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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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Food Trends | Food Trends 2022 | Food For Thought

To Eat Or Not To Eat: Food Trends For 2022

Sustainability. Wagyu. Small Plates. If these are some buzzwords that you have repeatedly heard in 2021 then you are no stranger to food trends. As per our biannual forecast, we analyse what has been happening with global gastronomy and make some predictions on what is taking the food world by storm. From the elevation of middle eastern fine dining to the appearance of carte blanche menus, let’s see what’s on the plate. Continue reading →
Awabi | Tenmasa Sake Pairing | Food For Thought

Crispy & Elegant: Tenmasa Tempura & Sake Pairing

Tenmasa is known to be the only specialist fine dining tempura restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, and with their latest collaboration with Kamoshibito Kuheiji sake, we see the French-style elegant sake matching the refined tempura omakase telling a story of the turning of the seasons. Continue reading →
Kita Actually | Kita Food Festival | Food For Thought

KITA Food Festival: Malaysia’s Premier Food Festival

The upcoming Kita Food Festival sees the coming together of some of Malaysia’s culinary and bartending stars, each championing a certain diversity in cuisine and cocktail in Kuala Lumpur. The food festival sees the bringing together of a series of events, from fine dining dinners to the Big Sunday Barbecue; and masterclasses to at home experiences; all focusing on building the culinary community in Malaysia. We speak to Darren Teoh and some of the hosting chefs and bartenders to find out what to expect. Continue reading →
Gen X Reka Pairing | Gen Penang X Rekabar | Food For Thought

Gen X Reka:bar: A Progressive Malaysian Cocktail Pairing

A recent collaboration between Gen Penang and newly yet to be opened Reka:bar sees some of the best Malaysian flavours offered up as a pairing. Gen specialises in Malaysian quality produce while Reka focuses on culinary cocktails, making this pairing one of the more interesting ones this year. Continue reading →
Jade Pavilion ExperienceTraditional “Beijing” Duck Served with Condiments 北京片皮鴨 | Jade Pavilion | Food For Thought

Jade Pavilion: Refined Cantonese Cuisine 玉亭軒

With the lifting of the MCO in early March this year, Pavilion Hotel celebrates new beginnings with the opening of its pork-free Chinese restaurant that serves traditional and modern Cantonese cuisine, the Jade Pavilion. Lending inspiration from the legends of ancient Chinese palatial aristocracies, Jade Pavilion displays an architecture of intricate floral and wavy cloud motifs (云纹图)representative of an aura of auspiciousness and a generous flow of good fortune which gives diners a regal and opulent dining experience under the roofs of a grand pavilion. Continue reading →
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 →
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