Expensive Alcohol At Reasonable Prices: Justin Lim of The Chamber

Justin Lim | The Chamber Starhill | Food For Thought

The Chamber, purveyors of fine spirits, is one of the latest unique offering at Starhill Bukit Bintang, luxurious chambers for you to taste spirits before you buy them, but also private rooms and a mobile bar. While many may think that a place like that would be severely out of reach, the wide range of offerings at The Chamber is really, very affordable. We speak to Justin Lim, one of the Co-Founders to find out more. Continue reading

Triptyk: A Melding Of Three Unique Experineces

Triptyk is the latest offering in the numerous bars and restaurants popping up around town, and with this project, it really is a three in one. The new offering in the chic neighbourhood of Kampung Attap sees legendary bartender Angel Ng heading the Triptyk Bar, with the restaurant Corridor being led by the people who brought to you Back Alley Pasta. We speak to Angel Ng of Triptyk, and  Alfred and Jay of Corridor Grill & Tapas to find out more. Continue reading

The Big Breakdown: Kita Food Festival 2022 Conversations & Ideas

Kita Food Festival 2022 | Food For Thought

With the recent conclusion of the Kita Food Festival, arguably one of the best events of the entire festival, included a stellar line-up of chefs and industry leaders from Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore and Bali shed some light on the various elements of the food and beverage industry, from discussing business stories and tactics to philosophy and hospitality. Here is our summary breakdown of all the talks by the speakers. Continue reading

A Tête-À-Tête With Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guide

Gala Dinner | Gwendal Poullennec | Michelin Guide Malaysia | Food For Thought

As the Michelin Guide Malaysia celebrates its inaugural year with 4 Michelin Stars awarded, we speak to Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guide to find out more about the future of Michelin in Malaysia and what exactly is the Michelin Selected and what the Green Star is. Continue reading

Michelin Guide Malaysia Awards Four Stars In Its Inaugural Year

One Stars | Michelin Guide Malaysia 2022 | Food For Thought

What exciting times for the culinary scene of Malaysia, with the completion of the first ever Michelin Guide featuring gastronomic cities Kuala Lumpur and Penang, with 4 Michelin Stars awarded, 32 Bib Gourmand and 61 Michelin Selected eateries, a total os 97 restaurants ranging from street food to fine dining establishments with 3 special awards. Here’s a breakdown and some thoughts. Continue reading

Mandy Goh of ATAS at The RuMa Hotel And Residences

Chef Mandy Goh | Mandy Goh | ATAS | Ruma Hotel | Food For Thought

Mandy Goh has just taken over the kitchen at ATAS at the RuMa Hotel and Residences, presenting her style of cuisine that is distinctively hers. The Penang-born chef has created two menus, a Contemporary menu and the local Cultural Heritage menu. We speak to her to find out more about her background and influences, including Rasmus Kofoed of Geranium. Continue reading

Authentic Spanish Finesse: Ignasi Prats of Bocado

Igansi Prat Feature | Bocado | Food For Thought

Bocado in Damansara Heights is easily one of the most authentic Spanish restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, which is currently headed by ex-El Celler de Can Roca and Barcelona-born Ignasi Prats. We speak to the chef to find out more about the cuisine served, and to get to know his approach and philosophy when it comes to his cuisine. Continue reading

Michelin Guide Debuts with Kuala Lumpur And Penang: 9 Key Takeaways

Michelin Guide Malaysia | Food For Thought

Michelin Guide has just announced its arrival on our shores with the thrilling news that its inaugural official guide for Kuala  Lumpur and Penang will be released in December 2022. This is an excellent development for the local culinary scene and will benefit both outstanding restauranteurs and discerning diners alike. Here are 9 key takeaways from the press conference last week. Continue reading