THE aroma of ikan patin tempoyak evokes memories of chef Mohamad Yatim Supaat’s childhood as he remembers eating this Pahang favourite while growing up in Kuala Lumpur. Using his family’s recipe, Mohamad Yatim’s version of the dish features slightly watery gravy while giving balance in taste of the fermented durian against other ingredients. “Ikan patin tempoyak gravy is usually thick but for this Ramadan, I have opted for a lighter version so it is not too rich and you will not feel stuffed after eating it. “The lighter gravy makes it easy for diners to savour it without rice, if that is their preference, ” he said. While I enjoy the one with thicker gravy, Mohamad Yatim’s style with blended bird’s eye chilli for that must-have spiciness, nevertheless laced my taste buds with subtle hints of pungent durian. The dish is found on the Jemput Makan Ramadan buffet at The Resort Cafe in Sunway Resort, Petaling Jaya. Serving up a myriad of traditional Malay flavours, the Jemput … [Read more...] about Dining amid village-like setting
SINGAPORE - Celebrate Mother's Day with a feast, check out an arts events or sign up for a writing class. Food & Drink Monday Madness with Chimichanga Chase away the Monday blues with Mexican restaurant Chimichanga's 50 per cent discount on your second margarita. You can choose from these flavours - Classic Lime ($16), Mango Peach ($18), Strawberry Lime ($18) and Basil Mint ($16). Where: Chimichanga Holland Village, 01-02-03 Holland Piazza, 3 Lor Liput; Chimichanga Little India, 36 Dunlop Street MRT: Holland Village, Rochor When: Mondays, noon to 9.30pm Info: Chimicanga Holland Village's website , Chimichanga Little India's website Mother's Day Treat at York Hotel The six-course Mother's Day menu ($168++ for four people) includes dishes such as Braised Seafood in Thai Style and Baked Sea Perch with Bonito Sauce. Diners can also choose one from five collagen-rich soups. Available for dine-in and takeaway. Where: York Hotel … [Read more...] about Events and listings: Food, exhibitions, classes
The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) has launched its own version of community pantry named “Mobile Kyusina ng Bayan.” “There would be a number of mobile and fixed food stalls designed for the distribution of foods and other essential goods which can be found in strategic areas all over the city,” said QCPD Director BGen. Antonio Yarra during the project’s launch attended by Mayor Josefina “Joy” Belmonte. “As a continuance to the NCRPO’s (National Capital Region Police Office) Community Oriented Policing Programs and Projects such as ‘Serbisyong Tama Caravan sa Barangay and Team NCRPO, Kaagapay Ko,’ the QCPD pursues its desire to help others by reaching out to identified depressed areas in the city to be able to deliver basic goods and services,” Yarra added. QCPD station commanders led the serving of rice porridge and distribution of food packs and health kits to residents during the project’s launch. “Now is the time for our local police and the community to unite and work … [Read more...] about QCPD deploys mobile food stalls in villages
Back in 2012, a friend told us of a man who travelled all the way to Penang just to eat the laksa. Now that’s some foodie trip! Some people thought he was insane. We think he’s a man after our own heart. Though we can can’t go beyond our borders just to eat, we can head to the ulu reaches of Singapore to have a meal. We’ve chosen these places for the whole “travel” experience. For Easties who seldom venture westwards past Geylang for a meal, and vice versa, this list is for you. After all, it’s always fun to try out new things, right? 1. Marina Bistro 10 Tuas West Dr, Singapore 638404 We can’t think of any place further west than Raffles Marina , located just a stone’s throw away (if you throw stones like the Winter Soldier) from the Tuas Link MRT station. The bistro here serves “international cuisine” such as Seafood Laksa, Hydrabadi Lamb Biryani or Australian Black Angus Rib-Eye Beef Steak (above, 240g of mouth-watering meaty goodness). But this place also … [Read more...] about Cannot travel overseas, then travel across Singapore lor – for food!
One of Biskirin Marwein's earliest memories is of accompanying her mother to collect mushrooms, fruit and edible leaves from the lush forest near their Khasi Hills home in the north-east Indian state of Meghalaya. "Sometimes I saw a mushroom and didn't know what to do. My mother taught me the difference between edible and poisonous mushrooms," she recalls. Marwein, a member of the Khasi Indigenous group, is now a community health worker. She also works as a community facilitator with the North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS), gathering knowledge of traditional crops and wild plants from elders in her village and promoting their use in the wider community. Marwein still regularly gathers leafy greens like jatira and jamyrdoh to feed her family or sell in the village. Some, she plants out in her own kitchen garden. Marwein in her kitchen garden in Meghalaya, India But her foraging isn't as fruitful as it used to be. "In my childhood, there used … [Read more...] about Keeping Indigenous wild food traditions alive in India