Glycaemic Index: What You Need To Know

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Many people today have health issues due to our modern-day diet, and this is because of the types of food we eat. Our diets today consist of many types of food, with carbohydrates being one of the highest consumed. This is why it is important to know how to choose our carbohydrates and learning that we can significantly better our health by making the right choices, without compromising on quality. In Asia, noodles are almost as much a staple as rice is, but did you know that you can actually find noodles which has a low glycaemic index which can curb the onset development of diabetes type 2? This is where Holista Foods comes in. Continue reading

Jimmy’s Kitchen, Hong Kong

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Located on the bustling streets of Wyndham Street in Central sits one of the oldest restaurants in Hong Kong. What is great about this establishment is that it has a history of close to 100 years, since its founding in 1928. The uniqueness of Jimmy’s Kitchen not only rest in its age-old recipes, but that it serves one of the rarer types of Hong Kong cuisine… Hong Kong Colonial Cuisine. The restaurant serves dishes that comes from a mix of traditional Cantonese culture blended with the best of British old time cooking. Continue reading

Jackson Wang: Favourite Food In Hong Kong

Jackson Wang (Wong Gaa Yi, 王嘉爾) may be known throughout the world as a member of K-Pop band GOT7, but did you know he’s a Hong Kong native through and through? The former Asian Games gold medallist fencer for the Hong Kong national team is named Hong Kong Tourism Envoy by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, and seeks to bring an international audience to his lovable home country. We sit down with Jackson at the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival 2018 to find out more about his favourite eats and places to hang out while in Hong Kong. Continue reading

Hong Kong Wine And Dine Festival 2018

Every year the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival brings visitors from all across the globe to the little Asian powerhouse, and this year they have made it bigger than it ever was. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the event which is organised with the Hong Kong Tourism Board with China Construction Bank has been dubbed the largest wine and dine event in Asia brings more than 450 fine dining and wine specialists from all over to celebrate in one spot, accompanied by guest celebrities to match.

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Food Guide: Bangkok Street Food

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Thailand is renown throughout the world for its unique cuisine which needs no introduction. From the simple pad thai to the flaming tom yum goong, Thai cuisine has spread throughout the world. Thai cuisine can be generally divided into 4 regional cuisines, Lanna cuisine to the north, Isan cuisine to the northeast, southern Thai cuisine which is heavily influenced by Malay cooking and Central Thai cuisine which borrows from Chinese food, where Bangkok cuisine is an amalgamation of some of the best Thailand has to offer. Continue reading

Babe – Japas Fun Dining

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Located within the luxury apartments of Clearwater in Damansara Heights sits an elegant restaurant serving one of Kuala Lumpur’s most interesting cuisines, Babe – Japas Fun Dining. This restaurant is the creation of Michelin awarded Chef Jeff Ramsey, where an homage to his mixed heritage is cleverly displayed on his plates, taking heavily from Japanese cuisine, with a mix of molecular gastronomy and traditional techniques. Their ethos when it comes to food is to make fine dining into fun dining, serving tapas sized dishes in the most entertaining manner. Continue reading

Ultimate Guide: Ipoh Street Food

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Ipoh is home to one of the most picturesque towns in Malaysia, encapsulated by its infamous limestone hills. Located in the state of Perak, Ipoh is famous for its colonial past, as well as its significance in the growth of Malaya. The home to some of the best local fare from the Ipoh Bean Sprout Chicken Rice to the Sar Hor Fun, Ipoh food is known to locals as some of the cleanest and freshest there is. Recently named 6th of Best in Asia by Lonely Planet, the melting pot of Chinese, Malay, Indian and European colonial cultures is apparent in the food that you hear about. From the arty revival of the Kong Heng block to the once famous Concubine Lane, we have a look at what they have to offer. Continue reading

Gourmet Couture Mid-Autumn Series at Hilton Kuala Lumpur

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[PRESS RELEASE] Boasting a pastiche of colors and a touch of opulence, make this year’s mooncake gifting a luxurious affair. Brought to you by Hilton Kuala Lumpur; the ultimate lifestyle hotel and inspired by Malaysia’s leading international fashion designer, Khoon Hooi – gift an exclusive and elegant mooncake gift box in a sleek satchel shape for your loved ones. Enveloped in brocade fabric used in Khoon Hooi’s Fall collection, choose between the limited-edition Midnight Bloom or the collector’s edition Blossom series box. Continue reading

To Eat Or Not To Eat: Food Trends For 2018

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Salted egg yolk fish skin. Lobster laksa. Indian fine dining. These are some of the buzzwords you may or may not have heard of if you have been paying attention to the culinary industry of Asia. Year in year out we find chefs inspire and be inspired by new and interesting selections. With the world moving towards a higher demand for farm-to-table, as well as a need for healthier options, we see the world of cuisine moving towards a more sustainable, yet tasty, future. Here, we will make our predictions on what we think we will see, what we want to see and what we want to see gone. We also speak to industry specialists to get in on their insights. Continue reading

Fonterra Food Trends and Innovation in 2018

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With the prolific use of cheese in everyday cooking, it is no wonder than a brand like Fonterra, one of the world’s leading producers of dairy products is at the forefront of innovation. To find out more about consumer trends and behaviour, we speak to Linda Tan of Fonterra Brands Malaysia and Chef Pele Kuah of Movida Group at the media round table hosted by Fonterra Brands Malaysia to discuss how global and local food trends have been progressing and how habits differ from millennials compared to their peers. Continue reading