Eat/Drink

  • Robot kitchen restaurant to expand thanks to backing of top chefs (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    Robot kitchen restaurant to expand thanks to backing of top chefs (VIDEO)

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11 — After debuting in Boston earlier this spring as the world's first robotic kitchen, Spyce restaurant is poised to open more locations in the US, thanks...

  • S. Africa’s Soweto township celebrates iconic street snack

    1 week ago

    S. Africa’s Soweto township celebrates iconic street snack

    SOWETO (South Africa), Sept 10 — South Africa’s kota is a tasty, inexpensive and uniquely home-grown street sandwich created out of the bitterness of apartheid and which still...

  • Lor bak family business that spans four generations... go try!

    1 week ago

    Lor bak family business that spans four generations... go try!

    GEORGE TOWN, Sept 9 — While lor bak is believed to have originated from Fujian, China, it is a well-known dish here usually prepared by the Teochews and Hokkiens. These...

  • Going straight: Taiwan ex-gangster turns noodle chef

    1 week ago

    Going straight: Taiwan ex-gangster turns noodle chef

    TAIPEI, Sept 8 — For most of his life Yen Wei-shun was on the wrong side of the law, but the former Taiwan gangster says he is making up for lost time by churning out noodles...

  • Australia’s drought could produce a corker vintage

    1 week ago

    Australia’s drought could produce a corker vintage

    BAROSSA, Sept 8 — If Australia’s big dry has a silver lining, it’ll be worth cellaring, according to vintners, who are scrambling to irrigate vines while preparing for a...

  • Pretty in pink... and white

    1 week ago

    Pretty in pink... and white

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 9 — What an ugly fruit. That’s my first thought whenever I encounter the sala fruit (or salak in Malay) at wet markets and supermarkets. Its scale-like and...

  • Top spots for a gin experience in the Klang Valley

    2 weeks ago

    Top spots for a gin experience in the Klang Valley

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 — In Malaysia, gin is usually served with a mixer rather than something you drink on its own. More often than not, it is the usual single malts, Scotch...

  • Restaurant Nathan Outlaw leads list of best places to eat in UK 2018

    2 weeks ago

    Restaurant Nathan Outlaw leads list of best places to eat in UK 2018

    LONDON, Sept 7 — For the second year in a row, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Cornwall has topped the charts of the Good Food Guide’s annual ranking of the best dining...

  • Iron Fairies to cast spell on KL nightlife

    2 weeks ago

    Iron Fairies to cast spell on KL nightlife

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 6 — Iron Fairies, an international pub franchise, opened the doors of its biggest outlet to date yesterday in TREC Kuala Lumpur, which is also its first in...

  • Cambodian reptile cafe slithers into people’s hearts

    2 weeks ago

    Cambodian reptile cafe slithers into people’s hearts

    PHNOM PENH, Sept 6 — For anyone terrified of an albino python, an orange corn snake or a scaly, bearded iguana, Chea Raty says getting up close and personal at Phnom Penh’s...

  • Starbucks' Italian dream comes true, but it is not cheap

    2 weeks ago

    Starbucks' Italian dream comes true, but it is not cheap

    MILAN, Sept 6 — Starbucks, the world's biggest coffee chain, will realise its chairman's dream tomorrow when it opens an upmarket roastery and cafe in Milan, but the test will...

  • Costa Coffee exits Singapore as tide favours indie cafes

    2 weeks ago

    Costa Coffee exits Singapore as tide favours indie cafes

    SINGAPORE, Sept 6 — Over the last three-and-a-half months, British coffee chain Costa Coffee has closed six outlets in Singapore, with its two remaining branches at Holland...

  • Chance of a lifetime: Dine on Peranakan 'Tok Panjang' wedding dishes

    2 weeks ago

    Chance of a lifetime: Dine on Peranakan 'Tok Panjang' wedding dishes

    KUALA LUMPUR — When it comes to weddings, trust the Peranakans to throw an amazing feast. Served at long tables, hence the reference of “Tok Panjang,” this food,...

  • Beer-mad Belgium moves to save historic drinking dens

    2 weeks ago

    Beer-mad Belgium moves to save historic drinking dens

    BRUSSELS, Sept 4 — Belgians are famous for taking their beer seriously, but authorities are now moving to preserve some of the historic cafes where drinkers have been quaffing...

  • Chef Damian D’Silva on making real food and cooking with passion

    2 weeks ago

    Chef Damian D’Silva on making real food and cooking with passion

    GEORGE TOWN, Sept 4 — The best food is a result not just of great recipes but more the heart and feelings of the cook who can turn something common into something spectacular....

  • Serbian chefs triumph in testicle bake-off

    2 weeks ago

    Serbian chefs triumph in testicle bake-off

    LIPOVICA, Sept 4 — Spring rolls, ratatouille and curry were on the menu at a quirky food festival in rural Serbia, with one gutsy ingredient in common: animal testicles. Now in...

  • myBurgerLab steps into the world of pizza and bubble tea

    2 weeks ago

    myBurgerLab steps into the world of pizza and bubble tea

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 3 — myBurgerLab debuted their latest creations at Tiffin Food Court last weekend and the new items are not what you might expect from the local franchise....

  • Australia’s biggest honey producer faces bitter allegation of ‘honey fraud’

    2 weeks ago

    Australia’s biggest honey producer faces bitter allegation of ‘honey fraud’

    SYDNEY, Sept 3 — Australia’s largest honey producer, Capilano, which recently seemed likely to expand into China, has been accused by testers of using fake honey in one of its...

  • Boat cuisine: Superchef Ducasse takes to the water

    2 weeks ago

    Boat cuisine: Superchef Ducasse takes to the water

    PARIS, Sept 2 — Still smarting from being kicked out of his Michelin-starred restaurant halfway up the Eiffel Tower, France’s most famous chef Alain Ducasse is pressing on...

  • Hong Kong dim sum favourite faces uncertain future

    2 weeks ago

    Hong Kong dim sum favourite faces uncertain future

    HONG KONG, Sept 2 — Impatient diners crowd around carts of steaming dim sum steered by fierce “trolley aunties” at Hong Kong’s Lin Heung Tea House, one of the city’s...

  • How to stop worrying about not speaking Japanese and just enjoy your sushi

    2 weeks ago

    How to stop worrying about not speaking Japanese and just enjoy your sushi

    BANGKOK, Sept 2 — Barely any words pass between us. Our chef, a serious Japanese man, wipes his cutting board once, twice. Everything has to be clean and pristine before he...

  • Worth the drive: Excellent hand-made pau in Subang Jaya

    2 weeks ago

    Worth the drive: Excellent hand-made pau in Subang Jaya

    SUBANG JAYA, Sept 2 — Good pau is hard to come by. Especially hand-made ones. This place in USJ6, which makes its steamed buns by hand, is a gem. It’s an off-shoot of New...

  • Making healthy eating easy... with extra Oomph!

    2 weeks ago

    Making healthy eating easy... with extra Oomph!

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 2 — The polished concrete of the balcony turned dining area mirrors that of a bodybuilding gym. A bar framed by yellow and black traffic stripes offers...

  • A bowl of pork noodles that hits the spot every time

    2 weeks ago

    A bowl of pork noodles that hits the spot every time

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 2 — To me, a good bowl of pork noodles needs to have the following: Flavourful broth, fluffy minced pork, tender pork slices and creamy-tasting pork liver....

  • Tiffin Food Court hits the right spot for local foodies

    2 weeks ago

    Tiffin Food Court hits the right spot for local foodies

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 1 — The anticipated gastronomy fiesta Tiffin Food Court is back with an extended list of vendors which includes more than 50 local favourites including...

  • Ethnic food in Malaysia and Singapore: Sharing platters to bridge nationalities

    2 weeks ago

    Ethnic food in Malaysia and Singapore: Sharing platters to bridge nationalities

    GEORGE TOWN, Sept 1 ― Singapore and George Town may be different cities in two different islands but these two cities share a common heritage that can be represented through...

  • Kelantan favourite akok a hit in Hulu Langat

    2 weeks ago

    Kelantan favourite akok a hit in Hulu Langat

    HULU LANGAT, Sept 1 — Akok D’Langgat is one of the most popular stalls in Hulu Langat to sell a local kuih of the same name. Set up by the main road of Batu 12 ½ Kampung...

  • Time Out releases its picks for the top restaurants around the world

    2 weeks ago

    Time Out releases its picks for the top restaurants around the world

    NEW YORK, Aug 31 — Travel and city guide Time Out has released its picks for the top restaurants in major destinations around the world, including New York, London, Paris, and...

  • Good news... a made-in-Malaysia gin is unveiled!

    3 weeks ago

    Good news... a made-in-Malaysia gin is unveiled!

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 — Here are two pieces of good news for those who love their drinks; one is that Malaysia has launched its first-ever gin and second, the gin’s fruity...

  • Singapore bid for UN street food honour angers Malaysian foodies

    3 weeks ago

    Singapore bid for UN street food honour angers Malaysian foodies

    SINGAPORE, Aug 30 — Singapore's bid to get UN recognition for its street food has sparked a cross-border culinary clash, with angry chefs in neighbouring Malaysia pouring cold...