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Kenny's Food Cart @ Aman Suria, Petaling Jaya

PJ's popular porridge now has the home it long deserved: Kenny's Food Cart represents nearly twenty-five years of labour that spans two generations, …

Is it moral to respect the wishes of the dead, above the living? – Barry Lam

Imagine what a country would be like if every person could secure a vote in elections that happened after their death. If you stated your preferences …

Forget Pappy, These Five Whiskeys Deserve Their Own Cult Status - Bloomberg

It didn’t used to be this way. Roughly 25 years ago, few people cared about Pappy van Winkle whiskey. Though the production out of the Buffalo Trace …

Rye Whiskey

Apple’s Strengths and Weaknesses

The San Jose location of WWDC, Apple’s annual developer conference, felt a bit odd, but Apple sought to strike a familiar tone: the artwork on and …

Apple

The $100 Billion City Next to Singapore Has a Big China Problem - Bloomberg

The $100 billion city rising from the sea next to Singapore has hit a roadblock: China’s capital controls.<p>The dream of a Malaysian version of …

Ryo: Grilled eel perfectly paired with sake and relaxed style

Specialist unagi restaurants generally fall into two categories. Most follow tradition, evoking the old days when grilled freshwater eel was a humble …

Restaurants

Mimosa: Taking Shanghai cuisine to the next level

When a restaurant is so popular you have to reserve as much as a month in advance, there’s always a concern it may not live ...

Shanghai

Pizza Studio Tamaki: A challenger for the title of Tokyo’s best pie?

Tokyo’s best new pizzeria is not hard to find. Just a brief stroll from Akabanebashi Station, it faces out onto a quiet open space ringed ...

Tokyo

China is producing way more pork than it actually wants to eat

China, the world’s biggest pork consumer, is struggling with too much meat.<p>The country devours millions of tons of pork every year and expects to own some 700 million hogs (link in Chinese) by the end of this year. But producers are cranking out more pork than consumers can handle.<p>The “lean-type …

China

Farewell to ‘Chinglish’ signs as China cracks down?

China will introduce a national standard for the use of English language on public signage, in its latest bid to say farewell to widely mocked – and …

China

Aunty Christina’s Sarawak Laksa at Sea Park, Petaling Jaya: Restaurant review

Sean Yoong <br>June 21, 2017<p>LIKE 'EATDRINK' ON FACEBOOK<p>Share This Post :<p>After nearly two decades in Bangsar, Aunty Christina is taking her well-respected …

Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (Shanghai)

Cure by Andrew Walsh (Singapore)

On Leadership, Virtue and Vice

<b>By George Friedman</b><p>Last week there was a fire in a high-rise building in London that killed dozens. British Prime Minister Theresa May was slow to …

World Politics

Why Obama Voters Defected

The most common Obama-to-Trump voter is a white American who wants government intervention in the economy but holds negative views toward …

Elections

Coconut oil isn't healthy. It's never been healthy.

<i>Corrections & clarifications: An earlier version of this story misstated Marie-Pierre St-Onge’s title.</i><p>The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil.<p>The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, …

Nutrition

Amazon’s New Customer

Back in 2006, when the iPhone was a mere rumor, Palm CEO Ed Colligan was asked if he was worried:“We’ve learned and struggled for a few years here …

Amazon

Negotiating With North Korea

<b>By George Friedman</b><p>There are signs that the North Korean crisis is easing. These signs are, in my opinion, part of the negotiating process that has …

North Korea

Why is Japanese customer service so amazing? Because in Japan it’s one strike and you’re out

<b>Warmhearted hospitality</b> plus <b>unforgiving customers</b> equals <b>the world’s highest service standards.</b>Japan has become world-famous for its <b>incredibly</b> …

Takoriki: Where champagne and takoyaki meet halfway

A few years ago, Katashimo Winery in southern Osaka brought out Tako-cham, a limited-edition sparkling wine that, as is suggested by its name, is an …

Sparkling Wine

Power Causes Brain Damage

Over time, leaders lose mental capacities—most notably for reading other people—that were essential to their rise.<p>If power were a prescription drug, it would come with a long list of known side effects. It can intoxicate. It can corrupt. It can even make Henry Kissinger believe that he’s sexually …

Indra Nooyi

The philosophical strategy underlying Emmanuel Macron’s favorite phrase

Before Emmanuel Macron became president of France, he was a Parisian philosophy student and spent two years working with the late French philosopher Paul Ricoeur.<p>Ricouer wrote on a huge range of topics, including law, aesthetics, language, psychoanalysis, and ethics, and was known for maintaining a …

Emmanuel Macron

The Crushing Disappointment of L’Arpège

Is the big-game-trophy model of destination dining really worth it anymore?<p>The camera’s eye on the restaurant is meant to provide a revelation: <b>We have spent our entire lives as deluded diners, mistakenly believing that beets and celery are supporting actors rather than culinary leads.</b> But, as one …

Restaurants

The 12 Best French Restaurants In Kyoto, Japan

Ryoriya Stephen Pantel<p>Think you know French food? Think again. Opened by French chef Stephen Pantel, Ryoriya Stephen Pantel breaks down culinary …

Restaurants

Amazon wants to become Walmart before Walmart can become Amazon

The future of retail will be a combination of both online e-commerce and a brick-and-mortar retail presence – as recent moves from both Walmart and Amazon have shown, including today’s back-to-back announcements from the two rivals, which sees Amazon buying a chain of popular grocery stores with a …

eCommerce

Has Asia Learned From the 1997 Crisis?

Two decades on, a sense of urgency is needed once again.<p>Kim Dae-jung, the former president of South Korea, once told me a story that perfectly captures the spirit of reform that followed the 1997 Asian financial crisis. He was on an official trip to Vietnam when a panicked visitor from Seoul sought …

Economics

Meet the 89-Year-Old Reinventing the Train in His Backyard

On a clear, sunny day at a vineyard in the Northern California town of Ukiah, a most unusual train chugs through a field of barely budding syrah …

Trains

Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods

The retailer’s $14 billion bet isn’t just about the future of food. It’s about the future of commerce—especially for rich urban consumers.<p>Amazon announced on Friday morning that it’s buying Whole Foods for just under $14 billion, the retailer’s largest acquisition ever. The purchase holds …

Amazon

Coconut oil is worse for you than butter and beef dripping

For years coconut oil has been lauded as the answer to all your health woes.<p>Dry skin? Coconut oil! Lacklustre hair? Coconut oil! Overweight? Coconut …

Nutrition

Helmut Kohl obituary

Dour and imperturbable German chancellor for 16 years who was the main architect of the country’s reunification<p>Helmut Kohl, who has died aged 87, will be remembered for his pivotal role in two extraordinary events: the fall of the Berlin wall and the rise of the euro. He devoted his entire adult …

History