Eat/Drink

  • PPP Coffee at REXKL: How a pop-up café can bridge communities

    1 month ago

    PPP Coffee at REXKL: How a pop-up café can bridge communities

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 — Most pop-ups come and go. Typically a temporary fixture to publicise a new product or brand, they are a great way to test the market for consumer...

  • From Bethlehem basement, Palestinian distiller toasts global acclaim

    1 month ago

    From Bethlehem basement, Palestinian distiller toasts global acclaim

    BETHLEHEM, July 22 — In his Bethlehem cellar, distiller Nader Muaddi made fewer than 500 bottles of his liquor last year but has won international accolades and now aims to help...

  • Kitchen disruption: Better food through artificial intelligence

    1 month ago

    Kitchen disruption: Better food through artificial intelligence

    WASHINGTON, July 21 — Looking for that perfect recipe, or a new flavour combination that delights the senses? Increasingly, players in the food industry are embracing artificial...

  • French wine production hit by heatwave

    1 month ago

    French wine production hit by heatwave

    PARIS, July 21 — Wine production in France this year will be down by between six and 13 per cent over 2018, notably because of the ongoing heatwave, the agriculture ministry...

  • Gold rush: Here's how you can make the ultimate golden latte at home

    1 month ago

    Gold rush: Here's how you can make the ultimate golden latte at home

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — Some of us are better at being sick than others. The more stoic among us just brave the aches and pains and get on with their day. Admirable, at least...

  • Fit for a queen: Most extravagant tea service in UK launches for £500 a pot

    1 month ago

    Fit for a queen: Most extravagant tea service in UK launches for £500 a pot

    LONDON, July 19 — Have £500 (about RM2,574) to spare on a cuppa tea? A luxury hotel in London has launched the UK’s most expensive afternoon tea service, featuring a pot of...

  • Guangzhou has a new two Michelin-starred restaurant

    1 month ago

    Guangzhou has a new two Michelin-starred restaurant

    PARIS, July 18 — The port city of Guangzhou, China along the Pearl River has earned its first two Michelin-starred restaurant in the locale’s sophomore guide of the red bible...

  • Swiss specialities: Chocolate, cheese and... wine?

    1 month ago

    Swiss specialities: Chocolate, cheese and... wine?

    RIVAZ (Switzerland), July 18 — When foreigners think of Swiss specialities that might excite their taste buds, world-renowned chocolate and cheese likely come to mind. Swiss...

  • World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 to be held in Flanders

    1 month ago

    World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 to be held in Flanders

    LONDON, July 18 — The 2020 edition of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants is returning to Europe, this time to Antwerp, Belgium.  Organisers of one of the most influential...

  • Nestle has made dark chocolate without any sweeteners

    1 month ago

    Nestle has made dark chocolate without any sweeteners

    TOKYO, July 17 — The Swiss multinational plans to launch a new dark chocolate next year that is made entirely from cocoa fruit, avoiding the need to add refined sugar. At a time...

  • The Best Chef Awards: Public voting to start August 1

    1 month ago

    The Best Chef Awards: Public voting to start August 1

    LONDON, July 17 — Foodie fans will be able to vote for the chef they love the most during the month of August. The Best Chef Award will be awarded in Barcelona at the end of...

  • Malaysian finalist loses out to Mission Chinese Food co-founder in Basque Culinary World Prize

    1 month ago

    Malaysian finalist loses out to Mission Chinese Food co-founder in Basque Culinary World Prize

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 17 — San Francisco chef and restaurateur Anthony Myint has been named the winner of a major food award worth €100,000 (RM410,780) for his influential work...

  • Iranian bread permanent guest at Kuwaiti tables

    1 month ago

    Iranian bread permanent guest at Kuwaiti tables

    KUWAIT CITY, July 16 — Khalil Kamal makes sure he regularly visits Kuwait’s popular Souq Al-Mubarakiya, where he enjoys his favourite kebab meal with onion, rocket and freshly...

  • Fancy a tipple with your King of Fruits? How about a shot of Musang King durian whisky

    1 month ago

    Fancy a tipple with your King of Fruits? How about a shot of Musang King durian whisky

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 — From cendol and ice cream to chocolate and crepe and more recently burgers — durian lovers have continued to innovate in fusing their favourite dish,...

  • London to open a whisky hotel

    1 month ago

    London to open a whisky hotel

    LONDON, July 16 — Attention whisky lovers, London is set to get its own whisky hotel. The award-winning Black Rock whisky bar has announced plans to expand its basement bar into...

  • Malaysia’s Musang King durians available at Alibaba’s China digital retail stores (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Malaysia’s Musang King durians available at Alibaba’s China digital retail stores (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, July 15 — Durian lovers in China can now order Malaysia’s popular Musang King durians from Alibaba’s Hema Fresh stores. China’s Ambassador to Malaysia Bai...

  • Unique experience of dining under api-api trees by the beach draws visitors

    1 month ago

    Unique experience of dining under api-api trees by the beach draws visitors

    ALOR STAR, July 14 — The unique experience of dining under a canopy of api-api trees has been drawing many visitors to an eatery by the beach in Kuala Tebengau, Kuala...

  • RM10 durian stall in Tumpat is pulling in the crowds

    1 month ago

    RM10 durian stall in Tumpat is pulling in the crowds

    TUMPAT, July 14 — With only RM10 the public visiting a stall selling durian belonging to a trader at Kampung Semat Jal here, can be happy bringing home at least 10 durians....

  • Soul food: How the Japanese mastered meatless cuisine

    1 month ago

    Soul food: How the Japanese mastered meatless cuisine

    TOKYO, July 14 – This isn’t meat. Certainly what is served before me is savoury enough – one could argue almost meaty – but nothing can disguise the fact it’s a platter...

  • Ransacked in ‘yellow vest’ riot, chic Fouquet’s eatery reopens in Paris

    1 month ago

    Ransacked in ‘yellow vest’ riot, chic Fouquet’s eatery reopens in Paris

    PARIS, July 13 — France’s famed Le Fouquet’s brasserie on the Champs Elysees avenue reopened today, four months after the chic eatery was ransacked by rioters during a...

  • Musang King fiesta in Seremban draws hundreds of durian lovers

    1 month ago

    Musang King fiesta in Seremban draws hundreds of durian lovers

    SEREMBAN, July 13 — The Musang King Fiesta organised by Matrix Concepts today has attracted over hundreds of the king of fruits lovers. By offering it for free, many of them...

  • ‘Bad’ publicity gone good: Sales skyrocket for Musang King cendol seller in Melaka after ‘RM114 for three’ incident

    1 month ago

    ‘Bad’ publicity gone good: Sales skyrocket for Musang King cendol seller in Melaka after ‘RM114 for three’ incident

    MELAKA, July 13 — RM38 for a bowl of cendol heaped with dollops of Musang King durian. Peeved at the price, one customer proceeded to upload a photo of the receipt showing RM114...

  • In ‘Harry Met Sally’ tribute, New York deli invites contestants to ‘have what she’s having’

    1 month ago

    In ‘Harry Met Sally’ tribute, New York deli invites contestants to ‘have what she’s having’

    NEW YORK, July 13 — It was the moan heard around the world. In the 1989 movie When Harry Met Sally, actor Meg Ryan’s loud rendition of a woman faking an orgasm while seated at...

  • Kellogg’s launches beer made using upcycled Rice Krispies and Coco Pops

    1 month ago

    Kellogg’s launches beer made using upcycled Rice Krispies and Coco Pops

    NEW YORK, July 13 — The American food giant has commissioned a British brewery to produce a range of beers made using rejected Rice Krispies and Coco Pops, thereby avoiding...

  • Smell something fishy about your tuna sushi? It could be because it's fish-less

    1 month ago

    Smell something fishy about your tuna sushi? It could be because it's fish-less

    NEW YORK, July 12 — After successfully recreating the taste, texture and smell of beef, scientists and food manufacturers are scrambling to put the next big thing in faux...

  • French chef cheesed off after losing Michelin star in Cheddar row

    1 month ago

    French chef cheesed off after losing Michelin star in Cheddar row

    ANNECY, July 12 — Flamboyant French chef Marc Veyrat has railed against Michelin, demanding that his top restaurant be withdrawn from the guide, after telling AFP that its...

  • Winery in the Andes Mountains named world’s best vineyard 2019

    1 month ago

    Winery in the Andes Mountains named world’s best vineyard 2019

    NEW YORK, July 11 — A winery located 1,100 metres above sea level, set against the backdrop of the Andes Mountains in Argentina has been named the world’s best vineyard in a...

  • Pastry chef Jordi Roca creates ice cream treats in 'Stranger Things' theme (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Pastry chef Jordi Roca creates ice cream treats in 'Stranger Things' theme (VIDEO)

    MADRID, July 11 — Following the release on Netflix of the third season of the nostalgic supernatural caper just over a week ago, triple-star Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can...

  • Here's your chance to get paid to eat cookies — and maybe even create your own recipe

    1 month ago

    Here's your chance to get paid to eat cookies — and maybe even create your own recipe

    LONDON, July 11 — A British cookie brand is looking to hire a taster to test its newest innovations, and while the gig does indeed come with a monetary compensation, it also...

  • Appetising prospects: Uber founder takes aim at S. Korea’s shared kitchen market

    1 month ago

    Appetising prospects: Uber founder takes aim at S. Korea’s shared kitchen market

    SEOUL, July 10 — Chef Youm Jung-phil plans to close his restaurant in Seoul’s affluent Gangnam district this month, worn down by the rising cost of labour and rent as well as...

  • Petaling Jaya’s highest rooftop bar Marimbar offers tropical respite from concrete jungle life

    1 month ago

    Petaling Jaya’s highest rooftop bar Marimbar offers tropical respite from concrete jungle life

    PETALING JAYA, July 10 — Whether it is to wait out the Petaling Jaya rush hour traffic or a wish to catch the sunset, a visit to its newest and highest rooftop bar may just be...

  • The US$280,000 lab-grown burger could be a more palatable US$10 in two years

    1 month ago

    The US$280,000 lab-grown burger could be a more palatable US$10 in two years

    MADRID/ZURICH, July 9 — Lab-grown meat, first introduced to the world six years ago in the form of a US$280,000 (RM1.2 million) hamburger, could hit supermarket shelves at US$10...

  • Charity begins at the pub: London bar seeks ‘most ethical’ title

    1 month ago

    Charity begins at the pub: London bar seeks ‘most ethical’ title

    LONDON, July 9 — Employing the homeless and offering beer brewed from leftover bread, “The Green Vic” in London’s trendy Shoreditch district is aiming to be the world’s...