M Boutique Hotel Ipoh

Exterior | M Boutique Hotel Ipoh | Food For Thought

Located in the historical tin mining town of Ipoh sits a unique boutique hotel that almost seems misplaced, the M Boutique Hotel Ipoh. This unique establishment is situated on Hala Datuk, not far from the Ipoh city centre, a city decided by Lonely Planet as one of the Best in Asia. This quaint little hotel is furnished with a fusion of contemporary design and colonial past, being dubbed “urban straits eclectic”. This hotel seeks to invoke a sense of throwback to a time where the straits settlements were in its infancy, but with a modern twist. Continue Reading

Cooking Class: 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai

Pad Thai Result | Cooking Class | 137 Pillars House | Food For Thought

People today seek uncommon experiences when they travel, and what better way to explore a foreign culture by learning their food. Thai cuisine has become internationally recognised as one of the best cuisines, and what better way than to immerse yourself in the Thai culinary world. 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai is one such boutique hotels that offer this experience as part of their offerings, simply named The Kitchen. This however, is not just a cooking class where you are simply taught a dish, but actually take you to a local market where you explore yourself. Continue Reading

137 Pillars House Chiang Mai

Hotel Foyer | 137 Pillars House | Food For Thought

Located in the Wat Thanon Gate area of Chiang Mai sits a beautifully unique establishment laden with painted white wooden pillars and auburn teak wood which brings you back to the colonial history of Asia, the heritage hotel known as 137 Pillars House. This place is iconic not only for its Anglo-Thai architecture, but also being the former home of Louis Leonowens, the son of Anna Leonowens, famed English teacher to King Chulalongkorn, son of King Mongkut from the fabled story of Anna and the King of Siam, or more famously known from the musical that is The King and I. Continue Reading

Ekkamai Bar & Thai Kitchen

Grilled River Lobster| Ekkamai | Food For Thought

Situated on the newly gentrified street of Jalan Batai is a series of restaurants and bars, and out of the many niche and chic eateries here lies one that stands out because of its choice of cuisine served, modern Thai, simply named Ekkamai. This restaurant specialises in two distinctive Thai regional cuisines, Southern Thai cuisine and Central Thai cuisine, all in the setting with a contemporary twist. Continue Reading

Travelling To Morocco? 10 Dishes To Experience

Morocco Market | Travelling to Morocco | Food For Thought

Finding itself located at the crossroads between Europe and Africa, Morocco has developed one of the most sought-after cuisines in the world owing to this immense clash of cultures. Today we’re going to look at ten amazing dishes you’ll want to try out when you’re next travelling around this North African nation. Continue Reading

Travel Guide: Things To Do In Chiang Mai

Wat Temples | What to do in Chiang Mai | Food For Thought

Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่), also styled Chiangmai, is proverbially known as the spiritual capital of Thailand, with its calming pace of life and mountainous atmosphere. When compared to its other gems such as Bangkok or one of their many beautiful islands such as Phuket or Koh Phangan, Chiang Mai serves to deliver an entirely different experience. Not as famous to foreigners as a holiday destination, Chiang Mai is known to locals as a must visit for its pristine clean air and local vacation spot. Poetically known the rose of the north, Chiang Mai falls under the northern region of Thailand, and home seat to the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Lanna, famed for its distinctive Lanna culture and home to Lanna Cuisine. Here, we shall explore some things to do in Chiang Mai for first time visitors. Continue Reading

French Feast

Foie Gras | French Feast | Food For Thought

Along the rustic streets of Tengkat Tong Shin sits a reclaimed shop house reinvented into a quaint little eatery that is humble in design, but do not mistaken this for any simple restaurant, stylised as French FEAST, serving some of the most traditional classical French cuisine you will find in Kuala Lumpur. From the ashes of La Vie En Rose, this restaurant is the rebirth of one of the more spectacular French cuisine with their traditional recipes and classics, as seen in their preparation of their elegant foie gras. Continue Reading

Bottega Mediterranea

Antipasti Platter | Bottega Medditerreana | Food For Thought

As you walk along the hilly road of Jalan Ceylon, you will come to notice a small shop on the corner, those that you typically find on the streets of Rome. The walls of this shop is filled with hand written chalk menus on the daily offerings, ranging from a variety of different cured meats, aged cheese, artisanal pasta, sauces and truffles from all around Italy. This little shop is known as Bottega Meditterranea, one of the high quality suppliers of some of the best cured meats in Kuala Lumpur. Continue Reading

Villa Samadhi

Lagoon Pool | Villa Samadhi | Food For Thought

Tucked within the recesses of Persiaran Madge is a hidden oasis within the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur is the perfect romantic getaway that is Villa Samadhi. Colloquially known as one of KL’s best kept secrets, this boutique hotel offers a one of a kind experience for those looking for a private sanctuary that is a walk away from the KL city centre and all it has to offer. But more importantly, Villa Samadhi caters to those that want that luxurious service with that much needed personal space in its natural setting. Continue Reading

Tamarind Springs

Prawn in Tamarind Sauce | Tamarind Springs | Food For Thought

Located on a secluded hill in Ampang in the greenery of the forest is a temple like surrounding, with a façade that is unmistakeably Thai sits Tamarind Springs Restaurant, an Indochinese restaurant in the middle of paradise. Not only is the surrounding marvellous for its serene setting, the intercultural Indochinese cuisine from Thai, Cambodian, Laos and Vietnamese cuisine gives it that South East Asian touch that is a breath of fresh air. Continue Reading