Eat/Drink

  • Austrian restaurant snaps up three stars in ‘Main Cities of Europe’ Michelin guide

    3 weeks ago

    Austrian restaurant snaps up three stars in ‘Main Cities of Europe’ Michelin guide

    VIENNA, March 29 — Chef Juan Amador has received three stars in the new Main Cities of Europe Michelin guide for his eponymous restaurant located in Vienna. Located just a...

  • McDonald’s to equip Drive Thru menus with AI (VIDEO)

    3 weeks ago

    McDonald’s to equip Drive Thru menus with AI (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, March 27 — McDonald’s has made an agreement to acquire an AI-powered platform that will enable it to develop Drive Thru menus that are almost as smart as your...

  • Odette named Asia's best restaurant

    4 weeks ago

    Odette named Asia's best restaurant

    MACAO, March 27 — After four years at the top of the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants listing, chef Gaggan Anand, who will close his “superstar” restaurant in Bangkok in 2020, is...

  • 'Breaking Bad' beer to become a real thing

    4 weeks ago

    'Breaking Bad' beer to become a real thing

    LOS ANGELES, March 27 — With Homer Simpson's “Duff Beer” having already been transformed from fiction to reality, why not “Schraderbrau” from the crime drama Breaking...

  • Desert truffles are Libya’s ‘manna from heaven’

    4 weeks ago

    Desert truffles are Libya’s ‘manna from heaven’

    AL-HAMADA AL-HAMRA (Libya), March 26 — Braving the cold and hostile Libyan desert, Milad Mohammed scratches the ground to extract what he calls “manna from heaven” — white...

  • Singapore’s push for liquid eggs scrambled by low consumer demand

    4 weeks ago

    Singapore’s push for liquid eggs scrambled by low consumer demand

    SINGAPORE, March 26 — As part of Singapore’s ongoing efforts to be less reliant on imports for its food supplies, regulators here have made a push for liquid eggs twice in the...

  • Sweet scheme: France uncovers massive Italian kiwi fraud

    4 weeks ago

    Sweet scheme: France uncovers massive Italian kiwi fraud

    PARIS, March 25 — French authorities said today that they had dismantled a long-running scam to label and sell Italian kiwis as more pricey French fruit. “Kiwis imported from...

  • NBA-branded caviar company in Brooklyn wants you to top yoghurt and nachos with fish roe

    4 weeks ago

    NBA-branded caviar company in Brooklyn wants you to top yoghurt and nachos with fish roe

    NEW YORK, March 25 — The NBA has teamed up with a caviar producer in Brooklyn to make the delicacy an everyday snack. Tins of Pearl Street Caviar have been emblazoned with the...

  • Made-in-Asean kopi goes under the hammer in first-ever Singapore coffee auction

    4 weeks ago

    Made-in-Asean kopi goes under the hammer in first-ever Singapore coffee auction

    SINGAPORE, March 24 — White bid placards in hand, over 40 people gathered in a hall at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre on Friday for an auction with an aromatic twist....

  • Kale’s clean eating reputation sullied after landing on ‘dirty’ foods list

    1 month ago

    Kale’s clean eating reputation sullied after landing on ‘dirty’ foods list

    WASHINGTON, March 22 — Kale may not be as virtuous as long thought. Because in a new report ranking the most pesticide-laden foods, the hearty leafy green has emerged as one of...

  • Going ‘Under’: Europe’s first underwater restaurant opens in Norway

    1 month ago

    Going ‘Under’: Europe’s first underwater restaurant opens in Norway

    BAALY, March 20 — Europe’s first underwater restaurant opens in Norway today with more than 7,000 customers booked in to eat among the fish. Situated on the southern tip of...

  • Warung Makan: Bali-inspired fried dishes with a kick

    1 month ago

    Warung Makan: Bali-inspired fried dishes with a kick

    IPOH, March 20 — Inspired by the cuisine of Bali, Warung Makan here serves a variety of deep-fried dishes that come with two special sambal.  From seafood to meat, every...

  • Neil Patrick Harris and Jordin Sparks share their favourite restaurants with OpenTable

    1 month ago

    Neil Patrick Harris and Jordin Sparks share their favourite restaurants with OpenTable

    LOS ANGELES, March 20 — Actor Neil Patrick Harris, singer Jordin Sparks and pastry chef Christina Tosi of Milk Bar have shared their favourite dining destinations across the US...

  • French market serves up a world record for its 50th birthday

    1 month ago

    French market serves up a world record for its 50th birthday

    PARIS, March 18 — France’s Rungis market near Paris celebrated its 50th anniversary by throwing a giant banquet of record-breaking proportions, reserving its spot in the...

  • Bucking the crisis, Greek microbreweries bubble to the fore

    1 month ago

    Bucking the crisis, Greek microbreweries bubble to the fore

    EVIA (Greece), March 17 — Bent over a barrel, Greek microbrewer Sophocles Panagiotou lovingly draws a measure of his Septem Red Ale into a glass cylinder and expertly transfers...

  • Jacques Pepin to be honoured with lifetime achievement award at Emmys

    1 month ago

    Jacques Pepin to be honoured with lifetime achievement award at Emmys

    LOS ANGELES, March 16 — French chef Jacques Pépin has become the first culinary personality to receive the lifetime achievement award from the Emmys organizers this year. Since...

  • The Puntry: Fried chicken, waffles and ice cream... meet your new happy place!

    1 month ago

    The Puntry: Fried chicken, waffles and ice cream... meet your new happy place!

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — Fried chicken, meet waffle! Perfect partners, just like Pun's Ice Cream founders — Tan San Eu (or Euwie), 27 and Beh E Laine (Elaine), 26. Throw in...

  • Singapore’s Michelin-star soy sauce chicken rice comes to Ipoh

    1 month ago

    Singapore’s Michelin-star soy sauce chicken rice comes to Ipoh

    IPOH, March 15 — While there are many versions of chicken rice out there, Singapore-based Liao Fan Hawker Chan’s chicken rice is the only one to ever be awarded a Michelin...

  • Singapore Sling refreshed: Shaking up an old cocktail for a new generation

    1 month ago

    Singapore Sling refreshed: Shaking up an old cocktail for a new generation

    SINGAPORE, March 15 — The Singapore Sling is being shaken up in the city where it first caused a stir as mixologists pour new life into a drink in danger of being dismissed as...

  • Swiss study reveals hip hop is best bet for a cheese that will please

    1 month ago

    Swiss study reveals hip hop is best bet for a cheese that will please

    BURGDORF (Switzerland), March 15 — Exposing cheese to round-the-clock music could give it more flavour and hip hop might be better than Mozart, Swiss researchers said yesterday....

  • Wine consumers are reportedly drinking less, but drinking better

    1 month ago

    Wine consumers are reportedly drinking less, but drinking better

    NEW YORK, March 15 — Consumers in the Americas and Asia-Pacific are drinking less, but drinking better, according to a new international forecast which predicts that value will...

  • Post-Brexit uncertainty looms for Italy’s Prosecco

    1 month ago

    Post-Brexit uncertainty looms for Italy’s Prosecco

    CONEGLIANO, March 14 — If Britain leaves the EU on March 29 with a so-called hard Brexit, many supporters will likely be celebrating with Union Jack flags and countless bottles...

  • Cronut-creator brings breakfast to a 'Shake Shack' location in New York

    1 month ago

    Cronut-creator brings breakfast to a 'Shake Shack' location in New York

    NEW YORK, March 14 ― The Big Apple's superstar pastry chef has a concocted a breakfast offer ― including a Japanese-inspired egg sandwich ― for the fast food chain Shake...

  • ‘Bar truck’ brings a bit of life back to French villages

    1 month ago

    ‘Bar truck’ brings a bit of life back to French villages

    VILLEQUIERS, March 14 — The traditional French cafe where people of all stripes have customarily met is becoming a rare sight in many villages, but a man with a van — and a...

  • Camembert causes stink in French parliament in row over quality rules

    1 month ago

    Camembert causes stink in French parliament in row over quality rules

    PARIS, March 14 — A row over changes to a quality label for camembert cheese reached the French parliament yesterday as supporters of a traditional raw-milk recipe distributed...

  • José Andrés, Ferran Adrià, Thomas Keller and David Chang at Hudson Yards

    1 month ago

    José Andrés, Ferran Adrià, Thomas Keller and David Chang at Hudson Yards

    NEW YORK, March 14 ― The countdown is on for the opening of Hudson Yards, the US$16 billion (RM65.4 billion) real estate development project on Manhattan's West Side that aims...

  • New Eiffel Tower dining options unveiled

    1 month ago

    New Eiffel Tower dining options unveiled

    PARIS, March 13 — What if the Eiffel Tower’s six million annual visitors also came to the Paris landmark for its food? The Eiffel Tower’s “Ducasse” era is now officially...

  • Dominique Ansel to open new shop in Hong Kong

    1 month ago

    Dominique Ansel to open new shop in Hong Kong

    NEW YORK, March 13 — Pastry lovers in Hong Kong get ready: French pastry chef Dominique Ansel, king of the Cronut, is coming your way. In a cryptic Instagram message that was...

  • New report names the top allergy-friendly restaurant chains in the US

    1 month ago

    New report names the top allergy-friendly restaurant chains in the US

    BOSTON, March 13 — Chipotle and In-N-Out Burger are among some of the best restaurants for diners who suffer from food allergies and intolerances, according to a new report....

  • Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet in Shanghai named best restaurant in Asia by gourmand group

    1 month ago

    Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet in Shanghai named best restaurant in Asia by gourmand group

    SHANGHAI, March 13 — For the second year in a row, the multi-sensorial, theatrical restaurant Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet in Shanghai was named the best dining destination in...