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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.”
— Steve Maraboli


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

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 →
Taste Of Hong Kong: Old Town Central Food Tour

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 →
Modern Italian Fare At The Mandarin Grill

Modern Italian Fare At The Mandarin Grill

For the uninitiated, the Mandarin Grill at the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur has recently re-opened its doors after a facelift, with the Italian grill focusing on refined Italian cuisine with a modern touch. The dishes are a mix of elevated traditional Italian to Asian touches, from the luxurious sea urchin Cacio E Pepe to their umami spiced Beef Rendang cappelletti. Continue reading →
Meatology: Your Flaming Meat Hub

Meatology: Your Flaming Meat Hub

Tucked within the streets of TTDI sit Meatology, a meat forward restaurant by Award-winning chef Yenni Law. The eatery focuses on all kinds of protein, from their notoriously delicious char siew yuk, a best of both worlds’ pork dish to their Award-Winning Duck Breast. Best of all, is the live flambé of your steaks at your table. Continue reading →
Japas: Japanese Izakaya Meet Spanish Tapas

Japas: Japanese Izakaya Meet Spanish Tapas

For those acquainted with the cuisine of progressive Japanese restaurant Babe by Jeff Ramsey, the latest offering by the renowned chef will be delighted with his stripped down and more casually titled Japas, a fun amalgamation of traditional izakaya and Spanish tapas. The menu itself is catered towards sharing plates in a fun and exciting manner, with a selection of sake and wines to match. Continue reading →
Hong Kong Wine And Dine Festival 2020: 10 Masterclasses You Must Attend

Hong Kong Wine And Dine Festival 2020: 10 Masterclasses You Must Attend

As the inaugural celebration of the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival celebrates “Online + Offline”, we see some of the best of the island city has to offer bring a gastronomic experience to us at home, with as many as 34 masterclasses going on for 5 weekends from 21st November to 15th December. Here are some of our favourite picks, from wining to dining, and everything in between. Continue reading →
Drink With The Stars: Dom Pérignon Pairing at DC Restaurant

Drink With The Stars: Dom Pérignon Pairing at DC Restaurant

When it comes to fine dining restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, DC Restaurant by Darren Chin is known for its outstanding quality in everything they do, from their cuisine to their wine selection. With that being said, DC Restaurant latest offering comes in the form of the Drink with the Stars Dom Pérignon pairing, which not only sees the beauty of the luminous Dom Perignon served with a selection of refined dishes, but also some beautiful wines paired. Continue reading →
Modern Malaysiana at Chocha Foodstore

Modern Malaysiana at Chocha Foodstore

Tucked along Petaling Street sits a blink and you’ll miss it eatery simply known as Chocha Foodstore. The hole in the wall restaurant serves modern Malaysian cuisine, with a focus on local and quality ingredients. From their smoked mackerel pate to their goat char siew, the flavours are both foreign and familiar, served in styles that speak of true modern Malaysian. Continue reading →
Raising The Steaks: A Chef’s Table at Flock

Raising The Steaks: A Chef’s Table at Flock

When it comes to beef, it takes a discerning palate to be able to differentiate quality and cuts. From comparing Angus to wagyu, to tenderloin to striploin, there are few better ways to do it than by dining at a Chef’s Table, with a brigade of chefs. The "Raising The Steaks" was hosted at Flock at W Kuala Lumpur, and once again, the experience and conversations did not disappoint. Continue reading →
An Iberico Affair: Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft

An Iberico Affair: Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft

Tucked away in the serene neighbourhood of Jalan Bangkung in Bangsar, Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft sits on the second floor of the mass of eateries simply known as the “Bangkung Row Restaurants” by the Maxim Image Group. Together with Cava, Lucky Bo, Opus and newly revamped sister restaurant BGR, each restaurant has its own unique style and cuisine, but none take the Spanish pork as seriously as Leonardo’s does. Continue reading →
Braci’s Stracciatella

Braci’s Stracciatella

To those who are familiar with the fine dining scene in Singapore, the name Braci does not come as any surprise. The modern Italian fine dining restaurant not only has a Michelin star, but has kept it for 3 years consecutively running. With the many delectable dishes that are must tries, chef Mirko Febbrile have generously shared with us the recipe for their Stracciatella, giving us a glimpse on how to make this signature Italian classic at home. Continue reading →
The Show Must Go On: Flavour Bombs at Curate

The Show Must Go On: Flavour Bombs at Curate

Curate at the Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur recently launched their new menu celebrated with theatrics including a fashion show paraded by the chefs themselves, presenting dishes that speak to their heritage, from Chef Junious’ Fried Chicken & Waffles to Chef Matt’s 8 Hour Short Rib Rendang. Continue reading →
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