• Unconventional Recipes for Deepavali
    October 16, 2019
    Literally translated to mean “row of lights”, Deepavali tells the tale of light triumphing over darkness. The festive season offers those celebrating the chance for a new start, with a colourful and vivid celebration of life through equally vibrant decorations and parties. Naturally, no good party or open house is complete without good food. Instead of serving up the usual fare, here are a few alternative recipes that will be both delicious and healthy.
  • The Types of Coffee Beans Behind The Brews You Love
    October 11, 2019
    There’s always a time and place to have a good cuppa. But how much do you know about the story behind your favourite beans? Learn about the simple but significant coffee beans that make your cuppas taste distinct and different in cafes and at home. But first, coffee.
  • Banchan: A Guide To Your Favourite Korean Side Dishes
    September 24, 2019
    Be it regular Korean restaurants or your favourite Korean barbeques, banchan, the collective name for these side dishes, are almost instantly recognisable with its cuisine. Banchan is thought to have resulted from Buddhist-influenced monarch proscriptions against eating meat, giving rise to only vegetables being served during general mealtimes. Take a closer look at some of the well-recognised, traditional banchan served in restaurants today.
  • Types of Traditional Mooncakes
    September 5, 2019
    You might’ve already heard the legend behind the mid-autumn festival, or the “mooncake festival”, which revolves around married couple Hou Yi and Chang’e. To prevent its theft, Chang’e drank the elixir of immortality Hou Yi had been given, and stayed on the moon to be close to her husband. Commemorative mooncakes and fruit are offered on the anniversary of this event. This tale might be ubiquitous, but the types of mooncakes offered in various regions remain mostly unheard of. Check our list and see how many of these traditional mooncakes you’ve sampled!
  • Malaysian Made: Crowning Glories
    August 29, 2019
    After helping out with the family business in pineapple farming, Alex Tan grew to appreciate Malaysia’s climate and land. Now, as the Aqina Fruits Sdn Bhd General Manager and Ananas Republic Pte Director, Tan aims to better his company by overcoming challenges local producers face. Amidst these, the downward trend in recent times compared to neighbouring countries has severely affected the industry. Despite this, Tan remains optimistic about Malaysia’s potential.

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