Noel Foo

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14 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Prosperity in three menus

THOSE looking for gift ideas for relatives they are about to meet at their family’s reunion dinner may want to consider a box of sticky rice cakes and assorted Chinese pastries.

The Steamed Loong Fu Garoupa with Fresh Black Fungus and Beancurd Sheet goes well with the savoury soy-based sauce. — CHAN TAK KONG/The Star
13 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Pet owners go to great lengths to care for their dogs

AS we usher in the Year of the Dog this Chinese New Year, we ought to remind ourselves exactly why this loyal and affectionate creature is widely regarded as man’s best friend.

Tan likes to tie Fiffy‘s long fur into pigtails and can spend up to 45 minutes combing her fur. — Photos: LOW LAY PHON and MUHAMAD SHAHRIL ROSLI/The Star
13 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Taekwondo exponents to run in aid of refugees

IN the lead-up to Malaysia’s first ever international G-ranked taekwondo tournament, Taekwondo Malaysia will be hosting a nationwide series of fun run events to raise awareness of the plight of refugees.

13 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Tuck into hearty festive fare

THE tradition of saying specific prosperous wishes out loud as each ingredient is added to the yee sang is something diners look forward to during the lunar new year.

Chilled Pao Sum Tea, Snow Fungus with Gingko and Crispy Sweet Potato is a cooling dessert soup with a hot glutinous rice cake on the side. — Photos: YAP CHEE HONG/The Star
10 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Kajang’s turn to ban plastic bags

TRADERS will no longer be charging 20 sen for non-biodegradable plastic bags in Kajang and surrounding townships because the bags will be banned for good this year.

Najmuddin (second from right) and Zalinda (right) handing a goodie bag to a traders’ group representative during the launch of MPKj‘s zero plastic and polystyrene campaign for 2018.
10 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Highway concessionaires join hands to spruce up welfare home

VOLUNTEERS from three highway concessionaires pitched in to bring festive cheer to 27 senior citizens of Sentosa Nursing Home in Klang.

Sazally (left), SMART chief operating officer Sharifah Alauyah Wan Othman (second from right) and Kesas chief operating officer Mohammad Shah Samin (right) presenting cheques to Sentosa Nursing Home administrator Lee May Yuin at the home’s premises in Klang.
9 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Yee sang with extra crunch

ONE of the highlights of Chinese New Year Eve reunion dinners in Malaysia is the yee sang toss, and Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa seems to have taken their unique yee sang to the next level this year.

The Resort Cafes new Chinese head chef Thong Ching Sam showing some of the desserts and other goodies that will be available as part of the buffet during the Chinese New Year period. — Photos: MUHAMAD SHAHRIL ROSLI/The Star
7 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Lions honoured at anniversary do

HAVING a passion for serving others is what led Lions Club of Petaling Jaya Metro (PJ Metro) past president Shirley Koh Chai Khim to faithfully serve the club. Shirley was a Leo Club member for 16 years before moving on to Lions Club, where she has served for 29 years.

(Seated from left) Clarence, Woon, Chew, Ngiau, Chang, Khoo, John and Lay Lay with some of the guests.
30 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Kajang local draft plan to be displayed soon

KAJANG Municipal Council (MPKj) will make the Kajang Local Draft Plan 2035 available for public viewing soon so that stakeholders can give their feedback.

Bandar Mahkota Cheras business owners and residents’ representatives are objecting to the councils move in creating Laman Niaga in the township. — Filepic
26 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Burst of festive flavours

TUNG Yuen Chinese Restaurant at Grand BlueWave Hotel, Shah Alam, has brought back its Chinese New Year offerings, allowing Muslims to savour halal poon choy as well as join in the tossing of yee sang to usher in the new year.

Muslim diners too will have the opportunity to partake in the local Chinese tradition of tossing yee sang in order to usher in a year of abundance in prosperity at Tung Yuen Chinese Restaurant.