’s one of those foods that you either love or hate...

  • Top Spain chef sees fewer restaurants, more home cooking after pandemic

    1 month ago

    Top Spain chef sees fewer restaurants, more home cooking after pandemic

    BARCELONA, May 22 — When the pandemic struck, top chef Ferran Adria was in the final phases of preparing to reopen his world-famous El Bulli restaurant nine years after it...

  • CMCO food delivery: Spice up your life with banana leaf rice from Puchong Chettinad Mess

    1 month ago

    CMCO food delivery: Spice up your life with banana leaf rice from Puchong Chettinad Mess

    PUCHONG, May 22 – I can already taste the long weekend ahead. Maybe that is why I always seem to look for Indian food to wind down the week. It's incredibly simple to get your...

  • Popular New York City eatery gives sneak peek at post-coronavirus dining

    1 month ago

    Popular New York City eatery gives sneak peek at post-coronavirus dining

    NEW YORK, May 22 — As shut-in Americans long for the days when they can once again enjoy simple pleasures like dining out, one New York City steakhouse has provided a possible...

  • CMCO food delivery: Getting my 'chee cheong fun' and 'yong tau foo' fix from PJ's Ipoh Sedap

    1 month ago

    CMCO food delivery: Getting my 'chee cheong fun' and 'yong tau foo' fix from PJ's Ipoh Sedap

    PETALING JAYA, May 21 — There are a lot of chee cheong fun sellers on various Facebook groups but somehow my cravings and their order times have not matched. I decided the best...

  • How this frozen yoghurt franchise expanded during the lockdown while other F&B businesses struggled

    1 month ago

    How this frozen yoghurt franchise expanded during the lockdown while other F&B businesses struggled

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 — Most businesses would have considered themselves luck to break even during the Movement Control Order (MCO) which started on March18, 2020. The past...

  • CMCO delivery: Order Ai Jiak Penang Food to get your fix of Penang homespun favourites

    1 month ago

    CMCO delivery: Order Ai Jiak Penang Food to get your fix of Penang homespun favourites

    PETALING JAYA, May 20 — When I heard that Ai Jiak Penang Food had reopened, I immediately placed my order. I've been craving for that taste of Penang in the form of ju hu char,...

  • YouTube sensation Sugu Pavithra receive first salary as partner on video-sharing company

    1 month ago

    YouTube sensation Sugu Pavithra receive first salary as partner on video-sharing company

    IPOH, May 19 — After months of waiting, Malaysian YouTube sensation Sugu Pavithra were over the moon to have finally received their first salary from the video-sharing company....

  • CMCO food delivery: Bandar Utama's Oriental Cravings is back with their delicious home-style eats

    1 month ago

    CMCO food delivery: Bandar Utama's Oriental Cravings is back with their delicious home-style eats

    PETALING JAYA, May 19 — Good things come to those who wait. For a good part of the movement control order (MCO), Oriental Cravings at 1 Utama Shopping Centre was closed. On May...

  • Restaurants reopen in parts of Europe, but diners remain scarce

    1 month ago

    Restaurants reopen in parts of Europe, but diners remain scarce

    COPENHAGEN, May 19 — Restaurants and cafes began reopening in parts of Europe and Central Asia yesterday after weeks of closures — but despite new safety measures, wary diners...