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Pretty plates of dim sum

THE Cantonese custom of dim sum (steamed dumplings) is perfect for any time of the day.

Eggplant Shaped Glutinous Rice Ball With Purple Sweet Potato is pleasing to the eye and palate. — Photos: NORAFIFI EHSAN/The Star

Durian prices drop to lowest at RM1 per fruit

SUPPLY appears to have exceeded demand for durian. As the harvesting season goes past its peak, sellers are marking down prices till it’s just RM1 per unit to encourage buyers to snap them up before the fruits go bad.

A photo of durians sold at RM1 each in Sungai Kob, Kulim, making its rounds on Facebook.

Nyonya delights to tantalise your tastebuds

PENANG, being one of the birthplaces of the Peranakan culture, is home to many good Nyonya restaurants.

Stir-fried shrimps and potato with chilli is another must-try.

Feast worth going back for repeats

THE hearty Sunday Roast of Eastern and Oriental (E&O) Hotel in Penang is the perfect treat at the end of a long week.

Feast to your heart’s content on succulent Roast Side of Beef (right) or Slow-Cooked Lamb Shoulder (left) at the Sunday Roast.

Whipping up a fan-Thai-stic spread

MALAYSIANS are no strangers to Thai cuisine and nothing beats an authentic meal specially prepared by a chef from the Land of Smiles.

Gai Phad Bai Gaprow (stir fried chicken with chilli and basil leaves). - Photos: M. AZHAR ARIF/The Star

Penang-style white curry noodles in PJ? Yes, please

CURRY NOODLES are dime a dozen in the Klang Valley with numerous stalls and shops offering both soup and dry versions, but what about the lesser known Penang white curry noodles?

Tan dishing up bowls of piping hot Penang white curry noodles. The dish is prepared using a recipe inherited from her aunt, Keng.

Best of old and new in a bottle

WINE flows through Pio Boffa’s veins and this is no surprise since his family has been winemakers for 137 years, producing the renowned Pio Cesare wines from their estates in Alba, Italy.

Roast Lamb Loin with tempura kimchi and brie, leeks and wine jus. This was paired with the Pio Cesare Ornato Barolo DOCG 2012 and Barolo DOCG 2013. — Photos: LOW BOON TAT/The Star

Middle Eastern charm in afternoon tea

WHILE most of us are creatures of habit when it comes to food, it is exciting to experience something unusual once in a while.

Guests relaxing at the lobby lounge can enjoy the afternoon tea set.

Capitalising on his Hainanese heritage

THERE are plenty of cafes in downtown Kuala Lumpur that offer interesting fusion food on its menus.

Warisan Delight has fried mackerel, prawn sambal and spicy dipping sauce.

Enticing diners with new entrees

THE NEW menu at Tanzini in Kuala Lumpur will enthrall diners with its burst of Asian flavours but in a modern western menu.

Pan seared Halibut Fillet set on cauliflower puree, and served with sauteed kale and salsa verde on the side.