Food

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Gourmet Michelin stars for humble, coveted HK street eats

2010-12-05 CHEAP noodle shacks and a famous shark's fin restaurant were among a diverse range of Hong Kong eateries given coveted Michelin stars on Thursday in the third edition of the guide for the southern Chinese city.Hong Kong's renown as a food paradise,...

Sunday, 28 November 2010

NY noodle maestro opens Sydney eatery

2010-11-28 NEW York noodle maestro David Chang is to open his first restaurant outside the United States in Sydney, and told local media he had "just fallen in love with Australia" last Saturday.Chang will open a harbourside eatery as part of an US$...

Noraini's cookies - From cottage industry to global player

2010-11-28 TWENTY SIX years ago Noraini Ahmad was an insurance firm employee by day and ran her home-based bakery business, Noraini Enterprise, at night. She enlisted housewives from the neighbourhood to help her produce a variety of traditional Malay cakes...

Rice bread making machine in Japan

2010-11-28 GIVE us this day our daily bread — made from rice. A home breadmaking machine that grinds rice and bakes a loaf of fresh bread at the push of a button has proved such a hit in Japan that its maker, overwhelmed by demand, will temporarily stop...

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Czech cuisine on the map

2010-11-21 FOOD in the Czech republic has long been known for being unpretentious and stolid "food for diggin' holes", as an American expat once put it to me over a large plate of doughy knedliky (dumplings) and boiled meat in a Prague brewery....

German 'Food Hotel' a snacklover's paradise

2010-11-21 MIDNIGHT snack-lovers seeking accommodation on Germany's River Rhine need look no further. The Food Hotel in Neuwied, Germany offers you the next best thing to sleeping in the supermarket aisle. With furniture that looks like cans in the...

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Chefs cook with local touch

2010-11-14 NO OLIVE oil, garlic, lemon even chocolate: a new generation of Scandinavian chefs has broken the ice up North with a cuisine built around local, seasonal produce and pure, pared-down flavours.Often trained abroad, many of these chefs are now...

Frolic at Grazie Mauri's Bolognese Festival

2010-11-14 SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE is one of the dishes synonymous with Italian cuisine and pasta but the Chef Mauri Group of Restaurants have taken it a step further with its Bolognese Festival which started on November 8 and will run until November 28.Managing...

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Saffron luring Spanish workers back

2010-11-07 SAFFRON has always provided the subtle flavor to Spain's national rice dish paella and colored the central plains with a purple hue for centuries. Now in the 21st century soaring prices have made harvesting the delicate stem of the saffron flower...

Mediterranean diet tied to reduced weight gain

2010-11-07 PEOPLE who follow a diet typical of the Mediterranean region might dodge the added pounds that often come with ageing, hints a new Spanish study. However, the researchers can't be sure if it was the diet itself or related healthy behaviours that...

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Taste of India at Goldiana

2010-10-31 THE minute you enter the Goldiana Cafe and Lounge in the Orchid Garden Hotel, you will be greeted by a beautiful young lady dressed in a heavily embroidered sari. But all that metres of sparkling cloth is only the beginning as Goldiana Cafe and...

British food no longer a turn-off for tourists: survey

2010-10-31 FOREIGNERS have for decades branded British food bland and unhealthy, but a new survey Friday suggested the country's culinary reputation is changing although the French remain unimpressed.A survey of 26,000 people in 36 countries by VisitBritain,...

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Hong Kong, Singapore restaurants best in Asia

2010-10-24 SINGAPORE and Hong Kong dominated a list of Asia's best restaurants, but Malaysia made it into the elite ranks for the first time, an annual survey showed.Singapore restaurant Iggy's moved to the top spot from being number two last year, according...

A taste of Terengganu

2010-10-24 PART history book, part travel guide and part cookbook, Kulit Manis: A Taste of Terengganu's Heritage is a surprising tome on Terengganu, the east coast state most people associate with a lazy beach holiday, exposing a side of its rich artistic and...

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Smell, close your eyes, remember:

2010-10-17 Chefs teaching kids craft of sensitive taste.CHEF Frederic Simonin dangles a fragrant green bunch of dill in front of a classroom of schoolkids in a multi-ethnic corner of Paris: "And what about this? Any idea what it is?""Parsley! Rosemary! Basil!...

Tasty 'Deals' for people you love

2010-10-17 SHOW your loved ones how special they are and make your way down to Deals Restaurant at the Radisson, where dining out is no longer just an excuse not to wash up, but a memorable and formidable experience to be savoured. Since the change of...

Sunday, 10 October 2010

US chef trains like an athlete for French culinary 'gold'

2010-10-10 US ATHLETES have taken home plenty of gold at international sporting events. Now James Kent, sous chef at New York's swank Eleven Madison Park restaurant, wants to bring home the gastro-gold: a coveted Golden Bocuse.The statuette may not be as...

A delicious meal with a nasty whiff

2010-10-10 IT WAS only when my six-year-old began complaining about my dinner that I realised I might not be as other diners. He said he could smell something. He said he could smell something bad. Everybody around the table in this restaurant on the Normandy...

Sunday, 3 October 2010

German expert lauds Malaysia's pioneering work in halal food processing, certification

2010-10-03 A GERMAN expert on halal certification has praised Malaysia for the "pioneering work" it has done in the field of halal food processing.Mohmoud M Tatari, the general manager of Ruesselsheim-based Halal Control eV, which verifies the...

Book cafes a hit in China

2010-10-03 WHERE do urban Chinese read? China Youth Daily recently launched a survey and found that book cafes were becoming a new place for urban Chinese to enjoy reading.The survey, covering 2,160 people, showed when people were asked about their favorite...

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