Food And Drink

Singapore Postcard: Tasting coconut, chicken rice and spice

Jun 11, 2018

The tiny city-state of Singapore is hosting its largest media contingent ever for the Trump-Kim summit and it's feeding the pack well

Singapore Postcard: Summit island hides macabre history

Jun 10, 2018

A new surveillance camera is installed and restaurants closed on Singapore's Sentosa Island, a popular tropical getaway thrust into the spotlight ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Singapore Postcard: Trump cocktails, Kim tacos anyone?

Jun 8, 2018

Singapore takes great pride in its food, so it's not surprising that enterprising restaurateurs are using the Trump-Kim summit to showcase their culinary creativity

Japan store bars wine from Golan Heights after protests

Jun 1, 2018

A major Japanese department store has removed a vendor specializing in wine from Israel's occupied Golan Heights after protests from citizens' groups

Panda Beer anyone? Craft beers flow in middle-class China

May 19, 2018

Hundreds of craft beer enthusiasts, investors and brewers are attending an exhibition in Shanghai dedicated to expanding the palette of Chinese consumers and promoting sales of high-end brews

AP Interview: Food agency head hopes talks help N. Koreans

May 11, 2018

AP Interview: The head of the United Nations' World Food Program says a peace agreement with North Korea will go far toward easing the impoverished nation's food security woes

Indonesia alcohol deaths exceed 100 as police vow crackdown

Apr 11, 2018

Deaths from drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in Indonesia have surpassed 100 this month, police said as they vowed a "scorched earth" crackdown on the makers and distributors of black-market liquor

More than 80 dead from tainted liquor in Indonesia

Apr 10, 2018

Indonesian authorities say at least two dozen people have died in the past day from drinking toxic bootleg liquor, raising the toll to 82 this month and highlighting how attempts to curb legal alcohol have tragically backfired

China-US tariff spat: Mostly losers, but some winners too

Apr 5, 2018

China's threat to raise tariffs on U.S. goods could be a disaster for American soybean farmers but a boon to their Brazilian and Argentine competitors, European aerospace companies and Japanese whiskey distillers

British show's take on rendang curry riles Southeast Asians

Apr 4, 2018

Judges on a popular British cooking show are being ridiculed for ignorance of Asian food after insisting a Malaysian contestant's chicken rendang curry should have been crispy