Eat/Drink

  • Phase One delivery: You can now get Ipoh 'Dai Shu Geok' fried snacks delivered to your doorstep

    1 month ago

    Phase One delivery: You can now get Ipoh 'Dai Shu Geok' fried snacks delivered to your doorstep

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 — If you miss travelling to Ipoh to get your fix of fried yong tau foo from the famous Big Tree Foot or Dai Shu Geok, here's your chance to recreate it at...

  • Spicy, tangy and sweet... enjoy this fiery red chicken in three ways – Korean, Japanese or Thai!

    1 month ago

    Spicy, tangy and sweet... enjoy this fiery red chicken in three ways – Korean, Japanese or Thai!

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — A dance of fire and flavour upon your tongue: that’s how it tastes, but not how it begins. Rewinding, we see that it starts with a generous coating of...

  • Killiney Kopitiam’s first cafe in the US a draw for customers who miss Singapore food

    1 month ago

    Killiney Kopitiam’s first cafe in the US a draw for customers who miss Singapore food

    SINGAPORE, July 25 — After Amanda Toh Steckler opened Killiney Kopitiam’s first branch in the United States in August last year, it quickly became an outlet for Singaporeans...

  • India’s pandemic-hit lunchbox men battle food delivery start-ups

    2 months ago

    India’s pandemic-hit lunchbox men battle food delivery start-ups

    MUMBAI, July 23 — After the pandemic shut offices and put Mumbai’s renowned lunchbox deliverymen out of work, the 130-year-old “dabbawala” network has tied up with a...

  • Phase One delivery: Enjoy flavourful 'kai see hor fun' from Pandan Perdana's Mee Ipoh Hor Fan 7 Chai

    2 months ago

    Phase One delivery: Enjoy flavourful 'kai see hor fun' from Pandan Perdana's Mee Ipoh Hor Fan 7 Chai

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 ― Whenever I see a place selling kai see hor fun, I'll try it straight away since that's my top choice for a satisfying meal. Recently many social media...

  • Paris start-up sees a future for lab-grown foie gras

    2 months ago

    Paris start-up sees a future for lab-grown foie gras

    PARIS, July 22 ― It's the quintessential French delicacy, but increasingly targeted by animal welfare activists: Can foie gras grown from duck cells find a place at the table...

  • Is the Burger King Chocolate Melt burger actually good? (VIDEO)

    2 months ago

    Is the Burger King Chocolate Melt burger actually good? (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 — As a producer for a Santap video, I get to pick out the testers, and that includes whether or not I cast myself in it. For the sake of me feeling queasy...

  • Phase One delivery: You'll slurp up Jinjang Xiu Ye Mao Restaurant's 'pan mee'

    2 months ago

    Phase One delivery: You'll slurp up Jinjang Xiu Ye Mao Restaurant's 'pan mee'

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 — This week, as I was browsing through the Grab Food listings, I came across Xiu Ye Mao Restaurant. It's a new addition to the food delivery platform. A...

  • Community projects and ‘collabs’: How Bangkok’s fine dining chefs are redefining themselves

    2 months ago

    Community projects and ‘collabs’: How Bangkok’s fine dining chefs are redefining themselves

    BANGKOK, July 20 — At first glance, it’s no different from any ready-to-eat meal at the neighbourhood convenience store in Thailand.  Nestled between shelves of pad...

  • Phase One takeaway: Now Damansara Heights cafe Henry & Camille offers curbside 'nasi lemak', 'nasi dagang' and 'laksam'

    2 months ago

    Phase One takeaway: Now Damansara Heights cafe Henry & Camille offers curbside 'nasi lemak', 'nasi dagang' and 'laksam'

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 — Covid-19 has turned the whole F&B industry upside down. With cafe hopping a thing of the past with the dine-in restrictions, this cafe at Damansara...

  • Black American chefs want credit for legacy of innovation

    2 months ago

    Black American chefs want credit for legacy of innovation

    WASHINGTON, July 19 — Black Americans have played a crucial role in shaping the nation’s cuisine and yet they have rarely been given credit for their contributions — some of...

  • When raspberries met Brie: A simple summer salad

    2 months ago

    When raspberries met Brie: A simple summer salad

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — Sometimes less is more. The simple summer salad before me consists of barely three ingredients — fresh leafy greens, scarlet raspberries and slices of...

  • Chuno, the Andean secret to making potatoes last decades

    2 months ago

    Chuno, the Andean secret to making potatoes last decades

    JULY 18 — It’s seven o’clock in the morning on Bolivia’s altiplano, and through the morning fog is visible an uneven carpet of thousands of potatoes, spread out in front...

  • Purists unimpressed by modern twists to 200-year-old Mexican dish

    2 months ago

    Purists unimpressed by modern twists to 200-year-old Mexican dish

    MEXICO CITY, July 17 — For purists of the iconic Mexican dish “chile en nogada,” new ingredients and even ice cream, tortilla chip and pizza versions have them up in arms as...

  • Phase One takeaway: A taste of nostalgia from PJ SS3's Sin Chew chicken rice

    2 months ago

    Phase One takeaway: A taste of nostalgia from PJ SS3's Sin Chew chicken rice

    PETALING JAYA, July 16 — I guess everyone has a favourite place that reminds them of the old days. It may not be the best food in that category but it tugs at the memories. That...

  • Croissants, coffee and ‘bombolone’: How this Damansara Uptown café stays grounded while delivering happiness

    2 months ago

    Croissants, coffee and ‘bombolone’: How this Damansara Uptown café stays grounded while delivering happiness

    PETALING JAYA, July 15 — There’s nothing quite like sitting in your favourite café and soaking up the ambience. If you’re a regular, the baristas know what coffee you’re...

  • Phase One delivery: Feast on 'yong tau foo' and addictive fried pork belly from Kepong's Restoran E So Yong Tou Foo

    2 months ago

    Phase One delivery: Feast on 'yong tau foo' and addictive fried pork belly from Kepong's Restoran E So Yong Tou Foo

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 — Recently, Instagram has been feeding my appetite. That's how I ended up with a feast for lunch from Restoran E So Yong Tou Foo. Located at Bandar Sri...

  • Malaysian baker turns marble cakes into works of art

    2 months ago

    Malaysian baker turns marble cakes into works of art

    KOTA BARU, July 13 — Aftisa Ahmad Fahmy, 49, is wearing a broad smile these days because her tasty and artistic marble cakes have become popular. The baker from Kampung Belukar,...

  • Summer food in Japan is a mouthwatering contrast of hot and cold

    2 months ago

    Summer food in Japan is a mouthwatering contrast of hot and cold

    TOKYO, July 13 — Snap, crackle, pop. The sound of the charcoal grill being fired up and of fish skin crisping. The slippery slurping of cold noodles, slick with the tang of...

  • Phase One delivery: Homesick for Sarawak 'kolo mee'? You can now order the fragrant noodles from Mont Kiara's Slurrp

    2 months ago

    Phase One delivery: Homesick for Sarawak 'kolo mee'? You can now order the fragrant noodles from Mont Kiara's Slurrp

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 — For the past month, my Instagram feed has been peppered with friends ordering kolo mee from home-based Slurrp. It wasn't just a one hit wonder. Many...

  • Buckle up: Palestinian twins turn Boeing 707 into restaurant

    2 months ago

    Buckle up: Palestinian twins turn Boeing 707 into restaurant

    JULY 11 — Palestinian workers in the Israel-occupied West Bank are putting the final touches on a decommissioned Boeing 707 aircraft to ready it for a new kind of takeoff: as a...

  • Walk down memory lane with a bowl of this creamy black glutinous rice ‘tong sui’

    2 months ago

    Walk down memory lane with a bowl of this creamy black glutinous rice ‘tong sui’

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — Rainy afternoons can be a balm after a warm, humid morning. The cooler weather makes it more pleasant to tackle many a task, especially with so many of...

  • Phase One delivery or takeaway: Dine on dim sum and Hokkien mee from Kuala Lumpur's Restaurant 195

    2 months ago

    Phase One delivery or takeaway: Dine on dim sum and Hokkien mee from Kuala Lumpur's Restaurant 195

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 ― Savour refined Chinese food in the comfort of home with Restaurant 195's frozen Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE) selection of dim sum and noodles. Previously...

  • What to drink when you want a bit of a change from an Aperol spritz

    2 months ago

    What to drink when you want a bit of a change from an Aperol spritz

    ROME, July 9 ― Thanks to the massive popularity of the Aperol spritz cocktail, many aperitif enthusiasts are now well acquainted with Prosecco, making the Italian bubbly a go-to...

  • Beyond Meat brings back alt-meat chicken offering with launch of tenders

    2 months ago

    Beyond Meat brings back alt-meat chicken offering with launch of tenders

    NEW YORK, July 8 — Beyond Meat Inc brought back a chicken offering to its product portfolio with the launch of plant-based chicken tenders today as the faux-meat maker looks to...

  • Craving crêpes and coffee in Bangkok?

    2 months ago

    Craving crêpes and coffee in Bangkok?

    BANGKOK, July 8 — What we eat is more than mere sustenance, it can be a conversation. A conversation tinged with nostalgia, for what we have experienced, and with imagination,...

  • Battle of the bubbly: French champagne makers incensed by Russia law

    2 months ago

    Battle of the bubbly: French champagne makers incensed by Russia law

    PARIS, July 7 — Champagne makers often have the prestigious name usurped by rival producers, but Vladimir Putin has upped the ante by signing a law reserving the appellation for...

  • Get your durian fix! Terengganu trader makes a killing selling King of Fruits online during MCO

    2 months ago

    Get your durian fix! Terengganu trader makes a killing selling King of Fruits online during MCO

    KUALA TERENGGANU, July 7 — A trader here is able to rake in around RM10,000 to RM15,000 a day by selling online various types of durians with the skins peeled off. Mohamad Hakim...

  • Phase One delivery or takeaway: Support these eateries in Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown to keep them alive

    2 months ago

    Phase One delivery or takeaway: Support these eateries in Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown to keep them alive

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 – Once a lively, colourful street with high foot traffic, Petaling Street is almost a ghost town these days. Where once you had to dodge shoppers and...

  • Paris gets a taste of pizza-making robots

    2 months ago

    Paris gets a taste of pizza-making robots

    PARIS, July 6 — Behind the dark green facade of a new Paris pizzeria, arms wielding ladles and spatulas perform an intricate ballet to churn out made-to-order pies — but no...

  • Sthrive: A ready-to-eat freeze dried meal company born of founder's (former) bad eating habits

    2 months ago

    Sthrive: A ready-to-eat freeze dried meal company born of founder's (former) bad eating habits

    SIMPANG AMPAT (Penang), July 6 — Have you ever found yourself at your desk (as likely to be in your home as at the office these days) and feeling hungry? You go grab takeaway or...

  • Phase One delivery: You can now get PJ Taman Paramount O&S Restaurant's curry 'laksa' and 'asam laksa' delivered to you

    2 months ago

    Phase One delivery: You can now get PJ Taman Paramount O&S Restaurant's curry 'laksa' and 'asam laksa' delivered to you

    PETALING JAYA, July 5 — The popular curry laksa and asam laksa stall at O&S Restaurant  in Taman Paramount has recently introduced a delivery option. From what I...

  • Chomp champ Chestnut sets another July 4th hot-dog eating record

    2 months ago

    Chomp champ Chestnut sets another July 4th hot-dog eating record

    NEW YORK, July 5 — Reigning champion Joey “Jaws” Chestnut wolfed down 76 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to break his own record in winning a 14th Nathan’s Famous...