Eat/Drink

  • Aachi Kitchen makes it into Malaysia Book of Records with longest thosai

    2 weeks ago

    Aachi Kitchen makes it into Malaysia Book of Records with longest thosai

    REMBAU, Dec 28 — Aachi Kitchen Catering has been listed in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) for making the longest thosai measuring 8.1 metres. The Malaysia...

  • Sushi Kitchen: Tasty vegan Japanese food you will want to eat again... and again

    2 weeks ago

    Sushi Kitchen: Tasty vegan Japanese food you will want to eat again... and again

    PETALING JAYA, Dec 27— You'll fall hard for the food at Sushi Kitchen. Hold on.. how is this possible, you ask? Isn't it just oh-so-boring vegan eats? You will be surprised....

  • Starbucks’ expansion runs out of steam in South Africa

    3 weeks ago

    Starbucks’ expansion runs out of steam in South Africa

    JOHANNESBURG, Dec 26 — High operating costs and tight customer budgets have left US coffee giant Starbucks needing a caffeine hit after it abandoned ambitious expansion plans in...

  • Is the Time Out KL Food & Drink Awards a proper reflection of what’s best in KL?

    3 weeks ago

    Is the Time Out KL Food & Drink Awards a proper reflection of what’s best in KL?

    COMMENTARY, Dec 25 — It’s that time of the year again. No, I am not talking about the year-end parties. It’s that dreaded time when we await the Time Out KL Food & Drink...

  • Scallops: Peru’s ‘golden nuggets’ of the sea

    3 weeks ago

    Scallops: Peru’s ‘golden nuggets’ of the sea

    SECHURA (PERU), Dec 25 — Peruvian fishermen need only dive down a few metres to find the scallops considered the “golden nuggets” of the country’s seas — and cherished...

  • Londoners ring in Christmas with hunks of meat

    3 weeks ago

    Londoners ring in Christmas with hunks of meat

    LONDON, Dec 25 — It’s a Christmas Eve tradition cherished by Londoners since Victorian times: Buying a hunk of meat at a massive discount in a sprawling market tucked away...

  • Torun gingerbread: the ancient luxury with a secret recipe

    3 weeks ago

    Torun gingerbread: the ancient luxury with a secret recipe

    TORUN (POLAND), Dec 24 — Two master bakers dressed in white use a long knife to carve a heavy, thick slab of molasses-coloured gingerbread dough out of a huge metal vat, where,...

  • A very Yuletide dinner with Duck à l’Orange

    3 weeks ago

    A very Yuletide dinner with Duck à l’Orange

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 24 — What’s Christmas without some form of roast poultry for dinner? Ah, but which bird to celebrate Yuletide with? Chicken’s too ordinary; we can (and...

  • Forget eggnog, Ghanaians sip local drinks at Christmas

    3 weeks ago

    Forget eggnog, Ghanaians sip local drinks at Christmas

    ACCRA, Dec 24 — Come December and Ghana’s coastal capital, Accra, is abuzz with people celebrating the holidays over a glass of Kokroko, pito or palm wine. For Ghanaians, it...

  • Porky peak: Manila pig roasters in Christmas frenzy

    3 weeks ago

    Porky peak: Manila pig roasters in Christmas frenzy

    MANILA, Dec 22 ― Row upon row of pigs on bamboo spits sizzle slowly over orange embers in Manila just days before Christmas, peak season for the Philippines' pig roasting...

  • In a Tokyo neighbourhood’s last sushi restaurant, a sense of loss

    3 weeks ago

    In a Tokyo neighbourhood’s last sushi restaurant, a sense of loss

    TOKYO, Dec 21 — “I’ll have a draft,” says Yasuo Fujinuma, heaving himself down at the sushi counter. He pulls a pack of cigarettes from a frayed pocket of his sweater....

  • Serbia’s cafe culture percolates underground

    3 weeks ago

    Serbia’s cafe culture percolates underground

    BOR (Serbia), Dec 21 — Four hundred metres below the small city of Bor, the depth of Serbia’s love for coffee is on display as men in hard-hats huddle inside a cafe carved...

  • A vegan Christmas: YouTube star Gaz Oakley shares his brunch recipe for Tofu Benedict

    3 weeks ago

    A vegan Christmas: YouTube star Gaz Oakley shares his brunch recipe for Tofu Benedict

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 21 — For some Christmas purists, the idea of sitting down to a meat-free holiday meal may be a scandalous idea. But the environmental (and for some, the...

  • Critter fritter: Hanoi’s winter worm cakes delight diners

    3 weeks ago

    Critter fritter: Hanoi’s winter worm cakes delight diners

    HANOI, Dec 21 — Crispy, fried and packed full of worms: Hanoi’s “cha ruoi” ragworm fritters are a winter foodie favourite in the Vietnamese capital, but the deep-fried...

  • Whisky sour? Rare or fake Scotch exposed by carbon-dating

    3 weeks ago

    Whisky sour? Rare or fake Scotch exposed by carbon-dating

    EDINBURGH, Dec 20 — A large number of rare and collectable whiskies, sometimes sold for hundreds of thousand of pounds, are likely to be fake, researchers have found....

  • Storm in a teacup in Britain over eco-friendly bags

    3 weeks ago

    Storm in a teacup in Britain over eco-friendly bags

    LONDON, Dec 20 — Britons are up in arms over new environmentally-friendly teabags that leave a bitter taste in the mouth as they split open, spilling their contents into teacups...

  • It's official: Tiger Sugar is opening their first outlet at Sunway Pyramid

    4 weeks ago

    It's official: Tiger Sugar is opening their first outlet at Sunway Pyramid

    PETALING JAYA, Dec 18 — Taiwan's bubble tea chain Tiger Sugar just announced that their first outlet will be at Sunway Pyramid. But no confirmation of its opening date is...

  • Make a plant-based ‘beef’ Wellington this Christmas (VIDEO)

    4 weeks ago

    Make a plant-based ‘beef’ Wellington this Christmas (VIDEO)

    NEW YORK, Dec 19 ― The duo behind the largest plant-based recipe channel on Facebook, Bosh! shares a showstopping Christmas main recipe that makes a simple but clever tweak on a...

  • Maj Muslim Food: A 70-year tradition of serving home-cooked flavours

    4 weeks ago

    Maj Muslim Food: A 70-year tradition of serving home-cooked flavours

    GEORGE TOWN, Dec 18 — Walking along the narrow Ah Quee Street, you will probably not even notice this small nondescript food stall with the signboard “Maj Muslim Food.” The...

  • Faux smoked salmon with cream cheese canapes for a meat-free dinner this Christmas

    4 weeks ago

    Faux smoked salmon with cream cheese canapes for a meat-free dinner this Christmas

    NEW YORK, Dec 18 ― For some Christmas purists, the idea of sitting down to a meat-free holiday dinner may be a scandalous idea. But the environmental (and for some, the moral)...

  • A first for Malaysia: Oldest wine brotherhood in the world Jurade de Saint-Emilion opens a chancellery here

    1 month ago

    A first for Malaysia: Oldest wine brotherhood in the world Jurade de Saint-Emilion opens a chancellery here

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 — Let’s raise a glass to the first ever chancellery of the Jurade de Saint-Emilion in Kuala Lumpur!  The prestigious brotherhood of wine (since...

  • Raise a glass to Chicago, the US city with most breweries

    1 month ago

    Raise a glass to Chicago, the US city with most breweries

    ILLINOIS, Dec 14 ― Where is America's beer capital? Many cities claim the title, including Grand Rapids, Michigan and San Diego, California. But when it comes to sheer math, the...

  • Michelin-star chef brings authentic Italian flavours to KL

    1 month ago

    Michelin-star chef brings authentic Italian flavours to KL

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 — At the heart of Italian cuisine are three attributes — high quality ingredients, vibrant flavours and fresh produce — which Michelin Star chef Daniele...

  • Unicorn cake the top food-related search term among US Google users

    1 month ago

    Unicorn cake the top food-related search term among US Google users

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 13 — Google has released the top-trending searches of 2018, an annual report that captures the Zeitgeist of the last 12 months. When it comes to food,...

  • McDonald’s unveils plan for cutting antibiotics in beef

    1 month ago

    McDonald’s unveils plan for cutting antibiotics in beef

    NEW YORK, Dec 12 — McDonald’s announced a plan yesterday for a phased reduction of antibiotics in beef, expanding a health-oriented reform to a new meat source other than...

  • Christophe Adam's Eclair de Génie opening in Shanghai

    1 month ago

    Christophe Adam's Eclair de Génie opening in Shanghai

    PARIS, Dec 11 ― French pastry chef Christophe Adam, best known for having reinvented the éclair with his popular boutique Éclair de Génie, has shared a preview of his latest...

  • Uzbekistan pulls out the stops for fine winemaking

    1 month ago

    Uzbekistan pulls out the stops for fine winemaking

    PARKENT (Uzbekistan), Dec 10 — As the warm, busy autumn becomes a distant memory and winter extends its grip over the Central Asian steppe, Uzbek grape farmer Abdumutal...

  • Award-winning chef delights in local fare, encourages table talk

    1 month ago

    Award-winning chef delights in local fare, encourages table talk

    KOTA TINGGI, Dec 10 — A renowned world chef drives 60 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur to Seremban just to have his favourite Malaysian dish, beef noodle, which he says, has the...

  • Party with 'dosa', 'thali' sets and sweets at MTR 1924 Malaysia's first anniversary celebrations

    1 month ago

    Party with 'dosa', 'thali' sets and sweets at MTR 1924 Malaysia's first anniversary celebrations

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 — Today, MTR 1924 celebrates a milestone... their first year anniversary in Malaysia. Since they opened in Brickfields, the legendary restaurant from...

  • New Italian spread targets chocolate Goliath Nutella

    1 month ago

    New Italian spread targets chocolate Goliath Nutella

    ROME, Dec 8 — Italian pasta and biscuit giant Barilla is to take on the might of Nutella with its own chocolate and hazelnut mix, a daunting challenge in Italy where Ferrero’s...