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Winter beckons with persimmon season

November 26, 2020 5:00 AM

Persimmons, kaki in Japanese, being strung up to air-dry in Marumori in north-eastern Japan's Miyagi prefecture yesterday. Dried persimmons or hoshigaki are a popular snack during winter in Japan. They are also used as a New Year decoration because of their association with good luck and longevity.

Anxiety mounts over safety of Vietnam's food staples as awareness grows

November 16, 2020 12:45 PM

HANOI (AFP) - Vietnam's fragrant noodle soups and fresh spring rolls have won fans across the globe, but mounting food safety scandals on the country's streets are sparking a rising tide of anxiety among millennials about what they eat.

China restaurant apologises for weighing customers

August 15, 2020 5:15 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - A restaurant in China has apologised for its controversial policy of asking diners to weigh themselves before entry in an overzealous response to a new national campaign against food waste.

'Drunk' on durians: Chinese man fails breathalyser test after eating king of fruits

May 03, 2019 10:06 AM

A Chinese man who had an unlikely indulgence on a night out was captured on video desperately trying to prove he was sober, after he was pulled over by the police for suspected drink driving.

Malaysian couple chase down Milo truck for pregnant daughter-in-law

May 01, 2019 10:05 AM

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A video recording of a Malaysian couple chasing after a Milo truck on behalf of their pregnant daughter-in-law has gone viral on social media.

Reiwa burger: Tokyo chef whips up $1,200 monster for new Emperor Naruhito

April 01, 2019 12:52 PM

TOKYO (AFP) - A Tokyo restaurant is honouring the crowning of the new Japanese emperor next month with a football-sized wagyu beef hamburger served between gold-dusted buns - at an eye-watering cost of US$900 (S$1,219).

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