You've probably eaten your share of charcoal-infused croissants, burgers, ice cream and waffles over the years. These black foods were impossible to miss back when almost every hipster cafe, restaurant, ice cream outlet and even fast food chain had a charcoal-dyed food or beverage on the menu - some of which you can still find today. For instance, Treasures By Imperial Treasure still does a charcoal liu sha bao for dim sum - a dark grey bao with gold-painted stripes filled with salted egg yolk lava. The Pipe District's menu has a dark horse too - charcoal fish and chips made with salmon or dory in a deep-fried, pitch-black batter. For dessert, there is the charcoal vanilla soft-serve swirl from The Cold Pantry. Even drinks have turned to the dark side. HIC Juice, which delivers cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juice concoctions, has a coconut water and charcoal drink called cococharcoal. At some cafes, you can order a charcoal latte or charcoal lemonade without getting a … [Read more...] about Charcoal foods are all the rage – but are they bad for you?
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SINGAPORE: While the fault lines of the last global financial crisis have been mostly addressed, risks remain and have shifted in three ways over the past 10 years, said the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) managing director Ravi Menon on Wednesday (Nov 7). These can be seen in the build-up of leverage in emerging market economies, the shift of leverage from banks to non-banks and an increase in corporate bond issuances globally, said Mr Menon as he warned of the possibility of another global financial meltdown. “There will be another financial crisis. We have not banished financial crisis, but it’s going to look very different from the last one,” he said at a panel discussion held on day two of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore. Moderated by Bloomberg Opinion columnist Clive Crook, the 40-minute long discussion also included Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati and former US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen giving their takes on monetary … [Read more...] about ‘Look at where debt has gone’: MAS chief warns of 3 shifts in global financial risks
India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 1,11,39,516 with 14,989 new infections, while the active cases were recorded above 1.7 lakh after a month, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday. IMAGE: An elderly man wearing a face mask, as a precaution measure against coronavirus, looks at a mural at Matunga in Mumbai. Photograph: Kunal Patil/PTI Photo The death toll increased to 1,57,346 with 98 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The COVID-19 active caseload has increased to 1,70,126 which comprises 1.53 per cent of the total infections, the data stated. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,08,12,044 which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.06 per cent, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.41 per cent. India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.It went past 60 lakh … [Read more...] about Covid : India’s active cases rises above 1.7 lakh after a month
If you ask us, poke – those Hawaiian rice-bowls topped with juicy chunks of marinated raw fish – is the best thing to happen to the office lunch. It’s super tasty and filling, cheaper than Japanese chirashi (sushi rice bowls topped with diced sashimi, which we also love), and fortified with vegetables and all sorts of ingredients that would make a sushi chef baulk. Take the salmon and tuna poke bowl from Aloha Poke. Each bowl starts at S$10.90 and comes with the option of a salad or rice base, along with a scoop of marinade-slicked salmon or tuna. If you’re not into raw fish, you could also pick from cooked options like sesame tofu and king mushrooms. Then add on the likes of flying fish roe, cherry tomatoes, raisins or seaweed for S$1 each, or premium toppings like quail eggs or baked almonds for S$1.50 each, and you have yourself a pretty jazzed-up lunch bowl. Three years have passed since Aloha Poke first introduced the Hawaiian speciality to Singapore. And to … [Read more...] about Tasty, filling, affordable salmon and tuna Hawaiian poke bowl at Aloha Poke
HONG KONG/LONDON: Standard Chartered's core emerging markets face increasing risks from the escalating Sino-US trade war, the bank warned on Wednesday (Oct 31) after reporting better than expected quarterly profit. The downbeat comments on global trade reflect a more pessimistic tone than the Asia-focused lender's statement in July, in which CEO Bill Winters said he saw a "minimal" hit to the bank's performance from the US-China spat. The 150-year-old British lender is particularly sensitive to such tensions, given its focus on financing trade between Asia, Africa and other parts of the world. StanChart's pretax profit for the three months to Sep 30 jumped 31 per cent year on year to US$1.1 billion, beating consensus analyst forecasts of US$978 million. The outperformance was helped by a reduction in non-performing loans, while worse than expected revenue of US$3.7 billion demonstrated the bank's continuing struggle to boost the top line. "Escalating trade tension and other … [Read more...] about StanChart signals gloom on trade war prospects despite profit surprise