The Social: We’re Endangered Too

Management | The Social We're Endangered Too | Food For Thought

The Social Group has recently taken a new initiative to bring awareness to help conservation, in which their latest campaign coincides with 3 the crafting of non-alcoholic cocktails, aptly named Save Our Trees, Save Our Bees and Save Our Seas, all with the theme of bringing awareness to how climate change has affected the planet and how we can do our part to reduce waste. Continue reading

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2019: Diversity & Representation

The inaugural World’s 50 Best Bars 2019 was recently held at the Roundhouse in London, and as with any event of that size and magnitude, it brought into light some interesting topics for discussion. One very interesting highlight with the awards this year was how bars across Asia are being more represented, in addition to a big debate of female participation in the bar industry, with steps taken to ensure progress. Continue reading

Neon Pigeon, Singapore

Food | Neon Pigeon | Food For Thought

Situated at the end of the hustle and bustle that is Keong Saik Road in Singapore is Neon Pigeon, a modern izakaya style eatery that makes interesting interpretations of modern Japanese cuisine. However, don’t take this place lightly as they have a cocktail programme that packs as powerful a punch as its food. From their iconic Tokyo Hummus made from edamame to their Teared Negroni using rosemary infused sake umeshu, you can see why the light of this pigeon shines bright. Continue reading

Smoke & Mirrors, Singapore

Dali's Self Portrait | Smoke & Mirrors | Food For Thought

Located on the first floor of the National Gallery Singapore sits one of the best rooftop bars in Singapore overlooking the bay with a stunning view… Smoke & Mirrors. This cocktail bar serves a number of exquisite cocktails which are carefully curated as though exhibits from a museum itself. The drinks served here are where style meets substance, such as the Picasso’s Pencil, a cocktail made from distilled pencil wood. Continue reading

Tyffyn & Drynk: Luxury Lunchboxes

One of the biggest challenges about packing a lunch is that the food doesn’t keep hot long enough, and the biggest challenge with having a drink on the go is that it doesn’t keep cold long enough… enter Tyffyn and Drynk. These luxury lunchboxes are state of the art containers brought to you by Vaya Life, a company founded by ex-Apple director Vashist Vasanthakumar. They are designed to give you the best experience in stylish and sleek designs while keeping your food and drink at the temperature you want. Continue reading

Malaysian Memories: Cocktails inspired by our childhood

Malaysian Memories | Food For Thought

Malaysia celebrates their Independence Day from the British on the 31st of August, and this year we take a look at some of the tastiest cocktails around Kuala Lumpur celebrating the Malaysian memory. Most of the cocktails on this list are here because of its impact it has on our memory as Malaysians, but this list is honestly not exhaustive as there are so many good ones we could not list them all. Continue reading

DC Restaurant x Jeff’s Cellar x Être Patisserie

Gold Amur Caviar from Tanjung Malim, Crab Ice Cream, Young Local Bamboo Shoots | DC Restaurant x Jeff's Cellar x Être | Food For Thought

Darren Chin of DC Restaurant need no further introduction when it comes to the fine dining scene in Malaysia, and his latest collaboration sees six hands working together with Chef Lee Choon Boon of Jeff’s Cellar and Chef Ann Lee of Être Patisserie at the Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat. This collaboration features a black box of local ingredients showcasing what modern Malaysian cuisine really is. From the local caviar served on crab ice cream to the local rabbit consommé, the cerebral approach to the dishes really make you think. Continue reading

Daniel Hackenberg of The Social Group

Daniel Hackenberg | The Social Group | Food For Thought

Many who are from Kuala Lumpur would be quite familiar with The Social, an iconic chain of restaurant bars. With so many brands under the group, we sit down with Daniel Hackenberg, General Manager of The Social Group to educate us about the different restaurants they run such as The Social, Ekkamai, El Mesón, Lisette and the newly founded The Social Wine Shop, which is said to be where you can purchase premium wines at supermarket prices. Continue reading

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