Need to achieve something ambitious this year, but have no idea where to start? Fret not, for we’ve come up with a definitive list of what you can aspire to achieve before 2017.
In Malaysia, we’re never too far away from a major festival to feast on our favourite foods. There’s Chinese New Year in February, Hari Gawai in June, Hari Raya in July, Diwali in October, or Christmas in December… you know the drill.
Eaten after a late night out at the pub, as an afternoon snack or breakfast essential, toast is a food for all occasions – there’s never a time not to have toast. Having said that, most guys are just too lazy to do anything beyond the usual bread and jam combo, which, if you ask us, is a gross injustice to one of the world’s most versatile foods.
In a time when Prohibition-themed speakeasy bars are booming, it would seem that everything old is becoming new again. Indeed, many of the cocktails served at these bars are less like those seen in the Tom Cruise movie Cocktail, and often based on old recipes found in tomes like Jerry Thomas’s A Bon Vivant’s Companion (written in 1862) and The Savoy Cocktail Book (written in 1930).
We take a look at some classic cocktail recipes that are almost forgotten by time, and deserve a comeback.
When it comes to adding a freshness and complexity to cocktails, few things can replace a few sprigs of herbs.
For a long time, Western-based herbs like basil, rosemary and thyme have been used to spruce up a cocktail, but of late Asian herbs have come to the fore – and deservedly so, as they can lend a fragrant yet spicy boost to an otherwise blah cocktail. Here are three examples of how you can use commonly found Asian herbs in your cocktails.
Everyone loves a holiday, but planning for one – getting the flight tickets, sketching out an itinerary, booking the hotels, blah, blah, blah – is enough to tempt you into Netflixing the weekend away. All most of us want is a quick, hassle-free getaway to escape the hustle of city life and into the lap of luxury.
And to make things easier, we’ve scoped out five staycation spots on Airbnb that you could book yourself into for the weekend.
With the start of a new year, comes a new resolve to travel more, get fitter, and eat better. And when it comes to eating well, there’s no shortage of restaurants in Asia that prides itself on innovating and perfecting local flavours and techniques. Here’s our list of must-eat restaurants in the Asian region for 2016.
Networking and mixers – they’re daunting for your average wallflower. Unless you’re the natural life of the party, it’s safe to assume that small talk and making acquaintances with strangers isn’t really your jam.
But just like public speaking, it’s never as bad as you make it out to be. You could do it with the help of some liquid courage to get you to step out of your head, or rocking that new dress that’ll make you feel like a million bucks. Or better yet – actually buzzing off the energy of having an engaging conversation with someone new.
Here are some pointers for the modern professional woman when it comes to “working a room”.
#CANWEGETYOUADRINK: Deepak Gill
The man known as Deep certainly has a deep knowledge of all things alcohol. From writing about it on his ThirstyBlogger blog to being the founder of Alcohol Consumer-Rights Group in Malaysia, and most recently, as co-owner of Locker & Loft in Damansara Kim, Gill is always eager to share his thoughts on his favourite watering holes – and more – over a drink or two.
#CANWEGETYOUADRINK: PATRICIA K
DJ, travel hostess, emcee, and now the co-owner of The Vault KL, Patricia K is certainly a person who defies conventional definition. We stole a few minutes of her precious time to find out more about her favourite drink, bars, and hangover cures.