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Food For Thought was built on the idea of bringing expertise and food knowledge to the greater public, and this is generally achieved through our Restaurant Reviews, detailing our food experience at featured restaurants, our Food Guides, a compilation of the best street food briefing its history and recommendations, and Bar Reviews, with an informative selection on what and where to drink.


“How would your life be different if…You were conscious about the food you ate, the people you surround yourself with, and the media you watch, listen to, or read? Let today be the day…You pay attention to what you feed your mind, your body, and your life. Create a nourishing environment conducive to your growth and well-being today.”
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TAMU Dining | ATAS Speakeasy x TAMU Dining | Food For Thought

Four Hands Cocktail & Dinner Pairing: ATAS Speakeasy x TAMU Dining

ATAS Speakeasy is one of the more renown cocktail bars in Ipoh, decked out in a 1920’s style and ambiance. The cocktail bar has teamed up with TAMU Dining, a four hands cocktail and dinner pairing experience within ATAS Speakeasy itself. The menu changes with each iteration, with the previous one being French, and its latest form, Japanese. Continue reading →
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 →
Maria Signature | Maria's Steak Café Cocktails | Food For Thought

Sizzling Steaks and Creative Cocktails At Maria’s SteakCafe

Maria’s SteakCafe is one of the most trusted no fuss nor frills steakhouses for affordable and high-quality steaks, and now, they have released a special cut only available at all outlets. In addition to that, the steakhouse also boasts a new cocktail menu, created by the legendary Amanda Wan. We tasted everything on the menu to help you choose which cocktail will tickle your fancy. Continue reading →
Mooncakes 2021 | Food For Thought

The History of Mooncakes and the Mid-Autumn Festival

As the Mid-Autumn Festival looms over us, we take the time to find out about those little delectable morsels known as mooncakes, from its mythical origin of Chang Er to its historical context within the Ming Revolution, we also take a look at some of the offerings this season. Continue reading →
IchiZen | Tokyo Street | Food For Thought

A Taste Of Japan: Tokyo Street at Pavilion

Have you been missing piping hot Japanese food? Japanese cuisine is easily one of those that is very tricky to replicate at home, and although there are many places that do decent delivery, nothing beats dining in with dishes presented a la minute. Here we pick 5 of our favourite restaurants at Tokyo Street, Pavilion KL that will spoil you with choices. Continue reading →
Diver Scallop Tempura Landscape | Franco-Chinois Menu | DC Restaurant

A Franco-Chinois Fine Dining Approach at DC Restaurant

It is always a treat when you receive an invite from Darren Chin, patron chef of DC Restaurant. As a chef whose career I have been following for the past few years, each menu is an iteration of something that is always ever changing and adapting, while staying true to his technique driven approach. From Japanese ingredients to classical French approach, it is well known that DC produces cuisine that is fine at every juncture. His latest take however, touches on his heritage, with interpretations of Franco-Chinois, simple yet elegant. 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 →

Mischa Chong of Mr. Chew’s Chino Latino

Mr. Chew’s Chino Latino is no new entry to the Kuala Lumpur dining scene, with its inventive and fun cuisine playing on flavours that we know with a modern twist. The kitchen is now headed feisty and fun Francophile Mischa Chong, a chef who speaks her mind and let flavour do the talking. We sit down with her to find out what makes her tick and how that applies to her cuisine. Continue reading →
Cacao Explosion | Long Bar at ATAS | Food For Thought

The Long Bar at ATAS Modern Malaysian Eatery

ATAS Modern Malaysian Eatery is one of those restaurants that have been making its mark on the Malaysian dining scene, presenting as a fine casual in one of the most beautiful hotels in Kuala Lumpur, the RuMa Hotel & Residences. The kitchen is led by Canadian born chef Tyson Gee and while most are familiar with their weekend brunch, seating only 6 and only twice a month, the Dinner at the Long Bar is something quite exclusive and uniquely different. Continue reading →
Scottish Diver Scallop | DC Restaurant x Kamoshibito Kuheiji | Food For Thought

Service Par Excellence: DC Restaurant x Kamoshibito Kuheiji Sake Pairing

There are few restaurants in Kuala Lumpur that is as pristine when it comes to cuisine Classique, the traditional course-by-course dining experience first created by Georges Auguste Escoffier. At DC Restaurant, chef Darren Chin has taken this to the next level, crafting a menu that not only epitomise luxury but refined techniques and cuisine with this Kuheiji sake pairing. Continue reading →
Escargot | Skillet at 163 x Perrier Jouét | Food For Thought

Skillet: Welcoming Spring And Summer With Perrier-Jouët

As Eurocentric Skillet at 163 celebrates their new spring and summer menu, the restaurant has created a special menu with dishes that can only be described as art meet flavour. The eatery has teamed with non-other than Perrier-Jouët, known for its floral motives and exquisite champagne, especially the blazon rosé. Continue reading →
Meat & Sea

Meat & Sea: Authentic Homestyle Thai Cuisine

At a simple glance, one might get slightly confused with this little eatery that is simply known as Meat & Sea. The restaurant that takes its name from the wordplay on the surf and turf, but actually focuses on traditional homestyle Thai cooking, the kind that you would find in actual Thai homes. Continue reading →
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