Eat/Drink

  • Black & white: Truffle season in Tokyo

    1 week ago

    Black & white: Truffle season in Tokyo

    TOKYO, May 13 — The aroma of truffles, available only for a brief season, is like none other. Whether black or white, this delicacy can lift up a dish from good to great....

  • Kenny Hills Bakers opens second outlet in Desa ParkCity

    1 week ago

    Kenny Hills Bakers opens second outlet in Desa ParkCity

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — After three years of business, Kenny Hills Bakers has ventured out of Kenny Hills to Desa ParkCity. Opened a few weeks ago, this outlet is an all-day...

  • Tuck into halal Chinese dumplings in Setapak

    1 week ago

    Tuck into halal Chinese dumplings in Setapak

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — When it comes to authentic Chinese dumplings in Kuala Lumpur, it’s incredibly hard to find ones that hit the spot. For three years, Sunny Garden in...

  • Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo earn new stars in latest Michelin guide

    1 week ago

    Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo earn new stars in latest Michelin guide

    SAO PAULO, May 12 ― Chef Alex Atala no longer holds the distinction of being the highest-rated restaurant in Sao Paulo for D.O.M., following the promotion of Tuju to the...

  • Japan wins Bocuse d’Or Asia-Pacific

    1 week ago

    Japan wins Bocuse d’Or Asia-Pacific

    TOKYO, May 11 — After two days of cooking in the real-life “Iron Chef” arena, Team Japan was named the winner of the Bocuse d’Or Asia-Pacific 2018, earning the right to...

  • Take a tour of America’s most outstanding restaurant 2018 in Birmingham

    1 week ago

    Take a tour of America’s most outstanding restaurant 2018 in Birmingham

    BIRMINGHAM, May 11 — After nine years of being “Susan Lucci-ed” out of the James Beard award for outstanding restaurant in the US, Birmingham restaurant Highlands Bar and...

  • These are the most popular cocktails ordered at bars around the world

    2 weeks ago

    These are the most popular cocktails ordered at bars around the world

    NEW YORK, May 10 — A survey of some of the top bartenders around the world has revealed that the most popular cocktail being ordered at trendy watering holes around the...

  • These bad new pink wines prove that rose has gone too far

    2 weeks ago

    These bad new pink wines prove that rose has gone too far

    NEW YORK, May 9 — No matter what you do or where you go this summer, you won’t escape rose. The pink boom just keeps expanding. One out of every 36 bottles of wine Americans...

  • Starbucks aims to conquer land of espresso with Milan opening

    2 weeks ago

    Starbucks aims to conquer land of espresso with Milan opening

    LOS ANGELES, May 8 — Starbucks will make its first foray into the home of espresso, with the coffee shop chain announcing yesterday that it will open its first Italian branch in...

  • All hail these unique rotis

    2 weeks ago

    All hail these unique rotis

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — The humble roti canai has undergone a renaissance of sorts lately. There have been modern interpretations — both good and bad — and it has even come to...

  • One shop at a time: How Seiji Fujimoto brought a slice of Japan to Taman Desa

    2 weeks ago

    One shop at a time: How Seiji Fujimoto brought a slice of Japan to Taman Desa

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — Taman Desa today is a foodie’s paradise — a plethora of cafés and restaurants offering artisanal coffee, French pastries, organic and vegan food, and...

  • An endless street of eating at the mouth of the temple

    2 weeks ago

    An endless street of eating at the mouth of the temple

    KEELUNG (Taiwan), May 6 — Bamboo-inspired skyscrapers and bubble tea chainsa side, what Taiwan is truly famous for is her night markets or yèshì. While Shilin Night Market in...

  • Fried lui cha rice anyone?

    2 weeks ago

    Fried lui cha rice anyone?

    PUCHONG, May 6 — Hakka lui cha is served with an aromatic green broth which you pour over the rice. But what happens when you combine the skills of a wok master like Wong Kwai...

  • A Norwegian feast at Nutmeg

    2 weeks ago

    A Norwegian feast at Nutmeg

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — When I first visited Norway, I was taken aback not only by its natural beauty — all those meandering fjords and majestic mountains — but also by its...

  • ‘Olympics of beer’ crown the best craft beer makers around the world

    2 weeks ago

    ‘Olympics of beer’ crown the best craft beer makers around the world

    BRUSSELS, May 5 — Belgium cemented its reputation as one of the world’s best brew masters at the 2018 World Beer Cup, an event billed as the “Olympics of beer.” For three...

  • This airline will fly pies in the skies for pizza delivery between New York and LA

    2 weeks ago

    This airline will fly pies in the skies for pizza delivery between New York and LA

    NEW YORK, May 4 — JetBlue is taking the notion of pie in the sky and door to door delivery to new heights, with a new pizza delivery service that will fly pepperoni pizzas from...

  • Pigeon pie anyone? Thai town hosts cook-off of culled birds

    2 weeks ago

    Pigeon pie anyone? Thai town hosts cook-off of culled birds

    LOPBURI, May 4 — A Thai district chief has clipped the wings of his town’s pigeon population by paying residents to trap the birds and organising a cook-off to build support...

  • Beyond Poke: Nine restaurants to visit on your trip to Honolulu

    2 weeks ago

    Beyond Poke: Nine restaurants to visit on your trip to Honolulu

    NEW YORK, May 4 — Hawaiian tourism has been on a roll. On any single day of 2017, the average number of tourists roaming its islands and beaches topped 230,000 people. That...

  • Burgundy wines are battering Bordeaux at auction, says Sotheby’s

    2 weeks ago

    Burgundy wines are battering Bordeaux at auction, says Sotheby’s

    PARIS, May 4 — Something unprecedented has happened in the world of high-end wines: Bordeaux is on the outs. In 2017, wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France slipped...

  • Recreate cocktail from Singapore's The Manhattan bar

    2 weeks ago

    Recreate cocktail from Singapore's The Manhattan bar

    SINGAPORE, May 4 — For the second year in a row, The Manhattan bar at the Regent Singapore Hotel has been crowned the best bar in Asia at the 2018 edition of Asia's 50 Best Bars...

  • Singapore crowned drinking capital of Asia with best bar of 2018

    2 weeks ago

    Singapore crowned drinking capital of Asia with best bar of 2018

    SINGAPORE, May 3 — For the second year in a row, The Manhattan bar at the upscale Regent Singapore Hotel has been crowned Asia’s best bar, for recreating old New York glamour...

  • Tequila boom rooted in traditional farming techniques

    3 weeks ago

    Tequila boom rooted in traditional farming techniques

    TEQUILA, May 3 — A growing thirst for tequila from New York to Tokyo has made the sale of the drink into a multibillion-dollar industry, but its production remains rooted in...

  • US restaurant chains still feeling chilly as wintry weather fades

    3 weeks ago

    US restaurant chains still feeling chilly as wintry weather fades

    CHICAGO, May 3 — It had been months since Adam Dubois, 30, went to Dollop Coffee in Chicago’s Loop. Instead, he’d stayed cooped up in the office, reluctant to venture out in...

  • How to launch an acclaimed winery for less than US$8m

    3 weeks ago

    How to launch an acclaimed winery for less than US$8m

    NEW YORK, May 2 — Even by Napa Valley’s astronomical real estate standards, the sale of Heitz Wine Cellars for a reported US$180 million (RM706 million) raised eyebrows....

  • Wood you like a drink? Japan team invents ‘wood alcohol’

    3 weeks ago

    Wood you like a drink? Japan team invents ‘wood alcohol’

    TOKYO, May 1 — Discerning drinkers may soon be able to branch out after Japanese researchers said today they have invented a way of producing an alcoholic drink made from wood....

  • Scotland leads world with start of minimum alcohol pricing

    3 weeks ago

    Scotland leads world with start of minimum alcohol pricing

    EDINBURGH, May 1 — Scotland today became the world’s first country to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol, in what its government expects will be a trailblazing move...

  • New EU-wide tests to tackle ‘food apartheid’

    3 weeks ago

    New EU-wide tests to tackle ‘food apartheid’

    SOFIA, May 1 — Brussels is rolling out new tests to target inferior versions of the same food products in different member states, EU Consumer Affairs Commissioner Vera Jourova...

  • All in the stuffing

    3 weeks ago

    All in the stuffing

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 30 — I remember my dad bringing us to eat yong tau foo whenever we came to Kuala Lumpur for a vacation when I was a wee kid. This memory stayed with me for a...

  • Must visit: Good Ground Bakery for wholesome, delicious sweet treats

    3 weeks ago

    Must visit: Good Ground Bakery for wholesome, delicious sweet treats

    SUBANG JAYA, April 29 — It’s hard to find a good bakery that balances out the sinful with a little good(ness). Good Ground Bakery fits the bill perfectly. “The idea is when...

  • Simple, good lai fun with sar kok liew at Ipoh Mali in PJ

    3 weeks ago

    Simple, good lai fun with sar kok liew at Ipoh Mali in PJ

    PETALING JAYA, April 29 — Hankering for a taste of Ipoh? Try this two month-old stall selling lai fun, Hakka mee and yong tau foo, opened by an Ipoh family in PJ. About four...