Food

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Anyone up for a cup of Gahwa?

2011-06-12 ABU EID, and his younger brother, Abu Abdullah, reside in Khafji in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia.Abu Eid is two years older than Abu Abdullah and both men are in their 50s now. Theirs is a typical Arab lifestyle."Our family came here...

Scent of delightful pepper

2011-06-12 SOME simply cannot live without the pungent, warm and delightful flavour of pepper.Pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning.Immature pepper...

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Cinnamon:The wonder spice

2011-06-05 CINNAMON indigenous to Sri Lanka and also a native to the Indian subcontinent It was one of the spices sought after by the Portuguese, Dutch and English in the South-East Asian region in the 16th century as each fought to dominate the spice trade...

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Dine easy at Rice N Grill

2011-05-29 FOR those looking for an authentic Pakistani dining experience in Brunei, don't fret as Rice N Grill restaurant opened its doors in the capital recently. With its location conveniently located near the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah complex,...

Creating healthy dishes using organic food products

2011-05-29 MANY people in Malaysia still have the perception that organic food is tasteless and that it must be vegetarian."This is not the case, so we developed a few recipes using organic food products and we received good feedback about it and we...

Do the Cooking Dance

2011-05-29 I WAS discussing with some friends the other day about the various culinary concoctions that you come up with when studying away from home and the topic invariably turned to that MSG-laced, plastic fantastic junk food staple called Indomee (or Indo...

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Take time at Fleur-de-lys

2011-05-22 FLEUR-DE-LYS has already made a name for themselves in the Sultanate for their famous desert dishes namely the Mango Cheesecake. After 14 years in the establishment, Fleur-De-Lys now has two outlets, one in Kiarong and one in Kiulap. For those who...

Drinking water can help with weight loss

2011-05-22 OUR bodies are made up of about 66 per cent water. At every moment water escapes our bodies through sweat, urination, defecation or exhaled breath, so it is essential to replace this lost water.The best way to replenish this lost fluid is to drink 1...

Mexican food gets recognition

2011-05-22 MEXICO'S cuisine has long been overshadowed by the greasy Tex-Mex burritos and nachos sold around the world, but efforts to refine its image are now beginning to pay off.Five months after Mexican gastronomy joined the ranks of pre-Hispanic monuments...

Sunday, 15 May 2011

US chef shares passion for Italy cooking

2011-05-15 AMERICAN chef Jonathan Waxman shares his passion for Italian food and distills its essence in his latest book, "Italian, My Way."Since moving to New York from California in the 1980's he has adopted an Italian approach to his cooking. In...

Good 'Old Time Kopitiam

2011-05-15 KICK back and relax at Old Time Kopitiam in Menglait. The kopitiam is definitely a hidden treasure with its quaint looking decor, friendly faces and laid-back concept. The two owners, Lim Yu San and Chua Yee Lee, admitted that when they opened the...

Refreshing, delightful pick-me-up coffee recipes

2011-05-15 YES, it's a great pick-me-up when you're feeling run-down, but it's a fabulous cooking ingredient, too.These days it's rare to walk more than a few metres along a city street without seeing at least a few bleary-eyed souls clinging to artfully logo'...

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Blending with natives the culinary way

2011-05-08 BEING sensitive to cultures and traditions is the best way to blend. When in Rome do as the Romans do. That is sound advice, but its also easier said than done.Even when travelling around the Philippines, you will find a fair share of challenges...

Mad for foodie books

2011-05-08 ILOVE reading about food, although this habit of buying books or magazines revolving around epicurean issues didn't start until I bought my first publication in Australia. Moving from the small-town vibe of Brunei, to another small town in New South...

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Martin del Campo's fresh take on Mexican cuisine

2011-05-01 FOR Mexican chef Lula Martin del Campo, the way to fabulous dishes is simple: buy local, respect the ingredients, mix with abandon and sprinkle with flowers.The executive chef at the Mexico City headquarters of an international bank, she has just...

New Aban Thai

2011-05-01 NOTHING quite says "affordable and cheery" like New Ahan Thai Restaurant. Spacious and simple, New Ahan Thai doesn't promise to be the most glamorous of destinations for a meal but makes up for it with food and drink that would satisfy the hungriest...

Authentic, memorable springtime Sri Lanka recipes

2011-05-01 FEW temptations could winkle me out of my own corner of England during a warm spring or hot summer.Try me in January or February, though, and I'm not waving my union flag quite so enthusiastically. In fact, I'm easily lured away by the romantic...

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Korean cuisine at crossroads, transition

2011-04-24 WITH societies becoming more affluent, food is no longer just about filling up an empty stomach. Rather it is seen as the very foundation of lifestyle. "There is a cultural aspect to the simple act of dining. We form relationships, observe good...

For the Love of Butter

2011-04-24 BUTTER is best. Julia Child, master chef of French cooking, knew what she was talking about when she made this historically complicated cuisine accessible to the world, and professed her love for butter decades ago.I know a lot of readers will balk...

Cuisine or couture can't equal great art

2011-04-24 CLOTHES are to be worn and food is to be swallowed: they remain trapped in the physical world. True art, however, is of the mind.What is art, and what is not art? We all know the answer to that. Potentially, since Duchamp, anything goes as art. So...

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