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


Dough You Know The Difference?: Famous Pastries From Malaysia

Dough You Know The Difference?: Famous Pastries From Malaysia

Previously we’ve looked at the different types of pastries from the west, but did you know that on our very Malaysian shores there’s a plethora of delectable pastries? From the humble Portuguese inspired Chinese egg tart to the roti canai, we take a look at some of our famous local pastries. Continue reading →
Dough You Know The Difference?: The 5 Basic Types Of Pastry

Dough You Know The Difference?: The 5 Basic Types Of Pastry

There should be a word to describe the plain, genuine happiness of peeking through the beautiful cakes and flaky pastries over the transparent crystal showcases each time you’re at a bakery or café. Have you ever realised that these flaky, crispy, buttery and sinfully fragrant delights actually do not only belong to the kingdom of all that is sweet and powdery France? Continue reading →
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020: Asia Coming Together Through Virtual Telecast

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

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 →
To Eat Or Not To Eat: Food Trends for 2020

To Eat Or Not To Eat: Food Trends for 2020

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 →
How Mouthfeel Affects Our Perception Of Taste

How Mouthfeel Affects Our Perception Of Taste

Mouthfeel is key ingredient to the success of many chefs, with those knowing how to play with them creating some of the best food you will have ever eaten. Today, this is made more interesting by molecular gastronomy with a scientific approach. From the crisp of a chicken skin to the warmth of a lobster bisque, you can see how the crunch of a dish or the heat of a soup can make a huge difference. Continue reading →
7 Interesting Facts About Wolfgang Puck

7 Interesting Facts About Wolfgang Puck

We recently sat down with Wolfgang Puck to know more about his philosophy and cuisine culture, but there were a few interesting anecdotes that we learned about his life growing up. From the stories of the kaiserschmarrn to his interactions with Roger Federer, here are 7 interesting facts you probably didn’t know about the Austrian-American chef. Continue reading →
Epicurean Market 2019

Epicurean Market 2019

Marina Bay Sands sees the return of the grand Epicurean Market 2019 from the 13 to 15th December with a lineup of gourmet food and wine featuring pop-ups and masterclasses from celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck, Tetsuya Wakuda and many more, setting the stage for a gastronomical holiday season. Continue reading →
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019: Gastronomy Controversy

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019: Gastronomy Controversy

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 →
What Is In A Flavour?

What Is In A Flavour?

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 →
Glycaemic Index: What You Need To Know

Glycaemic Index: What You Need To Know

Many people today have health issues due to our modern-day diet, and this is because of the types of food we eat. Our diets today consist of many types of food, with carbohydrates being one of the highest consumed. This is why it is important to know how to choose our carbohydrates and learning that we can significantly better our health by making the right choices, without compromising on quality. In Asia, noodles are almost as much a staple as rice is, but did you know that you can actually find noodles which has a low glycaemic index which can curb the onset development of diabetes type 2? This is where Holista Foods comes in. Continue reading →
Gourmet Couture Mid-Autumn Series at Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Gourmet Couture Mid-Autumn Series at Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Boasting a pastiche of colors and a touch of opulence, make this year’s mooncake gifting a luxurious affair. Brought to you by Hilton Kuala Lumpur; the ultimate lifestyle hotel and inspired by Malaysia’s leading international fashion designer, Khoon Hooi - gift an exclusive and elegant mooncake gift box in a sleek satchel shape for your loved ones. Enveloped in brocade fabric used in Khoon Hooi’s Fall collection, choose between the limited-edition Midnight Bloom or the collector’s edition Blossom series box. Continue reading →
To Eat Or Not To Eat: Food Trends For 2018

To Eat Or Not To Eat: Food Trends For 2018

Salted egg yolk fish skin. Lobster laksa. Indian fine dining. These are some of the buzzwords you may or may not have heard of if you have been paying attention to the culinary industry of Asia. Year in year out we find chefs inspire and be inspired by new and interesting selections. With the world moving towards a higher demand for farm-to-table, as well as a need for healthier options, we see the world of cuisine moving towards a more sustainable, yet tasty, future. Here, we will make our predictions on what we think we will see, what we want to see and what we want to see gone. We also speak to industry specialists to get in on their insights. Continue reading →
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