Food

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...

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Choose: To eat in or out

2010-09-26 IN MALAYSIA, is it really cheaper to cook at home than to eat out? Well, that really depends on many variables such as what's served on the plate and where you eat.The consensus though appears to be leaning towards the fact that one tends to spend...

Perlis food festival on full swing in Xian

2010-09-26 VARIOUS traditional food from Malaysia's northern state of Perlis have been made available in Xian, thanks to the food promotion event organised by the Perlis state government.Raja Muda ('Crown Prince')of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra...

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Obesity crisis cannot be solved by exercise alone

2010-09-19 The obesity crisis will not be solved by exercise alone, according to a new study from Aberdeen University. The study urges severely obese to eat more healthily, finding that forgoing a small sandwich is as effective as a one-hour run. "The...

Malaysia's gourmet festival finally back for 10th time

2010-09-19 The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) to start on October 1, will feature an exotic variety of local and international cuisine from Malaysia and other countries.The annual festival held since 2001 is aimed at promoting Malaysia's fine...

Malnourished mothers could hasten cognitive decline later

2010-09-19 Babies of mothers who are malnourished during pregnancy may experience faster cognitive decline later in life, a study published recently found.Researchers led by Susanne de Rooij of the University of Amsterdam tested cognitive function in 737 Dutch...

French halal meat procedures under scrutiny

2010-09-19 The lack of a central body in France to oversee the authenticity of halal meat has made some experts doubt that animals have been slaughtered following the correct Islamic procedures.Estimates of the amount of meat labelled halal that does not meet...

Sunday, 5 September 2010

For the Love of Baking

2010-09-05 THE traditional kueh of Hari Raya is now making way for contemporary cakes and rolls. One in particular that is proving popular with both young and old is "Roll Tapak Kuda" or Horse's hooves, named after the shape that roll takes when cut into...

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Vegetable kingdom now a father-son affair

2010-08-29 THERE are more cows than people in this remote corner of France, put on the world map of food by celebrity chef Michel Bras, the quiet pioneer of the humble vegetable, currently handing his apron to his son.Oversized four-wheel drives and charter...

Best baked in bamboo

2010-08-29 IN MALAYSIA, Hari Raya is never complete without the traditional favourite, lemang.What more if the lemang is traditionally prepared using firewood, bamboos and banana leaves.Traditional lemang maker Yahaya Saad, 65, popularly known as Pak Ya to the...

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Traditional Syrian dessert dominates in Ramadhan

2010-08-22 SYRIANS have a passion for certain types of pastry, a tendency that grows even further during the fasting month of Ramadan with a variety of traditional dessert taking their place on the table after every breakfast meal across Damascus.Iftar, the...

Spicing food 'Da Mammamia' way

2010-08-22 TUCKED away in the corner of Regent Square is a gem that's waiting to shine brilliantly, Da Mammamia Italian Ristorante and Pizzeria. Despite having been open for only a few months, word is slowly spreading that the restaurant is the place to get...

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Dates make a comeback for Ramadhan

2010-08-15 DATES, which are derived from a palm-type tree called the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera), have for centuries been a staple food of the Middle East.According to an article in Islam Online, the date palm is one of the oldest fruit trees in the world...

'Brunei Sushi' now in town

2010-08-15 LET the two young chefs from Seasons Restaurant be your guide onto an experimental gastronomic journey infusing Bruneian flavours into different cuisines, and creating new taste sensations that not only appease the palate, but are a visual feast to...

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Book shows frugal way of cooking

2010-08-08 WASTE not your food; frugality is essential when it comes to having a good and enjoyable meal.Carol Cheng Sun Mooi, an experienced cook and author of the cookbook "The Frugal Gourmet", said setting a budget when it comes to cooking and...

Melaka claims Hainanese chicken rice as heritage food

2010-08-08 THE food ownership debate has taken a new twist with heritage loyalists here claiming the Hainanese chicken rice originated from this historic city."It's ours," said Badan Warisan Malaysia member Josephine Chua, 50, adding Melaka's famous...

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Eat apples and keep the doctor away

2010-08-01 THEY are still available from store and one a day, if well aimed, keeps the doctor away. This is the The Guardian's guide on apples.Malus domestica is the single most widely cultivated genus of fruit tree on the face of the earth.However, its hardy...

Sichuan delights at Emperor's Court

2010-08-01 THE Sichuan province is situated in the southwest of China, embracing the eastern part of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the Sichuan Basin, and is the birthplace for Sichuan cuisine."Sichuan Cuisine is one of the eight major schools of China's...

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Eat more fish, lessen heart problems

2010-07-25 MIDDLE-AGED and older men who eat fish every day are less likely than infrequent fish eaters to develop a collection of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and stroke, a new study suggests.Whether a fishy diet itself is the reason for the...

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