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International chefs to share Malaysia Queen’s recipes with the world

International chefs to share Malaysia Queen’s recipes with the world

  KUALA LUMPUR: Masters of Malaysian Cuisine (MOMC) will collaborate to cook dishes from the cookbooks published by Malaysia’s Queen, Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, throughout December. MOMC’s online cooking demonstrations will be broadcast live and feature some of the top Malaysian cuisine experts around the world who first came together during the Covid-19 lockdown to […]

Chuseok festival strengthens AJA bonds: A celebration of community, despite distances

Chuseok festival strengthens AJA bonds: A celebration of community, despite distances

By Habib Toumi Members of the Asia Journalists Association (AJA) have once more demonstrated that long distances and time difference could not dampen their enthusiasm to celebrate as a special family Chuseok. Led by Sang-ki Lee, AJA founder and publisher of the association multi-lingual magazine and website, the members coming from various religious backgrounds, shared […]

Vietnam’s northwestern region lures visitors with stunning yellow autumn coat

Vietnam’s northwestern region lures visitors with stunning yellow autumn coat

  By Lan Phong Head of World News, Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam  Hanoi: The northwestern region of Vietnam is home to its magnificent terraced rice fields and with the rice ripening, this is the best time to visit. The stunning terraced rice fields of local ethnic minority groups, with yellow ripened paddy grains are bringing not […]

South Korea tests drone food delivery service amid pandemic

South Korea tests drone food delivery service amid pandemic

SEOUL: South Korea has tested an autonomous drone food delivery service amid rising demand for non-contact services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the transport ministry said Saturday. In a test held in the administrative city of Sejong, some 130 kilometers southeast of Seoul, five drones delivered meals and other products to people at homes two to […]

Will COVID-19 change South Korea’s Chuseok holidays?

Will COVID-19 change South Korea’s Chuseok holidays?

SEOUL: Every autumn, Gu Mi-hoi gathers with her siblings and their families at her mother’s house to celebrate the Chuseok fall harvest holiday. They cook delicacies like “jeon” – meat, fish and vegetables dipped in flour and egg and fried – and enjoy traditional games like “yut nori” while munching on half-moon shaped “songpyeon” rice […]

Moon Jung-Woo, mayor of Geumsan-gun, Korea’s top ginseng producer, highlights his success principles, vision

Moon Jung-Woo, mayor of Geumsan-gun, Korea’s top ginseng producer, highlights his success principles, vision

  By Sang-ki Lee Former President of the Journalists Association of Korea, CEO of Magazine N and AsiaN GEUMSAN-GUN: Geumsan-gun is one of Korea’s top ginseng producers. Located 200 kilometers south of the capital Seoul, it has been growing ginseng, the herb with multiple proven health benefits, for hundreds of years. Recently. It has created the […]

South Korea: Once viewed as old-fashioned, coffee delivery gains traction amid contactless trend

South Korea: Once viewed as old-fashioned, coffee delivery gains traction amid contactless trend

SEOUL: Coffee delivery services are not an unfamiliar concept in South Korea. Serving persons at tea houses, or “dabang” in Korean, used to deliver cups of coffee filled with sugar and cream on foot. Big-name coffee chains such as Starbucks and small independent cafes replaced such tea houses by offering curbside services and takeaway. But […]

Even amid virus fears, Koreans choose to dine together, separately

Even amid virus fears, Koreans choose to dine together, separately

SEOUL: After Yi Si-woo got off work last Friday, he hurried home to start preparing for a company dinner, cooking seafood risotto with fresh salad on the side. An hour later, the 24-year-old was joined by a dozen others in his studio with barely enough space for a smaller group, but none had to stand, […]

Military plays major role in Covid-19 prevention in Vietnam

Military plays major role in Covid-19 prevention in Vietnam

By Phong Lan Vietnam HANOI: While Vietnam has been praised by international friends for its first success in combating the coronavirus, not everyone is aware that the local military is making great contributions in preventing the spread of the deadly virus. With experiences earned from the SARS epidemic outbreak in 2003, the Southeast Asian country […]

Hanoi uses coronavirus discourage dog meat tradition

Hanoi uses coronavirus discourage dog meat tradition

By Phong Lan Vietnam HANOI: It was the death anniversary of Hanh Nguyen’s grandfather and the large family were having a big party together. Someone was asking why there was no dog meat on the table. The Hanoi man answered that from now on there would be no dog meat on his table anymore. “I’ve […]

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