A Tale of Two Pineapple Pastries: Malaysian vs Taiwanese 

Taiwanese Pineapple Cake | A Tale Of Two Pineapple Pastries - Malaysian vs Taiwanese | Food For Thought

In these unprecedented times, the chances of celebrating the Chinese “Niu” Year at home is more likely, but that should not hinder us from grabbing hold of our favourite Chinese New Year cookies, especially the much-loved, cannot-be-missed Pineapple Tart. Today, we will explore the various types, from the Malaysian Pineapple Tarts we know all too well, to the Taiwanese Pineapple Cakes that have an equally deep history. Continue reading

12 Days Of Christmas: How To Indulge Over The Christmas Holidays

Christmas Dinner | 12 Days Of Christmas | Food For Thought

It’s close to the end of such a unique and perhaps somewhat turbulent year of 2020, and to paraphrase Shakespeare in the Twelfth Night exclaims, “If Christmas be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it!” In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, let us get festive by celebrating the close of this year with celebrations of Christmas that continue to shine in our own city of Kuala Lumpur. Since we cannot travel, here’s our list of 12 of the most interesting Christmas offerings around town. Continue reading

An Iberico Affair: Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft

Black Label 100% Jamon Iberico de Bellota | Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft | Food For Thought

Tucked away in the serene neighbourhood of Jalan Bangkung in Bangsar, Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft sits on the second floor of the mass of eateries simply known as the “Bangkung Row Restaurants” by the Maxim Image Group. Together with Cava, Lucky Bo, Opus and newly revamped sister restaurant BGR, each restaurant has its own unique style and cuisine, but none take the Spanish pork as seriously as Leonardo’s does. Continue reading

Dough You Know The Difference?: Famous Pastries From Malaysia

Egg Tart | Dough You Know The Difference Malaysian Pastries | Food For Thought

Previously we’ve looked at the different types of pastries from the west, but did you know that on our very Malaysian shores there’s a plethora of delectable pastries? From the humble Portuguese inspired Chinese egg tart to the roti canai, we take a look at some of our famous local pastries. Continue reading

Dough You Know The Difference?: The 5 Basic Types Of Pastry

Choux Pastry | Dough you know the difference | Food For Thought

There should be a word to describe the plain, genuine happiness of peeking through the beautiful cakes and flaky pastries over the transparent crystal showcases each time you’re at a bakery or café. Have you ever realised that these flaky, crispy, buttery and sinfully fragrant delights actually do not only belong to the kingdom of all that is sweet and powdery France? Continue reading