Why did the Peking Duck cross the country?

Where does Peking Duck come from? It is a trick question: the dish named for China's capital has its origins in Nanjing, hundreds of kilometres to the south. The tidbit is one of the...

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Yelp plots out food trends over its 10-year history

Crowdsourced review site Yelp is marking its 10th anniversary by tracing the evolution of some of the biggest trends over the last decade, including the ebb and flow of cupcakes, craft beer and...

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DR Congo’s insect cuisine: nutritious and delicious

In Kinshasa's Gambela market shoppers can find insects for every occasion – from unctuous white weevil larvae for fancy dinners to crispy caterpillars and snacky termites that stick in your...

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Sweets firms bake tale of two expansion recipes

Laduree chairman David Holder is a man on the move. His summer itinerary includes Brussels, Luxembourg and Monaco. In the fall, he heads to Canada, Chile and Mexico. The 152-year-old...

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Crazy for curry at KariGuys

Just as Penang folks are so passionate about their Char Kway Teow, the people of Raub are addicted to the chicken curry from Sempalit, a village there. I had my first taste of this light,...

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Malacca food trail

Malacca is one of those places you can visit over and over again, and still feel like you've missed out on something. While the state is well-known for its historical sites and museums, it is...

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An epicurean affair

Nom nom nom. First of all, if it was your brownies being eaten by someone else transmitting the nom nom nom sounds, it would be absolutely annoying but haven't you had one of those days...

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Restoran Sin Hup Kee in Ipoh

Sin Hup Kee is probably the most famous no-frills Chinese restaurant in Ipoh. It used to be a hidden gem that local folks guarded zealously, but in the last few years word has spread around to...

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Supper club salvages food destined for the dump

In line with the growing movement to reduce waste and rethink the value of food worldwide, a supper club in Brooklyn is hosting monthly dinners created from old, ugly, overripe fruits and...

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Chocolate too bitter? Swap sugar for mushrooms

An upstart US food technology company has developed a unique fermentation process using mushrooms to reduce bitterness in cocoa beans that it believes will cut sugar content in chocolate...

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Best curry fish head in Petaling Jaya

Kari kepala ikan fans rejoice! Here are our top picks to get your dose of curry fish head in PJ. A spicy and fragrant dish, curry fish head is usually made with red snapper (another choice meat...

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Chill out – literally and figuratively – with hemp ice cream

From hemp-laced ice cream to champagne popsicles spiked with an eye-popping 37% alcohol, this summer frozen treats are going R-Rated. In a roundup of artisanal and craft ice creams, research...

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Cookie dough butters and smoked pickles to trend this year

Spreadable cookie dough for toast, bourbon-spiked pickles and smoked chocolate chips are a few of the foods predicted to trend in the premium food world following a gourmet summer food...

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Combining alcohol with energy drinks makes you crave more alcohol, study shows

Australian researchers threw an experimental party in order to tackle public health concerns over cocktails containing energy drinks and concluded that they can increase binge drinking. Popular...

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Jumbo Prawn Noodles wows at Chef Chow

Frequent travellers often find that food at airports around the world sucks, but this is not the case at Chef Chow in klia2. It was a pleasant surprise to find that it serves an excellent "Sang...

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Blackberry and honey liqueur created in homage of Bronte sisters

When a connoisseur of liquor wanted to distil the prose and poetry of the Bronte sisters into a bottle, he decided it would have notes of blackberry, sloe, wild honey and jasmine. Sir James...

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Buns Burger Bar at Sri Hartamas

In the crowded maze of shop lots that is Desa Sri Hartamas, Buns Burger Bar is the newest restaurant to ride the burger wave. Opened in late April, they serve a carefully crafted menu of burgers...

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Chef Alvin Leung’s twist on Malaysian dishes

He called them iconic Malaysian dishes, but when Alvin Leung served them up at his "Molecular Madness" evening at the Berjaya University College of Hospitality recently, they had taken another...

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During times of stress, limiting fat intake may prevent weight gain, study shows

New research disputes popular belief that stress speeds up the metabolism, suggesting that bumps in the road are when it's most important to stick to a healthy diet that's low in...

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Three best ikan bakar outlets in Penang

Penang is often known as the heaven of hawker foods, from char kueh teow to asam laksa, and kueh teow soup to nasi kandar. However, you don't often hear people talk about ikan bakar, also known...

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