Eat/Drink

  • The early bird catches the... chee cheong fun

    2 weeks ago

    The early bird catches the... chee cheong fun

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 28 — Every morning, people drop by Hai Keng Restaurant at PJ’s Section 14 to get their chee cheong fun fix. You’ve got to be incredibly early as limited...

  • French cognac makers seek more land as overseas demand soars

    2 weeks ago

    French cognac makers seek more land as overseas demand soars

    PARIS, Oct 26 — Cognac producers in southwest France said yesterday they are seeking approval to plant grapevines on hundreds of additional hectares next year to meet surging...

  • Hammer and tongs: China entrepreneur leads handmade wok revival

    2 weeks ago

    Hammer and tongs: China entrepreneur leads handmade wok revival

    DATIAN (China), Oct 25 — A Chinese entrepreneur is reviving old ways of wok-making and hopes to tap into growing demand for niche, handmade goods from China’s young, affluent...

  • Starbucks Malaysia sign language store inspires first US counterpart

    2 weeks ago

    Starbucks Malaysia sign language store inspires first US counterpart

    WASHINGTON, Oct 25 — Rebecca Witzofsky, a 20-year-old deaf student at Gallaudet University in Washington, and her hearing friend Nikolas Carapellatti wanted to get a coffee. But...

  • Nasi lemak cheese: The next culinary atrocity?

    2 weeks ago

    Nasi lemak cheese: The next culinary atrocity?

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 24 — An extremely creative, albeit ludicrous effort to jazz up his nasi lemak left a bad taste in the mouth for many Malaysians when Twitter user Syafeeq...

  • Bocuse d’Or releases competition schedule so you can cheer for your favourite country

    2 weeks ago

    Bocuse d’Or releases competition schedule so you can cheer for your favourite country

    LYON, Oct 24 — Bocuse d’Or has announced the running order of the 24 countries that will be competing in the real-life Iron Chef competition, also known as the Olympics of the...

  • Pharrell Williams’ new Miami restaurant to open November 1

    2 weeks ago

    Pharrell Williams’ new Miami restaurant to open November 1

    MIAMI, Oct 24 — Singer, songwriter and record producer Pharrell Williams’ new Miami restaurant has an opening date and a name: Swan and Bar Bevy is set to open in the Miami...

  • Starbucks brings delivery to more cities across China

    3 weeks ago

    Starbucks brings delivery to more cities across China

    BEIJING, Oct 22 — Starbucks is expanding its delivery service in China, as the coffee-drinking culture gains traction. After launching “Starbucks Delivers” in Shanghai and...

  • Thirsty at the movies? New fountain dispenser offers over 50 drinks

    3 weeks ago

    Thirsty at the movies? New fountain dispenser offers over 50 drinks

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 19 — The movie-going experience for Malaysians is about to get a little sweeter. mmCineplexes has clinched a deal to debut the first Coca-Cola Freestyle...

  • Two Japanese restaurants for two different budgets

    3 weeks ago

    Two Japanese restaurants for two different budgets

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Love Japanese food? You’re in luck as there seems to be a flurry of new Japanese restaurants opening in the city. Here are two which will satisfy your...

  • Serving up golden fritters next to the padang since 1965

    3 weeks ago

    Serving up golden fritters next to the padang since 1965

    GEORGE TOWN, Oct 21 — Back in the 1950s and 1960s, Idris Awang lived all over Malaysia as he was in the army and was posted to different states. When he was discharged from the...

  • Matcha ado about green tea you can spread on your bread

    3 weeks ago

    Matcha ado about green tea you can spread on your bread

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Creamy and silky, like the softest butter, only not quite butter. That’s how most of us fancy our milk spreads, whether it’s made with hazelnuts or...

  • At Disneyland Paris, Mickey Mouse’s very posh 90th birthday cake

    3 weeks ago

    At Disneyland Paris, Mickey Mouse’s very posh 90th birthday cake

    PARIS, Oct 21 — Disneyland Paris has joined forces with the French master pastry chef to create a birthday cake for the famous mouse, who takes centre stage at the French theme...

  • You’re not a true fan of Indomie until you’ve tried out this restaurant

    3 weeks ago

    You’re not a true fan of Indomie until you’ve tried out this restaurant

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 19 — What could be more satisfying than cuddling up to a hot bowl of extremely satisfying and comforting instant noodles, especially on a cold night, bingeing...

  • This 50-year-old Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky can be yours for US$25,000

    3 weeks ago

    This 50-year-old Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky can be yours for US$25,000

    LONDON, Oct 19 — Johnnie Walker has released their first 50-year-old Scotch Whisky made from a blend of six whiskies all of which have been aged for a minimum of half a century....

  • Michelin Seoul 2019 selection revealed

    3 weeks ago

    Michelin Seoul 2019 selection revealed

    SEOUL, Oct 19 — Michelin inspectors have promoted two restaurants on the coveted star scale and added four new addresses to the latest edition the Seoul guide.  In the...

  • Five non-halal dim sum restaurants to have brunch at this weekend

    3 weeks ago

    Five non-halal dim sum restaurants to have brunch at this weekend

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 18 — A sumptuous dim sum spread for Sunday brunch is a sure-fire way to chase away even the worst of any upcoming Monday blues. And with so many options to...

  • Blue wine? A tea-infused vintage? Spain startup shakes things up

    3 weeks ago

    Blue wine? A tea-infused vintage? Spain startup shakes things up

    PORTUGALETE (Spain), Oct 17 — Five years ago, a group of university students in Spain’s Basque Country decided they wanted to shake up a sector — any sector — but...

  • These are TripAdvisor’s best pizza cities in the US 2018

    3 weeks ago

    These are TripAdvisor’s best pizza cities in the US 2018

    NEW YORK, October 17 — Along with being the ‘Big Apple,’ New York can now claim bragging rights to being the pizza capital of America. That’s according to online travel...

  • Chef Jamie Oliver slams TV bosses over junk food ads

    3 weeks ago

    Chef Jamie Oliver slams TV bosses over junk food ads

    CANNES, Oct 16 — Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver slammed his own bosses yesterday in an extraordinary attack on their defence of junk food advertising on television. The British...

  • Is Elon Musk launching a Tesla-themed tequila?

    3 weeks ago

    Is Elon Musk launching a Tesla-themed tequila?

    NEW YORK, Oct 16 — After electric cars, space rockets, tunnel-boring technology and high-speed transportation systems, Elon Musk appears to be branching into booze. Musk had...

  • Month-long beer festival on tap

    4 weeks ago

    Month-long beer festival on tap

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Beer lovers, rejoice! Heineken Malaysia Berhad has kicked off a nationwide celebration where beer enthusiasts and social drinkers get to enjoy attractive...

  • 4 weeks ago

    Pot: A new golden goose for the booze biz?

    NEW YORK, Oct 15 — The world’s major alcohol producers can no longer ignore the pot phenomenon, as young consumers may increasingly swap beer and cocktails for joints and...

  • These are the top 10 champagnes of 2018

    4 weeks ago

    These are the top 10 champagnes of 2018

    LONDON, Oct 14 — Anticipate celebrating a grand occasion with a bottle of bubbly? If you’re going to splash out, might as well choose one of the best bottles on the market....

  • Sausage KL: The place for homemade, preservative-free sausages

    4 weeks ago

    Sausage KL: The place for homemade, preservative-free sausages

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 — It’s not often someone takes action... just because they cannot get a decent sausage. But Matthew and Nova Kerr did. At Sausage KL, the married couple...

  • Moo ahead: Delicious beef noodles in Jalan Ipoh

    4 weeks ago

    Moo ahead: Delicious beef noodles in Jalan Ipoh

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 — A good bowl of beef noodles can do wonders for the soul. Sip good beef broth. Savour tender pieces of beef tenderloin. Chew on thick pieces of cow’s...

  • Fine French wine fetches record-smashing US$558,000 at auction

    4 weeks ago

    Fine French wine fetches record-smashing US$558,000 at auction

    NEW YORK, Oct 14 — A bottle of 1945 Romanee-Conti wine fetched a record-smashing US$558,000 (RM2.32 million) at an auction held at Sotheby’s in New York yesterday, which saw...

  • Cocktails in the can at London’s jail-themed bar

    4 weeks ago

    Cocktails in the can at London’s jail-themed bar

    LONDON, Oct 13 — Orange uniforms, gloomy cells and sadistic guards might not sound like the ideal ingredients for a fun night out, but “Alcotraz” cocktail bar believes...

  • Paris to finally host its first major international wine trade fair

    1 month ago

    Paris to finally host its first major international wine trade fair

    PARIS, Oct 12 — Paris is set to host the inaugural edition of a major wine trade show next year that is expected to attract 25,000 attendees. It’s an ambitious attendance...

  • Embrace your inner fashionista with these new Magnum ice creams

    1 month ago

    Embrace your inner fashionista with these new Magnum ice creams

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 11 — If you’ve got a passion for fashion and a sweet tooth to match, check out Magnum's latest offering. Created in collaboration with Malaysian stylist Min...