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Quiz: Incredibly Cheesy Facts For Cheese Lovers!

A pizza or a macaroni dish without a heap of some cheesy indulgence? It would be unimaginable for us to live in a world without cheese! If you find yourself an avid cheese addict or, in other words, too frantic about this delicacy, worry less because most of us are! The crowd-pleasing dairy product has been renowned for its myriads of variants in terms of texture, flavors and forms that can easily tempt the taste buds of any diners. 

Like many other foods, cheese has its own story of how it ended up to be one of the most desirable delights all over the world. Want to dig into its story right away? How about challenging yourself with our incredible quizzes about cheese first? Easy peasy, just pick the answer that you think it is correct and find out whether the hearty cheese fact is there! 

1/ When Was Cheese Created? 

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Amazing! You have got the correct answer! The cheese was accidentally created 4000 years ago! It is said that the first cheese was formed by storing milk in a container lined with an animal’s stomach!!! Thanks to the enzyme from the stomach, the milk was separated into liquid and curd. The curd has since known as our all-time-favorite cheese! 

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2/ How Many Kilograms Of Milk Are Needed To Make 1 Kilogram Of Cheese?

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Excellent! You have found the correct answer! It would take roughly 10 kilograms of milk for just 1 kilogram of cheese! To ensure the best quality of the cheese, the dairy animals must have a healthy diet. Wait, not only cow milk can be turned into cheese? Yes, you can find Goat cheese (made from goat), Pule cheese (made from donkey milk), Moose cheese (derived from Moose milk) and many other types! Fun fact, Pule cheese is actually considered the world’s most expensive cheese as it comes from the milk of Balkan donkeys from Serbia. 

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3/ How Many Varieties Of Cheese Currently Available According To The International Dairy Federation? 

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You are correct! Though you might have heard of various types of cheese, there are only around 500 types that are recognized by the International Dairy Federation. The criteria would include the length of aging, texture, methods of making, fat content, animal milk, country or region of origin and many more. The top methods that are commonly and traditionally used are: 

  • Moisture content
  • Freshness 
  • Content (double cream, goat, ewe and water buffalo)
  • Soft-ripened and blue-vein
  • Processed cheeses

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4/ What Is The World Best-Selling Cheese? 

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You are correct! This traditionally Southern Italian cheese made originally from buffalo’s milk is known to be the world best-selling cheese! Mozzarella cheese of several kinds is used for most types of pizza and several pasta dishes. 

This Italian hard cheese is well-known around the world as the “King of Cheeses”, yet it is not the best-selling cheese in the world!  

Originated in the English village of Cheddar, this cheese is the most popular cheese in the UK!

Though known as one of the world’s most popular cheeses, this Netherland’s cheese is not the best-selling one. 

5/ What Causes The Holes On The Cheese? 

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Despite the popular belief, mice don’t like cheese! Given a choice, they would go for sweets or carbs! They would still eat cheese of course but it does not necessarily mean they love it. 

Yes, the holes in the cheese are actually caused by the bacteria that turn milk into cheese. One of the bacteria, namely P. Shermani, releases carbon dioxide and forms bubbles in the cheese. These little air pockets cause holes of the cheese. 

Temperature is of utmost importance in making cheese, however, it is not the main reason that causes holes in the cheese! 

Maturing time is one of the key factors in making cheese, however, it is not the reason you are looking for! 

How many correct answers did you get? Nevertheless, you still deserve some cheesy indulgence! Craving for cheese dishes and would love to dive in one? Flex your fingers as we have the top restaurants that serve lip-smacking cheeses dishes to tempt your palate

 

 

 

From Flour To Table: Pizza and Fascinating Facts You Might Not Know!

Fresh out of the oven, a sumptuous delight is waiting for you to relish. Your senses are overwhelmed with the distinct aroma emitted from the bread mingling with the irresistible scent from the cheese and its toppings. You simply cannot wait to chow down on this pizza! Yes, there is nothing better than sinking your teeth into the heavenly pie topped with generous heaps of cheese and sauce!

Famous around the globe, pizza has won the heart of even the most discerning diners! If you are one of them, it’s time to indulge in our “bite-sized” facts and figure out how pizza travels the world and ends up on your table! 

 

1/ The Origin of Pizza 

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As pizza becomes ubiquitous, there are countless stories of how it was invented and in fact, most of them are half-truths, fables or hard-nosed opinions. Pizza is originated from Italy? It might stun you a little but Italy cannot really take the credit for inventing pizza! According to archeological evidence, pizza could be originated from the Middle East. It is believed that the pizza nowadays is actually a part of the lineage of Greek yeasted flatbreads (which is called “pitta” in Greek)! 

2/ What Makes Italian Pizza Become Popular All Around The World? 

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It is no doubt that Italy has successfully made pizza a phenomenal dish that is loved by foodies internationally. But have you ever wondered how?  Pizza lovers would be familiar with the story of how Queen Margherita got obsessed with pizza and made it the national dish! However, pizza scholar Zachary Nowak believes that it is hardly the truth! The fact is, during World War II, many allied soldiers stationed in Italy fell in love with this dish and brought with them the recipes when they got back home. Also, numerous Italian immigrants have traveled the world with this delectable delicacy. In the sixties, it was a big hit in America and well-known since then! 

 

3/ What Are The Differences Between Italian Pizza and American Pizza? 

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You might fall in love with both yet what distinguishes them from each other? Well, the key difference is actually in the sauce itself! While American prefers to use slow-cooked tomato sauce, Italian loves to use puréed fresh tomato instead! The crust and shape are also important characteristics to differentiate the two versions. To be called ‘authentic Italian’, the pizza must be round and no more than 13 and three-quarter inches in diameter with a crust of three-quarters of an inch thick or less. The dough must be kneaded by hand and prepared from traditional types of flour, yeast, salt and tomatoes.

4/ Where To Find A Sumptuous Pizza in Klang Valley? 

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Craving for a classic authentic Italian pizza or want to tease your palate with innovative pizza flavors yet wondering where to go? We have got your back. 

Here is our hand-picked list of top restaurants in town offering sumptuous pizzas! Check out Positano Risto, Luce Osteria Contemporanea, Nero Nero, Neroteca, Vineria.IT, Cicchetti Di Zenzero, La Risata, Ciccio Bar Pizzeria, EGG – 8 Gourmets Gala, SOULed Out Sri Hartamas, Botanica + Co, Raintree, The Lounge @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Uncle Chili’s Bar and Restaurant @ Hilton PJ, BLVD House, El Ibérico, Mezze Bar & Bistro, Table 23 Restaurant and Bar, Bon Appétit and Enorme.

What are you waiting for? Pamper yourself with a mouth-watering pizza now because you deserve it! 

 

[Mar 4 – 10] What’s New This Week

MAR. 04 –  10, 2019

What’s New This Week

Feel Monday blues? Keep your chin up because we have a number of great news for you! Stepping into the new week by checking out extraordinary dining news and promotions we have hand-picked this week! 

Dining News and Promotions

50% Off Main Course
Positano Risto, Publika

It’s family bonding time! Indulge your parents in freshly-made pizzas and mouth-watering Italian dishes at this Singapore’s #1 Halal Italian restaurant! Drop by this dining spot on Sundays to enjoy 50% off for one parent’s main course by ordering one main for yourself! 

Beer Promo
BLACK Market, All Outlets

Calling for all beer lovers! This is a one-of-a-kind chance to relish beer at only RM0.80 per mug as part of the 8th Anniversary of the restaurant! Gather your friends to revel in exquisite dishes here and quench your thirst with your favorite drink! 

Happy Hours
Vineria.IT, Bangsar Shopping Center

Celebrate your Friday to its best by unwinding with traditional heart-warming Italian delicacies and a wide selection of Tapas while exciting your palate with glasses of wine, beer, prosecco, aperitivo cocktails at special prices! Available from 5pm – 7.30pm. 

Teppanyaki Tabetai
Genji Japanese Restaurant, Hilton Petaling Jaya

Treat yourself to a delightful full-course Teppanyaki meal. Tempt your palate starting with a starter, a hot plate course with Kobe Beef, Scallops, Cod Fish and Tiger Prawns and a side of dessert. Priced from RM85 onwards.  

New High Tea Menu
Farquhar Mansion, George Town

What’s better than enjoying well-balanced and flavorful delicacies at one of Penang’s renowned heritage mansions? Come to Farquhar Mansion to relish the new signature seasonal afternoon tea featuring premium tea along with other delights. Reservation is compulsory to be made 1 day in advance.

Events

[Mar 7] The MACALLAN Whisky Appreciation Dinner
Mezze Bar & Bistro, Medan Damansara

Gratify your palate with a 5-Course Set Dinner meticulously prepared by Chef Loges and a bottle of The MACALLAN Rare Cask & The MACALLAN 12 Year Old Double Cask! The divine whisky creations along with Boston Lobster, Hokkaido Scallops and other specialties will ensure a night of gastronomy. Priced at RM1688 per person. 

[Mar 17] Sunday Brunch – Arrosti Misti
Cicchetti Di Zenzero, Amplewest@Menara 6

Sunday couldn’t be better with a special feast featuring tantalizing dishes such as Roasted Free Range Chicken, Pan Roasted Duck Breast, Baked Lamb Leg, Rib Eye on The Bone and many more! From 2pm onwards at RM88++ per person.

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Weekly Reads: 5 Interesting Facts You Might Not Know About Tapas

Originated from Spain, tapas are now presented in restaurants from all over the world in the form of small plates, snacks or appetizers. From a bowl of olives to creative tapas with a peculiar touch, tapas are undeniably loved by many! While some may think tapas are just smaller versions of foods, they are actually more than that! Check out 5 interesting facts you might not know about these world-famous delicacies. 
 

1/ Tapas mean “cover”

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Did you know “tapa” literally means “cover”? Many believe that in the beginning, tapas were merely pieces of bread that were placed over a glass just to keep the flies away. It is said that during the 10th century, Spanish King – Alfronso, had a severe illness and all he could eat were small bites of foods with wine. Once recovered, the King declared that wine can’t be served without a small bite of food and there came the flourish of tapas in Spanish bars!  


 

2/ Tapas used to be free and were simple dishes like almonds or olives!

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Nowadays you can see tapas in various shapes and styles; however, when they were first originated, tapas were actually foods that required little to no preparation. As free snacks for drinking occasions, these small dishes can be as simple as a hunk of bread, a dish of olives, almonds or milk cheese! After Spain came in contact with other countries, tapas also started to evolve as bar owners had strived to come up with new ideas for tapas to stand out from the rest. 

 

3/ Tapeo – The Art Of Eating Tapas

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Spanish tapas are sumptuous yet the tapas concept is actually not only based on the food itself! Tapeo – the art of eating tapas, is simply the gathering of people to share and socialize. In Spain, it has become a part of the Spanish way of living – sharing memories and hour-long conversations with their family members and friends over a glass of wine or beer together with delicious tapas. Come to a tapas bar and you will be likely to see a lively ambience filled with laughter because after all, tapas connect people! 
 

4/ Tapas are varied in different regions. 

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While you may think that tapas are just the same all over Spain, they are actually more varied than you thought. Different regions have their own specialties and even their own stories! Come to the North for their famous mini toasts with scrumptious toppings, to the central and Southern Spain to taste Iberican Ham and Chorizo and head to the coastal South for fish tapas! Each city also has its iconic tapas such as Barcelona and their renowned Patatas Bravas (Spicy Potatoes). 

 

5/ There is something called Japas! 

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Inspired by tapas and traditional Japanese cuisine, Japas dining is one of the concepts that have quickly won the hearts of diners. Exceptionally versatile and has more to offer than sushi, Japas can re-interpret familiar foods into new creations. These bite-sized delicacies are usually made from the best-quality tuna, duck breasts and finest ingredients. In Kuala Lumpur, you can pay a visit to Babe or Kikubari, located in Damansara Heights, for special Japas filled with whimsy and wonderment. 

If you are excited to revel in sumptuous and authentic tapas in Kuala Lumpur, we have got your back! Check out SaporeTapas Club Pavilion, Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill @ JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, La Bodega and Cicchetti Di Zenzero

 

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[ELITE Review] 3 Must-Try Signature Dishes at Cicchetti Di Zenzero, Kuala Lumpur

Cicchetti Di Zenzero is, inarguably, one of the go-to restaurants of many Italian food aficionados in Kuala Lumpur. Reasons are varied for why people choose to come to this food haven. Some say they are addicted to the exquisite cicchetti (the bite-sized appetizers or “Italian tapas”) that well represent Italia in KL here. Others believe they are in love with the welcoming atmosphere where they can have a little chit-chat whilst relishing a delicious cicchetto and thirst-quenching wine. Sometimes, it’s not because of any solid reasons that drive someone here but simply just for an indulgence in authentic Venetian cicchetti.

We came to Cichetti Di Zenzero in the pursuit of an unforgettable Italian dining adventure. Of course, we would not want you to miss out the chance to take joy in the best dishes here and that’s why we will share with you the 3 dishes that we love the most while dining here!

 

1/ Il Tagliere Di Affettati

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It’s hard to resist ordering some authentic cold cuts first to whet our palate. What’s better than trying chef’s selection of four types of cold cuts that took months to cure? Not to mention this pork-free Italian cold cuts for 2 also feature 3 kinds of delectable cheese (one type of hard cheese and two types of medium-hard cheese) and beautifully garnished with a few homemade sun-dried tomatoes and olive on top. Filled with authentic Italian flavors and a well-balanced taste of saltiness and sweetness, the Il Tagliere Di Affettati is perfect to pair with a cup of wine! 

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2/ Angel Hair With Sardinian Bottarga 

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Another dish that we would highly recommend you is the gorgeous Angel Hair With Sardinian Bottarga. The traditional aglio olio easily won our hearts for its fresh-to-the-bite tiger prawns which are carefully handpicked and the flavorful, delectable bottarga – salted fish roes, which mingle perfectly with the angel hair pasta. If you have a knack for spicy food, you would love the addition of the red chilies which impart mild spiciness that nicely accentuates the flavors of the dish.

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3/ Slow and Low 

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The last dish – Slow and Low, caught us by surprise. As lamb shank is a dish that requires considerable skills to bring out the best of its taste, we were quite amazed to see how excellently this classic Italian ossobuco (special Lombard cuisine braised with vegetable, white wine and broth) is cooked here! As suggested by its name, the lamb shank is slowly braised for hours until it has a melt-in-the-mouth texture before being put on top of creamy polenta. This Slow and Low is absolutely our favorite dish of the day and of course, you should also give it a try!

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Cicchetti Di Zenzero, 
Lot A-G-1, Amplewest@Menara 6,
No. 6, Jalan Puncak, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

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