Asia’ 50 Best Restaurants 2021 Best Female Chef: DeAille Tam of Obscura

Asia's Best Female Chef - DeAille Tam (Hi-res) | Asia's Best Restaurant 2021 Best Female Chef DeAille Tam of Obscura | Food For Thought

In conjunction with International Women’s Day, we are celebrating DeAille Tam of Obscura, Shanghai who recently won the Best Female Chef at the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant 2021 and is regarded highly for her successful artistry and approach in pushing gastronomic boundaries by elevating traditional Chinese cuisine. We speak to her to find out what Obscura is all about. Continue reading

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 Icon Award: Supinya ‘Jay Fai’ Junsuta

Jay Fai | Icon Award Jay Fay | Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2021 | Food For Thought

For those living out in South East Asia, there is not more popular street food vendor than the humble yet enigmatic Queen of Street Food, Jay Fai of Raan Jay Fai in Bangkok. The 76 year old celebrity has served many with her iconic Thai crab omelette which has been the only street food in Bangkok to be awarded a Michelin star. Continue reading

Sean MacDonald of Est Restaurant

Chef Sean McDonald Profile | Sean MacDonald | Est Restaurant | Food For Thought

If you have never heard of Chef Sean MacDonald, it is probably because you haven’t come across his beautiful plates on with the honour of being recently selected as one of the 16 Rising Talents for North America by The Art of Plating. His Toronto-based ēst Restaurant serves modern Canadian cuisine, and seeks to take you on a journey across the Canadian country. Continue reading

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 Best Female Chef: Cho Hee Sook of Hansikgonggan

Chef Cho Hee Sook | Hansikgonggan | Food Dor Thought

Korean chef Che Hee Sook has recently been named Best Female Chef at the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020, which specialises in Korean traditional cuisine. Her restaurant Hansikgonggan is known for elevating very traditional dishes in a spectacular display without losing touch with its roots. In conjunction with International Women’s Day, we hear what she has to say about winning this spectacular honour as well as her advice for young female chefs entering the culinary industry. Continue reading

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 Icon Award: Yoshihiro Murata of Kikunoi

Chef Yoshihiro Murata Preview | Yoshihiro Murata of Kikunoi | Food For Thought

Yoshihiro Murata of Kikunoi in Kyoto has been awarded the American Express Icon Award for the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020, an award voted on by one’s peers. Known not only for his championing of traditional Japanese cuisine, but also originating the Japanese Culinary Academy, we sit down with the esteemed chef to know a bit more about his journey. Continue reading

Tetsuya Wakuda of Waku Ghin

Chef Tetsuya Wakuda | Waku Ghin | Epicurean Market 2019 | Marina Bay Sands | Food For Thought

Tetsuya Wakuda is one of the most famous chefs when it comes to Japanese cuisine, from his early days at Tetsuya’s in Australia to his stint as a Masterchef Junior Australia judge, he has interpolated his cuisine from every facet of his life and travels. Influenced from Australian produce to Singaporean, we pick the brains behind Waku Ghin at the Epicurean Market 2019 to find out more about his philosophy and cuisine. Continue reading

7 Interesting Facts About Wolfgang Puck

Masterclass_Wolfgang Puck and Exec Chef of CUT and Spago Greg Bess share tips on making the perfect risotto | Wolfgang Puck | Food For Thought

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

A Tête-À-Tête With Wolfgang Puck

Chef Wolfgang Puck, CUT and Spago | Epicurean Market 2019 | Marina Bay Sands | Food For Thought

When it comes to culinary giants, there are few who have a reputation as Wolfgang Puck. By winning countless awards from the James Beard to the Golden Globe, very few chefs have come anywhere close to the celebrity that he has gained. We sit with him at the Epicurean Market 2019 at Marina Bay Sands for an up close and personal on his philosophy to cooking and gastronomic journey so far. Continue reading

Sponsor An Iftar with Soofeast

Sufiz Allatif | Soofeast | Sponsor an Iftar this Ramadan | Food For Thought

The holy month of Ramadan has dawned on us, and it is considered a good time for us to realign ourselves, count our blessings and to think of the less fortunate. For the duration of Ramadan, Sufiz Allatif and his team at Soofeast are doling out the goodwill by running a sponsorship drive known as “Sponsor an Iftar”. This is where you can contribute by donating a breaking fast meal, also known as buka puasa or iftar, to help feed the needy. Everything else is handled by them, from cooking to delivery, which you can request to attend as well. We speak to Sufiz to find out how this idea came about. Continue reading

Yoong Yuin Hun of Simply Green Salad

Yoong Yuin Hun | Simply Green Salad | Food For Thought

As the future of sustainable and healthy eating dawns on us, people are looking to eat quality produce without the compromise of flavour. Mastering the transformation of simple salads to something more upscale, Chef Yoong Yuin Hun seeks to deliver something a a little more palatable with a refined touch. We speak to Chef Yoong about her journey that landed her in the salad bar known simply as Simply Green Salad. Continue reading