- Published: Monday, 09 April 2018 04:39
Fried chicken with traditional chili sauce is served with rice at an ayam geprek restaurant in Jakarta. (Photo by Wataru Suzuki)
JAKARTA -- A cheap, super-spicy dish of pounded fried chicken with chili sauce called ayam geprek has become all the rage in Indonesia. Restaurants that specialize in it have sprung up over the past year, shaking up the fast-food industry and challenging the dominance of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
- Published: Monday, 09 April 2018 04:17
Che Abdullah said that Kelantan has the country’s second-most cattle exports, adding that it was the first state to export lembu sado bred from prized European stock. — Picture by Choo Choy May
KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 — The Kelantan government is reportedly planning for Quran recitals to be held near locally-reared lembu sado, an imported breed, in the hopes this will help produce meat of similar grade to Japan’s famed Kobe beef.
- Published: Tuesday, 03 April 2018 04:06
A pickup in the economy and growing demand from the planet’s largest youth population are boosting fast-food sales in India. (Bloomberg pic)
Shares of India’s Domino’s Pizza operator Jubilant Foodworks Ltd. have more than doubled in the past year as the country’s biggest quick-service outlet benefits from a surge in online orders for home pizza delivery.
NEW DELHI: McDonald’s Corp. has a problem in India and its rivals are loving it.
Even as the world’s largest restaurant chain tries to woo Indian stomachs with such menu items as the McAloo Tikki (a potato and pea patty on a bun), a legal dispute with a key franchisee partner has put it on the back foot. Shares of India’s Domino’s Pizza operator Jubilant Foodworks Ltd. have more than doubled in the past year as the country’s biggest quick-service outlet benefits from a surge in online orders for home pizza delivery.
- Published: Tuesday, 03 April 2018 02:55
Cover of la Farfa, a Japanese magazine geared specifically to plus size women. Photo: Buzzfeed
Eating dinner alone could be a significant contributor to obesity among adolescent Japanese girls, a study has found.
In the town of Ina in the Saitama prefecture of Japan, a health promotion programme is run as part of its community health services in addition to the annual national health check-ups.
- Published: Tuesday, 27 March 2018 06:55
The Indian subsidiary of Japan-headquartered company currently imports aji-no-moto from its Thailand factory which mainly serves to the South East Asian countries.
Bangkok: Japanese food processing and seasoning company Ajinomoto would tap social and digital media to create awareness about safe consumption of its monosodium glutamate (MSG) seasoning product in India, a top company official has said.
- Published: Tuesday, 27 March 2018 06:48
Tempeh served with tofu.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER FILE
Tempeh will be proposed as a Unesco intangible cultural heritage in 2021.
Mr Made Astawan, head of the Indonesian Tempeh Forum, said tempeh must first be acknowledged as a national cultural heritage.
- Published: Tuesday, 27 March 2018 06:26
The Singapore edition of the international event 'Feeding the 5000', held at City Square Mall on March 25, 2018. — Picture by Nuria Ling/TODAY
SINGAPORE, March 26 — About 1,500kg of blemished or unused vegetables that would otherwise have been discarded were used to cook halal and vegetarian meals for 5,000 people at City Square Mall yesterday.
- Published: Friday, 23 March 2018 08:50
Pan-Asian retailer Dairy Farm International – the owner of stores such as Cold Storage, Giant and 7-Eleven – has closed a series of outlets in Southeast Asia "after a disappointing year" for its food businesses.
- Published: Friday, 23 March 2018 08:46
Malaysian food-delivery startup Dahmakan, which raised US$2.6 million early this year, has acquired Bangkok-based competitor Polpa for an undisclosed amount.
- Published: Wednesday, 21 March 2018 02:36
China's state television broadcasters have taken a strong stance against the widely-practiced Chinese belief that combining certain foods when cooking will produce a fatal poison.
During its annual televised gala for the ‘National Day for Protecting Consumer's Rights’, there was a 13-minute-long segment in which they attempted to debunk a number of pervasive myths about the detrimental combination of specific foods.
- Published: Wednesday, 21 March 2018 02:27
MANILA – Malaysia said it was helping the Philippines develop its halal market, as it called on increased cooperation among Southeast Asian nations to develop the industry that caters to Muslims.
- Published: Tuesday, 20 March 2018 08:35
Roti King, a Malaysian restaurant in London
KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 ― The Malaysian halal sector's exports last year rose RM1.2 billion to reach a total of RM43.4 billion.
- Published: Tuesday, 20 March 2018 07:43
A billboard in China advertises Daedong River Beer in an undated photo. RFA
A popular North Korean beer banned under international sanctions for export outside the country is now being bottled in China and sold to restaurants as a smuggled product, sources living near the border say.
- Published: Friday, 16 March 2018 07:28
Tests on major brands of bottled water have found that nearly all of them contained tiny particles of plastic.
In the largest investigation of its kind, 250 bottles bought in nine different countries were examined.
- Published: Wednesday, 14 March 2018 09:28
The regulator believes that using colour-coded labelling will encourage the consumption of healthier ‘green’ foods — mainly fresh fruits and vegetables, wholegrains, legumes, lean meat, eggs and fish — and discourage the consumption of ‘red’ foods — those with high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) content such as deep-fried foods, sugar-sweetened beverages, processed foods and confectionery.