Food For Thought believes in a professional and technical approach to dining, but we believe in the necessity of the human aspect. This is why we have a section called our Dining Diaries, where our writers give a personal account of a dining experience.
“There is a difference between dining and eating. Dining is an art. When you eat to get most out of your meal, to please the palate, just as well as to satiate the appetite, that,my friend, is dining.”
When Darren Chin invites you to come over for lunch, you never say no. It so happen that we wanted to have a catch up as he had some stock to use up, which I happily obliged. As you would have it, it turned out the be one of the best ways to spend a quarantine with Darren Chin. Continue reading →
It was around 10 am that I received a phone call when the speaker at the other end said, “Hi Mr. Nicholas, it’s Iman from Soleil. Chef Evert would like to invite you to a chef’s table where we will be hosting 15 chefs. It will be a dinner focusing on beef.” I did not know which chefs were going to be in attendance but I knew it would be a fascinating dinner nonetheless, and I have to say, the dinner definitely did not disappoint. Continue reading →
It started out over a text from me asking for some thoughts on what would be on trend in 2020. Instead of a lengthy answer, I got a simple reply from Darren saying, “Let’s have a simple makan and chit chat.” And if you are familiar with the dining scene in Kuala Lumpur, you would never pass up an opportunity as such. In all honestly, I thought we were going to have a simple casual lunch with an expectation of fried noodles or something simpler, and obviously that was never going to be the case. Continue reading →