MO BAR at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

Mother of Dragons | MO BAR Singapore | Food For Thought

Located within the pristinely perfect hotel in Marina Square sits the recently opened MO BAR at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore. This beautiful bar is inspired by the Pacific Ocean as well as the many ports littered across Asia, with drinks and cocktails inspired by some of the best tropical destinations. The drink menu is carefully crafted to deliver an experience catered to the individual’s palate, from light flavours to bolder ones. Continue reading

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019: Gastronomy Controversy

World's 50 Best Restaurants Winners | World's 50 Best Restaurants 2019 | Food For Thought

The recent awards ceremony of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 puts the astronomy in gastronomy as stars of the fine dining scene celebrate the World’s brightest, however, it is not without its contentious moments. This list this year introduces a new award, the Best of the Best, in which winners from past years are inducted into the hall of fame and controversially removed entirely from competing in the 50 Best Restaurants list for now and forever more. Continue reading

Enfin by James Won

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Located within Menara Hap Seng sits contemporary French fine dining restaurant Enfin by James Won. The reputed Krug Ambassador, although French and Japanese trained, has further elevated his cuisine by going back to his Malaysian roots, taking some of the best local ingredients and interpreting them in a modern setting. The latest menu takes us on a gastronomic journey exploring the Malaysian terroir from East to West Malaysia. Continue reading

The Social Wine Shop

The Social Chardonnay Australia De Bortoli | The Social Wine Shop | Food For Thought

There are few things in the world that is better than a bottle of fine wine, and at The Social, they have taken that a step further, creating The Social Wine Shop. This extension to the popular brand stems to focus on bringing some of the best wines around to give you more than the regular selection of reds and whites. The Social Wine Shop has a healthy range of over 240 labels, from their affordable premium house wines to rare selections, and is making them available for wine pairings and for you to take home. Continue reading

The Wonderarium at Babe Japas Fun Dining

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If you’re in town and wanted to experience something of a unique experience, you should visit the little pop-up known as the Wonderarium, a cocktail pairing with Babe – Japas Fun Dining, one of the most well known molecular gastronomy restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. The partnering with Martell showcases some of the most interesting japas you will come across with its pairing of Martell VSOP aged in red barrels, with one thing in mind… umami and smoke. Continue reading

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019: An Analysis

Winners of Best Bars in Asia | Asia's 50 Best Bars 2019 | Food For Thought

A little, a little, a tipple. The recent Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019 has shaken up more than drinks with a new winner and some surprising changes in its rankings. The awards ceremony was held at the Capitol Theatre in Singapore for the second year, celebrating cocktails, concepts and creativity. With all the commotion that was happening, we analyse some of our findings to see what’s changed. Continue reading

Marini’s on 57 Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame does not need any introduction to what it is, and the past 10 years have been the cumulation of this epic ending of one of the best endeavours in film by the Marvel Cinematic Universe in our time. Marini’s on 57 has taken a step further by creating a series of cocktails to give these heroes the send-off they deserve. Continue reading

Marini’s on 57 Captain Marvel & International Women’s Day

Marvel Drinks | Marini's on 57 | Food For Thought

Marini’s on 57 is known as one of the most iconic rooftop bars in Kuala Lumpur. This rooftop bar is located on the 57th floor of tower 3 of the Petronas Twin Towers, and is arguably the best view of the Petronas Twin Towers you will come across in KL. For the month of March, Marini’s has crafted a number of cocktails celebrating strong women, in conjunction with the release of Captain Marvel and International Women’s Month. Continue reading

What Is In A Flavour?

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If you were to be asked how many flavours is there when it comes to cooking, well, the short answer is it depends on who you’re asking. Different cultures are accustomed to different flavour palates, so your answer may vary depending on whether the chef is classically trained in European cuisine, or if they were trained in Chinese cuisine. Continue reading