Conversations Over Coffee

Conversations Over Coffee | Title Card | Food For Thought

At Food For Thought our main purpose is to create Dining, Travel and Thought experiences for our readers. We call this section Conversations over Coffee. Here, we seek to find out what is on trend, fashionable and things that are not currently relevant, but will become relevant. We do the research so you don’t have to. We pick the brains of the people who are industry and thought leaders, from chefs to restaurant critics; from hoteliers to holiday makers; from bookworms to bloggers, we believe to only take the opinions of those who are in the know. Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to enter into conversation with us.


““When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” 

— Ernest Hemingway


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Gotta Taste ‘Em All: Poke Bowls in Kuala Lumpur

One of the latest cuisines that has achieved international attention is the very delicate and light poké. This raw fish dish is normally served on its own, but is more commonly seen in its modern interpretation form, the poké bowl. This very light and healthy dish has its origins within Hawaiian cuisine, with culinary influences from the significant Japanese and Asian diaspora of Hawaii. We speak to some of the arguably best poké bowl eateries to learn more about poké culture in Kuala Lumpur. Continue Reading

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Yoong Yuin Hun | Simply Green Salad | Food For Thought

Yoong Yuin Hun of Simply Green Salad

As the future of sustainable and healthy eating dawns on us, people are looking to eat quality produce without the compromise of flavour. Mastering the transformation of simple salads to something more upscale, Chef Yoong Yuin Hun seeks to deliver something a a little more palatable with a refined touch. We speak to Chef Yoong about her journey that landed her in the salad bar known simply as Simply Green Salad. Continue Reading

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The Evolution of Cocktail Culture in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur has seen a burgeoning cocktail culture in recent years with more and more concept bars sprouting throughout the city. From speakeasies to rooftop bars, Kuala Lumpur is quickly becoming one of the favourite places for bartenders and mixologists to come and hone their craft. Because of the unique climate for tropical fruits and herbs which is indigenous, it is only a matter of time these ingredients are exploited. We speak to mixologists from some of Kuala Lumpur’s most famous bars to find out what they think. Continue Reading

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To Eat Or Not To Eat: Food Trends For 2016

Salted egg yolk croissants. Cold cappellini. Do these dishes sound familiar? Well if you have been living in Asia then you definitely have been quite the connoisseur for what food was on trend for 2015. Year in year out we see chefs of repute try and test out new dishes with interesting combinations. But we’re in 2016 and since its only February, we want to make a few predictions that we will see, want to see and want to retire. We also speak to some experts in their fields to get their two cents. Continue Reading

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Eric Heijkoop of Macalister Mansion

From traditional French to Asian flavours, the term Modern Global Cuisine is lost to many without knowing the variation of this cooking style. With a wealth of knowledge from working in various parts of the world, Eric Heijkoop, Executive Chef at Macalister Mansion sure knows his way around the heat of the kitchen. We get to know a little bit more about the Dutch-born, Spain-raised, and French-trained chef who is creating new and exciting things on the wonderful island of Penang. Continue Reading

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