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photo: Jiaozi Dumpling (Source: Rasa Malaysia) Lunar New Year’s just around the corner. For the Chinese, it’s a time for family reunion dinners, indulging in good food with friends, and collecting angbaos (red envelopes containing fresh dollar notes for the young and singles). Along with the sumptuous banquet, special...

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photo: Premium Eggs (Source: The Straits Times) Premium eggs from Japan have entered the Singapore market with a price tag of just over S$2.00 compared to eggs from Singapore and Malaysia, costing about S$0.14 cents each. But are premium eggs better? The Sunday Times (ST) conducted a blind taste...

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photo: Hermy Smoked Beef Burger made from (BSF) (Source: Life Origin) Malaysia plans to launch its first insect burger in 2020.  The gourmet burger made from the black soldier fly (BSF) larvae is the brainchild of BSF larvae producer, Life Origins. The company is working on insect protein to make...

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photo: Taco Bell Burrito (Source: Taco Bell Thailand’s Facebook) Mexican-inspired fast-food restaurant chain, Taco Bell is gearing up for expansion into Southeast Asia.  Siam Taco, a Thai franchisee of the chain is currently in early talks with the franchiser to operate the brand in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. Siam...

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photo: Chili’s Grill & Bar Chips and Salsa (Source: Chili’s Grill & Bar Facebook Page) American diner chain Chili’s Grill & Bar made its debut in Ho Chi Minh City in December 2019.  Located at the SV VivoCity Mall in District 7, Chlli’s is aiming to capture the country’s growing...

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photo: Dining near the cooking station Shopping at the local supermarkets is no longer a tedious or boring chore that we have to do weekly or regularly. Many working adults are increasingly dependent on the convenience of online grocery shopping due to their own tight schedules. After all, you...

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photo: Snow skin mooncakes (Photo: Makistock’s Shutterstock) Once a year, we wait with bated breath for local bakeries and hotels to unveil their mooncake collection for the mid-autumn festival (which falls on September 13 this year). These little Chinese pastries with different types of fillings are often pricey. They...

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photo: Pet Friendly Ah B Café (Photo: Ah B Café’s Facebook page) Dogs are often part of the family. Yet, most times we have to leave them at home when we head out for a meal or a drink. However, the number of pet-friendly cafes and restaurants are on...

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photo: Bitter melon soup (Photo: NungNing’s Shutterstock) Bitter is not a palatable taste, obviously. It is perceived as unpleasant and disagreeable. As such, modern food has largely removed bitter from its flavor palette, focusing on the sweet, salty, and umami flavors instead. However, bitterness is an indication that the...

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photo: The Blooming Gallery (photo: The Blooming Gallery’s Facebook page) It is not unusual for city dwellers to yearn for an escape into the tranquility of nature. Many seek to press pause on the hustle and bustle of city life. Tapping on this trend, a handful of enchanted garden-themed...

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