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Ma Noodles 1964: Premium duck egg noodles, a Malaysian family's three-generations-old heritage

Ma Noodles 1964: Premium duck egg noodles, a Malaysian family's three-generations-old heritage

August 3, 2020

Fresh duck egg noodles with a rich, nearly buttery smoothness, handmade through a three-generations-old family recipe: Take your home-cooked noodles to the next level with Ma Noodles 1964, an independent Malaysian brand that takes pride in slurp-worthy strands of traditional tastiness.We had the ...

Brew 9: Turning a home into a cafe and sanctuary in troubled times

Brew 9: Turning a home into a cafe and sanctuary in troubled times

July 31, 2020

When Mirshal Lourdusamy opened a modest coffee bar on the porch of her family’s terrace house in January 2020, she couldn’t have predicted that staying at home would soon become the world’s mantra for evading a viral pandemic.Mirshal has nonetheless seen her business, Brew 9, blossom in Kota Kemu...

Rasa Gourmet with Steaks & Lobsters: Fresh-from-the-farm seafood in Desa Sri Hartamas

Rasa Gourmet with Steaks & Lobsters: Fresh-from-the-farm seafood in Desa Sri Hartamas

July 29, 2020

Siakap and snappers from the islands of northern Malaysia, tangy in assam pedas or with assam boi; prawns from the shores of the south, spicy in sambal petai or even rendang: Rasa Gourmet promises seafood from across our nation's length, served in tasty traditional styles, priced lower than the n...

Food Republic Malaysia: All the top temptations of a food court, delivered to you

Food Republic Malaysia: All the top temptations of a food court, delivered to you

July 26, 2020

Clockwise from left to right: Padthai (Thai Cuisine), Mee Goreng Ayam (Indian Cuisine), Crispy Chicken Chop (Western Cuisine), Steamed Chicken Rice with Braised Egg (Sergeant Chicken Rice), Beef Phở Soup + Sliced Rare Beef, Mee Jawa (Mee Jawa)From roast duck with wonton noodles to grilled stingra...

Passage Thru India: KL's art-rich Indian restaurant is ripe for rediscovery

Passage Thru India: KL's art-rich Indian restaurant is ripe for rediscovery

July 20, 2020

If walls could talk, Passage Thru India's corridors would echo with a quarter-century's worth of stories that chronicle a Malaysian Indian family's labour of love, led by a patriarch whose taste for food is surpassed only by his eye for culture and heritage.This former home in KL's Bukit Bintang ...

Purple Cane Tea Cuisine: A wholesome brand stays fit for wellness-minded customers

Purple Cane Tea Cuisine: A wholesome brand stays fit for wellness-minded customers

July 17, 2020

As a brand respected for natural and nourishing cuisine, fueled by wholesome tea infusions, Purple Cane has long attracted families and wellness-conscious customers. At a time when health is on the forefront of most minds, its allure is even more evident.As Malaysians increasingly return to dine ...

Playground The Cafe: Health and safety aren't child's play at kids-friendly cafe

Playground The Cafe: Health and safety aren't child's play at kids-friendly cafe

July 12, 2020

For two years, Mont Kiara's Playground The Cafe echoed with laughter of young children as they tossed around toys, clambered on slides and decorated cupcakes in a kids-friendly space, while their parents enjoyed a meal or beverage nearby.The venue has been much less boisterous since mid-March. Ev...

Tipsy Boar: Unseen, unsmelled, untasted complications for chefs behind the scenes

Tipsy Boar: Unseen, unsmelled, untasted complications for chefs behind the scenes

July 6, 2020

Suren Krishnan, chef-founder of PJ's Tipsy Boar, has worked in restaurants since he was a teenager. He can complete familiar tasks in the kitchen blindfolded - but in some ways, wearing a mask over his mouth and nose is an even bigger challenge.Masks are "a necessity now, but they hinder the cook...

One World Hotel Petaling Jaya: Transforming bustling buffets into tempting takeouts

One World Hotel Petaling Jaya: Transforming bustling buffets into tempting takeouts

July 4, 2020

Throughout the past decade, One World Hotel Petaling Jaya's Cinnamon Coffee House has thrived for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with buffets that showcased crowd-pleasers from Malaysia and abroad. As recently as March, beef buffs flocked here for an all-you-can-eat extravaganza of Japanese Iga wag...

Delectable By Su: Making lemon meringue out of lemons as business climate sours

Delectable By Su: Making lemon meringue out of lemons as business climate sours

June 29, 2020

With Tim Tam cheesecakes, banana bread and praline tarts sitting pretty on the counter, lit by sunshine streaming through floor-to-ceiling glass panels. Delectable By Su's cafe in Glasshouse at Seputeh is not only one of KL's most beautiful dessert parlours but a coveted venue for every sort of e...

OUM: Libraries vie for readers amid digital deluge of videos and viral content

OUM: Libraries vie for readers amid digital deluge of videos and viral content

June 24, 2020

Only three decades ago, libraries were the world's main reservoir of knowledge, but today, they might seem as old-fashioned as encyclopedias.In the fourth part of our series of food-related interviews with senior faculty members of Open University Malaysia, we spoke to Mr Suhaimi Jamaludin, OUM's...

OUM: Islam's impact on the evolution of Malaysia's culinary culture

OUM: Islam's impact on the evolution of Malaysia's culinary culture

June 22, 2020

Religious precepts have influenced dietary practices for millennia. Since the seventh century, Islam has shaped what many societies eat across the globe, including in Malaysia, steering the evolution of our country's cuisine.In the third part of our series of food-related interviews with senior f...

OUM: Nasi lemak, walnuts and cashews? The psychology of food for our moods and minds

OUM: Nasi lemak, walnuts and cashews? The psychology of food for our moods and minds

June 20, 2020

Does fried food leave you feeling blue? Do spicy dishes have you seeing red? Our meals can fuel changes in our mental and emotional well-being, so it matters what we eat.In the second part of our series of food-related interviews with senior faculty members of Open University Malaysia, we spoke t...

OUM: Playing with food - inspiring kids to eat healthier, enjoy vegetables

OUM: Playing with food - inspiring kids to eat healthier, enjoy vegetables

June 18, 2020

If you're a parent with young kids who're fussy about food, mealtimes can be misery, especially if you're trying to nudge them toward a balanced diet. Is there a way to make carrots and cauliflower cool for children?In the first part of our series of food-related interviews with senior faculty me...

Posh Cafe KL: Cafes seek to serve their neighbourhoods amid community concerns

Posh Cafe KL: Cafes seek to serve their neighbourhoods amid community concerns

June 11, 2020

Birthday bashes, full moon parties for one-month-old babies, corporate luncheons: Since October 2019, Posh Cafe has pushed to become a place for its neighbourhood, serving the community that surrounds Verve Suites KL South on Old Klang Road.With its nature-inspired, leafy-toned setting, this is m...