Eat/Drink

  • CMCO food takeaway: Unusual, comforting yam noodles from PJ Damansara Kim's Judy's Best

    4 weeks ago

    CMCO food takeaway: Unusual, comforting yam noodles from PJ Damansara Kim's Judy's Best

    PETALING JAYA, Nov 6 — I often get recommendations about where to eat from friends but this one grabbed my interest immediately as I had never heard of yam noodles before. Hence...

  • How specialty coffee is quietly thriving in Ipoh, even without tourists

    4 weeks ago

    How specialty coffee is quietly thriving in Ipoh, even without tourists

    IPOH, Nov 5 — The young barista watched attentively as hot water from his pour over kettle hit the coffee grounds. He waited for a few seconds for the coffee to “bloom” and...

  • CMCO food takeaway: Support your local 'gerai' and 'tapau nasi lemak' and much more

    1 month ago

    CMCO food takeaway: Support your local 'gerai' and 'tapau nasi lemak' and much more

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4 — Throughout the weekend and even a few days ago, I've been hearing sad news of closures. One was a friend's favourite Sarawak laksa stall at SS2. Another...

  • Wise and wholesome: How overnight oats sparked a healthy food start-up in Petaling Jaya

    1 month ago

    Wise and wholesome: How overnight oats sparked a healthy food start-up in Petaling Jaya

    PETALING JAYA, Nov 3 — Inside the Wise Crafters Oatsome Bar in Damansara Uptown, visitors are greeted by natural light and a profusion of plants. The décor is meant to evoke an...

  • CMCO food delivery: Try out these handcrafted noodles with interesting twists from Damansara Uptown's Bowls of Steel

    1 month ago

    CMCO food delivery: Try out these handcrafted noodles with interesting twists from Damansara Uptown's Bowls of Steel

    PETALING JAYA, Nov 2 — With the pandemic, many F&B businesses have been in a limbo. For some, the uncertainties have put a brake on opening a new place. However, some push...

  • A bowl of this ‘soul soup’ will lift up your spirits

    1 month ago

    A bowl of this ‘soul soup’ will lift up your spirits

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 — Some days are rougher than others. This year, it feels as though entire weeks, months and seasons have been rough on everyone. We all need some cheering...

  • CMCO food delivery: Busy with work at home? Get wholesome eats by joining PichaEats KL's ready-to-heat meals subscription

    1 month ago

    CMCO food delivery: Busy with work at home? Get wholesome eats by joining PichaEats KL's ready-to-heat meals subscription

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — Forget about making grocery runs that take double the time now with all the queues. Or juggling work with cooking and washing. PichaEats wants you to save...

  • Taiwanese FunNow announces purchase of Malaysian restaurant booking app TABLEAPP

    1 month ago

    Taiwanese FunNow announces purchase of Malaysian restaurant booking app TABLEAPP

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 — Taiwanese tech firm FunNow today announced its acquisition of Malaysian online restaurant reservation platform TABLEAPP, with the subsequent merger set to...

  • CMCO food delivery: Make your own ultimate 'wantan mee' at home with KL's Koon Kee Food Industries' 'wantan' noodles

    1 month ago

    CMCO food delivery: Make your own ultimate 'wantan mee' at home with KL's Koon Kee Food Industries' 'wantan' noodles

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 — One of my major gripes when it comes to wantan mee is how difficult it is to get a winning combination of all the elements. The perfect version should...

  • Well sauced: How a Malaysian café owner pivoted from espressos to pestos... and aïolis

    1 month ago

    Well sauced: How a Malaysian café owner pivoted from espressos to pestos... and aïolis

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 — The movement control order (MCO) has definitely been a challenge for many businesses, especially those in the food-and-beverage (F&B) industry where...

  • Penang's assam laksa ranks No. 7 on CNN World’s 50 Best Foods list

    1 month ago

    Penang's assam laksa ranks No. 7 on CNN World’s 50 Best Foods list

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 27 ― Massaman curry. It may not be one of the country's best-known culinary specialties, but the Thai dish has topped the list of the World's 50 Best Foods...

  • Minimalist Korean-style cakes a blessing for bakers hit by Covid-19

    1 month ago

    Minimalist Korean-style cakes a blessing for bakers hit by Covid-19

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — The Korean Wave phenomenon that hit the country turned out to be a blessing in disguise for bakers affected by the implementation of the Movement Control...

  • CMCO food takeaway: Missing Singapore? You can get your fried Hokkien prawn mee fix at this PJ Section 17 restaurant

    1 month ago

    CMCO food takeaway: Missing Singapore? You can get your fried Hokkien prawn mee fix at this PJ Section 17 restaurant

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 26 — With travel restrictions still in place, a visit to Singapore to indulge in their fried Hokkien prawn mee is definitely out of question. But if you're...

  • When pandan meets lemon: A tart with a difference

    1 month ago

    When pandan meets lemon: A tart with a difference

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 — Something is not quite right. You can’t quite put your finger on it, not at first. Is the crust too tough? No, it’s just on the right side of crumbly...

  • Foods of the future set to green taste buds

    1 month ago

    Foods of the future set to green taste buds

    NEW YORK, Oct 24 ― Biodegradable chewing-gum, a chick-pea dessert and drinks made from cocoa shells were all singled out for recognition by a food fair focused on ecology and...

  • Popular HK's Jenny Bakery cookies are now available via pre-order in Malaysia but is it authentic? We have the answer

    1 month ago

    Popular HK's Jenny Bakery cookies are now available via pre-order in Malaysia but is it authentic? We have the answer

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — Visitors to Hong Kong would have heard of the famous Jenny Bakery cookies. Notorious for the long queues snaking outside their Hong Kong shop, the rich,...

  • CMCO food delivery: Comfort Korean food from Solaris Mont Kiara's Kitchen Goheung

    1 month ago

    CMCO food delivery: Comfort Korean food from Solaris Mont Kiara's Kitchen Goheung

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 — Being stuck at home has seen me binge watching Korean dramas. Of course, that starts the crazy craving for Korean food. Since it has been raining again, I...

  • Pasta pandemic: 25pc of consumers' pasta intake jumps during lockdown

    1 month ago

    Pasta pandemic: 25pc of consumers' pasta intake jumps during lockdown

    ROME, Oct 23 — Pasta has ended up being a symbol of the covid-19 lockdown. Who could forget the sight of empty supermarket shelves after pasta panic-buying took hold! And the...

  • ‘CIA’-like street food vendors first on scene to feed Thai protesters

    1 month ago

    ‘CIA’-like street food vendors first on scene to feed Thai protesters

    BANGKOK, Oct 22 — With an intelligence network so good they have been compared to the CIA, Thai street vendors are often first on the scene at “guerilla” democracy protests...

  • Which country has the biggest appetite for eating out?

    1 month ago

    Which country has the biggest appetite for eating out?

    PARIS, Oct 21 — People in Spain eat out an average of 4.3 times a week according to data published by catering industry specialists Gira, coinciding with the publication of a...

  • Four ideas to up your brunch game

    1 month ago

    Four ideas to up your brunch game

    PARIS, Oct 21 — With curfews being the latest anti-coronavirus measure implemented in cities in France and Italy’s Lombardy region and Spain also considering one, brunch may...

  • CMCO food delivery: Try out the Hong Kong-style 'wanton' noodles from PJ SS2's Ming Chai Kee

    1 month ago

    CMCO food delivery: Try out the Hong Kong-style 'wanton' noodles from PJ SS2's Ming Chai Kee

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 21 — I stumbled upon Ming Chai Kee via WhatsApp when a friend forwarded me their menu. It caught my interest since they were serving Hong Kong-style wanton...

  • What are the key elements of a traditional gastronomic French dinner?

    1 month ago

    What are the key elements of a traditional gastronomic French dinner?

    PARIS, Oct 21 — France is known for its lengthy dinners, punctuated by various food courses, carefully selected wines, and, of course, lots of conversation among friends and...

  • Norway wins European round of gastronomy contest

    1 month ago

    Norway wins European round of gastronomy contest

    OSLO, Oct 21 — Norwegian chef Christian Andre Pettersen on Friday won the European round of a global gastronomy competition for the second time in a row. Pettersen received the...

  • Eating like the English? French curfew puts early dinner on menu

    1 month ago

    Eating like the English? French curfew puts early dinner on menu

    PARIS, Oct 20 — Restaurateur Pascal Mousset has a new menu he hopes will persuade his patrons to change the habit of a lifetime in response to Paris’s coronavirus curfew, by...

  • Oldest aged whisky ever to be auctioned up for sale at Sotheby's

    1 month ago

    Oldest aged whisky ever to be auctioned up for sale at Sotheby's

    LONDON, Oct 20 — After ageing for 78 years, a single-malt whisky from The Macallan will go up for auction October 31 at Sotheby's, London. The prestigious tipple forms part of a...

  • CMCO food delivery: Get your Hokkien mee fix and much more from Sungai Way's Restoran Hua Xing

    1 month ago

    CMCO food delivery: Get your Hokkien mee fix and much more from Sungai Way's Restoran Hua Xing

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 19 — When night time cravings hit, I love browsing through food delivery sites to plan the next day's meal. Since I couldn't go out for a Hokkien mee supper,...

  • Indian, Japanese or Thai? With this curry, you can have it all

    1 month ago

    Indian, Japanese or Thai? With this curry, you can have it all

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — I love Japanese curry. What’s not to love about cubes of tender meat stewed in a sweet-rather-than-spicy curry and served with hot, steaming rice? A...

  • CMCO food delivery: Feast on food cooked from the heart by Setapak's Lydia Nasir

    1 month ago

    CMCO food delivery: Feast on food cooked from the heart by Setapak's Lydia Nasir

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — The one thing that has perked up my dreary conditional movement control order (CMCO) days has been Lydia Nasir's food. It's truly food cooked from the...

  • Pecking order: Eight fast-food spots to get your fried chicken fix this CMCO

    1 month ago

    Pecking order: Eight fast-food spots to get your fried chicken fix this CMCO

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 15 — With the conditional movement control order (CMCO) forcing many people back into the safety of their homes, there’s no better time to stay in and treat...

  • The ecstasy and the ordeal of eating hairy crabs

    1 month ago

    The ecstasy and the ordeal of eating hairy crabs

    COMMENTARY, Oct 15 — It’s a ritual. Every year around October, we call up a reputable Chinese restaurant and reserve a table. ‘Tis the season for hairy crabs. YOU: It’s...

  • Somersby Malaysia offers exclusive ‘Apple Day’ discounts, prizes to help beat the stay-at-home blues

    1 month ago

    Somersby Malaysia offers exclusive ‘Apple Day’ discounts, prizes to help beat the stay-at-home blues

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 14 — To commemorate the "Apple Day" celebrations held in the United Kingdom every year, Somersby is set to offer Malaysians a special treat this month. The...

  • CMCO food delivery: Indulge in these exquisite 'petit gateaux' from Ara Damansara's Lachér Patisserie

    1 month ago

    CMCO food delivery: Indulge in these exquisite 'petit gateaux' from Ara Damansara's Lachér Patisserie

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 14 — I go weak at the knees when it comes to pretty things. Tiny French cakes especially. The dainty sweets not only look great but taste exquisite with all...