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How to eat alone and make a new friend... with yourself

COMMENTARY, March 4 -- With the Covid-19 pandemic reaching its first terrible anniversary, it wouldn't be surprising to learn that more and more are eating at home to avoid crowds. This can be a lone... Read More


The simple charms of Japanese 'agedashi dofu'

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb. 27 -- The weather in the capital has been averaging 36degC for the past few days. Surely this is the very definition of "sweltering heat"? Even the evening breeze is warm. Such con... Read More


Why dining in feels like such a luxury, after weeks of takeaway and deliveries

COMMENTARY, Feb. 25 -- These days the very announcement that the standard operating procedures (SOPs) have been updated can be a cause for excitement or agony. Take dining in at our food establishment... Read More


Domes and double rainbows at the first fully sustainable camp in Patagonia

Kuala Lampur, Feb. 23 -- When we can travel again, Patagonia is a destination to consider if you enjoy the outdoors and natural wonders. From jagged mountain peaks to challenging trekking trails, eve... Read More


When life hands you mandarin oranges, make these ambrosial salads

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb. 20 -- We are a week into the Year of the Metal Ox and thus far, it has been a bountiful year. A bounty of mandarin oranges, that is. For some of us who are spending Chinese New Yea... Read More


Take it slow: Lessons from a ramen shop

COMMENTARY, Feb. 18 -- A bowl of ramen can impart more than an explosion of flavours upon our taste buds. Perhaps, if we are open to it, ramen tell us more about how we live. It begins with patience.... Read More


All 'on board': How D'Artisan Cheese is helping customers 'travel' with their taste buds

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb. 16 -- Fancy a pungent slab of Limburger? Perhaps a Spicy Cov-philly or a soft, crumbly Bovre? How about a herbed halloumi or a smoked Queso Oaxaca? These are all cheeses made by D'... Read More


Make 'abundance chicken' and 'auspicious salad' with tangy mandarin oranges

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb. 6 -- In less than a week, the Year of the Metal Ox will be upon us. Some may hope that the hardworking and patient bovine will ensure the coming 12 months to be rewarding, that we s... Read More


Wake up your taste buds with these 'oishii' umami noodles

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 30 -- They say you need to spice up your life when things get tedious. Yet so many of us can't handle fiery foods, no? A smidgen of sambal would make one friend begin to perspire; ... Read More


How KL's Krave Koffee embraced the new normal with a delivery-only business model

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 26 -- For coffee enthusiasts, getting their cuppa via delivery can be a game of chance. Will the coffee still be hot (or cold)? Will half the liquid have spilled? Will it even be go... Read More