Sunday, 28 March 2010

Eat more peanuts, lose weight, say studies

2010-03-28 STUDIES have shown that a moderate fat weight loss diet (rich in peanuts and high in monounsaturated fat) is better than the typical low-fat diet for heart health because it resulted in a 14 per cent reduction in cardiovascular risk, compared to a...

Cantonese spread at Li Gong

2010-03-28 STARTING March 16, the empire Hotel and Country Club's signature Chinese restaurant, Li Gong will be taking patrons on an authentic journey through 10 provinces in China — Guangzhou, Sichuan, Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Hainan, Fujian,...

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Breakfast, the happy meal

2010-03-21 WANT to know the secret to a smarter, happier and slimmer you? Eat breakfast!Many people do not realise this, but eating the first meal of the day is vital in helping them think, feel and even look better. It also sets the tone for the rest of the...

Women chefs put food, not minority status, on menu

2010-03-21 CANADIAN women chefs say it is time to stop worrying about their minority status in the cutthroat restaurant business because there are plenty of other things to put on the menu.For Toronto's top women chefs the key is to persuade diners that...

Korean restaurants catch fancy of Londoners

2010-03-21 KOREAN restaurants are beginning to pop up in London's centre as British people are increasingly being exposed to Korean cuisine — or "hansik" — and more Koreans visit the United Kingdom. No longer restricted to New Malden...

Sunday, 14 March 2010

The 5-a-day easy health diet

2010-03-14 WE ALL know by now that we should be eating more fruit and vegetables.From newspapers and magazines, leaflets in supermarkets and even labels on the food we buy, we are constantly encouraged to eat more of the green stuff. And that's not a bad thing...

Food that matters to homesick Sarawakians

2010-03-14 SARAWAKIANS living away from home are known to have one habit — they always bring kolo mee from their hometown. They do not mind the hassle of bringing the noodles across the sea as the yearning for the Sarawakian food conquers all.The other...

Chef Noor Hisham whips out the best in Malay cuisine

2010-03-14 THE role of the chefs in the kitchen has always been shrouded in mystery, after all, diners usually do not see what goes on behind the scenes of the restaurants that they dine in.It's almost as if the food appears by magic, perfect in presentation...

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Reaching for the stars

2010-03-07 A MALAYSIAN-OWNED Chinese restaurant in London earns a Michelin star two years in a row.Bernard Yeoh opened a Chinese restaurant in London in 1993 with two goals in mind — to offer something other than Cantonese cooking and to change the...

LA chefs ready for Oscars

2010-03-07 HOLLYWOOD is in full-on Oscar mode.The red carpet has been laid out in front of the Kodak Theatre, topped with a plastic sheet in case of rain.Traffic is snarled.Tourists are flocking to Hollywood & Highland to see a bit of the Academy Awards...

Food experts name top 5 restaurants in South Korea

2010-03-07 THE Miele Guide to Asia's finest restaurants is written by food experts who know and love the region.This is a list of the top five restaurants in South Korea, which has embraced foreign foods with a passion in the past decade. This listing is not...

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Some like it 'really hot, spicy'

2010-02-28 EATERIES in Singapore are offering different levels of spiciness for anything from chicken wings to hot pot stocks. Singaporeans have the hots for spicy food but love that is untested remains naive. So some have been subjecting their fiery fervour...

New chef in town

2010-02-28 HE CUTS quite the imposing figure in his black chef's uniform and apron, but when he breaks into a smile, The Empire Hotel & Country Club's new Executive Chef, Torsten Schubert, doesn't seem so fearsome. He is in fact, very friendly and likes to...

Halal meals come to Muslims in Michigan

2010-02-28 MARIAM WEHBE learned about a programme offering home-delivered meals made according to Islamic law at a good time poor health made cooking impossible and a grandson who helps her had to cut back to devote more time to school.Plus, as a Muslim, she...

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Sarawakian fish a hit in KL

2010-02-21 MANY would raise more than an eyebrow when told that the usual selling price for an Empurau fish is about RM700 ($290) per kilogramme but for fish lovers, the price may well be worth it as explained by Pandan Lake Seafood Village owner James Wong...

Iranian soup guarantees to put a smile on your face

2010-02-21 I LIKE to think of this heartwarming, thick soup as the Iranian answer to minestrone.In Iran, they call this wonderfully wholesome and nourishing dish ash-e reshteh, and it leaves a real smile on your face.I found reshteh noodles at an Iranian...

Health: know your fats

2010-02-21 IN THE last 20 years, one type of fat in particular has been portrayed as being especially bad for us: saturated. We are submitted to a barrage of advice: "saturated fats are killing us"; "eat low-fat spread"; "trim off all...

National Day munch buffet at Rizqun

2010-02-21 IT IS said that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach and the old adage surely does not exclude a patriotic man who is looking for another great way to celebrate Brunei Darussalam's 26th national day.In conjunction with the big day, the...

Sunday, 14 February 2010

The Apartment makes Jakarta's diner feel at home

2010-02-14 THERE is a restaurant in Jakarta that promises patrons they're going to feel at home and things look promising when a pyjama-wearing waiter asks if you'd like to dine in the bedroom.The Apartment, in South Jakarta's Kuningan district, has diners at...

Interactive NYC tour themed on 'Top Chef' show

2010-02-14 WHY take a walking tour inspired by a cable series you've never seen?If the series is Bravo's "Top Chef", then the tour will be about cooking and food. And that's something most people can relate to."It's a great concept, going around...