The brand name Oishi comes from Philippine enterprise Liwayway Marketing. Oishi used the name for its puffed snack series Prawn Crackers and Shrimp Flakes during the brand's debut in China in 1993.
According to a report by Frost & Sullivan, Oishi was the largest producer (by retail value) of crispy snack foods (excluding potato chips and rice crackers) in China for three consecutive years from 2016 to 2018. According to the prospectus, the company is selling 72 kinds of crispy snack food, 43 types of candy products, and 22 types of beverage products in China.
Our first review is Oishi Prawn Crackers Spicy Flavor. The main image on the bag shows the product with some retro text and a whole prawn. Now let’s get on to the taste test!
Upon opening the bag you get a whiff of spice, something we are becoming familiar with crunchy Asian snacks. The flavor is zesty and the spice is powerful enough and lingers a while. The crunchiness is good. Overall we really enjoyed this snack.
Oishi Potato Fries Tomato Flavor
These snacks had the same shapes as their original flavor variation, as the short, round-profile fries had the same light beige color with some additional orange seasoning.
Popcorns are irresistibly enjoyable snacks to nibble.
The Caramel and Cheese combination is the newest flavor introduction and I can say that they did an amazing leap to this combination. It is indeed tasty where in saltiness and sweetness comes at a balance.
The Caramel flavor is the original popcorn flavor the food manufacturing company has produced and I have loved it since the first time I have tasted this popcorn flavor.
Empress Fucha, Wei Yingluo & Gao Guifei Reunite “Outside The Palace” After 3 Years; Yanxi Palace Fans Rejoice
It’s been three years since the hit period drama Story Of Yanxi Palace became the most-talked about show on the planet, its stars skyrocketing to the A-list.
Unfortunately, this also means that it's become very difficult for the cast to meet up with one another.
But on April 11, the prayers of Yanxi Palace fans were answered, when Chinese actresses Wu Jinyan, Qin Lan and Tan Zhuo aka Wei Yingluo, Empress Fucha and Gao Guifei happened to be at the same dinner event.
Pictures of the trio, who were all coincidentally dressed in white, catching up with each other were soon posted on their respective Weibo accounts, with super witty captions too.
“Making the most of our palace leave, to head out for some fun together,” Qin Lan wrote in her caption, while Jinyan added: “It's really not easy to meet outside the palace”.
Meanwhile, Tan Zhuo joked in her caption: “The three of us met up, but the one who’s happiest after knowing about this must be [Chinese actor] Nie Yuan [who played the emperor in the drama]”.
Netizens were, of course, very pleased to see the actresses together again, with many leaving comments praising them for their beauty.
Nie Yuan also left a comment on Tan Zhuo’s post, writing that he was “in very high spirits” after knowing of their reunion.
In fact, he was so overjoyed that he decided to enlist the help of netizens, requesting for any "enthusiastic netizen” to edit him into the photos too.
And boy, did they deliver.
While some netizens opted to keep things simple by following the actor’s request to a tee, some others were a little more cheeky with their edits.
Looks like if Nie Yuan wants a proper picture with the actresses, he’ll have to meet up with them in person.
It’s not uncommon for celebs to talk about their fellow stars, but things can get a little awkward when you make a faux pas.
Angelababy found herself in such a situation this week when she shared on a variety show that Carina Lau had removed her from her WeChat friends list.
She said, “I bumped into her in Sanya and we were glad to catch up after so long. But later on, when I tried to send her a New Year’s greeting, I received an automated response that the receiver is not on my friends list.”
The pair had worked together on 2013 movie Young Detective Dee: Rise Of The Sea Dragon.
Carina was recently asked by reporters for her side of the story and she clarified that the younger actress was mistaken about what had happened.
She said: “My WeChat account used to be linked to my Hongkong number, but I’ve since changed it to a number I use in China instead. I sent messages to those I contact frequently and ignored those whom I haven’t spoken to in years.”
She continued: “I ran into [Angelababy’s] manager in Shanghai and he asked if I had deleted her from my contacts list. I told him what happened and got her contact at the same time. She’s now on my list again. I apologise for forgetting to tell her about my new account."
Many netizens were critical of Angelababy whom they felt “should have clarified what had happened before talking about it in public".
But a fan of Angelababy reasoned that “Carina is a veteran actress, so Angelababy might have felt too intimidated to ask about what happened.”
That comment was quickly shot down by others who said: “That statement doesn’t make sense. Don’t you think it takes more guts to “expose” a veteran actress like that? If you have a bone to pick with someone, you should either talk to them, the people around them, or hold your peace instead of airing it out in public.”
Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu’s husband, Chinese businessman Wang Xiaofei, just demonstrated what a horrible idea it is to go live on social media after having a little too much to drink, especially if you’re a public figure.
In the wee hours of Monday morning (Apr 12), the 39-year-old started an impromptu live broadcast on Douyin with his friends, and they decided to have a bit of fun with the app’s “PK” function, which randomly connects two users and streams their interactions to viewers in real time.
Xiaofei was linked up with a female streamer, and that’s when things started to get really weird.
According to reports, Xiaofei appeared drunk with a flushed face, and even spewed vulgarities, creating awkwardness between the two parties.
It was even implied that they knew each other when one of Xiaofei’s friends called the female streamer by her full name, which took her by surprise.
Although she denied knowing them, Xiaofei’s friend claimed that they got acquainted when they all went drinking in Chengdu together.
Xiaofei and the female streamer soon became the targets of hateful comments following this odd revelation. Many of them kept bringing up Barbie’s name as well.
Disapproving remarks directed at Xiaofei include: “This completely ruined my impression of Xiaofei, how very low of him” and “Does Barbie know about this ‘little sister’ of yours?”.
Some even questioned how he must treat his wife in private since he had no issue with displaying such uncouth behaviour in a live broadcast.
On the other hand, a few more level-headed users came to his defense, pointing out that it was Xiaofei’s friend who said he knew the streamer, not Xiaofei himself.
Hours later, Xiaofei took to his Weibo to issue a statement and to apologise for this whole mess.
He wrote: “I’m really sorry for what happened last night. Perhaps I’d been in quarantine for too long and let myself go when I went out for a drink. That was just a lady I met during a random live broadcast, I have never seen her before and we do not know each other. My friend somehow recognised her and we chatted for a while. I’m really sorry for being a bad influence. I’m really sorry.”
Last year, Linda Chung, who lives in Vancouver now, spent months away from her husband, chiropractor Jeremy Leung, 48, and their kids Kelly, four, and Jared, two when she returned to Hongkong to film her first drama in six years.
At that time, the 35-year-old admitted that she missed her family so much that she might never act in another drama as she doesn't want to be apart from them again.
She's been posting tons of photos of her kids since she got back to Canada, but none of the pics caught as much attention as her April 4 post.
Netizens couldn't help but comment on how grown up her kids look now. Many also noted that Jared is almost as tall as his sister despite being two years younger.
There was also a debate on which parent the kids resemble more, with some arguing that Kelly is “the spitting image of her mum”, while others said that the kids “definitely look like their father more”.
TVB Ah Jie Liza Wang Admits She Hardly Watches TVB Dramas; Says There Are Too Many “Boring” Cooking Shows
Chinese media tycoon Li Ruigang, who is the largest shareholder of TVB, recently gave an interview to share his thoughts about the Hongkong broadcasting station. And he did not hold back with the criticism.
Slamming the outdated shows, internal division, and management’s poor decisions (among many other problems), he kept saying how “dissatisfied” he is with the network’s performance, and that an urgent overhaul is needed if it wishes to stay afloat.
And actress Liza Wang, the undisputed ah jie of TVB who has been with the company for 50 years, agrees with him.
Speaking to reporters, Liza admitted that she rarely watches TVB dramas these days and mostly just catches up with the news.
“All the afternoon and evening shows are about cooking, how boring!” she exclaimed. “It would be better to try new things and give audiences something fresh. It doesn’t matter whether it’s good or not, the most important thing is to try.”
She also said that TVB is outdated in many aspects, not just their programmes, and that there are a lot of areas that need to be improved. For instance, it needs to adapt to viewers who watch shows on their mobile phones and tablets.
The 73-year-old sure knows a thing or two about keeping up with the trends: She has her own YouTube channel, she’s been called “Hongkong’s Ariana Grande” for her bold style, and she came up with her own quirky way of tagging people in her Instagram posts.
Liza added that there are too many cliques within the organisation, which has resulted in many artistes missing out on valuable opportunities.
“In the past, it was up to casting to recommend artistes to the production team. Now, it’s the other way around, and they just sign on whoever they like,” she revealed. “In fact, the artiste and production departments should work closely together to be even more effective.”
It sounds harsh, but everything Liza said was done out of her love and support for TVB. She also believes that with Eric Tsang’s return to the station as Deputy General Manager, they might be able to bring many other big stars back to help.
“Everyone has to deal with this problem. The big boss just needs to speak up and older people need to upgrade themselves. I am also constantly learning.”
Britney Spears is the latest celebrity to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Spears took to Instagram Thursday to share her experience after receiving the shot. In the video, Spears appears with her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, who starts the video by asking the pop star for her thoughts after receiving the vaccine.
"Ok, the people on the internet said it was really, really bad, it was like a bullet going through your arm," Spears said. "It was nothing. I felt nothing. I'm fine and I hope I continue to stay fine."
The couple then high-fived after celebrating Spears' shot.
"Got the COVID vaccine 😳💉 …. Great success 😂 …. High-five 🖐🏻 !!!!!! @samasghari," Spears captioned the video, nodding to the iconic Borat line. Asghari also reposted the video on his Instagram Story, tagging Spears and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Spears joins a list of celebs to get and post about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively got the vaccine late last month.
The 44-year-old Deadpool star and the 33-year-old Gossip Girl actress took to social media on Wednesday to share pics of themselves getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
In Reynolds' photo, he is rocking a pink beanie hat and white T-shirt as a nurse injects a needle into his left shoulder.
"Finally got 5G," he joked in the caption.
Lively was also thrilled to get vaccinated and shared a photo of herself getting a shot. "Find you someone who looks at you like I look at the heroic nurse vaccinating me. 💕," she captioned the Instagram pic.
Amy Schumer chronicled her vaccine experience, even wearing a sparkling dress for the occasion.The 39-year-old comedian shared videos and photos from the vaccination site, dancing in the car with her husband, Chris Fischer, and declaring, "This is my going to get the vaccine energy," fist pumping in the car.
At the site, Schumer rocked a sparkly mini-dress with a cutout hole in the arm to honor the occasion.
"I just wanted to maybe entertain some of the workers here and during your 15 minutes, but I'm sorry if you were going to use this time to meditate," Schumer joked to the room full of people waiting to get their jab.
The I Feel Pretty star wants others to do the same in an effort to both pay tribute to healthcare heroes and to celebrate the momentous occasion.
"I want to thank all the brave people in the medical field. But more than them I want to give a shout out to me," she joked in her Instagram caption. "I’m awesome I love the people of New York. Even the annoying ones. It’s nice to see all of them. I feel excited and hopeful. I hope you do too."
In his interview on Mediacorp talk show The Inner Circle earlier this week, Elvin Ng made the shocking revelation that he was constantly bullied by a veteran Taiwanese actor when they were filming a show in KL.
According to Elvin, his cruel co-star’s shenanigans included deliberately trying to make him forget his lines so he could mock him, and rudely putting a chair over Elvin’s bag on the floor.
Elvin finally had enough on the last day of production and yelled at the bully after the latter kept making disrespectful remarks during an emotional scene.
Although the 40-year-old did not name any names, he did mention that the other party played his older brother, and internet sleuths soon got on the case trying to figure out who this horrible person was.
After taking all the little clues into consideration, it was speculated that Elvin could have been talking about Taiwanese actor Patrick Lee aka the guy who was once accused of using steroids ‘cos of his overly buff bod.
The two of them worked together on 2018’s Gifted — and yes, they were brothers in the drama and it was filmed in KL. Adds up, right?
Patrick’s management agency soon caught wind of the rumours and quickly issued a brief statement in response.
Describing the 41-year-old as “polite”, “gentlemanly”, and “very pleasant to work with”, the rep said that it’s “difficult to believe” that such a thing ever happened between Patrick and Elvin.
“The truth will speak for itself. The other staff who were also on set can confirm what really happened. Our side does not wish to cause any more dispute, so we will not be responding further to this matter.”
Elvin’s manager also told local media that he has already said everything he wanted to say on the show and that he will no longer be answering questions about the issue.
It's time for another round of advice from ET's personal Dear Abby, Drew Barrymore. On this week's Dear Drew, the talk show host is getting real about having hard conversations with your friends. Barrymore, who tells reporters that her friendships are a really high priority for her, says it's all about finding the balance between being honest and being harsh, and this first question is all about treading that line.
"Dear Drew, my friend recently got a crazy, unflattering haircut. When she asked what I thought of it, I said I love it, but should I just be honest and tell her the truth?" Turner asks The Drew Barrymore Show star.
The admitted girls' girl opts for kind honesty here.
"Oooh, OK, I think you don't have to lie and be, like, I love it, and you don't have to be, like, it's horrible. I think you can say, you know, what do you think?" Barrymore suggests. "I think you can just sort of be honest but not harsh and definitely don't say you love it, if you don't."
The question has Turner wondering if Barrymore ever had a cut of her own that she regretted, and the actress turned TV host sure did, calling the look, "Bon Jovi on a really bad day."
"Oh, I got a perm when I was, like, 13 or 14 and then the woman cut bangs. I looked like Peppermint Patty meets, like, Stevie Nicks after being electrically shocked. It was so bad and I just walked out of the salon hysterically crying," Barrymore reveals. "I couldn't believe, like, I couldn't hold back the tears as I walked out. It was awful."
The next question requires both friends getting in on the fun.
"Dear Drew, I am dying to give my friend a makeover. She's beautiful, but she could use a more updated look. How do I offer to help without offending her?" Turner asks.
"Well, I think, like, movie makeovers are so fun. Why doesn't she plan a movie makeover for both of them?" Barrymore suggests. "So instead of it being like, 'I think you need to, like, improve,' it's like, 'how fun would it be if we both went out, did our hair, got some clothes, maybe got a mani-pedi and just did a full-blown movie makeover and I can do one on you and you can do one on me or we can do it together and collaborate?' Make it really fun and celebratory and about both of them."
It may be easy to do a movie makeover with your friend, but how about admitting you're jealous of their success? The next question is one our Dear Drew says you shouldn't bring up with your friend.
"Dear Drew, my friend recently got a promotion at work. I am so happy for her but I can't help but feel jealous too. Why does her happy news have me feeling so down about myself?" Turner reads. "Do you ever talk to your friend about it? Or do you just have to work that thing out in yourself?" the ET host asks Barrymore.
"I would not," the Santa Clarita Diet star responds. "I think her friend might feel then like she can't express the good things that happen to her and she can't make her friend's successes about her."
While she acknowledges that jealousy is a normal emotion to feel, Barrymore calls it a wasted one and encourages the viewer to instead support her friend.
"You got to realize that jealousy is sort of a wasted emotion. There's plenty to go around for everyone and if you let it inspire and motivate you to go work harder," Barrymore advises. "But I would not bring it up with your friend because you should talk about your friends with things that they can control."
"This is not something she needs to control," she adds. "She needs to be on a positive trajectory and we need to support our friends. But it's understandable, it doesn't make her a bad person and it's not an emotion that people don't feel."
The last question veers into the territory of girl code.
"Dear Drew, one of my friends has a new boyfriend and my group of friends cannot stand him. We think he's all wrong for her. How do we tell her without hurting her feelings?" Turner asks.
For Barrymore, how she responds is on a case-by-case basis.
"Well, the question is, do they think he's wrong for her because he's a toxic person or because he's just annoying?" she says."If he is a toxic person, you should intervene. If he is just annoying, that is their journey and you will only alienate yourself by rejecting him and make your friend feel bad for liking them. They're going to probably figure it out at a certain point and if they don't, you don't want to be the guy that said I don't like him because then your friend will pull away."
Both Turner and Barrymore say they have been in these situations and while they definitely ride hard for their girlfriends, they advise intervening in need-to-know situations, like if you find out a friend is being cheated on, and even then it's never easy being the messenger.
It isn’t uncommon for entertainers to give up their showbiz careers in exchange for a more pious lifestyle — retired Mediacorp actor Xie Shaoguang and former Taiwanese singer Jenny Fei were both ordained as Buddhist monks, while erstwhile screen siren Sharla Cheung makes regular pilgrimages to monasteries around China.
Recently, netizens posted some updates about another familiar face who has also devoted himself to religious work, former Hongkong actor Michael Lam.
The 46-year-old’s past works include the fourth instalment of the Young & Dangerous hit franchise and 1995 Hongkong-Singapore co-production Bugis Street.
He was also known for being the ex-boyfriend of Hongkong actress Kathy Chow, and was her swimming coach before he started acting. They never went public with their relationship, but it’s rumoured that they only dated for a very short time.
Unfortunately for Michael, his showbiz journey wasn’t the most smooth-sailing and he eventually faded out of the limelight. In 2009, he became a monk at the Tsz Shan Monastery in Hongkong and now goes by the title of ‘Guo Hong Shi Yan Wei’.
Over the years, many celebs, such as Anita Yuen, Louis Cheung, Alex Fong, and Jacquelin Ch’ng, have visited the monastery to ask Michael to be their guide and listen to his teachings.
In addition, Michael is a member of the Tsz Shan Monastery basketball team and sometimes invites his famous pals to participate in charity matches.
When netizens posted pics of Michael, they described him as having “kind brows and pleasant eyes” (a Chinese idiom that means amiable-looking), a sharp contrast from his past image and roles.
Not surprising, considering one of his most famous characters was a gang leader.