Month: January 2018

There are, I imagine, several ways to earn the enmity of a Belgian. Hovering near the top of the list would be lobbing an insult at that national gastronomic institution – Belgian frites. Insisting on casting doubt on its provenance by referring to “French fries” is probably not going to make you terribly popular in
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Whether you are furnishing your first house or have a very lived-in space, chances are you will own at least one IKEA product at home. From mason jars to modular sofas, this Swedish home furnishing solution company has definitely made us rethink our living spaces and changed the way we live. As a tribute to
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Pier 12 Seafood Tavern’s inception began with Pampas, a group of restaurants that specialise in mouth-watering steaks. Like most good restaurants, they don’t just do steaks. The brand has a couple of seafood options on the menu, and those offerings became so popular that requests started pouring in for Pampas to open a seafood restaurant.
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SEREMBAN: A stretch of Sungai Simin has turned cobalt blue and fingers are pointing at a factory nearby. State Department of Environment director Norhazni Mat Sari said its investigations revealed that the bluish water came from the plastic recycling factory. “We instructed the operator to pump out the bluish water and clean up the stream
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Soft-spoken and gentle with delicate mannerisms and the sweetest smile imaginable, Rungtiwa Homchan is not the sort of person you would imagine to head a restaurant kitchen. But looks can be deceiving because that’s exactly what she’s doing at Baan Rao, a restaurant in Taman Bukit Mayang Emas, Petaling Jaya, started by her husband and
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If you want finger-licking goodness, deep-fried meat is the ultimate in comfort food.  DRUNKEN CHICKEN CHOPS 2 pieces deboned chicken legs4 tbsp cornstarch1 tbsp rice flour1 tbsp plain flour2 cups oil for deep-frying Marinade1 tsp red glutinous rice wine lees1 cube preserved beancurd (lum yee), mashed with a spoon1 tbsp oyster sauce1 tbsp light soy
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Rapid urbanisation and dramatic socio-economic advances in Malaysia since Independence has brought about marked changes to the lifestyle of the population. This has resulted in significant changes in the nutrition scene, with the existence of the paradoxical double burden of malnutrition. Various strategies and action plans have been put in place to promote healthy nutrition
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Karen Lopez wanted to own a horse and live in a wood house reminiscent of America’s classic Western television series Bonanza. Forty years ago, Lopez and her husband, John, (who died in 2010) bought almost 1ha of land at 1586 Beulah St in Hanford, Califonia, to live out their dream. The couple doubled the size
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With one foot already in the fashion world, former soccer star David Beckham is branching out into cosmetics with the launch of his debut men’s grooming brand, House 99. Developed in partnership with L’Oreal Luxe, this new product line is inspired by David Beckham’s iconic style, combined with British barbershop culture and a certain expertise
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Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) is a common food allergy among young children and infants, and its prevalence in Malaysia is comparable to that of Western countries. It happens when an infant or child’s body responds to cow’s milk protein with a hypersensitive allergic reaction. It is estimated that between 2%-7.5% of infants suffer from
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Bait hooks you from the first bite, reeling you in with dishes which prove a true celebration of seafood, but which also showcase a contemporary, creative bent – so that every plate provides something to intrigue. That’s very apparent at the restaurant’s second incarnation at KL’s upscale The Intermark, opened five years after its first
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It’s one of the most effective diet strategies to bring down blood pressure and reduce dangerous inflammation. And hardly anyone knows about it. It’s called the DASH diet, not to be confused with the popular seasoning. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension… yawn. Yet, for the past seven years, the DASH diet got
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Many studies this year have shown how cutting down on meat and switching to a mainly plant-based diet can boost health. Lowering cholesterol, improving heart health, staving off memory loss – adding more fruit and veg into your diet can have benefits for everyone. With plant-based foods set to be a top food trend for
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