Despite its poor reputation in the west​ due to sustainability concerns, palm oil is one of the most common food products used in the APAC F&B industry, penetrating almost every possible sector from bakery to snacks to beverages.

According to edible oils brand Mewah, at present the use of palm oil is extremely widespread both geographically and in terms of applications, so much so that completely replacing it at this juncture would be a near-impossible attempt.

“Palm oil is currently consumed by over three billion people in some 150 countries [and] virtually every sector within the Asian food industry is

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Transilvania European Food Store owner Dorina Holban doesn’t mind going in the red for her customers, especially if it means it’ll bring a “sparkle in their eyes.”

There are no vampires lurking inside this market. But there isa vast spread of spices, dairy products and salami from the Balkans, a region of eastern Europe. The biggest hits are products that customers remember from their childhood, said Holban, who came to the United States from Romania more than two decades ago and has lived in the Coachella Valley for 10 years.

There’s Smoki, which is a puffed peanut snack,

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Craving the sight of ocean waves with your mahi sandwich? We’ll toast to that. 

Here’s a handy list of six beachfront restaurants offering plenty of views to sweeten your dining experience. You’ll find most of these non-resort spots are clustered along the central and south county coast.

Al Fresco 

This Italian-leaning restaurant is perched at the ocean’s edge at Palm Beach’s Par 3 Golf Course. It’s a lovely, two-story building with lots of terrace dining and sweeping views of the blue waves and the golf-course greens. 

The terrace at Al Fresco, located at Palm Beach's Par 3 Golf Course, offers sweeping views.

Early risers in the know can tell you all about breakfast on the Al

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A restaurant owner in Palm Desert is opening up about an anti-Asian verbal attack she and her staff received from a group of female customers.Stella Kim encountered the racist customers who came late Monday night to Musashi on Highway 111, one of the two restaurants she owned, reports KESQ.  

  Kim, who migrated to the United States from South Korea over 40 years ago, shared that they were asking the women to leave as they were staying 30 minutes past the establishment’s closing time.According to Kim, the women started making fun of her English and became hateful toward

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