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23 December 2015

Tips on losing weight with Honey!

Firstly, you must bear in mind that honey is a natural sweetener, unlike high processed table sugar, high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners. So, it is better to use honey as replacement for the sugar or artificial sweetener you use in your drinks and foods. So, now you might be thinking: "How much honey can I consume on a daily basis?". Before we answer that, we want you to know that one basic principle of weight gain is this:

Anything excessive is not good, even honey. When you take in more than what your body needs, whether it's sugar, fat or honey, the extra calories are stored as fat.

Okay, back to answering that question. Honey is basically sugar, which is a form of carbohydrate or energy-giving food. Nevertheless, it is natural and contains goodness that high processed table sugar or white sugar doesn't have. If you didn't know it already, table sugar or white sugar only contain empty calories, compared to honey.

Fact #1: One tablespoon of honey has 64 calories, and one tablespoon of sugar has 46 calories. But we only need 1 tablespoon of honey to make something sweet as compared to processed sugar, where you need 2 tablespoons of it to make your drink/food sweet. So, you do the math. How much calories are you consuming when you take honey and how much if you use sugar. It's just that simple.

Fact #2: Raw honey, a natural sweetener, is not subject to heating or any form of processing. Comparatively, sugar that is derived from the sugar cane plant is highly processed, and during such processes, all naturally occurring trace minerals are removed from the sugar cane plant. The end result is processed sugar that is devoid of nutrition such as vitamins, minerals and important enzymes. All that is left after all that processing are empty calories. Whereas commercial pasturized honey only has one step of processing that will prevent crystallization and yeast fermentation during storage. That process is just heating.

Generally, 3 to 5 tablespoons of honey per day is sufficient.

But now you're going to ask, "How exactly does consuming honey make me lose weight?". There are at least a couple of tips we can share with you.

Tip #1: Mix honey with cinnamon.
- Put half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder and a teaspoon of honey in a cup and mix into a paste.
- Pour a cup of boiling water into the mixture and let it sit for half an hour. Don't forget to cover the cup.
- Stir and filter, using a coffee filter for example, to remove any particles.
- Take this in the morning with an empty stomach at least half an hour before breakfast.

Although it is not widely proven, some people have found that taking cinnamon with honey can help with weight loss as it improves metabolism and regulates sugar level, resulting in weight loss.

Tip #2: Take honey with lemon.
Taking honey with lemon as part of a detoxification process can aid in losing weight. Fasting on honey and lemon juice, an alkaline food, is highly beneficial in helping obese people lose weight, at the same time maintaining energy and appetite.
- Mix one teaspoon of raw honey (unheated) with the juice of two teaspoons of lime or lemon juice in a glass of warm water. Make sure that it is not boiling hot water.
- Drink this concoction once in the morning on an empty stomach.
- This concoction not only works as a detox tonic, it also works as a digestive tonic, so you can take it after a big and oily meal.

However, we want you to bear in mind that depending solely on these tips to lose weight is not enough. You need to have a balanced diet, and a well-regulated exercise regime would also help a lot in your aim to lose weight.

Introducing Leven Virgin Forest Honey. 100% Pure Raw Honey from the primitive forests of Borneo. No artificial flavours or additives added. The brand has entered a fairtrade agreement with the indigenous people of the Borneo forests to ensure that the honey can be harvested, at the same time preserving the habitat of the plants and animal species such as the giant honey bees of the Borneo forests. Read More.

Leven Virgin Forest Honey

The benefits of Chinese herbal drinks

Let's focus on Chinese herbs and their benefits to your overall health and well-being. First is the Canton Love-pes Vine. Its benefits are as follows:

Can remove heat that is toxic to the body
Induce urination
Enhance liver function 
Eliminate stasis
Relieves fatigue, gastric distension and pain
Lifts up low spirits
May help prevent hepatitis and urinary stones

The second Chinese herb is the Selfheal Fruit Spike (Spica Prunellae). It is used as a tonic in China. Its benefits include:

The treatment of fevers and rheumatism
In China, if there is an outbreak of an infectious disease, the selfheal fruit spike herb can help keep people well.
Helps liver function, resulting in clear and bright eyes
Alleviates swollen lymph glands and lumps in the neck
Helps boost immunity
For women who are having that time of the month, this herb can help ease bloating or indigestion, urinary problems or heavy bleeding

Lucky for you, we sell these herbs in the form of ready-to-drink herbal tea drinks, sold by the Hung Fook Tong Group. To know more about the company, read here.

Canton Love-pes Vine drink

Common Selfheal Fruit-spike drink

21 December 2015

14-Day Price Protection: Why you should know about it

We want you to know something very important. Something that maybe most of you Dina-fans are not aware of. The thing is, we offer a 14-day price protection scheme.

For example, today you purchased Julie's Love Letters Strawberry Cream, which is now priced at RM 4.50 on Dinasou.com. But, a few days later, you find that the price for Julie's Love Letters Strawberry Cream has come down to RM 3.50. We will offer you the price difference in the form of Dinasou Eggs, which will be credited into your account. You can check this when you log on to your account and go to My Dinasou Eggs.

But, of course there is a catch. You can only get the price difference if the price for Julie's Love Letters Strawberry Cream comes down within 14 days  from the day you made that purchase. So, what does that mean? It simply means that we want to offer you an efficient and enjoyable shopping experience at Dinasou.com. It means that we want you to get the best value out of the deals that we offer. Speaking of Julie's Love Letters Strawberry Cream ...
Julie's biscuits

17 December 2015

We all LOVE free shipping, BUT ...

Do you know that Dinasou.com offers free shipping? This is a question that we often get on our Facebook page. And the answer to this question is yes, we do offer FREE shipping. But of course there is a catch. 

First and foremost, we offer free shipping for both grocery items and products sold under Brand Street as the purchase order exceeds RM99. That is the only catch—just that simple. We're sorry, you have to pay for shipping if the order is below RM99.

So, now that you know we offer free shipping, feel free to browse Dinasou.com and shop to your heart's content. 

16 December 2015

The Benefits of Black Soybean Tea

Black Soybeans
Hey, do you want to know the secret of maintaining your weight, at the same time ensuring that you remain healthy? The answer is Black Soybean Tea, or 'kuromame' tea. What makes drinking black soybean tea any different than, say, green tea? To be perfectly honest, green tea has been said to be the healthiest beverage in the world and its health benefits outweigh that of black soybean tea. Having said that, it's not that black soybean tea does not have any health benefits at all. In fact, some of them are similar to those of green tea, such as maintaining or losing weight, for example. Here are some of the benefits of black soybean tea.

Black soybean tea has long been used in Chinese medicine to clear toxins from the body and encourage urination. It has been linked to effective weight loss, at the same time providing a healthy diet.

You may ask, what are the nutrients in black soybean that help promote these benefits. For one, it contains polyphenols, which are compounds known for their anti-aging properties. A specific polyphenol contained in black soybean is anthocyanin, which has been shown to help promote lipid metabolism, lower cholesterol, act against aging and prevent cancer. A study of a group of mice that has been published in the Journal of Medicinal Food has indicated that anthocyanin inhibited fat absorption in the mice. Compared to the control group, the group of mice which had anthocyanin introduced into their diet had a higher amount of fat in their diet. There was no additional weight gain recorded for that group of mice after anthocyanin was introduced into their diet.

Another polyphenol found in black soybeans are isoflavones, which are a type of anti-oxidant. Isoflavones has been indicated to help fight certain types of cancer, such as breast cancer. They also promote lipid metabolism, a critical process in which your body fat is mobilized to be used as energy. Isoflavones also help control circulatory blood fats.

Introducing Yakuno Black Soybean Tea. The rare soybeans are grown in the Tamba region of Kyoto. To know more about their other benefits, read here.

Yakuno Black Soybean Tea

15 December 2015

4 tips on drinking coffee in a healthier way

Do you know that drinking too much coffee, which contains caffeine, can put a pressure on the stomach, kidneys, liver and andrenal glands? When the body is trying to get rid of the excess caffeine, it will also result in the excretion of vital vitamins and minerals. These are just some of the negative effects of drinking too much coffee. So, you should always bear in mind the adage: "Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing".

Luckily there are tips on how to drink coffee in a healthier way. Here are 4 of them:

1. Change to organically grown coffee
    Those that are grown the conventional way are exposed to too much pesticides. Choose coffee brands that have entered fairtrade practices with farmers who grow organic coffee.

2. Avoid flavoured coffees, and no sugar please.
    Flavoured coffees (Yeah, we know some of you love 'em), are full of artificial flavourings. So, we don't want that, do we? And on that note, try as much to put as little sugar as possible in your coffee.

3. Drink only ONE cup of coffee per day
    We know this is too much to ask for coffee lovers out there, but we're not asking you to cut down from drinking 10 cups of coffee per day to just 1 cup of coffee per day on the first day itself. Gradually cut down the number to eight for the first week, and six for the following week and so on. This enables you to wean off the need for that caffeine fix without shocking your system. The ideal amount of coffee that your liver can handle is eight ounces per day. That's doable, right?

4. Just ENJOY that one cup of coffee.
    Why should you be made to feel guilty about the simple pleasures of life, which includes drinking coffee? Just make sure that it is organic, ground-at-home coffee. After all, stressing about drinking coffee will only add unnecessary stress on yourself, and stress is a major factor in depleting the nutrients out of your body. So, just ENJOY your cup of coffee. Remember, MODERATION IS KEY.


14 December 2015

What must you know about liver & gallbladder damage?

Image credit: wasabi.org

Most of us take for granted the importance of vital organs such as the liver, but do you know what the liver does? Its No. 1 function is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, after which the blood will be passed to the rest of the body. The chemicals that we consume can turn into toxins, therefore it is the liver's job to detoxify. Apart from metabolizing drugs, the liver also makes proteins that are important for the clotting of blood. These are just the main tasks of the liver, so can you imagine the worst things that can happen to your liver?

- Hepatitis: Inflammation of the liver, usually caused by viruses like Hepatitis A, B & C. Hepatitis can have non-infectious causes, too, including drugs, heavy drinking, obesity or allergic reactions.
- Cirrhosis: is a permanent scarring of the liver that is caused by long-term damage to liver, thus rendering it not to function as well as it could. 
- Liver cancer: Almost always after cirrhosis is present, the most common type of liver cancer can occur as well.
- Liver failure: Excessive alcohol, genetic diseases and infection are some of the causes of liver failure.
- Ascites: Fluid (ascites) can be leaked from the liver into the belly, causing it to become distended and heavy. The reason for such leakage is due to cirrhosis.
- Hemochromatosis: The liver can be damaged due to this condition where it allows for iron to be deposited in the liver and in other parts of the body, causing multiple other health problems. 
Primary sclerosing cholangitis: This causes inflammation and scarring of the liver's bile ducts. but this is a rare disease with unknown causes. 
- Primary biliary cirrhosis: In this rare disorder, the liver's bile ducts are slowly destroyed but the process of the destruction is yet unclear. Eventually cirrhosis develops as a result. 

And what about the gallbladder? If the gallbladder is removed from an otherwise healthy individual, there is no observable problems with health or digestion, but there is a small risk of diarrhea and fat malabsorption. The gallbladder's main function is to store bile produced by the liver. The bile is removed from the body through ducts that are connected from the gallbladder to the small intestines. The function of bile is to digest fats, but otherwise the gallbladder is not essential, giving rise to the above situation. Nevertheless, there are worst case scenarios involving the gallbladder.

- Gallstones: are formed in the gallbladder when substances in bile crystallize. The reason for such crystallization is yet unclear. Gallstones can cause pain, nausea and inflammation, but otherwise they are common and usually harmless. As mentioned, a gallstone in the gallbladder can lead to inflammation and this condition is known as:
- Cholecystitis: This condition causes severe pain and fever, and can require surgery when inflammation continues or recurs. 
- Gallbladder cancer: The gallbladder can be affected by cancer, though such an occurrence is rare. Symptoms, which may only be detected in the late stages, resemble those of gallstones.
- Gallstone pancreatitis: The ducts that drain the pancreas can be blocked by an impacted gallstone, resulting in an inflammation of the pancreas. 

Introducing: OXYClean – liver & gallbladder rejuvenation formula. For a more detailed description of how the liver and gallbladder function, and how OXYClean can help to maintain them healthy, READ HERE.

OXYClean - a liver & gallbladder rejuvenation formula

10 December 2015

Mothers, lactose intolerance is a lot of bother, don't you think?

                                                       Image credit: keralaayurveda.biz

Lactose intolerance happens when adults and children are lacking in an enzyme called lactase, which breaks down lactose, a sugar found in milk and dairy products, into glucose and galactose. Symptoms of lactose intolerance include:

- abdominal bloating and cramps
- diarrhea
- flatulence
- borborygmi (rumbling stomach)
- vomiting
- nausea.

For all you mothers out there, you must be concerned when your child exhibits at least one of these symptoms, and a sure way to find out whether he/she is lactose intolerant is a visit to the doctor's. At the same time, you want to make sure that your child is getting all the protein that he/she needs and a good source of protein is milk. But there are other sources of proteins that include meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts and seeds. However, some children display allergies to nuts and soy, while meat, poultry and seafood may be too heavy for infants and children not above 3 years old.

Introducing—Dale & Cecil's MIWA Milk. For one, it uses Pea Protein. It is also a source of Galacto-Oligosaccharide, which is a type of prebiotic – non-digestible food ingredient that affects the host in a beneficial way by stimulating the activity of good bacteria in the colon. Wanna know more about the nutrients contained in MIWA Milk, read here.

Dale & Cecil's MIWA Milk

26 November 2015

Men Facts: Andropause could ruin your "Happy Life"

Gentlemen, have you heard of "ANDROPAUSE"? Or how would it affect you as a man? Well, just read on...

Andropause is the result of testosterone (an androgen) deficiency. Men who have low levels of testosterone would experience changes like:

- Obesity
- Muscle mass loss
- Mental lethargy
- Mood disturbance
- Loss of concentration
- Oh no...reduced sexual response

Back in 2012 in Malaysia, 76 men joined a clinical study, it's staggering that only 35% of them had normal testosterone levels. However, the percentage rebounded to 90% right after they consumed Tongkat Ali supplements for 1 month. This study was published in the May 2012 edition of Andrologia.

Furthermore, 75 men who consumed Tongkat Ali supplements daily were found to have significant improvements in sperm quality and were shown to last for months after the initial study—15% of them reported to have new pregnancies. It's another study published in the May 2010 issue of Asian Journal of Andrology.

So what is Tongkat Ali?

Its scientific name, Eurycoma Longifolia, has long enjoyed its use in traditional medicine, particularly in the South East Asian countries like Malaysia. It is a therapeutic herb native to the Malaysian rain forests. Among its uses are to increase the male libido and support normal hormone levels.

Don't forget, it's always better to try out natural treatment before resorting to a surgical one. What about trying this out now?

Tongkat Ali Putih (Eurycoma Longifolia)

24 November 2015

Menstrual cramps: 5 foods and drinks to take & avoid

At least 40% to 70% of women have experienced some kind of menstruation pain that includes painful abdomens, backs and breasts. Foods that are natural, fresh fruits and vegetables, low in sugar, nuts and seeds, and healthy whole grains are able to lower incidents of cramps and PMS. The percentage of nutrition needed to fight cramps and PMS is 80%.

Below are the 5 foods and drinks to take that can help ease cramps:

1. Salmon - It is rich in Omega-3 and therefore able to fight inflammation
2. Another food that is high in Omega-3 is sacha inchi seeds, a plant found in the Amazon.
3. To help combat fluid retention during your period, eat celery.
4. Drinking 2-3 litres of water during that your time of the month will help ease the cramping or bloating.
5. Green tea is able to ease cramps. Decaffeinated green tea works wonders, but some health benefits of green tea will be lost if you take the decaf version.

5 foods and drinks to avoid prior to and during menstruation:

1. Although calcium from herbs such as fresh dill or from leafy green vegetables such as kale and spinach is beneficial to getting rid of cramps, calcium from dairy products such as milk and cheeses should be avoided as they can trigger cramps.
2. Foods high in sugar should also be avoided as they can cause cramps.
3. Another food to avoid is red meat, which is known to cause stomach upsets and cramps.
4. Avoid drinking coffee or any drinks that are high in caffeine as they can raise your levels of tension and anxiety.
5. Anything that can damage the liver should be avoided, and this includes alcohol.

You can shop for a NEW brand of sanitary pads called HiBIS Herbal Sanitary Napkins. These sanitary pads use herbal extracts to help reduce women's common problems smoothly, among others. Learn more about the product here.

HiBIS FRESH Ultra-Thin Cotton Natural Herbal Sanitary Pads (Regular/Day Use)

HiBIS FRESH Ultra-Thin Cotton Natural Herbal Sanitary Pads (Heavy/Night Use)

23 November 2015

5 Must-Read Benefits of Coffee (No. 2 is my favourite)

Are you a coffee lover? Do you know some of its benefits? Just read on then...

Below are the 5 clinically proven health benefits of coffee:

1. Energy levels can be improved by drinking coffee and it can make you smarter

Caffeine, the world's most commonly consumed psychoactive substance, is abundantly found in coffee. Hence, drinking coffee make people feel less tired and at the same time raise their energy levels.

Coffee has been shown to improve various aspects of brain function that includes general cognitive function, reaction times, vigilance, mood and memory.

2. Coffee can help you burn fat

The metabolic rate of a person can be improved by 3% to 11% with the consumption of caffeine, according to studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and the US National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health.

Another study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has indicated that the burning of fat can be increased by as much as 10% in in obese people and 29% in lean people with the consumption of caffeine.

However, long-term coffee drinkers may not experience as much of these effects anymore.

3. Coffee may lower your risk of Type II diabetes

According to studies published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the Lancet and the Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases website, there is a lower risk of 23% to 50% of getting Type II diabetes for people who drink the most coffee. One study even shows a reduction as high as 67%.

According to a JAMA Internal Medicine study, there is a 7% reduced risk of developing Type II diabetes for those who consumed a cup of coffee on a daily basis. This is based on 18 studies with a total of 457,992 individuals.

4. Coffee can make you happier and fight depression

The risk of depression for women who drank 4 or more cups of coffee on a daily basis was lowered by 20%, according to a Harvard study published in 2011.

A JAMA Internal Medicine paper published in 1996 pointed to a study of 208,424 individuals who were 53% less likely to commit suicide after drinking 4 or more cups of coffee on a daily basis .

Number 5 is we think is by far the most important reason for you to drink coffee. It has been found that the chances of getting certain types of cancer is lowered with the consumption of coffee.

According to AGAJournals.org and the International Journal of Cancer published in 2005, the risk of getting liver cancer for coffee drinkers is lowered by up to 40%.

According to a 2012 publication in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the chances of getting colorectal cancer is lowered by 15% for those who drank 4-5 cups of coffee on a daily basis. This study is based on the research done on 489,706 individuals.

Here are some of the coffee products sold on Dinasou.com.

Nescafe 3-in-1 Original

OLD TOWN White Coffee 3-in-1 Ice Cold

INDOCAFE Original Blend

Brand Street: Match London Collection

What is so special about this collection of luxury collection of handbags called Match London Collection? For one, it offers sleek-looking handbags with design aesthetics that are simple yet contemporary. But more than that, Match London offers BESPOKE services, meaning you can choose a design and have it tailor-made to your liking. With prices ranging from RM97 to RM1367, you can be sure to find a handbag that suits your own chic style. Let's Earn, Save & Shop at Dinasou.com.

Match Colore Swing Black
All bags are made from genuine cowhide leather and they all have the signature Match logo and "woven" hang tag in gold tone. Made from the best quality Italian leather, each Match bag has a unique design that has been patented. From traditional colours to contemporary chic, each bag is triple quality checked by hand to ensure the highest quality and craftsmanship is delivered to you.

For more information on the brand, visit http://vwna.webmaster-education.com/.

19 November 2015

Brand Street: Halo Pet Products - Instructions on how to use Halo shampoo's for pets

Dinasou Online Supermart would like to talk more about one of our Brand Street products, which is a range of pet care products from Singapore called HALO Pet Products. But, for this post, our talk will be educational as we want to teach you how to clean your beloved pets with HALO's range of pet shampoo's.

Step 1 - Prewash
Brush your pet's coat thoroughly to remove any tangles, loose hair, debris or dead hair. This is an ideal time to inspect the skin condition of your pets for fleas and ticks problems. Start from the hind leg and brush upward. Brush the entire coat against the natural direction of the coat. After all tangles have been removed, brush the coat in its natural direction.

Pour HALO Ear Care directly into the ear canal. Massage lightly to soften the debris, and use cotton balls to clean the ears.

HALO Ear Care
Step 2 - Wash
Use lukewarm water to wet entire body, starting from hind legs to front part of body. Pay special attention to ensure that water does not enter eyes, nose or ears.

Pour HALO Holistic Care or Sensitive Care shampoo onto your palm and work it into a thick lather. Massage shampoo starting from hind legs and working up and front-wards. Keep ears down. Add water to increase lather if necessary.

Rinse and repeat the shampooing process. It is important to note that two applications of shampoo are always more effective than one. First application is to loosen the dirt, residue and oils; the second application completes the process and allows the shampoo ingredients to more effectively treat the skin and coat.

Rinsing well is a very important  process as it not only removes dead skin, debris and oil but also shampoo residue to ensure that the entire body is rinsed clear of shampoo. Your pet might suffer an allergic reaction if there is any shampoo residue. Brush out the fur during the rinsing to help remove any excess, especially if your pet is shedding.

Apply HALO conditioner for pet if necessary, then rinse, rinse, rinse!

HALO Holistic Care Shampoo

HALO Sensitive Skin Care Shampoo

HALO Conditioner
Step 3 - Blow Dry
Squeeze out the water and dry your pet by placing a high absorbent towel on its coat. Do not rub the towel up and down the coat as it may cause fur to tangle. Start at the head and end at the paws.

Finally, use a hair dryer or blower to dry your pet, brushing and drying at the same time. Ensure that your pet is completely dry before letting it out.

Dinasou.com hopes that the above steps will be more than just educational for the grooming of your pet. It goes to show that taking care of a pet is a lot of responsibility and that a pet is not just a play thing. You have to care for their health and well-being, and that includes cleaning them as well. To know more about HALO's range of products, click here.

17 November 2015

The definition of 'snack'

What's the definition of 'snack'? If you just Google "definition of snack", you will find that it means a small amount of food eaten between meals. But what does this small amount of food consist of? Nowadays, people associate the word 'snack' with packets of potato chips or corn-based snacks under brands such as Twisties, Chacho's and Cheezels.

But, at Dinasou.com, where you can Shop, Earn & Save and Buy Anywhere With One Click, we sell other types of snacks, too. For one, we've included papadams as part of our range of snacks. Normally, Malaysians have papadams with nasi kandar, right? But, papadams on their own taste as good, if not better, so why not make it a snack? We also sells snacks that are not conventional snacks. One of them is Buah Mo Far Kor. This snack is like an asam - sour and salty at the same time. We know a lot of Malaysians love this kind of snack. But, there's more to Buah Mo Far Kor. It can alleviate sore throat, help curb the problem of bad breath and is also good for those who suffer from motion sickness. 

Tajmahal Pappad Appalam

Meenas Appalam

Buah Mo Far Kor

16 November 2015

Make your own Yong Tau Fu from Dinaou.com's frozen food selection ...

In Malaysia, the pasar malam, or night market, is synonymous with perhaps the Farmer's Market found in towns across Western countries. From fresh produce to trinkets and thingamajigs, all sorts of items are sold at the pasar malam. But, perhaps the most abundant to be found at such bazaars are cooked food, whether cooked on the spot, or cooked hours before the pasar malam starts. One such type of cooked food sold at these ubiquitous pasar malam's is the Yong Tau Fu, which is a traditionally Chinese dish that has become popular with the Malays and Indians living in Malaysia.

At Dinasou.com, we sell a variety of fish cakes, fish balls and other seafood frozen foods that can make the perfect home-made Yong Tau Fu. Below is a selection of interesting Dinasou.com frozen foods that can be used to make your very own Yong Tau Fu. But check out our frozen food section to see the endless variety.
Kanika Frozen Angry Bird Fish Cake ... Suitable for kids to draw them in eating Yong Tau Fu

Fusipim Vege Cuttlefish Ball
Dodo Small Vegetable Fish Cake

Mushroom Seafood Tofu
Or you can make your own Yong Tau Fu using fresh vegetables and fish paste sold on Dinasou.com. Below are two fish paste brands that you can use as filling for vegetables and other foods used in Yong Tau Fu such as ladies fingers/okra, aubergines/egg plants, chilies and bean curd skin sheets, to name a few. The choice is endless, as how Dinasou.com likes it for you. 
SK Mackerel Paste
Mushroom Fish Paste

13 November 2015

Noodles, another staple Asian food

In most South East Asian countries, we not only eat rice as a staple food, we also eat noodles, and the type of noodles available differ according to region. In Malaysia, we have dried noodles and wet noodles, and the focus of this post is wet noodles. At Dinasou Online Supermart, we sell a variety of wet noodles, namely Char Kuey Teow, Ho Fun, Wheat Noodles, or mee kuning, mee nipis and Hokkien mee, and Rice Noodles, or laksa. One may not believe this, but dinasou.com may be the only online supermart that sells wet noodles, or perishable items. We checked with at least one of our competitors, and they only sell the dried variety, though it has to be said that their range of Japanese noodles is far better than ours. But what other online supermart sells wet noodles other than Malaysia's 1st O2O Online Supermart? Below is our selection of wet noodles.

Sri Putih Penang Char Kuey Teoh

Sri Putih Ipoh Ho Fun

Mee Nipis

Mee Kuning

Mee Hokkien

Laksa Pendek

Laksa Panjang (Lai Noodle)

12 November 2015

Cooking wines for Chinese and Western Gourmet Dishes

Dinasou Online Supermart does sell items that are non-halal, so this post is not for Muslims. The range of non-halal products that dinasou.com sells is quite extensive, but this post will only focus on one type of product: cooking wine. Most of the cooking wines sold at Malaysia's 1st  O2O Online Supermart are manufactured in China and imported by local companies, such as Hai-O Enterprise Sdn Bhd. As stated before, variety is Dinasou Online Supermart's strength, so we sell a wide range of cooking wines and rice wines. Listed below are the wines:

Ling Ta Shao Hsing Hua Tiao Chiew

Jin Ding Hua Tiao Chiew

Fata Cooking Hua Tiao Wine

12 Years Cooking Wine

Kosan Glutinous Rice Wine

Tong Ah Liuer Mei Kwei Lau

Pagoda Shao Hsing Hua Tiao Chiew

San Zheng Mi Chiew

New Sun Shao Xing Chiew

Lao Shao Shing Cooking Wine

Rose Brand Samsu Beras