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This burger is 5 feet 4 inches tall and contains 30,000 calories. Want one?

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 12 June 2014

You would have thought that a restaurant in United Kingdom called Mister Eaters Fish and Chips would naturally serve local favorites like steak and kidney pie and pease pudding. Surely they wouldn’t serve something as American as a burger?

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Mumbai’s Franceso’s Pizzeria is now delivering pizza by drone

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 10 June 2014

Don’t you just hate it when that home delivery meal takes such a long time to arrive you might as well have visited the restaurant in person in the first place? I certainly do, and for this reason alone, I may just uproot and migrate to Mumbai, India, because their Franceso’s Pizzeria has come up with a nifty airborne solution. There will be no more excuses about thunder storms, traffic jams, or the delivery boy who suffers from amnesia.

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This is not a drop of water, it’s a cake!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 10 June 2014

‘Mizu Shingen Mochi’ is a new breed of Japanese rice cake that’s bound to get people scratching their heads and wondering what the hell they ordered. Though it might look like a water droplet served fancy, it’s actually a cake that uses water harnessed from the Japanese Alps!

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New dream job? Be a gastronomic writer-in-residence at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre!

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Monday 9 June 2014

We kid not: to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is now looking for a gastronomic writer to take up a 16-week residency starting in September 2014.

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Yes, at US$2000 a meal, this IS the world’s most expensive restaurant

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 7 June 2014

Billed as the world’s most expensive restaurant, Ibiza’s Sublimotion is described as a never-before novel gastro-sensory adventure to be experienced – at a mere fee of US$2000 to be exact. In return, you are treated to an elaborate 20-course meal created by Michelin-starred chef Paco Roncero, which should hopefully blow your mind as it drains your pockets.

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World’s first cocktail fortifier will protect you against getting a hangover

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Friday 6 June 2014

Oh no, what has it all come to? Do we now actually have the option of downing specially-concocted cocktails to protect us against the monstrous hangovers we usually get from these very cocktails? Well, Ficks, the world’s first ‘cocktail fortifier’, promises to do just that. It contains milk thistle, Vitamin B-complex, electrolytes, ginger root, dandelion and aminos to help you hydrate and detox while you, er, dehydrate and retox from your drink.

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Train your kids in the art of sushi with this woodblock sushi set

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 4 June 2014

You know what they say, ‘Better start those sushi chefs young!’ Or so I think that’s how it goes. Japanese design firm ‘plaplax’ created this 45-piece wooden tsumiki-sushi set, composed of ‘shari’, referring to rice, and ‘neta’, which means ‘fish’. Kids on the road to sushi stardom will have a fun time learning the craft […]

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These edible art supplies are nothing short of delicious

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 4 June 2014

Love art? Got a craving for chocolate? You’ll love these edible art supplies. Design studio Nendo created these ‘oil paints’ which aren’t paints at all, but rather chocolates filled with delicious syrups. The studio has already created edible art supplies before, too, with their chocolate-shaped pencils a few years back. Seriously, what can be more […]

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Tea bags transform stressful symbols into calm ones when dipped in hot water

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 28 May 2014

Malaysian tea company BOH collaborated with ad agency M&C Saatchi in creating a cost-effective but adorable campaign to promote the relaxing effect of their chamomile tea.

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The world’s most expensive donut will cost you over $1,500

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 27 May 2014

Usually a coffee break will cost you under $10 for a cuppa and a snack. But if you’ve got deep pockets, you might want to consider this Krispy Kreme monstrosity, err, dessert. It’s called a champagne donut and it’s adorned by ‘a gilded white chocolate lotus, festooned with edible diamonds, stuffed with Dom Perignon champagne […]

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Elephants give ice creams in Japan a much-needed nose lift

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 27 May 2014

In Yokohama, Japan, the Zou-No-Hana Café serves a one-of-a-kind desert: the ‘zou no hana’, which translates to, ‘elephant nose ice cream’. It’s a regular soft serve – or soft cream as they call it in Japan – but with a mammoth difference. It has waffle cone for ears, two chocolate dots for eyes, and a […]

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The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra shows us all that it’s okay to play with food

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 24 May 2014

What, fully functioning music instruments made out of vegetables? And a vegetable orchestra making sweet, juicy sounds out of what’s essentially a salad buffet? Yep. The Vegetable Orchestra is formed by an ensemble of people from varied backgrounds, ranging from the obvious (musicians) to the not so obvious (writers), who use instruments made from fresh […]

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Yummy: Kama Sutra chocolate box (NSFW)

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 22 May 2014

You know what momma always said: ‘life is like a box of chocolates – it’s full of debauchery, dirty deeds, nymphomania, and most of all, nuts’. Or I think that’s what she said. Online purveyor of weird goods, ‘Firebox’, is selling this box of chocolates that’s sure to get your freak on. ‘Kama Sutra Chocolate […]

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A fascinating look at where our meat comes from

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 21 May 2014

How’s that burger? As delicious as beef is, you might be surprised to know that just 60% of a cow is edible. And that 1,800 gallons of water is required to produce one 16-ounce porterhouse. Compare the cow with a cricket and you’ve got a much different story: 80% of a cricket is edible and […]

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7 strange brews in the world: Wasabi beer and more

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 21 May 2014

So, after turning up our noses at Dogfish Head’s latest strange beer (read on), we looked around and found even more inexplicable beer brews from everywhere. Here are 7 of them.

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