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Unesco culture heritage honour for Singapore hawkers

Unesco culture heritage honour for Singapore hawkers

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN   SINGAPORE: For India it is yoga, Thailand it is traditional massage, and South Korea it is kimjang, or the art of kimchi making and sharing.  In the city-state’s case, the Unesco honour has to do with its hawker culture finding a place on the Intangible Cultural Heritage […]

Hundreds of cattle die in severe cold weather in northern Vietnam

Hundreds of cattle die in severe cold weather in northern Vietnam

  By Phong Lan- Deputy head of the World News Desk Dantri Online Newspaper HANOI: More than 600 cattle have died after days of extreme cold weather in some northern and central mountainous regions of Vietnam, the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control said Wednesday in a report. A biting cold snap has ravaged […]

Salmon, hamburgers on menu for South Korea’s military

Salmon, hamburgers on menu for South Korea’s military

SEOUL: South Korea’s military service members will be able to enjoy new menu items and diverse foods, such as hamburgers from famous burger chains and salmon, at barracks next year. According to the defense ministry’s new guidelines on military meals for 2021, two dozen new menu items will be added to a list of foods […]

Smoked soil eating popular in Vietnamese town

Smoked soil eating popular in Vietnamese town

By Lan Phong Head of World News, Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam  HANOI: Smoked soil, a rare and odd dish, has been a popular cookie for many local people in Vietnam’s northern province of Vinh Phuc for generations. Khong Thi Bien, 86, in Lap Thach Town took out a bag of smoked soil from her kitchen […]

In world’s first, lab-grown chicken for Singaporeans

In world’s first, lab-grown chicken for Singaporeans

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: A culinary surprise awaits Singapore chicken rice lovers. Their next meal of the healthier white-meat dish may come, not from a farm, but straight out of a laboratory. On December 2, United States food technology start-up Eat Just received the greenlight from Singapore Food Agency […]

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 […]

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