Food

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Chef ups ante on Japanese cuisine

2015-12-27 “JAPANESE food is boring,” mused Hidemasa Yamamoto (pic), chef and owner of Hide Yamamoto at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. “It’s only sushi, tempura, teppanyaki and ramen.” And don’t get him started on chicken teriyaki. “I really don’t...

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Drinking coffee tied to lower risk of death

2015-12-20 IN A 10-year US study, people who drank coffee regularly were less likely to die of many causes, including heart disease and diabetes, than those who didn't drink coffee at all. The more coffee study participants consumed, the lower their risk of...

Sunday, 13 December 2015

‘Pizza Hut needs to be like Uber’

2015-12-13 YUM chief executive officer Greg Creed thinks he figured out why sales at Pizza Hut have gone cold: The chain needs to be more like the car-hailing service Uber. “If you think about the Uber experience, it’s easy to use, it’s easy to pay, it’s...

Sunday, 6 December 2015

NYC sued over salt warnings on resto menus

2015-12-06 A RESTAURANT industry trade group is suing New York City’s Board of Health to stop it from enforcing a new rule requiring many chain restaurants to post warnings on menu items that are high in sodium. The National Restaurant Association said on...

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Low fat doesn’t mean you’ll lose weight

2015-11-22 LOW-FAT diets do not produce greater weight loss than other slimming regimes, says a study. Then what can we do to shed the extra kilos? A review of 53 scientific studies, covering nearly 70,000 adults in several countries, found “no good evidence...

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Street food now a category in Michelin Guide

2015-11-15 FOR the first time in Michelin’s history, the red guide has included street food in its selection of best dining destinations with the publication of its latest Hong Kong and Macau edition. A total of 23 addresses in Hong Kong and 12 eateries in...

Hershey kisses artificial flavours goodbye in chocolates

2015-11-15 HERSHEY wants to keep the ingredients list on two of its famous chocolates short and sweet. The candy company said this week that its milk chocolate Hershey’s Kisses and bars are now being made with flavour from real vanilla instead of an...

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Vitamin D important for children

2015-11-08 “Milk? Yuck. I don't want it, I don't like it. This scenario maybe familiar to parents with toddlers. They can cause worry to parents who are well aware that calcium deficiency could cause bone related problems. However, Dr Lim Hin Fui, author of...

Sunday, 1 November 2015

The many delights of local traditional dishes

2015-11-01 AS A young girl growing up, my diet consisted mainly of bread and pasta. I was accustomed to having Western food on my plate with the occasional bouts of Chinese, Indian and Malay dishes due partly to living most of my life overseas. When asked to...

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Keeping alive the ‘Sotong Tutuk’

2015-10-25 THE elderly know it, the young know it – there’s no denying that Bruneians of all ages have a great appreciation for eating and keeping the unique local delicacy that have existed since way back alive: ‘Sotong Tutuk’ (hammered cuttlefish). A...

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Yummy and chewy Nyonya kuih

2015-10-18 NYONYA kuih (cakes), a well-known Peranakan delicacy, is a popular snack in Southeast Asia. These ubiquitous traditional cakes and pastries originated from the Peranakan Chinese and Baba-Nyonya, whom are the descendants of Chinese immigrants that...

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Fine dining at Tarindak d’Seni

2015-10-11 TO COMPLEMENT the wondrous view and grand atmosphere of Tarindak d’Seni and make it the complete dining experience, the restaurant offers a wonderful selection of food brought to you by 12 professional kitchen staff including the Executive Sous...

Sunday, 4 October 2015

You can make pasta that boosts immunity and fights diseases

2015-10-04 PASTA that’s been enriched with a type of fibre called beta-glucan encourages the growth of “good” bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract that could boost your immune system and help fight diabetes and high cholesterol, among other health benefits...

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Kitchens-on-wheels in Mexico

2015-09-27 IN A colourful truck painted with flowers, chef Luis Castillejos serves tlayudas -- a toasted corn tortilla topped with shredded beef, avocado, cheese and hot salsa -- to customers in Mexico City. He has dubbed his truck Nanixhe, which means “...

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Soft cheese linked to death in US

2015-09-20 A CALIFORNIA company has recalled several brands of soft cheeses after they were linked to 24 illnesses around the US over the last five years, including a 2012 death in Ohio. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that Karoun...

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Pilot programme helps low-income preschoolers learn to like veggies

2015-09-13 IN A pilot study, the Harvest for Healthy Kids programmes helped preschoolers in Head Start centres be willing to try and to like foods like butternut squash, turnips and asparagus. “We know that children develop their food preferences based on...

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Getting to know durians in Brunei Darussalam

2015-09-06 BRUNEI Darussalam is truly a ‘Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures’ with traditions, heritage and customs spanning thousands of years, lush and beautiful nature in form of flora and fauna as well as friendly people across four districts. However, there...

Saturday, 5 September 2015

After decades, ‘Kuih Mor’ is still a Bruneian favourite

2015-09-05 DESPITE first making its appearance in the Sultanate during the 1940s, Kuih Mor continues to be a household favourite today as a tea time snack or festive treat particularly during Hari Raya Aidil Fitri.   Siti Norhafizah Hj Bagol, a final year...

Understanding the tradition of ‘pantang larang’ in Malay food

2015-09-05 THERE are a set of beliefs in traditional Malay culture known as pantang larang that are often treated as rules by the Malay people to prevent undesirable events from happening. Lecturer at the Academy of Brunei Studies of Universiti Brunei...

Hurdles of the traditional Malay food industry

2015-09-05 MANY young Malay Bruneians do not know of traditional Malay food these days, and this is slowly beginning to kill the local traditional Malay food industry.   With most traditional Malay food items only making an appearance during festive...

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