Eat/Drink

  • RMCO food takeaway: Awesome fried noodles from Ampang's Danny Penang Tua Pan

    3 weeks ago

    RMCO food takeaway: Awesome fried noodles from Ampang's Danny Penang Tua Pan

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 ― I had heard quite a lot about Danny Penang Tua Pan from friends ... so much so that it piqued my curiosity enough to take a drive to Ampang to try it out....

  • Bubbles with Brad Pitt from October 15

    3 weeks ago

    Bubbles with Brad Pitt from October 15

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 2 — Fans of the Hollywood star, Brad Pitt, will soon have a chance to savour the first ever rosé champagne launched by the American actor. Christened Fleur de...

  • Hong Kong's Kam's Roast to open at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

    3 weeks ago

    Hong Kong's Kam's Roast to open at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 — Popular Hong Kong restaurant Kam's Roast will be opening its first Malaysian outlet at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Malay Mail spotted the hoarding for the...

  • Malaysia’s oldest nasi kandar restaurant offers free food on Merdeka day

    3 weeks ago

    Malaysia’s oldest nasi kandar restaurant offers free food on Merdeka day

    GEORGE TOWN, Aug 31 — In conjunction with Merdeka Day and the opening of a new branch in Sungai Ara, Malaysia’s 113-year-old nasi kandar restaurant offered free food to the...

  • Hot or cold, a bowl of silky smooth 'pak kor yee mai fu chok' will chase the blues away

    3 weeks ago

    Hot or cold, a bowl of silky smooth 'pak kor yee mai fu chok' will chase the blues away

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — It’s been a veritable season of tong sui — Cantonese dessert soups or literally “sweet water” — as manna for the parched soul. Whether it’s a...

  • Mid Autumn festival gifting: Ipoh's Ching Han Guan traditional mooncakes with unique packaging

    3 weeks ago

    Mid Autumn festival gifting: Ipoh's Ching Han Guan traditional mooncakes with unique packaging

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — Gifting (and eating) mooncakes is all a part of celebrating the Mid-Autumn festival. Nowadays the emphasis seems to be on looks when it comes to selecting...

  • Why Malaysians love 'nasi lemak'... and each other

    4 weeks ago

    Why Malaysians love 'nasi lemak'... and each other

    COMMENTARY, Aug 27 — Queueing up for your favourite nasi lemak is a rite of passage for most Malaysians. The wait is worth it when you recognise the undeniable pleasure of...

  • After vote, McDonald’s known as ‘Mekdi’ at 16 outlets in Malaysia

    4 weeks ago

    After vote, McDonald’s known as ‘Mekdi’ at 16 outlets in Malaysia

    PUTRAJAYA, Aug 26 — Malaysians recently voted for a ‘Mekdi’ signboard to be installed at their favourite McDonald’s outlet and now, in commemoration of Hari Merdeka and...

  • Taste of success for Taiwan's street vendors with Michelin award

    4 weeks ago

    Taste of success for Taiwan's street vendors with Michelin award

    TAIPEI, Aug 26 — A cloud escapes into the air as 80-year-old Taiwanese street food vendor Wu Huang-yi lifts the lid on a giant steaming basket to unveil a piping-hot batch of...

  • RMCO food delivery: PJ's Padma's Dapur delivers an addictive, moist coconut candy

    4 weeks ago

    RMCO food delivery: PJ's Padma's Dapur delivers an addictive, moist coconut candy

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 26 — There is something so delightfully retro about coconut candy. It was the rage in the 1970s and 1980s, where it was probably the Basque burnt cheesecake...

  • Selena Gomez and Blackpink announce music-inspired ice cream (VIDEO)

    4 weeks ago

    Selena Gomez and Blackpink announce music-inspired ice cream (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Aug 25 — After collaborating with the South Korean girl group for their forthcoming single Ice Cream, Gomez is commemorating her venture into K-pop with a new...

  • Always stay 'hungry': How a Taiwanese bento shop in JB persisted amid the Covid-19 pandemic

    4 weeks ago

    Always stay 'hungry': How a Taiwanese bento shop in JB persisted amid the Covid-19 pandemic

    JOHOR BARU, Aug 25 — We take our first bite tentatively. We have few expectations, having been disappointed so many times before. But this time these deep fried sweet potato...

  • RMCO food delivery: You can now enjoy Melaka's Donald & Lily Restaurant's Nyonya 'laksa' at home

    1 month ago

    RMCO food delivery: You can now enjoy Melaka's Donald & Lily Restaurant's Nyonya 'laksa' at home

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 — In the Klang Valley, I must admit I've not tasted a really good version of the creamy laksa Nyonya laksa. Either the broth is watered down or they skimp...

  • Rainy weekends call for a bowl of chicken soup... spiced with Sichuan vegetables!

    1 month ago

    Rainy weekends call for a bowl of chicken soup... spiced with Sichuan vegetables!

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — It’s that time of year again. Our weather can be so unpredictable. Some weeks stretch into a scorching heatwave; others are inundated with rain. On...

  • Spanish gazpacho sets out to conquer the world

    1 month ago

    Spanish gazpacho sets out to conquer the world

    MURCIA (Spain), Aug 21 — Long a staple of the Spanish diet, gazpacho — the chilled soup made from a puree of tomatoes and other vegetables — is gaining space on supermarket...

  • Happy drink in sad times: Champagne-makers gather pandemic harvest

    1 month ago

    Happy drink in sad times: Champagne-makers gather pandemic harvest

    BETHON (France), Aug 21 — Winemakers in France’s Champagne region are this week gathering a bumper grape harvest, but there is a bitter aftertaste: the slump in demand for...

  • Sweet and healthy: Researchers are working on a nutrient-rich version of milk chocolate

    1 month ago

    Sweet and healthy: Researchers are working on a nutrient-rich version of milk chocolate

    WASHINGTON, Aug 21 ― While the global chocolate market is forecast to reach US$139.9 billion (RM584.5 billion) by 2024, milk chocolate has long been a consumer favourite...

  • New Starbucks in Tokyo features dedicated space for remote workers

    1 month ago

    New Starbucks in Tokyo features dedicated space for remote workers

    TOKYO, Aug 20 — As the coronavirus pandemic has prompted multiple companies to become more cost-efficient with their office spaces, Starbucks has opened a new store in central...

  • RMCO food takeaway: Enjoy Taiwan beef noodles from Subang Jaya's Restaurant Hock Hin

    1 month ago

    RMCO food takeaway: Enjoy Taiwan beef noodles from Subang Jaya's Restaurant Hock Hin

    SUBANG JAYA, Aug 20 — I'm a novice when it comes to Subang Jaya's food places. Luckily I have a friend pointing me in the right direction to her good food finds. So one morning...

  • Small wonders: The Vietnamese artist making tiny food

    1 month ago

    Small wonders: The Vietnamese artist making tiny food

    HANOI, Aug 19 — Squinting in concentration, Vietnamese artist Nguyen Thi Ha An drops a bright red chilli onto a bowl of pho noodles barely bigger than a coin — the finishing...

  • Peking duck chain urges diners to eat less as China fights food waste

    1 month ago

    Peking duck chain urges diners to eat less as China fights food waste

    BEIJING, Aug 18 — At popular Peking roast duck restaurant chain Quanjude in Beijing, staff have been passing on a new message to diners: do not order more than you can eat. The...

  • RMCO food delivery: Lovely, fluffy sago 'gula Melaka' puddings from KL's Original Sago

    1 month ago

    RMCO food delivery: Lovely, fluffy sago 'gula Melaka' puddings from KL's Original Sago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 – Sago gula Melaka pudding is my Kryptonite. If I see it on a menu, I'll order it straightaway. Sadly, they tend to be disappointing. Most times, the sago...

  • Powerful Medici family behind Italy’s ‘plague-free’ wine windows

    1 month ago

    Powerful Medici family behind Italy’s ‘plague-free’ wine windows

    FLORENCE, Aug 17 — As 16th-century Florentines dropped like flies to the plague, survivors drowned their fears in wine, passed to them through small windows which are enjoying a...

  • Dogged determination at Espoir Café, a pet-friendly haven in Subang Jaya

    1 month ago

    Dogged determination at Espoir Café, a pet-friendly haven in Subang Jaya

    SUBANG JAYA, Aug 16 – There is the sound of laughter and also of gentle barks. The hiss of a steam wand and the frothing of milk for latte art. Furry, four-legged friends amble...

  • RMCO food takeaway: Super satisfying fish noodles from Subang Jaya's Mr Mak Fish Head Noodle

    1 month ago

    RMCO food takeaway: Super satisfying fish noodles from Subang Jaya's Mr Mak Fish Head Noodle

    SUBANG JAYA, Aug 14 — Whenever I am in Subang Jaya, I zoom in on the USJ6 flats as it is what I consider the epicentre of good food. There's fluffy handmade pau filled with mui...

  • RMCO food takeaway: Discovering old-fashioned 'prawn mee' and 'lum mee' at PJ's Section 17

    1 month ago

    RMCO food takeaway: Discovering old-fashioned 'prawn mee' and 'lum mee' at PJ's Section 17

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 12 — I've been to the small food court next to PJ Section 17's market many times before for tong sui and woon chai koh but I didn't know it also hid a stall...

  • ‘Dream destination’ cafes offer taste of paradise in blockaded Gaza strip

    1 month ago

    ‘Dream destination’ cafes offer taste of paradise in blockaded Gaza strip

    GAZA, Aug 11 — Mediterranean waves crash below patrons snacking on freshly-caught fish at the “Maldive Gaza” cafe, offering a glimpse of paradise to Palestinians confined to...

  • RMCO food delivery: Skip the queue and get Klang's Restaurant Boston Baru's signature clams delivered to your doorstep

    1 month ago

    RMCO food delivery: Skip the queue and get Klang's Restaurant Boston Baru's signature clams delivered to your doorstep

    KLANG, Aug 10 — I've been curious about Restaurant Boston Baru's food for some time but the long queues have been a major deterrent. From what I read, the lines start even...

  • Canadian brewer apologises for naming beer 'pubic hair' in Maori

    1 month ago

    Canadian brewer apologises for naming beer 'pubic hair' in Maori

    MONTREAL, Aug 9 — A Canadian brewery has apologised for naming one of its beers after the Maori term for “pubic hair,” and not “feather” as it had intended, CBC...

  • 'Fa sang wu' forever: Velvety peanut cream you can make at home... any time!

    1 month ago

    'Fa sang wu' forever: Velvety peanut cream you can make at home... any time!

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 — Some things are just hard. Sometimes we can doubt ourselves or have self-defeating beliefs. Like how, sure, some recipes are easier (even novices like us...

  • Vietnam cat café offers purr-fect pick-me-up for rescued felines

    1 month ago

    Vietnam cat café offers purr-fect pick-me-up for rescued felines

    HANOI, Aug 8 — If your idea of the purr-fect day is spending it curled up with convalescent rescue cats and a coffee, then one cafe in Vietnam has you covered. Ngao’s Home...

  • Indian restaurant offers ‘Covid curry’ to scared customers

    1 month ago

    Indian restaurant offers ‘Covid curry’ to scared customers

    JODHPUR, Aug 7 — An Indian restaurant is hoping to win back customers afraid of eating out during the pandemic with a special “Covid Curry” and “Mask Naans”. “This has...

  • Brewery wins coveted ‘Munich’ status for first time in a century

    1 month ago

    Brewery wins coveted ‘Munich’ status for first time in a century

    MUNICH, Aug 7 — A Bavarian brewery has been granted official Munich brewery status for the first time in a century, guaranteeing a place with greats like Loewenbraeu at the...