Eat/Drink

  • France sees red after Spanish rose wine found in domestic bottles

    1 week ago

    France sees red after Spanish rose wine found in domestic bottles

    PARIS, July 9 — Summer is the ideal time for cracking open a bottle of rose, but fans of French wine might be thinking twice after millions of bottles were found to contain less...

  • Uniquely Singapore tipple: NEWater beer to debut at Singapore International Water Week

    1 week ago

    Uniquely Singapore tipple: NEWater beer to debut at Singapore International Water Week

    SINGAPORE, July 9 — Delegates at this year’s Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) will get to pair a unique Singapore beer, NEWBrew – which is made using recycled water...

  • Mutton curry noodles anyone?

    1 week ago

    Mutton curry noodles anyone?

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 8 — Mention curry noodles and usually words like chicken or pork will roll off your tongue. How about mutton? At this stall located in the popular Restoran...

  • Let’s start a kuih revolution!

    1 week ago

    Let’s start a kuih revolution!

    PETALING JAYA, July 8 — Our love affair with traditional kuih seems to be fading. Sadly, in recent years, the humble, unassuming kuih has taken a back seat, especially with the...

  • Jamu your way to good health

    1 week ago

    Jamu your way to good health

    JAKARTA, July 8 — Jamu is an Indonesian traditional herbal drink that many people in the country still consume in copious quantities, in the hope that they would never have to...

  • Spanish chef Ruscalleda to close famed Sant Pau restaurant

    2 weeks ago

    Spanish chef Ruscalleda to close famed Sant Pau restaurant

    BARCELONA, July 7 — Spanish chef Carme Ruscalleda today announced he will close his celebrated San Pau restaurant, in the north-eastern Catalonia region, which has been awarded...

  • Where to find good vegan food in Jakarta

    2 weeks ago

    Where to find good vegan food in Jakarta

    JAKARTA, July 6 — As plant-based cuisine goes mainstream, vegan chefs are letting their imagination run wild. Open up Instagram, follow the hashtag #veganfood and gorge yourself...

  • Starbucks Korea's popular avocado drink for summer

    2 weeks ago

    Starbucks Korea's popular avocado drink for summer

    SEOUL, July 6 — Photos of avocado dessert drinks from Starbucks have been making the rounds on Instagram lately, after launching in stores across South Korea last week. Called...

  • From vine to seabed, Spain’s winemakers dive in

    2 weeks ago

    From vine to seabed, Spain’s winemakers dive in

    PLENTZIA (Spain), July 5 — With the aid of a small crane, Borja Saracho lowers five cages loaded with 2,500 bottles of white wine from a fishing boat into the Cantabrian Sea. He...

  • Get over your fear of chilling red wine with these light choices

    2 weeks ago

    Get over your fear of chilling red wine with these light choices

    NEW YORK, July 5 — Last weekend the temperature on my back deck was 95 degrees, steaks were on the grill, and I craved a thirst-quenching drink that wasn’t that summer...

  • Fast-casual chains the only restaurant category to see growth in US

    2 weeks ago

    Fast-casual chains the only restaurant category to see growth in US

    NEW YORK, July 5 ― Restaurant chains like Chipotle, Panera Bread and Panda Express have experienced increased traffic over the last five years, making the fast-casual category...

  • Outcry as Japanese winemakers ordered to quit France

    2 weeks ago

    Outcry as Japanese winemakers ordered to quit France

    PARIS, July 4 — French wine lovers have risen up in revolt after a Japanese couple who make “outstanding” wine in southern France were threatened with deportation. More than...

  • Beginner’s guide to buying the right whisky

    2 weeks ago

    Beginner’s guide to buying the right whisky

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 — For the uninitiated, buying the right whisky can be pretty daunting. At The Singleton’s second mentoring session last Friday at co-working space and...

  • Air New Zealand adds plant-based Impossible Burgers to in-flight menu

    2 weeks ago

    Air New Zealand adds plant-based Impossible Burgers to in-flight menu

    WELLINGTON, July 4 — Air New Zealand has become the first carrier to add the trendy Impossible Burger — a game-changing plant-based faux meat — to its in-flight menu. It's...

  • Chick-fil-A, Wendy's and Chipotle among US favourite fast-food brands

    2 weeks ago

    Chick-fil-A, Wendy's and Chipotle among US favourite fast-food brands

    NEW YORK, July 4 — America's favourite fast-food chain is Chick-fil-A, while Wendy's has knocked the crown off Burger King to become the country's top burger brand. That's...

  • Here’s a first look at new Guinness brewery set to open in the US this summer

    2 weeks ago

    Here’s a first look at new Guinness brewery set to open in the US this summer

    MARYLAND, July 3 — Makers of Guinness, Ireland’s unofficial national beverage, have announced plans to open a new brewery in the US this summer that will...

  • Flavoured vodka is moving on from its whipped cream, PB&J past

    2 weeks ago

    Flavoured vodka is moving on from its whipped cream, PB&J past

    NEW YORK, July 3 — It may be a spirit that might never grace an award-winning bar menu or be spoken of in the hushed tones used for rare single malts. Yet flavoured vodkas are...

  • World's top culinary do-gooders shortlisted for €100,000 prize

    2 weeks ago

    World's top culinary do-gooders shortlisted for €100,000 prize

    BARCELONA, July 3 — Finalists have been announced for an award that recognises chefs who have had a transformative impact in the world beyond gastronomy, a group of trailblazers...

  • Spice up your life

    2 weeks ago

    Spice up your life

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 2 — I have an adventurous palate. I’ve eaten many types of food (including some I dare not mention in print) from different nations and I enjoy this window...

  • From market to table, 80/20 Bangkok is the right blend of old and new

    2 weeks ago

    From market to table, 80/20 Bangkok is the right blend of old and new

    BANGKOK, July 1 — Blink and you might miss 80/20, a restaurant located along tree-lined Charoen Krung Road. What a tragedy that would be though, for inside is one of...

  • Sweet dreams are made of these... tong sui

    2 weeks ago

    Sweet dreams are made of these... tong sui

    JOHOR BARU, July 1 — The neon sign is a beacon in the darkness. This is a secret enclave for night owls. You can easily imagine Maggie Cheung walking up a narrow flight of...

  • Thick, rich kacang phool at Nazzeera’s

    2 weeks ago

    Thick, rich kacang phool at Nazzeera’s

    GEORGE TOWN, July 1 — Thick, rich, gooey and with just the right touch of spiciness, kacang phool is a delicious although not commonly heard of dish in Penang. But Nasirah...

  • World's top chef doesn't want to go back into the kitchen

    3 weeks ago

    World's top chef doesn't want to go back into the kitchen

    BARCELONA, June 30 — Ferran Adria ― "the most influential chef in the world" ― is a man on a mission. Just not one that involves him having to run a restaurant. The Catalan...

  • Oriental Cravings: The place for home-style eats

    2 weeks ago

    Oriental Cravings: The place for home-style eats

    PETALING JAYA, July 1 — The story of Oriental Cravings, co-founded by a band of friends — Doreen Tan, Fay Cheng and June Yap, is the stuff of inspiration for many. Started in...

  • Bocuse d'Or to host its first competition for Africa

    3 weeks ago

    Bocuse d'Or to host its first competition for Africa

    PARIS, June 29 ― Newcomer countries like Algeria, Senegal and Burkina Faso are gearing up for the chance to compete in their first-ever Bocuse d'Or cooking competition, known in...

  • The perfect meal to celebrate Mexico-South Korea World Cup results? Korean tacos

    3 weeks ago

    The perfect meal to celebrate Mexico-South Korea World Cup results? Korean tacos

    SEOUL, June 29 — It’s not just football that binds Mexico and South Korea. In another kind of rapprochement, the two cultures have long enjoyed a rare and unique friendship,...

  • Looming beer shortage risks leaving England’s World Cup fans gasping

    3 weeks ago

    Looming beer shortage risks leaving England’s World Cup fans gasping

    LONDON, June 29 — A shortage of carbon dioxide has hit Britain’s biggest brewers and soft drink makers, disrupting production just as drinkers’ thirst peaks due to a...

  • Fancy a Margherita? Robot serves up pizzas in France

    3 weeks ago

    Fancy a Margherita? Robot serves up pizzas in France

    PARIS, June 28 — For many people, the smell of a pizza fresh from the oven and lovingly crafted is a culinary delight that’s hard to beat. But now that hand-crafted pizza has...

  • Sweltering Europe loses its fizz as C02 shortage hits drinkers

    3 weeks ago

    Sweltering Europe loses its fizz as C02 shortage hits drinkers

    LONDON, June 28 — It’s peak season for bars and barbecues in Europe as a summer heatwave coincides with the World Cup on TV. So probably not the best time for drinks companies...

  • Chrissy Teigen’s new cookbook will include ‘Twitter’s banana bread’ recipe

    3 weeks ago

    Chrissy Teigen’s new cookbook will include ‘Twitter’s banana bread’ recipe

    LOS ANGELES, June 27 — Chrissy Teigen has released the cover art for her next cookbook which will include the banana bread recipe that launched a million tweets. Some of her...