Culinary Culture

Culinary Culture Title Card | Food For Thought

At Food For Thought, cuisine and culinary arts are what we hold dear most, and here we list some of our favourite bites of food culture. Find out what the latest Food Trends and everything you would like to learn about how cuisine is really an art form. We also discuss Nutrition on what are the best options for people with special dietary requirements.


“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
― Virginia Woolf


Chef's Playbook | Discover Hong Kong Michelin Stars | Food For Thought

Chef’s Playbook: A Journey Through Hong Kong’s Culinary Stars

Hong Kong is world renowned not only as an international travel destination, but also home to some of the best Michelin starred restaurants in the world. Not only will you that level of quality and luxury at some terrific fine dining restaurants, but it’s also in the simple dishes prepared by dai pai dongs and char chan teng. This is where the Chef's Playbook comes in, delving into the relationship between these Michelin star chefs and their love affair with Hong Kong. Continue reading →
Tiffin Gift Pack - Feast Pack | Food For Thought

Tiffin Gift Packs: The Perfect Gift For Father’s Day Can Be Yours

As Father’s Day looks around the corner we have decided to do a giveaway celebrating fathers, stepfathers and godfathers in all forms who have taken the time to raise us. In collaboration with Tiffin, we are giving away 3 exclusive gift packs to 3 lucky winners. Each box comes with different items from some of Kuala Lumpur’s best restaurants and eateries, packed with products that would make your dad smile. Continue reading →
Danny Yip | The Chairman | | Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2021 | Food For Thought

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021: A Year On Year Comparative Analysis

The inaugural Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2021 was recently celebrated through a live telecast, with The Chairman in Hong Kong winning Best Restaurant in Asia, making it the first Cantonese cuisine restaurant to take the top spot. We take a look at a comparative year from 2020 to 2021 to see what trends we can take from this interesting data. Continue reading →
Fresh Ingredients 4 - TAF Meals | TAF Meals | Food For Thought

Not So TAF Meals: Curated By Chefs, Advised By Dietitians

With the onset of the Covid-19, many people across the globe have resorted to working from home, and this is where TAF Meals come in. The subscription-based meal plan provides 5 meals a day, which ensures that the right amount… Continue reading →
Loh Mai Kai | Artisan Homemade Bread | Essence of Asia | Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2021 | Food For Thought

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021: Essence Of Asia

For the first time the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant is releasing an unranked list called the Essence Of Asia, bringing to you some of the best local flavours across Asia. Our very own Malaysia has four restaurants on the list, including eateries our of Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Kota Kinabalu. Continue reading →
Rice by Wayang Kitchen x Omnibus Theatre | Food For Thought

Rice! By Wayang Kitchen: An Immersive Dining Experience

Rice! is an immersive dining experience, a collaboration between Wayang Kitchen in Kuala Lumpur and Omnibus Theatre in London, telling the story of Connie Cheng, a Malaysian who contemplates her life decisions with the trials and tribulations of settling in the UK, reflected with how food has shaped her intercultural experience. The interactive show comes with the option of just the performance or the Concubine Experience. Continue reading →
Beta Foie Gras Claypot Rice | The Year Of The Metal Ox - 12 Luxurious Offerings To Celebrate The Lunar New Year | Food For Thought

The Year Of The Metal Ox: 10 Luxurious Offerings To Celebrate The Lunar New Year

As we welcome the year of the Ox there have been a plethora of different dishes and desserts to help you celebrate this auspicious occasion. We have picked a variety of luxurious offerings that are not your run-of-the-mill selection, from foie gras claypot rice to the tastiest XO sauce we have come across. Here’s 10 of our favourites pick’s so read on to find out why we like them. Continue reading →
Taiwanese Pineapple Cake | A Tale Of Two Pineapple Pastries - Malaysian vs Taiwanese | Food For Thought

A Tale of Two Pineapple Pastries: Malaysian vs Taiwanese 

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 →
Fat Fish | Yee Sang 2021 | Food For Thought

The Very Malaysian Origin Of The Yee Sang

Chinese New Year is celebrated by the sinosphere across the world, and while it has its roots in Chinese culture, the prosperity toss or yee sang is something that is uniquely Malaysian. Today, we will explore a bit about this dish, auspicious phrases to say during the prosperity toss, and 9 of our favourite yee sang we’ve come across in Kuala Lumpur. Continue reading →
Jay Fai | Icon Award Jay Fay | Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2021 | Food For Thought

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 Icon Award: Supinya ‘Jay Fai’ Junsuta

For those living out in South East Asia, there is not more popular street food vendor than the humble yet enigmatic Queen of Street Food, Jay Fai of Raan Jay Fai in Bangkok. The 76 year old celebrity has served many with her iconic Thai crab omelette which has been the only street food in Bangkok to be awarded a Michelin star. Continue reading →
Christmas Dinner | 12 Days Of Christmas | Food For Thought

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

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 →
Egg Stand | Hong Kong Wine & Dine 2020 | Food For Thought

Taste Of Hong Kong: Old Town Central Food Tour

With the world starting to move into a new normal, the Hong Kong Tourism Board had recently hosted the Taste Of Hong Kong, a virtual tour of the old town in Central, Hong Kong, presenting a media live our to bring the experience virtually to media across Asia. The journey involved a live session via Zoom, visiting some iconic locations and vendors. Continue reading →
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