JungleBird: The Bird Is The Word

Nyonya Business | JungleBird | Food For Thought

If you live in Kuala Lumpur and have never heard of JungleBird, then you really need to visit. The eponymous rum bar is named after Malaysia’s only national cocktail, a rum and Campari concoction originally concocted at the original Aviary Bar at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur in 1973. By consistently placing at the Asia’s 50 Best Bars, you can see why they’re known for not only for their collection of some of the most outstanding rums, but having a home away from home hospitality, as well as a newfound delivery service to match. Continue reading

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020: Asia Coming Together Through Virtual Telecast

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2020 | Food For Thought

The highly anticipated Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 was initially meant to be celebrated in Saga, Japan, with the city preparing to welcome some of the biggest culinary names in Asia. However, due to the unfortunate circumstance of the Covid-19, the small ceremony was held in Tokyo with the main event streamed as a live broadcast over The World’s 50 Best Facebook on the 24th of March. As the indomitable human spirit keeps fighting on, we take a look at the restaurants that made the biggest impact in 2019. Continue reading

Classing It Up at Three X Co

Eastern Poem | Three X Co | Food For Thought

Located within Bangsar Shopping Centre sits Three X Co, one of the best speakeasies in Kuala Lumpur. The prohibition-styled bar is serves twists on classics with an eastern touch, with many of their signature drinks looking quite familiar if you’ve grown up in Malaysia. From their delicious Penang nutmeg juice influenced Balik Pulau to their ginseng herbal tea inspired Eastern Poem, there is something for everyone, and that’s not even considering their amazing classics. But the latest conditions have caused businesses to change, and that’s where home deliveries come to save the day. Continue reading

Bringing The Party To You: JOLOKO

JOLOKO Cuisine | JOLOKO | Food For Thought

The current climate has caused businesses to change, with many finding new ways to not only keep their businesses running, but also ensuring that their patrons get to take a part of their experience home with that, and that is exactly what Afro-Caribbean JOLOKO has done. From their taste amalgamation of fusion Afro-Caribbean cuisine, to their impeccable mezcal and organic wine selection, you have to order to know what the full experience is really like. Continue reading

Chef’s Table: Soleil x Goulburn Valley Beef

Chefs | Soleil's Chef's Table | Soleil

It was around 10 am that I received a phone call when the speaker at the other end said, “Hi Mr. Nicholas, it’s Iman from Soleil. Chef Evert would like to invite you to a chef’s table where we will be hosting 15 chefs. It will be a dinner focusing on beef.” I did not know which chefs were going to be in attendance but I knew it would be a fascinating dinner nonetheless, and I have to say, the dinner definitely did not disappoint. Continue reading

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