Brazilian city outlaws foie gras – and renews debate

Brazil’s most populous city Sao Paulo has become the latest destination to deem foie gras unethical, last week passing a new law banning its sale and production – and renewing worldwide debate on...

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Could a glass of New Zealand blackcurrant juice keep your brain healthy?

A new study has shown that a variety of New Zealand blackcurrant called “blackadder” has qualities that can regulate the concentration of serotonin and dopamine in the brain. It could thus be...

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Must-visit cafes in Putrajaya, Cyberjaya

Lifestyle cafes are becoming the norm rather than the exception in Cyberjaya and Putrajaya. If you have already completed the cafe circuit in and around Klang Valley, then heading up to our...

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Spicing up Malaysia’s beloved nasi lemak

Zainal Abidin's tiny food stall serves just one item and opens for only a few hours but is besieged each day by nearly a thousand customers clamouring for Malaysia's undisputed national dish,...

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5 must-visit Penang street stalls

Everybody knows Penang is a true foodie heaven, especially if you love authentic street food. The back lanes of Penang used to be filled with street stalls peddling all manner of culinary...

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Allergies, vegetarian? Luxury restaurants no longer off limits

When French superchef Alain Ducasse stunned the world of haute cuisine last year by dropping meat, boosting veggies and lightening up his menus, he was less bucking convention than joining a...

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McD’s quarter pounder to get even beefier

McDonald's appears to be jumping on the "bigger is better" bandwagon, with a new version of its quarter-pounder patty that will weigh 4.25 ounces before hitting the grill, according to a CNBC...

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Go kuih-crazy at Bawang Merah, Subang

Come 3pm every day, Bawang Merah fills up with eager patrons eyeing the delicious array of kuih brought out fresh daily. Their kuih is a real crowd puller, so be prepared to queue. We suggest...

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Jazzed-up packaging could lure children to eat healthy, study says

Healthy food items with an appealing packaging design could lure children into eating right, according to a new study. "The food industry has a lot of experience in using marketing effects to...

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Top must-visit Ramadan bazaars in KL

There's no shortage of exciting Ramadan bazaars in the Klang Valley with their plethora of mouth-watering delicacies come every year. In fact, almost every other neighbourhood will see an evening...

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Fat, sugar could decrease brain function, study says

A diet that's high in either fat or sugar could promote changes in the gut bacteria community that could represent a significant knock to cognition in the domain of being able to adapt and adjust...

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Jamie Oliver to slap tax on sugary drinks at restaurants

British celebrity chef and healthy eating crusader Jamie Oliver has slapped a surcharge on sugary drinks sold throughout his restaurant empire. After speaking out against the empty calories and...

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Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen opens in Singapore

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has unveiled his latest restaurant venture in Asia with the opening of British European diner Bread Street Kitchen at Singapore's scenic Marina Bay Sands. “I’m...

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What to eat at Taman Molek, Johor Baru

For those who have not visited Johor Baru of late, we're here to tell you that you're absolutely due a trip – just for the food! Having conquered the lovely towns of Muar and Batu Pahat, our...

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Buka puasa in style at Starwood Hotels and Resorts

A holy month of spiritual reflection, devotion and worship, Ramadan also forges stronger ties with family and friends. There's no better way to do that than to share the breaking of fast together...

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Nasi Ambang and delightful Johorean dishes at d’Cengkih

A glorious Nasi Ambang (RM9.80), which is of Javanese origin, emerged on a banana leaf as I unwrapped it. Rice soaked in the flavours of the beef rendang and sambal udang, and delicious side...

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Italy dishes up world record with longest ever pizza

Italy beat the world record for the longest ever pizza today, serving up a sizzling margherita over one and a half kilometres long at Milan's 2015 Expo. Guinness World Records judge Lorenzo...

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Top Ramadan buffets to buka puasa in Klang Valley

The holy month of Ramadan is here and while we’re focusing on family time and how fortunate we are, we’re also really looking forward to the special food that only comes around this time of the...

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Trans fat ban tests food companies, bakers

The Jarosch Bakery has been supplying goodies for more than 50 years, winning special renown for its butter cream frosting and for butter cookies with an extra tender texture. But those treats...

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US ‘phenomenally thirsty’ for wine

​The US wine market, already the world's biggest, still has "phenomenal" potential for growth if handled with care, US wine professionals said this week at the world's leading wine fair,...

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