Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 Best Female Chef: Cho Hee Sook of Hansikgonggan

Chef Cho Hee Sook | Hansikgonggan | Food Dor Thought

Korean chef Che Hee Sook has recently been named Best Female Chef at the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020, which specialises in Korean traditional cuisine. Her restaurant Hansikgonggan is known for elevating very traditional dishes in a spectacular display without losing touch with its roots. In conjunction with International Women’s Day, we hear what she has to say about winning this spectacular honour as well as her advice for young female chefs entering the culinary industry. Continue reading

Save The Date: Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 & Singapore Cocktail Festival 2020

Singapore Cocktail Festival | Festival Village 2 | Save The Date | Food For Thought

The Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 returns to Singapore in conjunction with the Singapore Cocktail Festival 2020. The event will see the combination of a week long celebration with guest bartenders from all over the Asia as well as pop-ups of some of Singapore’s best bars. Due to the recent DROSCON Orange advisory, the events will go on in May and October, so save the date and book your early bird tickets for the Singapore Cocktail Festival 2020. Continue reading

Suzie Wong

Musical | Suzie Wong | Food For Thought

Located behind the wall of a little wonton shop, Suzie Wong is known for its decadent nightlife and exciting cabaret shows. The much bigger than it looks hole in the wall is actually home to one of Kuala Lumpur’s best kept secrets, which opens up into two large areas, the medieval influenced Robert Lounge, and the cabaret and performance hall named the Suzie Room. Although they carry a decent cocktail programme and dinner menu, the star of Suzie Wong is really its performances. Continue reading

The Sagacity of Richard Seale of Foursquare Rum Distillery

Richard Seale | Richard Seale of Foursquare | Food For Thought

When it comes to rum, there are few distilleries that equal the complexity of the Barbadian Foursquare Rum Distillery. Other than being world renown for producing some of the highest quality rum in the world, they proved this by winning best rum producer at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019. One of their latest offering is the Foursquare Sagacity, and who better than the rum royalty himself Richard Seale to educated us on the wisdom and philosophy of the Foursquare Rum Distillery. Continue reading

Entier

Monaka | Entier | Food For Thought

Located on the 41st floor of the Alila Hotel in Bangsar sits the modern French fine dining restaurant Entier French Dining. The eatery takes its name from old French which mean “entire”, giving you a hint of their nose to tail dining concept. The restaurant doesn’t only focus on ensuring that all parts of the animal is used, but is also knows for its very beautiful plates. From their signature Monaka to their beautiful Organic Garden, you can see why its time to give this place a visit. Continue reading

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 Icon Award: Yoshihiro Murata of Kikunoi

Chef Yoshihiro Murata Preview | Yoshihiro Murata of Kikunoi | Food For Thought

Yoshihiro Murata of Kikunoi in Kyoto has been awarded the American Express Icon Award for the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020, an award voted on by one’s peers. Known not only for his championing of traditional Japanese cuisine, but also originating the Japanese Culinary Academy, we sit down with the esteemed chef to know a bit more about his journey. Continue reading

Best Bars in Kuala Lumpur 2019

Best Bars in KL | Best Bars in Kuala Lumpur 2019 | Best Bars in KL 2019 | Food For Thought

In recent years Kuala Lumpur has started to become more and more well known for its cocktail scene. With cocktail bars constantly popping up around the city, one thing is clear, that it is no longer difficult to find a good drink. Whether you’re looking for a mezcal negroni or the Malaysian native junglebird, there is always something for everyone. From Chinatown to the outskirts of Taman Tun, the creativity of these bars continue to astound. Continue reading

To Eat Or Not To Eat: Food Trends for 2020

Grazing Board | | Food Trends 2020 | Food For Thought

Grazing tables. Bone broth. If these buzzwords sound familiar to you then you might have been following food trends that were popular in 2019. Every other year we make predictions on what will be on trend, from fine dining to fine casual. From the rise of the flexitarian diet to the rising interest in seacuterie, we’ll take a gander on what will be in, what we think will be in in 2 years, what we want to see and opinions from industry veterans. Continue reading

Best Bars in Singapore 2019

Best Bars in Singapore 2019 | Food For Thought

Singapore is world renown for having some of the best bars in the world. With some of the most talented bartenders gracing the city, Singapore bars offer a plethora of experiences, from luxurious hotel bars to unique concepts of experimental concoctions. With a continuous effort to elevate their bar scene, and so many making the top 10 at the Asia’s 50 Best Bars, we take a look at some of our favourites. Continue reading

A Casual Lunch with Darren Chin

Cacio E Pepe | A Casual Lunch with Darren Chin | Food For Thought

It started out over a text from me asking for some thoughts on what would be on trend in 2020. Instead of a lengthy answer, I got a simple reply from Darren saying, “Let’s have a simple makan and chit chat.” And if you are familiar with the dining scene in Kuala Lumpur, you would never pass up an opportunity as such. In all honestly, I thought we were going to have a simple casual lunch with an expectation of fried noodles or something simpler, and obviously that was never going to be the case. Continue reading