Eat/Drink

  • Study: Gin saw biggest growth among booze categories in 2018

    2 weeks ago

    Study: Gin saw biggest growth among booze categories in 2018

    LONDON, June 1 ― Gin saw the biggest gains in global alcohol consumption in 2018, while volumes of beer and wine dipped during the same period, says a new study on global...

  • Nasi Ayam Paris meets taste bud in fashion city of Paris

    2 weeks ago

    Nasi Ayam Paris meets taste bud in fashion city of Paris

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 — Her Nasi Ayam Paris is very popular among Malaysians in Paris and nowadays, Nurazimah Mohd Karim has many regular customers although the early days of her...

  • Eric Ripert and José Andrés declare June 25 Bourdain Day

    2 weeks ago

    Eric Ripert and José Andrés declare June 25 Bourdain Day

    NEW YORK, June 1 — Chefs Eric Ripert and José Andrés, BFFs of the late Anthony Bourdain, have taken to social media, inviting fans to pay tribute to the writer, food TV host...

  • Raya desserts on delivery with Chef Wan’s Musang King durian cheesecake (VIDEO)

    2 weeks ago

    Raya desserts on delivery with Chef Wan’s Musang King durian cheesecake (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, May 31 — Celebrity chef Datuk Redzuawan Ismail’s popular Musang King cheesecake is now only a click away for durian lovers to enjoy. Affectionately known as...

  • Larvae for lunch? Danish scientists try to put mealworm on the menu

    2 weeks ago

    Larvae for lunch? Danish scientists try to put mealworm on the menu

    AARHUS (Denmark), May 31 ― Fancy starting your morning with some grub granola? Or having a wrap for lunch made with insect flour? How about ending the day with stir-fried or...

  • From sky farms to lab-grown shrimp, Singapore eyes food future

    2 weeks ago

    From sky farms to lab-grown shrimp, Singapore eyes food future

    SINGAPORE, May 30 — Singapore, the tiny Southeast Asian city-state, is an unlikely place for a farming revolution. With tiered fish farms, vegetable plots atop office buildings...

  • UAE expats get taste of Ramadan traditional sweets

    2 weeks ago

    UAE expats get taste of Ramadan traditional sweets

    DUBAI, May 29 — Nida Mohammed drove for more than an hour from Fujairah to Sharjah in the UAE just to buy special Iraqi sweets and juices for the Muslim fasting month of...

  • Eyeing Europe, Beyond Meat announces Dutch plant

    2 weeks ago

    Eyeing Europe, Beyond Meat announces Dutch plant

    LOS ANGELES, May 29 — Fast-growing Beyond Meat is going beyond the United States in producing its plant-based sausages, hamburgers and other items. The Los Angeles-based food...

  • Italy's Lido 84 restaurant named 'one to watch' 2019 by World's 50 Best  (VIDEO)

    2 weeks ago

    Italy's Lido 84 restaurant named 'one to watch' 2019 by World's 50 Best (VIDEO)

    GARDONE RIVIERA, May 29 — Waterfront restaurant Lido 84 in northern Italy has been named a rising star on the international gastronomy scene by the tastemakers at World's 50...

  • The best pizza outside Italy can be found in London

    3 weeks ago

    The best pizza outside Italy can be found in London

    LONDON, May 27 — A ranking of the best pizzerias in Europe outside Italy has given the top spot to London restaurant 50 Kalo di Ciro Salvo. In fact, according to the results of...

  • Dubai Sikh temple cooks Ramadan meals for Muslims

    3 weeks ago

    Dubai Sikh temple cooks Ramadan meals for Muslims

    DUBAI, May 27 — A Sikh temple in Dubai has opened its doors to Muslims during Islam’s fasting month of Ramadan, offering them room to pray and a free meal to break their daily...

  • This Bangsar pop-up is serving delicious 'Ayam Peri-Peri Percik' for Ramadan

    3 weeks ago

    This Bangsar pop-up is serving delicious 'Ayam Peri-Peri Percik' for Ramadan

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — This month, cravings for Malay food is at an all-time high what with Ramadan bazaars and buka puasa spreads everywhere... it's like the best of Malay...

  • Celebrity chef Mario Batali pleads not guilty to sex assault charge

    3 weeks ago

    Celebrity chef Mario Batali pleads not guilty to sex assault charge

    NEW YORK, May 25 — US celebrity chef Mario Batali pleaded not guilty yesterday to a charge of indecent assault and battery stemming from accusations that he groped a woman in a...

  • Now you can taste the Malaysian World Pastry Cup champions' winning desserts at this KL dessert cafe

    3 weeks ago

    Now you can taste the Malaysian World Pastry Cup champions' winning desserts at this KL dessert cafe

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — We cheered when Malaysia clinched the coveted crown for this year's Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie (World Pastry Cup) in Lyon, France earlier this year....

  • Chef Jose Andres releases a cookbook centred on vegetables

    3 weeks ago

    Chef Jose Andres releases a cookbook centred on vegetables

    NEW YORK, May 25 ― Influential chef José Andrés has published a cookbook dedicated entirely to the plant kingdom ― and to his friend the late Anthony Bourdain....

  • Chef Mario Batali charged in Boston for alleged sexual assault

    3 weeks ago

    Chef Mario Batali charged in Boston for alleged sexual assault

    NEW YORK, May 24 — US celebrity chef Mario Batali, who has been accused of sexual assault by several women, faces charges for allegedly groping a woman in 2017 in Boston,...

  • In the land of stout and spirits, Ireland’s first ‘dry pub’

    3 weeks ago

    In the land of stout and spirits, Ireland’s first ‘dry pub’

    DUBLIN, May 23 — It’s happy hour in Dublin and the drinks are flowing, but in Ireland’s first “dry pub” patrons are forgoing Guinness and whiskey for non-boozy beers and...

  • Israeli researchers drink to old times with ancient-style beer

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli researchers drink to old times with ancient-style beer

    TEL AVIV, May 23 — Israeli researchers said yesterday they had managed to extract yeast from ancient jars and produced a head-spinning concoction with it: Beer similar to what...

  • Philadelphia's Cadence tops Food & Wine's list of US best new restaurants 2019

    3 weeks ago

    Philadelphia's Cadence tops Food & Wine's list of US best new restaurants 2019

    NEW YORK, May 23 — Philadelphia restaurant Cadence has been named America's best new restaurant of 2019 for its “simple pleasures and serious food” by Food & Wine...

  • Pret gobbles EAT to expand vegetarian, vegan offerings

    3 weeks ago

    Pret gobbles EAT to expand vegetarian, vegan offerings

    LONDON, May 22 — British coffee and sandwich chain Pret a Manger today said it had agreed to buy rival EAT, tapping into growing UK popularity for vegetarian and vegan food....

  • Jamie Oliver: TV star and man on a mission

    3 weeks ago

    Jamie Oliver: TV star and man on a mission

    LONDON, May 22 — With his often simple but inventive dishes, British chef Jamie Oliver revolutionised home cooking for his compatriots — but could not save his restaurant...

  • Fifteen Cornwall head vows to go on as Jamie Oliver's restaurants close

    3 weeks ago

    Fifteen Cornwall head vows to go on as Jamie Oliver's restaurants close

    LONDON, May 22 — The head of a restaurant in southwest England set up by Jamie Oliver to train unemployed young people as chefs vowed yesterday to “keep the light burning”...

  • Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver serves time on restaurants

    3 weeks ago

    Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver serves time on restaurants

    LONDON, May 21 — British celebrity TV chef Jamie Oliver today said that his restaurant group employing 1,300 staff had collapsed. Oliver expressed deep sadness at the move that...

  • Denmark’s fabulous food journey, from hearty fare to haute cuisine

    4 weeks ago

    Denmark’s fabulous food journey, from hearty fare to haute cuisine

    AARHUS, May 19 — Long known for their hearty meat-and-potatoes fare, Danish chefs have now carved out a name for themselves in the culinary world with trailblazing dishes at...

  • Mineral misery: Vietnam salt farmers battered by imports, climate

    4 weeks ago

    Mineral misery: Vietnam salt farmers battered by imports, climate

    HON KHOI, May 19 — The salt farmers of Hon Khoi rise before dawn as they have for generations, fanning out across shallow seawater pools in southern Vietnam to harvest the...

  • France's prodigal pastry son returns to Paris with new pretzel dessert for weekend pop-up

    4 weeks ago

    France's prodigal pastry son returns to Paris with new pretzel dessert for weekend pop-up

    PARIS, May 18 ― You could call it a homecoming of sorts. After dominating New York, Los Angeles and London, France's prodigal pastry son has returned to Paris for a weekend...

  • What a beast! myBurgerLab brings the Gojira back to the Klang Valley

    1 month ago

    What a beast! myBurgerLab brings the Gojira back to the Klang Valley

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — Get ready for the biggest, baddest monster burger in town!  Attacking the Klang Valley from May 20, Gojira is one monster burger you cannot...

  • Kuala Lumpur's Tanuki by Crustz: Beautiful ice cream creations to melt your heart

    1 month ago

    Kuala Lumpur's Tanuki by Crustz: Beautiful ice cream creations to melt your heart

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — If you love ice cream, you have to check out Tanuki by Crustz (Tanuki). Dreamt up by Xiao-Ly Koh, 29, this place reinvents ice cream into dainty...

  • Kids try burgers from all over the world including our own Ramly version (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Kids try burgers from all over the world including our own Ramly version (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, May 16 — The humble burger has certainly come a long way, which is why popular YouTube channel HiHo Kids rounded up another batch of kids to try out burgers from...

  • Would you eat cheese cultivated from celebrities’ armpit bacteria?

    1 month ago

    Would you eat cheese cultivated from celebrities’ armpit bacteria?

    LONDON, May 16 — Cheeses made with bacteria taken from celebrities’ ears, toes and armpits, a ceramic toilet cooked up from cow manure, edible water bottles and a “talking...

  • Omega lambs and fitbit cows: New Zealand responds to alternative protein threat

    1 month ago

    Omega lambs and fitbit cows: New Zealand responds to alternative protein threat

    WINDWHISTLE (New Zealand), May 16 — At Dave Harper’s family farm in New Zealand’s scenic Canterbury region, a painstakingly bred flock of lambs is grazing, not on grass, but...

  • Michel and Sebastian Bras to open new restaurant in Japan

    1 month ago

    Michel and Sebastian Bras to open new restaurant in Japan

    TOKYO, May 16 — Father and son duo Michel and Sebastian Bras have announced plans to open a new garden-inspired restaurant in Japan next summer. Located in Karuizawa, about an...

  • Impossible Foods' plant-based 'meat' available in Singapore via Deliveroo from May 21

    1 month ago

    Impossible Foods' plant-based 'meat' available in Singapore via Deliveroo from May 21

    SINGAPORE, May 16 — Vegans, vegetarians and those who have a taste for plant-based food items may soon have more choices when ordering meals online. From May 21, food delivery...