Eat/Drink

  • McDonald’s Canada to test out plant-based burger

    3 weeks ago

    McDonald’s Canada to test out plant-based burger

    TORONTO, Sept 26 — After Burger King and A&W in Canada, McDonald’s is the latest fast-food chain to introduce plant-based burgers to their menu in Canada. For 12 weeks,...

  • Vote now for the ‘best new bistros’ in Paris, London, New York, Mexico City

    3 weeks ago

    Vote now for the ‘best new bistros’ in Paris, London, New York, Mexico City

    PARIS, Sept 26 — French dining guide Le Fooding has announced the finalists in a new restaurant awards programme that aims to shine the spotlight on the best “no fuss,”...

  • World’s Best Bars releases winners ranked 51-100

    3 weeks ago

    World’s Best Bars releases winners ranked 51-100

    NEW YORK, Sept 25 — In advance of the World’s 50 Best Bars gala event in London next week, organisers of the event have released the last half of the list which features bars...

  • French chef sues Michelin guide, accusing them of cheese mix-up

    4 weeks ago

    French chef sues Michelin guide, accusing them of cheese mix-up

    PARIS, Sept 24 — Celebrity French chef Marc Veyrat said today that he has sued the famed Michelin guide after inspectors stripped his restaurant of its coveted third star,...

  • The cool new thing in French haute cuisine? Madagascar caviar

    4 weeks ago

    The cool new thing in French haute cuisine? Madagascar caviar

    LAKE MANTASOA (Madagascar), Sept 24 — Jerome Bastide slides an ultrasound wand over the sturgeon’s belly, swiftly extracts a dozen eggs with a thick biopsy needle, and returns...

  • Malay dish ‘tempoyak’ attracts strong interest in China

    4 weeks ago

    Malay dish ‘tempoyak’ attracts strong interest in China

    NANNING, Sept 22 — Exotic Malay dishes, “sambal tempoyak” (fermented durian paste) made with anchovies and bitter beans as well as shark catfish “tempoyak”, have...

  • Adu Sugar Restaurant in Bangsar: Where the menu is as eclectic as its decor... and it's a good thing!

    1 month ago

    Adu Sugar Restaurant in Bangsar: Where the menu is as eclectic as its decor... and it's a good thing!

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 -- In a dining scene peppered with cookie-cutter restaurants, it is refreshing to unearth one that stands out both in its food... and decor. Adu Sugar...

  • Care to dine as a secret agent at The Service 1921 in Chiang Mai?

    1 month ago

    Care to dine as a secret agent at The Service 1921 in Chiang Mai?

    CHIANG MAI, Sept 21 — Director Cary Joji Fukunaga has been filming the 25th Bond film — titled No Time to Die, perhaps as an allusion to the unforgiving social media schedules...

  • Hong Kong diners offered protest-inspired ‘eyeball’ mocktails and ‘tear gas’ eggs

    1 month ago

    Hong Kong diners offered protest-inspired ‘eyeball’ mocktails and ‘tear gas’ eggs

    HONG KONG, Sept 20 — Pro-democracy protests that have roiled Hong Kong for more than three months are providing culinary inspiration for a restaurant that offers a themed menu...

  • Burger King scraps plastic toys in children’s meals, launches amnesty

    1 month ago

    Burger King scraps plastic toys in children’s meals, launches amnesty

    LONDON, Sept 19 — Burger King will stop handing out plastic toys in its children’s meals and said today it was launching an amnesty for customers to return any freebies in a...

  • Michelin selection for Shanghai 2020 includes new pair of two-star restaurants

    1 month ago

    Michelin selection for Shanghai 2020 includes new pair of two-star restaurants

    PARIS, Sept 19 — Michelin inspectors have promoted two new restaurants in Shanghai to the two-starred club in the latest edition of the Michelin guide for 2020. In the fourth...

  • From fine dining to US$1 school lunches — the top chef trying to change how Americans eat

    1 month ago

    From fine dining to US$1 school lunches — the top chef trying to change how Americans eat

    ROME, Sept 19 — When Dan Giusti was head chef at Denmark’s Michelin-starred Noma, regularly voted one of the world’s best restaurants, he served intricately prepared dishes...

  • Meaty issue: Mock pork edges onto South-east Asian plates

    1 month ago

    Meaty issue: Mock pork edges onto South-east Asian plates

    BANGKOK, Sept 18 — A sprinkle of chili, some pinkish “pork” and a few basil leaves tossed into a sizzling wok — chef Songpol swears his vegan version of punchy Thai...

  • Singapore gets two 3 Michelin-starred restaurants for the first time

    1 month ago

    Singapore gets two 3 Michelin-starred restaurants for the first time

    SINGAPORE, Sept 18 — Two restaurants here have been awarded three Michelin stars each this year, the first time more than one eatery in Singapore has garnered the highest award...

  • Jollibee’s first Malaysian store gets halal status from Jakim

    1 month ago

    Jollibee’s first Malaysian store gets halal status from Jakim

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 — Filipino fast food chain Jollibee’s first outlet in Malaysia is now certified halal or permissible for Muslims to eat by the Department of Islamic...

  • Generation healthy: Alcoholic seltzer craze sweeps US

    1 month ago

    Generation healthy: Alcoholic seltzer craze sweeps US

    NEW YORK, Sept 15 — Health-conscious American millennials have found their drink of choice: Alcoholic carbonated water that is lower in calories and carbs than beer and wine. A...

  • This 'brown stew' is the ultimate Norwegian comfort food

    1 month ago

    This 'brown stew' is the ultimate Norwegian comfort food

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 – There’s something very nostalgic about a brown stew that reminds me of the ayam pongteh that my mother and grandmother would cook for our family...

  • ‘Asado’ in Argentina: Grilling, the ‘gaucho’ way

    1 month ago

    ‘Asado’ in Argentina: Grilling, the ‘gaucho’ way

    BUENOS AIRES, Sept 14 – Eating meat seems to be ingrained in Argentinian culture, part of their national identity. And there’s no better way to savour the best of what the...

  • Hong Kong festival mooncakes get a protest makeover

    1 month ago

    Hong Kong festival mooncakes get a protest makeover

    HONG KONG, Sept 14 ― At the back of her tiny shop, Hong Kong baker Naomi Suen pulls out a fresh tray of mooncakes ― each one sporting popular slogans from recent pro-democracy...

  • Bon Appétit names Dallas as Restaurant City of the Year 2019

    1 month ago

    Bon Appétit names Dallas as Restaurant City of the Year 2019

    NEW YORK, Sept 14 ― Tastemakers at Bon Appétit magazine have declared Dallas, Texas, the most US exciting city to eat in this year. The American food magazine has named Dallas...

  • Peruvian chef known for rainforest-to-table cuisine receives Latin American icon award

    1 month ago

    Peruvian chef known for rainforest-to-table cuisine receives Latin American icon award

    LIMA, Sept 13 — Peruvian chef, conservationist and humanitarian Pedro Miguel Schiaffino is being honoured as an “icon” by Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards for...

  • Francis Ford Coppola receives lifetime achievement award for wines

    1 month ago

    Francis Ford Coppola receives lifetime achievement award for wines

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 13 — Film and winemaker Francis Ford Coppola has been named the winner of Wine Enthusiast magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which honours industry...

  • KitKat Chocolatory launches Malaysian inspired flavours

    1 month ago

    KitKat Chocolatory launches Malaysian inspired flavours

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 13 — Malaysia’s leading chocolate confectionery brand KitKat, and its flagship store, KitKat Chocolatory, celebrates its third anniversary with the launch...

  • Tony Fernandes announces opening date of AirAsia’s fast food restaurant on Twitter

    1 month ago

    Tony Fernandes announces opening date of AirAsia’s fast food restaurant on Twitter

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 — If you fancy a Christmas feast filled with airline food this year, you might just be in luck. AirAsia Group Bhd chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony...

  • Easier to find fish sauce than belacan: Celeb chef Nik Michael Imran on making Malaysian food famous

    1 month ago

    Easier to find fish sauce than belacan: Celeb chef Nik Michael Imran on making Malaysian food famous

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 11 — Chef Nik Michael Imran wants Malaysian culinary talents to band together to bring the country’s food to the global stage. “Malaysian food is so rich...

  • Underwater restaurant in Phuket stakes claim to largest in the world

    1 month ago

    Underwater restaurant in Phuket stakes claim to largest in the world

    PHUKET, Sept 11 — Thailand is now home to what's being called the world's largest underwater restaurant, where diners are surrounded by 25,000 sea creatures. Luxury shopping...

  • World's largest Starbucks store to open in Chicago

    1 month ago

    World's largest Starbucks store to open in Chicago

    CHICAGO, Sept 9 — Come November, Chicago will become home to the biggest Starbucks store in the world, stealing the title currently held by Tokyo.  First announced back in...

  • Singapore app Dine Inn turns living rooms into restaurants for aspiring chefs

    1 month ago

    Singapore app Dine Inn turns living rooms into restaurants for aspiring chefs

    SINGAPORE, Sept 7 — From Monday to Friday, Linah Lim works as a field service planner at a manufacturing firm. But come the weekend, she does what she loves — entertaining...

  • Life is like a box of 'nama' style chocolate truffles for Malaysian brand Cocoraw

    1 month ago

    Life is like a box of 'nama' style chocolate truffles for Malaysian brand Cocoraw

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 — Forrest Gump might have you believe that life is like a box of chocolates, but try telling that to any small business trying to survive in an...

  • Meat-free champions lick their lips as market booms

    1 month ago

    Meat-free champions lick their lips as market booms

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 7 — Beef-free burgers, egg-free omelettes and milk-free ice cream — meat and dairy alternatives have shot to the top of the menu, and producers are facing...

  • Like meat, but not meat — the latest tech advances

    1 month ago

    Like meat, but not meat — the latest tech advances

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 7 — Meaty mushrooms, printed ‘steaks’ and Nasa discoveries — the latest array of meat alternatives has been showcased at the Good Food Conference in...

  • Lonely battle: Senegal restaurateur fights the plastic tide

    1 month ago

    Lonely battle: Senegal restaurateur fights the plastic tide

    DAKAR, Sept 6 — Babacar Thiaw took the initiative of opening Dakar’s first “zero plastic” restaurant in a response to the rubbish strewn along the beaches of the...

  • Coffee and quacks served up at Chengdu duck cafe

    1 month ago

    Coffee and quacks served up at Chengdu duck cafe

    CHENGDU, Sept 6 — Crowds in a Chinese eatery ignore their drinks to gather adoringly around four fluffy white ducks, phones poised ready for pictures, at the latest addition to...