Food

Sunday, 4 January 2015

2015 culinary trends predicted in Malaysia

2015-01-04 ARTISAN products, tapas-sized dishes, healthy eating, food trucks and an increase in delivery services are what our local food experts are expecting or wishing for in the year ahead. Founder and editor of Eat Drink KL food blog, Sean Yoong,...

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Midnight snacks bad, daytime splurges okay

2014-12-21 LIMITING eating to just the daytime could ward off high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity, says study. Even a high-fat diet can be less harmful than a normal diet that includes late-night snacking says a new study. “These days, most of the advice...

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Probiotics: myth or miracle?

2014-12-14 THE market for pills and yoghurts containing ‘friendly’ bacteria is worth billions of dollars, but do claims for them stack up? Chances are, you think you're an individual. Within a few social, economic and legal constraints, you probably see...

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Study discovers fountain of youth – for cheese

2014-12-07 IN THE future that log of cheese in your fridge could enjoy a longer stay there, thanks to researchers at the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia who have developed new coatings that preserve soft cheese. Sceptics can breathe easy as the coatings...

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Nasi lemak – Malaysia’s favourite meal

2014-11-30 NASI lemak may be the darling of every Malaysian who loves local food. What started as a humble (national) dish with the essential coconut milk rice, ikan bilis (anchovy) sambal, slices of cucumber, hard-boiled egg and roasted groundnuts wrapped in...

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Sardines for richer, for poorer

2014-11-23 IF YOU are in a hurry or not keen in cooking up a big meal, just cook the sardines. Malaysians may be familiar with this scenario, especially the singletons who may neither have the time or the will to cook elaborate meals, or when surprise...

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Diverse flavours of ASEAN dishes

2014-11-16 WHILE ASEAN cuisines – and even Asian cuisines – have been lumped together due to their perceived commonalities, the food of the ASEAN nations are as diverse as their peoples and languages. Sharing the same geographical region and climate, we...

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Gems of KL’s private dining scene

2014-11-09 SUPPER clubs are all the rage in many countries, and foodies in Malaysia are beginning to hop onto this delicious bandwagon too. The November issue of Flavours takes a look at this edgy scene in the Klang Valley and reports on the mouth-watering...

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Raw chocolate latest trend in world gourmet

2014-11-02 WANT to taste? Come on! It’s a bit like the sushi of chocolate,” calls out raw chocolate maker Frederic Marr (pictured), beckoning the curious to his stall at Paris’s annual chocolate extravaganza, the Salon du Chocolat. Touted as a “super food”...

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Future of food served up in Paris

2014-10-26 ACAI, kimchi, black garlic and yuzu juice countries are vying to conquer global plates, and palates, with their homegrown specialities at the recent International Food Fair in Paris.   From Brazil to South Korea, 105 countries boasting 400,000...

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Kopiko – instant coffee anywhere

2014-10-19 TO MANY Malaysians, Kopiko is coffee candy. And one that has become a favourite with many, loved for its strong, true coffee taste. Following the success of its candy, Kopiko came out with biscuits and chocolate products – Marie Roma, Slai O’lai,...

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Global craving for the ‘perfect baguette’

2014-10-12 THE perfect baguette has long been the ultimate test for aspiring bakers the world over. And now the ability to produce this long, thin loaf is in global demand because the appetite for baked delights from France is surging in regions with...

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Carnivores, can you go without meat for a month?

2014-10-05 CARNIVORES are being challenged to lighten their diets and go meatless in October, which marks Vegetarian Awareness Month. On October 1, World Vegetarian Day, vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike have taken to social media channels like Twitter to...

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Genetically modified wheat found in US

2014-09-28 UNREGULATED genetically modified wheat has popped up in a second location in the United States, this time in state of Montana, the Agriculture Department said Friday. No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for US farming, and the...

Nobu to open restaurant in Qatar

2014-09-28 JAPANESE celebrity Chef Nobu Matsuhisa (pictured) is expanding his restaurant empire and will be adding Qatar to his footprint in the Middle East, when he opens Nobu Doha at the Four Seasons.   Set to open by the end of the year, the 2,400 square...

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Peace feast

2014-09-21 PEACE is turned into a feast at Conflict Kitchen London, a moveable restaurant with a conscience. The pop-up eatery, launched ahead of the International Day of Peace on September 21, is serving traditional food from Myanmar, Jordan and Peru to...

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Peach: Fruit of immortality

2014-09-14 PEACHES – whether eaten fresh from the tree or in treats like pie, jam and ice cream – have been enjoyed for a long, long time, but no one knew just for how long, until now.   Scientists say an analysis of well-preserved ancient peach pits traces...

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Feeding Japan’s sunset generation

2014-09-07 BACK in 1960, Japan’s Kewpie Corp began selling canned baby food, sensing a chance to catch a wave of young families raising kids in an economy roaring back to growth after the devastation of WWII. Almost 55 years later, the Tokyo-based company...

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Malaysian food for the ages

2014-08-31 GUINEA pig curry – this was one of the dishes my mother remembers eating in 1957. She was 16 and studying at a boarding school in Penang at the time, and these rodents – which were fed the core of the banana tree trunk – were bred specifically for...

Sunday, 3 August 2014

What a pavlova!

2014-08-03 IT FEELS like everyone and their mother is making pavlova these days. I remember back in the 1970s, when my late sister Elizabeth first went to Australia to study and came back with a strange plastic egg-shaped dome – White Wings’ Pavlova Magic –...

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