Food

Sunday, 15 August 2010

'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...

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...

Sunday, 8 August 2010

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...

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...

Sunday, 1 August 2010

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Coffee fights cancer

2010-06-27 DO you feel slightly ashamed of your caffeine habit? Perhaps you needn't feel so guilty about all those caffeine-fuelled mornings now that scientists have found further evidence that drinking coffee has health benefits possibly protecting against...

Tips to growing tasty tomatoes

2010-06-27 GROWING tomatoes is a tricky business. We have no idea if we'll have a sweltering heat or if rain will come and encourage blight. Or perhaps we'll have perfect weather to nudge what you thought would never get there into perfect ripeness. Never mind...

Home cooking at Cottage Grills

2010-06-27 TUCKED away in Wisma Mata Mata Complex, is a hidden dining treasure that serves food as it should be, good flavours with that touch of home cooking.Cottage Grills is a western concept restaurant lives up to its name with a variety of grilled dishes...

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Take more B vitamins to avoid depression

2010-06-20 OLDER adults with relatively low intakes of vitamins B6 and B12 may have a higher risk of developing depression than those who get more of the nutrients, a new study suggests.Researchers found that among 3,500 older adults they followed for up to a...

Carvery Night at Rizqun Coffeehouse

2010-06-20 IT is said that "meat is the food of kings", if so, then The Coffeehouse at the Rizqun is serving a buffet full of royal choices. Carvery night has almost every and any kind of meat you can expect under the sun.Start off your meal with the...

Chef whips up hot Spanish cuisine for football team

2010-06-20 IF South African chef Gideon Joubert has his way, generous helpings of Spanish cuisine will be served up in Pochefstroom long after the European champions' World Cup squad have departed.Joubert is in charge of the kitchen at the new Sports Village...

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