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Seven Decades Of Serving Curry Mee

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GEORGE TOWN – Despite being in their 80s, the famous Lim sisters who sell curry mee in Air Itam are not showing any signs of slowing down, let alone retiring. In their little shed, tucked away from the main street of the Air Itam market, the two octogenarians are still working tirelessly, as they have…

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Sushi University Teaches The Public On How To Prepare The Cuisine

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One of the most traditional gastronomic experiences in Japan is the omakase, the equivalent of a Western tasting menu, in which diners surrender their meal choices to the creativity and whim of the chef. But in Japan, where few chefs speak fluent English, the concept can be an intimidating and confusing one for foreigners, who…

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Tweet Your Vomit, Britain’s Food Standards Agency Tells Britons

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LONDON: If you are vomiting and suffering from diarrhoea, tweet about it. Britain’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) is asking Britons to do so as a means of charting the spread of norovirus, the BBC reported on Tuesday (Dec 13). Since 2013, the FSA has been sieving Twitter data to identify norovirus outbreaks. Norovirus, also known…

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Johor To Gazette Laksa Johor & Asam Pedas As Heritage Dishes

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ISKANDAR PUTERI: Johor will gazette two signature dishes – asam pedas and laksa Johor – as heritage dishes. State Youth, Sports, Culture and Heritage committee chairman Datuk Zulkurnain Kamisan said the state government had agreed to gazette the two dishes. He said gazetting asam pedas was like patenting the hot and spicy gravy as other…

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Rio Ferdinand Tweet Sparks Southeast Asian Food Fight

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JAKARTA: Former England footballer Rio Ferdinand has unwittingly sparked a cross-border food fight after suggesting that a rice dish was Singaporean, to the horror of Indonesians who claim it as their own. Ferdinand made the food faux pas during a weekend trip to watch the Singapore Grand Prix, when he tweeted a picture of himself…

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Michelin-Starred Soya Sauce Chicken Stall To Sell Recipe For RM6.1mil

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SINGAPORE: The recipe for one of Singapore’s Michelin-starred hawker stalls is up for sale for at least $2mil (RM6.1mil), Shin Min Daily News reported on Monday. Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, which won a star in the inaugural Singapore Michelin Guide, has been lauded as the cheapest Michelin-starred meal in…

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South Korea Looks To Generate Buzz For Edible Insects

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SEOUL (Reuters) – Bae Su-Hyeon’s lunch of sweet potato soup and funghi pasta has bugs in it. They’re part of the recipe. “It didn’t feel like eating insects,” says Bae, an 18-year-old student having lunch with a friend at Papillon’s Kitchen, a Seoul restaurant specializing in insects. That’s because the mealworms in her dishes were…

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Cockroach Milk Could Be The New Superfood

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Could cockroach milk be a superfood of the future? It could be, once we’ve gone past the yuck factor. Could we one day be eating cookies and ice cream made with cockroach milk? Researchers in India have discovered that a viviparous cockroach (one that gives birth to live young rather than laying eggs) produces a…

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Health Ministry Says No Evidence Of Plastic In Hup Seng Crackers

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PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry said it has found no evidence of plastic being used as an ingredient in Hup Seng’s crackers. The Ministry’s director general Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham bin Abdullah said that Hup Seng has implemented the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) food safety assurance programme. “The Ministry of Health has verified…

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Oozing Dim Sum Buns Delight Diners In Hong Kong

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At Dim Sum Icon in Hong Kong, diners are encouraged to play with their food. Squeeze the lactating and defecating steamed dim sum bun with coconut cream inside, made to resemble one of the popular Japanese “Kobitos” characters, and you’re in for a “hilarious” experience, customers say. But far from grossing people out, Ray Kuo,…

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Higher Food Prices Drive June Inflation Up

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KUALA LUMPUR: Higher food prices such as vegetables, fish and fruits pushed June inflation rate up 1.6% from a year ago but this was slightly lower than the 1.8% forecast by economists. The Statistics Department said on Wednesday June inflation rose to 114.8 from 113.0 a year ago following a 4.2% increase in food and…

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19 Kinds Of Food Items Placed Under Festive Season Price Control Scheme

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JELEBU: In conjunction with Aidilfitri this year, the Negeri Sembilan office of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) will place 19 kinds of food items under the 2016 Festive Season Price Control Scheme (SKHMP) from June 16 to July 6. State Public Utilities, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumerism Committee Chairman Datuk Abu Ubaidah Redza said the 19…

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May Inflation Rate Up 2% On Higher Costs For Food

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s inflation rate rose 2% in May, which was in line with economists’ forecast, due to rising costs for food including vegetables, fish and seafood. The Statistics Department said on Wednesday that on a monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index for May increased by 0.3% from April. For January to May, the inflation…

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Sufficient Food Supply During Fasting Month – Shabery

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BALING: Muslims ushering in the fasting month of Ramadan need not worry as there is sufficient food supply to meet their needs during the holy month. Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said although the price of chilli and vegetables rose during the El Nino dry spell, the situation had improved.…

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What A Waste Of Good Food

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By Kamarul Ariffin Md Yassin KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s food waste statistics have never been more shocking: daily, households churn out some 3,000 metric tonnes of leftover food that is essentially untouched and still edible and this amount is sufficient to feed two million hungry people. On the whole, all types of food waste make up…

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Healthy-Eating Secrets You Can Learn From Japan

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An official slogan for improving the nutrition of the Japanese population was issued by the Japanese government in 1985: “Consume Thirty Different Food Items Each Day.” The food items were divided into six categories, and we were advised to choose evenly from each category. Each ingredient, it was said – meat, poultry and fish, soybeans,…

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4 Delicious Ways To Eat Yourself Thin

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Think of your body’s metabolism as an engine. It burns calories to keep it chugging along. Metabolism is the rate at which the body burns the calories it gets from food. The faster your metabolism works, the more calories you burn. Now think about how much it would help if your metabolism could burn fuel…

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Sarawak Laksa On The Boil As State Election Heat Up

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KUCHING: As election fever grips the state, the pots are boiling over for the delicious and justly famous Sarawak laksa. With the influx of visitors in recent weeks, business is booming, especially for the laksa sellers in many parts of the city. For a bite of the “breakfast of the Gods” – in the words…

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Early Closure Of Eateries Will Not Reduce Diabetes Cases, Say Academics

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  KUALA LUMPUR: Ordering all food outlets to close by midnight is not the solution to tackling the growing incidence of diabetes in this country, according to academics. Universiti Sains Malaysia professor of medicine and director of its Health Campus in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Datuk Dr Mafauzy Mohamed said diabetes could only be controlled if…

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Eating ‘Poppy Seed’ Cake Can Land You In Court

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KUALA LUMPUR: The public are cautioned against consuming cakes topped with or containing poppy seeds. City Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department chief SAC Wan Abdullah Ishak said consumers if found positive for drugs, “even if they denied it”, could be charged in court. “If they are subjected to a urine test and found positive for drugs,…

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Halal Industry Can Be Lifted To Higher Level – Matrade

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian halal industry can be lifted to a higher level based on the positive response received from trade buyers and conference participants at the just concluded World Halal Week 2016. The event was hosted by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) with the Malaysia International Halal Showcase (Mihas) being part…

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Thai Cuisine Popularity Soars In Malaysia

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By Kasmining Baka KUALA LUMPUR: The popularity of Thai cuisine in the country over the past three decades has soared, so much so we can find tom yam restaurants or stalls almost anywhere. Even normal restaurants offer at least some Thai dishes to customers in their menus. With these developments, it is no wonder that…

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Malaysian Entrepreneurs Score Big At Gulfood Dubai 2016

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KUALA LUMPUR: Buyers at the recently concluded Dubai Gulfood Exhibition 2016 have shown keen interest on Malaysian food products, with Malaysian entrepreneurs inking three MoUs with buyers in United Arab Emirates (UAE). Shahid Abu Bakar, the Agricultural Consul at the Malaysian Consulate General’s office in Dubai, said there was much interest on Malaysian products due…

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UM Students Launch Food And Beverage Service Products

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KUALA LUMPUR: The business products developed by the University of Malaya (UM) Entrepreneurship Centre (UMEC), namely UMEC Foodbox, Express UMECBox and UMEC FoodTruck should be registered immediately so that they can be marketed locally and internationally. Higher Education Ministry deputy secretary-general (Development), Datuk Nik Ali Mat Yunus said this food and beverage service and distribution…

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The Surprising Secret Ingredient That Will Make Your Cake Taste a Million Times Better

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A Kansas City chef believes he’s found the key to what he calls “chocolate nirvana.” Hint: It involves a condiment usually reserved for sandwiches. In a recent column for the Kansas City Star, Jasper J. Mirabile, Jr., the second-generation owner of a family-run Italian restaurant, explained the secret to his mother’s beloved chocolate cake. Are…

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Food Diplomacy Enhances Culture, Food In Foreign Land – Envoy

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KUALA LUMPUR: Promoting Malaysian food in a foreign country is not all about satisfying one’s appetite, it is also about enhancing the Malaysian culture and food in a foreign land. Malaysian Ambassador to Chile Datuk Dr Mohamad Rameez Yahaya believed in this. “I believe in food diplomacy as a means to enhance one’s own culture…

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Jonker Walk Authorities See Red Over Penis-Shaped Waffles

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Imagine biting into a freshly-made penis-shaped waffle stick….in public. Quite a huge embarrassment, isn’t it? Or is it? But why is it flying off the fryer, then? The novelty item was recently sold at Malacca’s iconic Jonker Walk night market and had earned more jeers than cheers from local authorities. Jonker Walk Committee advisor Datuk…

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This Restaurant In Japan Is Not For The Faint-Hearted

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Even if you’re into weird foods and like trying new and exciting things, you’ll still probably find the menu at this Japanese restaurant too hardcore. With dishes like cooked crocodile feet, grilled piranha and battered, deep-fried whole salamander, this place makes frog legs seem like baby food. Located in Yokohama’s Noge district, Chinju-ya (rare meat…

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Chef Loses 40 Pounds On A Pizza Diet

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If you’ve been trying to lose weight forever, you’re definitely going to be interested in how this New York chef shed a whopping 101 pounds eating pizza every day for seven months. It probably goes against every single bit of dieting advice you’ve ever been given, but hey, the proof is right there in the…

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Indomie-Flavoured Potato Chips To Hit Shelves Soon

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Fans of Indomie’s Mi Goreng instant noodles have a new offering to look forward to as the popular range is apparently going to become a potato chip flavour. Axton Salim, director of Indofood, which produces Indomie, tweeted a photo of the chips on Monday (Jan 25), hinting that the limited edition product would be hitting…

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