Durian noodles a Nanjing favourite

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  • Monday, 16 Sep 2013

A NOODLE maker in Nanjing city in China’s Jiangsu province has invented a unique dish out of durian that is selling like hot cakes, Kwong Wah Yit Poh reported.

The dish, served with noodles and toppings like durian flesh, vegetables and other special ingredients, has become one of the hottest items at the shop near the Nanjing University of Science and Technology.

The Dongbei native in his 30s and fondly known as Da Ge (Brother Da), said his wife’s love for the tropical fruit had spurred him into creating the dish several years ago.

He said he spent a long time learning how to successfully combine the vastly different flavours. “Our friends were made guinea pigs and it took me a while before it tastes the way it does now,” he said.

> China Press reported that 23-year-old Vanitha from Kuala Lumpur had been made a sex slave by a man who offered to help her when she was having boyfriend trouble five years ago.

She said she was first blackmailed by her ex-boyfriend who demanded RM7,000.

“He said if I failed to give him the money, he would upload my naked pictures on the Internet.

“The man, who is a relative, helped me. He later asked me to move in with him. I did not know then that he was married with two children,” she said.

Vanitha claimed that he would force her to have sex and locked her up.

Her plight was uncovered after a suicide attempt.

> Nanyang Siang Pau reported that American television personality Julie Chen had undergone a double-eyelid surgery years ago after her former employer told her that her eyes were small and unexpressive.

She said when she was working as a reporter in Ohio, she asked her news director if she could fill in for anchors over the holidays. However, she was told that she would never be on the anchor desk because she was Chinese.

She said she now looked more alert and expressive after the surgery.

Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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