Eat/Drink

  • Who is Ana Roš, the honorary president of the Bocuse d’Or Europe?

    1 month ago

    Who is Ana Roš, the honorary president of the Bocuse d’Or Europe?

    BUDAPEST, March 22 — Ana Roš is the rising star of European gastronomy. Now with two Michelin stars, the Slovenian chef will preside over the Bocuse d’Or Europe, which will...

  • Ipoh is more than ‘kai see hor fun’, Melaka more than Nyonya 'laksa': A tale of two cities

    1 month ago

    Ipoh is more than ‘kai see hor fun’, Melaka more than Nyonya 'laksa': A tale of two cities

    COMMENTARY, March 22 — When your hometown has become a tourist hotspot, it’s easy for your friends from other states or abroad to make quick assumptions about what you did...

  • Phase four takeaway: Get a taste of delicious home style Indian dishes from PJ Old Town's Hema's Kitchen

    1 month ago

    Phase four takeaway: Get a taste of delicious home style Indian dishes from PJ Old Town's Hema's Kitchen

    PETALING JAYA, March 21— Today's find was a surprise discovery when I visited this particular coffee shop to look for State Kuey Teow Thng. I bumped into my friend Debbie Teoh...

  • Michelin Guide returns to celebrate ‘resilient’ French food scene

    1 month ago

    Michelin Guide returns to celebrate ‘resilient’ French food scene

    PARIS, March 21 — The Michelin Guide launches its 2022 edition tomorrow, vowing to celebrate the diversity of French cooking and the industry’s resilience after two...

  • France’s Michelin, the go-to guide on fine dining

    1 month ago

    France’s Michelin, the go-to guide on fine dining

    PARIS, March 21 — France’s prestigious Michelin Guide is among the world’s most influential references on gourmet dining, its star ratings highly coveted and sometimes...

  • Satisfy your seafood cravings at The Big Feast by Tiffin At The Yard

    1 month ago

    Satisfy your seafood cravings at The Big Feast by Tiffin At The Yard

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — If you love all things seafood, mark your calendar for March 24 to 27, as you will be able to indulge in various seafood dishes at The Big Feast hosted...

  • Phase four delivery: Desa Sri Hartamas' Kalamata Cafe offers delicious falafel, moussaka and smoked chicken

    2 months ago

    Phase four delivery: Desa Sri Hartamas' Kalamata Cafe offers delicious falafel, moussaka and smoked chicken

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — I kept seeing Kalamata Cafe pop up on my Instagram feed so I was curious about their food. The restaurant menu focuses on Greek and Egyptian dishes...

  • Coffee, conversations... and reconnecting at a secret garden hidden in Bangkok’s most caffeinated neighbourhood

    2 months ago

    Coffee, conversations... and reconnecting at a secret garden hidden in Bangkok’s most caffeinated neighbourhood

    COMMENTARY, March 17 — Ari, one of Bangkok’s liveliest neighbourhoods, is always bustling. Even if you wake up early in the morning, when there is barely any daylight to see...

  • Phase four takeaway: Discovering the convenience of Cheras Yulek Wantan Mee's frozen offerings

    2 months ago

    Phase four takeaway: Discovering the convenience of Cheras Yulek Wantan Mee's frozen offerings

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — Recently with the rising number of Covid-19 cases, I've been thinking it might be good to prepare for the time I have to be quarantined at home. Just in...

  • Myat & Potatoes: How a former restaurateur is helping her Myanmarese friends share their cuisine with her fellow Malaysians

    2 months ago

    Myat & Potatoes: How a former restaurateur is helping her Myanmarese friends share their cuisine with her fellow Malaysians

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 — Perhaps the most well known Myanmarese dish is the  resplendent mohinga, an umami-rich dish of rice noodles and fish broth, garnished with a...

  • Phase four delivery: Get your 'or chien' delivered to your doorstep from Damansara Perdana

    2 months ago

    Phase four delivery: Get your 'or chien' delivered to your doorstep from Damansara Perdana

    PETALING JAYA, March 14 — When it comes to or chien or oyster omelette, it's not easy to find a great version in the Klang Valley. Most stalls serve uninspiring versions where...

  • At US eateries, love for Ukraine — and wrath for Russia

    2 months ago

    At US eateries, love for Ukraine — and wrath for Russia

    WASHINGTON, March 13 — Since the Russian invasion began, lines have stretched down the street outside a Ukrainian-owned cafe in a trendy part of Washington. Blocks away, at the...

  • This Thai inspired ‘phrik nam pla’ chicken will awaken your senses with aromatic fish sauce, fiery ‘cili padi’ and zesty lime

    2 months ago

    This Thai inspired ‘phrik nam pla’ chicken will awaken your senses with aromatic fish sauce, fiery ‘cili padi’ and zesty lime

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 — Brrr... it’s cold outside. Just when we thought that we had seen the last of the rains, the torrential downpours have returned again. After one such...

  • New York pianist blossoms into a baker of lifelike bouquets

    2 months ago

    New York pianist blossoms into a baker of lifelike bouquets

    NEW YORK, March 11 — As a Chopin nocturne glides effortlessly from pianist Navah Perlman Frost’s fingers, a four-layer cake covered with lifelike pink and purple buttercream...

  • Ghana bakers feel the heat of rising inflation

    2 months ago

    Ghana bakers feel the heat of rising inflation

    ACCRA, March 11 — Blazing heat radiated from the wood-fired oven of the Bethel Brothers Bakery in Ghana’s capital Accra, as a dozen men hastily shaped dough into hundreds of...

  • State Kuey Teow Thng stall now at PJ's Restoran Hong Kee

    2 months ago

    State Kuey Teow Thng stall now at PJ's Restoran Hong Kee

    PETALING JAYA, March 11 — For those who live in the Old Town area, you will probably have come across State Kuey Teow Thng at some point. This food stall — operated by Kong...

  • The taste of home away from home: Why Singaporeans and Malaysians in Phuket head to Lao Pa Sat

    2 months ago

    The taste of home away from home: Why Singaporeans and Malaysians in Phuket head to Lao Pa Sat

    PHUKET, March 10 — It’s the colour that is unmistakable. Fiery red and spicy orange, the broth is suffused with coconut milk and homemade sambal. The noodles resting within...

  • Poutine: How Quebec's flagship dish is serving up controversy

    2 months ago

    Poutine: How Quebec's flagship dish is serving up controversy

    QUEBEC, March 9 ― French fries, cheese curds and brown gravy. These are the basic components of poutine, an emblematic dish in Quebec's culinary culture. Given the current...

  • Surviving cancer and embracing real, slow food: The story of Sisu Pantry in Klang

    2 months ago

    Surviving cancer and embracing real, slow food: The story of Sisu Pantry in Klang

    KLANG, March 8 — How does a slice of Bitter Chocolate Butter Almond Cake and Ajisai Matcha Souffle Cheesecake sound? Sinful? Decadent? Maybe, but what if I told you these tasty...

  • London restaurant revives Chicken Kyiv to help Ukrainians

    2 months ago

    London restaurant revives Chicken Kyiv to help Ukrainians

    LONDON, March 8 ― A London restaurant has put Chicken Kiev back on its menu, renaming the 1970s-era staple Chicken Kyiv and making a donation with each order to help Ukrainian...

  • The return of fluffy 'roti canai' from Subang Jaya's Restoran Fawwaz

    2 months ago

    The return of fluffy 'roti canai' from Subang Jaya's Restoran Fawwaz

    SUBANG JAYA, March 7 — Previously located at Subang Jaya SS14, Restoran Fawwaz had a loyal following for their roti canai, which many nicknamed roti gebu because of its soft,...

  • How to make Japanese curry... with a surprising kick!

    2 months ago

    How to make Japanese curry... with a surprising kick!

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — I have been on a Japanese themed roll (not to be confused with a maki roll, if you’d pardon the terrible pun) all week. From learning about purin, the...

  • The world’s best cheese is Swiss

    2 months ago

    The world’s best cheese is Swiss

    PARIS, March 4 — Despite a rich cheese heritage with some 1,500 varieties, France is not the world champion in the matter. A Swiss Gruyère cheese has won the gold medal at the...

  • Phase four takeaway: Relish silky smooth 'chee cheong fun' at Taman Connaught's Kedai Kopi 33 Kopitiam

    2 months ago

    Phase four takeaway: Relish silky smooth 'chee cheong fun' at Taman Connaught's Kedai Kopi 33 Kopitiam

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — When it comes to chee cheong fun, I seek those where it's all about the texture rather than the sauces. My preference is for silky smooth strands that...

  • Who is José Andrés, the chef feeding Ukrainian refugees?

    2 months ago

    Who is José Andrés, the chef feeding Ukrainian refugees?

    RAVA-RUSKA, March 4 — Positioned at the Polish border, it took less than 72 hours for American chef José Andrés to mobilise the cooking logistics of his humanitarian...

  • Hot soba and raw tuna: What a morning at a Tokyo market tastes like

    2 months ago

    Hot soba and raw tuna: What a morning at a Tokyo market tastes like

    TOKYO, March 3 — Sounds inform us of where we are. The tweets and chirrups of birds and squirrels in our garden in the morning. The dull hum and rumble of motor vehicles on the...

  • Phase four takeaway: Get your dry curry mee fix with luscious 'char siu' at Petaling Jaya's MJ SS3 Kopitiam

    2 months ago

    Phase four takeaway: Get your dry curry mee fix with luscious 'char siu' at Petaling Jaya's MJ SS3 Kopitiam

    PETALING JAYA, March 2 – Recently many of my friends have been raving about this newly opened coffee shop at Petaling Jaya's SS3. What grabbed my attention was that they served...

  • Deliveroo opens its first real restaurant in London

    2 months ago

    Deliveroo opens its first real restaurant in London

    LONDON, March 2 — Who would have thought that one day delivery giant Deliveroo would cross over to go behind the counter and open its own restaurant? The British company has...

  • Make mine a ‘Kyiv Mule’: Americans, Canadians drop Russian vodka

    2 months ago

    Make mine a ‘Kyiv Mule’: Americans, Canadians drop Russian vodka

    MARYLAND, March 1 — Regulars at Caddies bar and grill in Bethesda, Maryland can still get a classic cocktail made with vodka, ginger beer and lime, but it now comes with a...

  • The cola world takes a smooth new turn with nitrogen-infused Pepsi

    2 months ago

    The cola world takes a smooth new turn with nitrogen-infused Pepsi

    PARIS, March 1 — Nitrogen is coming to your can of Pepsi! That’s the American giant’s latest idea to keep consumers on their toes, while keeping the brand at the...

  • How pursuing her Tokyo dreams inspired this Penang-based entrepreneur to build her Japanese pudding business

    2 months ago

    How pursuing her Tokyo dreams inspired this Penang-based entrepreneur to build her Japanese pudding business

    PENANG, March 1 — When we were young, many of us remember how our very Asian parents would advise us to choose a sensible profession and embark on a successful career path. Very...

  • Phase four takeaway: Getting my yam rice fix at Taman Selayang Baru

    2 months ago

    Phase four takeaway: Getting my yam rice fix at Taman Selayang Baru

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 — With the rainy weather, I've been craving for yam rice. This time, I decided to try somewhere different and was recommended this stall in the Selayang...

  • Southern-town magic brewing at Kluang Rail Coffee

    2 months ago

    Southern-town magic brewing at Kluang Rail Coffee

    KLUANG, Feb 27 — A famous coffee shop situated in the middle of a bustling southern district is undoubtedly serving the best coffee in town and state, as...