Food

Sunday, 19 September 2010

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...

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...

Curry fiesta at The Coffeehouse

2010-07-25 NASI KANDAR, a rice meal of Indian Muslim origin, is a popular dish in Brunei and Malaysia. The term Nasi Kandar came from a time when hawkers or vendors would kandar (balance) a pole on their shoulder with two large containers on either end, one...

Sunday, 18 July 2010

When Kimchi meets cheese

2010-07-18 BEFORE you get turned off, please allow me to introduce this recipe and explain the reasoning behind its creation.I did a review a few weeks ago about Pierre Gagnaire's masterpiece palate cleanser, a sorbet which combines the flavours of kimchi...

Cookbook reveals scents of Malaysia

2010-07-18 PINCH your nose with a clothes pin to block it and try eating some cumin, fennel and sugar. Chances are, you'll get no sensation of taste or smell. Malaysian Carol Selva Rajah gets her cooking class students to do this to demonstrate the fact that...

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Cookbook for rice cookers from Chef Ebert

2010-07-11 CANCER may have robbed Roger Ebert of the ability to eat, but it won't stop him from dishing out cooking advice. Four years after cancer surgery left the famed film critic unable to speak or eat, Ebert is publishing a cookbook dedicated to rice...

For the love of good food

2010-07-11 FROM when I was young, banana leaves were always a big feature in Malay cooking. There was something special about bringing home the large leaves, cleaning them and preparing them for the meal, as there are so many dishes that use the leaves in...

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Most teabags not fully biodegradeable

2010-07-04 CONSUMERS get through millions of teabags every day to make their favourite drink yet the vast majority are not fully biodegradable, a consumer organisation warns.A report published today by Which? Gardening reveals that teabags produced by top tea...

Sample spicy Malay cuisine at Rizqun

2010-07-04 MOST Bruneians will agree that food would not taste as good without that extra zing from chilli. Whether as a fiery addition to flavour or simply a garnish, there is no doubt that the long red pepper makes any dish brighter with its presence.With...

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