A guide to Japanese hotpots

NEWLY-OPENED Mo-Mo Paradise in Lot 10 Shopping Centre, Bukit Bintang, is offering diners unlimited refills of meat and vegetables within 100 minutes. One of Japan’s most successful shabu-shabu and sukiyaki restaurant, Mo-Mo Paradise can be found in nine countries, including Malaysia, serving up traditional Japanese hotpot with a modern twist. Diners can choose between shabu-shabu or sukiyaki, or opt for the mixed course. The selection of various cuts of meat – including locally-sourced sakura pork, and imported Australian beef – is then paired with more than 20 different types of…

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Italy's Osteria Francescana crowned world's best restaurant again

BILBAO: Italy's Osteria Francescana was crowned the world's best restaurant for the second time on Tuesday at an awards ceremony put on by British trade magazine Restaurant, beating out top eateries in Spain and France. Run by chef Massimo Bottura, the restaurant in Modena, Italy pipped last year's winner, New York's “Eleven Madison Park,” in the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards, after first taking the honour in 2016. It is the only Italian establishment to have won the annual accolade. “This is amazing, this is something we built all together,”…

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A myriad of choices

THE rapidly expanding SkyAvenue Mall at Resorts World Genting has been impressing visitors with its wide range of shopping, entertainment and dining options. Foodies especially are spoilt for choice with the mall’s numerous restaurants, cafes and food courts. One of the latest places to open is the mall’s very own Medan Selera food court, located on Level G. Tucked away from the bulk of the foot traffic on the concourse floor, the food court is something like a hidden gem for visitors who want to take a break from the…

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Bringing back Malaysia’s heritage kuih

RAYA open houses are incomplete without several balang of kuih to serve guests! Every year there are more innovative and creative variations of kuih raya on offer. But what about those elusive traditional kuih that are fast disappearing from the stores? In a quest to preserve these traditional Malay heritage kuih recipes, FriedChillies.com, with the support of Yayasan Hasanah from Khazanah Nasional Bhd, visited kampung kitchens and spoke with kuih artisans in the nine states on the West Coast. The team photographed and catalogued 80 recipes of fast-disappearing Malay kuih,…

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Bak chang galore at Resorts World Genting

SAVOUR traditional Chinese dumplings, or bak chang, while celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival at Resorts World Genting from now till June 18. The Bak Chang Festival, which falls on the fifth day of the fifth month in the Chinese lunar calendar (June 18 this year), is usually celebrated by the Chinese with steamed lotus leaf-wrapped parcels of glutinous rice as a show of filial piety, and a way to honour their ancestors. There are now many variants of bak chang to be had, from the traditional ones filled with meat,…

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#ROARwithTiger this World Cup

TIGER BEER is giving passionate fans the ultimate football experience, with large doses of fun, games, and exclusive viewing parties across peninsular Malaysia during this World Cup season. The first parties will kick off on June 14 at The Beer Factory, Sunway Giza and Walnut Bistro, Puchong. 'Roar' your favourite team to the finals, while enjoying special promos on ice-cold Tiger Beer. You can also win goodies including jerseys and mini football fridges when you put your football knowledge to the test. Meanwhile, distinctive memorabilia autographed by legendary footballers can…

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Trump-Kim creations on the menu as Singapore chefs mark summit

SINGAPORE: From “El Trumpo” and “Rocket Man” tacos to the “Bromance” cocktail, restaurants and bars in food-crazy Singapore are rolling out weird and wonderful creations to mark the approaching US-North Korea summit. The affluent city-state prides itself on its buzzing culinary scene, and every type of outlet imaginable is jumping on the bandwagon ahead of Tuesday's meeting between US President Donald Trump and the North's Kim Jong Un. At Mexican restaurant Lucha Loco, customers can get stuck into an El Trumpo, a version of a taco that includes a beef…

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Nando’s buka puasa Peri-Peri specials

NANDO's has introduced a Peri-Peri twist to a traditional dish this Ramadan, and it is not chicken. The Peri-Peri Ulam is easy on the tummy and wallet, as well as being nutritious. It also makes a perfect match with anything spicy. This traditional salad comes with julienned carrots and cucumbers, cabbage leaves, and quartered tomatoes, and served with your choice of Nando's Peri-Peri sauce mixed with Peri-Peri drizzle. But, that is not all. For the breaking of fast this Ramadan, Nandos is offering the Mango & Lime Get-Together Platter, perfect…

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Savouring pink moments with Somersby

SOMERSBY Sparkling Rosé, the soft pink hued apple cider flavour, is now a permanent addition alongside other Somersby cider variants in Malaysia. The Sparkling Rosé’s unmistakeable soft pink hue, and refined semi-sweet taste of apple rosé cider with a flirty flavour of red berries, has fast become a favourite with many ladies. To thank them for their support, Somersby recently launched the #SomersbyPinkMoments campaign, to inspire women to pamper themselves, whilst enjoying a glass of Sparkling Rosé. The campaign launch at Liberte @ Menara Lien Hoe, Kuala Lumpur saw the…

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Playing with local flavours

SELF-PROCLAIMED PJ-boy Johnathan Teh chose to open his restaurant at a nook on the fifth floor of Jaya Shopping Centre three years ago because he used to frequent the old Jaya supermarket when he was younger, besides the fact that he grew up in the area. His restaurant, Good Food & Co, serves satisfying and homey fusion dishes with a distinct Malaysian twist. Teh, 37, is a self-taught chef. He left the corporate world after close to a decade to travel abroad with his wife. He recalls: “You reach a…

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