Gastro News

Classic Pies @ Food Studio with Electrolux

by Alexa P., on Tue, April 12, 2011 - 7:35:42 PM, 0 comment
Events
It was a lovely Saturday morning when we all gathered at The Food Studio in Mont Kiara to take part in a class run by Chef Paul together with Electrolux. The program featuring classic pies such as Sheppard  Continue reading »

Where To Eat

Fat Spoon

by The Charlie, on Tue, April 12, 2011
Nyonya

"Quirky decor and good food!"

Fat Spoon is located in Uptown, Damansara Utama, an oasis of calm in a terrifying nightmare of parking. Its quirkiness is immediately apparent upon sight of the outdoor seating area: mismatched chairs and tables, teal sunshade, and fat spoons (!) for door handles. It gets even better indoors, with its brick walls, giant chalkboard menu and wallpapers made out of pages of old comics.

My lunch buddy and I took a seat by the big glass window and perused their cute little menus made with old Peter & Jane Ladybird books. Friendly chatter buzzed around us as we waited for our food, and we were both quiet, finally relaxing in the coziness of it all (We’re told that service slows down quite a bit during peak lunch hours, plan accordingly!) There’s a rack of clothing off the side full of vintage fun, hinting at Michelle’s passion for clothes.

Drinks arrive first. The freshly squeezed orange juice was served in a mini glass milk bottle. Super tangy - a sign that it wasn’t poured from a carton. The ice blended lychee and mint was extremely refreshing, perfect as my first proper drink of the day. Prawn fritters arrived next. Usually savory fritters like these are lumps of fried dough with minuscule amounts of meat in them. These, however, barely had any batter, only enough to hold together little piles of fresh prawns. We crunched these loudly in our mouths, heads, tails and all. Delicious!   More »

Foodsters' Blog

Fake Eggs?!?

by Alexa P., on Fri, April 08, 2011 - 10:30:39 PM, 1 comment
Makan Musings
What is this world coming to when eggs are being counterfeited? Unbelievable! Toying with nature for profits has certainly gone too far.

It came to light yesterday that a woman bought fake eggs in Pulau Tikus. She realized immediately that something was off when they smelled different in addition to being tasteless. These eggs were larger than normal with weird shapes and the surface was a bit rough. After cooking the egg when she opened it up she saw that the yolks have a more vibrant yellow colour.

In doing more research I discovered that these fake eggs also cost more at RM11 for a tray of 30eggs compared to RM10.50 for a tray of real eggs. These synthetically produced eggs require more production and tweaking but are still cheaper to mass produce than to keep chickens. It is especially scary to note that they are toxic to the system using industrial chemicals that can cause dementia. The whites are made of calcium carbonate while the egg yolks are made of sodium alginate, alum, gelatin, benzoic acid, calcium chloride, water and colouring. The eggshell is made of paraffin wax, gypsum powder, calcium carbonate and other materials. You can hardly tell the difference unless you really know your eggs.

I never thought I would see the day where something as natural as eggs are being faked. It is a freaky thought that we could be consuming fake eggs without any knowledge of it. The next time you buy eggs at the market look out for these obvious…  Continue reading »

What to Cook

Thai Beef Salad

by Sjaiful A., on Wed, April 06, 2011
Asian

The moment we tossed this salad, it disappeared! The combo of the slices of steak, crunchy leaves and spicy dressing is so good we want to share it with all of you. Use less chillies if you don’t want to chug water like mad.

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Food Articles

Around the World in Eggy Days

by The Charlie, on Sun, April 03, 2011
Lists
Eggs! Never has there been a food item so complex, where different ways of cooking produces such dramatically different results. Eggs are the comfort food of so many people, enjoyed by so many cultures the world over. To whittle this list down to just seven was painful, but we managed to do it without arguing (too much). Here are our top magnificent…   More »

Food Articles

Battle EggsTreme

by Alexa P., on Fri, April 01, 2011
Food Fight!
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Curiosity it seems made us eat eggs for a fortnight. We wanted to check out different claims on supermarket eggs, more omega 3, antibiotic free, pasteurised, etc and how it compared to each other in taste. Hence this: Battle Egg! Problem is they come in cartons of 6 or 10 hence had to pretty much come up with all kinds of egg dishes see our More »

Food Articles

Leggo My Eggs Yo! I’m Starved!

by Alexa P., on Fri, April 01, 2011
Lists
Eggs are used in many Western and Asian style dishes. It’s an inexpensive ingredient that delivers on different levels, giving richness to fried goodies, a quick protein fix when you're feeling hungry and of course a great way to start the morning with. Here we scoped around for typical brunch eggs served poached, boiled, scrambled- to name a few.…   More »

     
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