To Eat Or Not To Eat: Food Trends for 2024

Fine Dining | To Eat Or Not To Eat Food Trends for 2024 | Food For Thought

Monkey head mushroom. Seiyo ryori. Locuterie. If these buzzwords pique your interest, you might have your fingers on the pulse of the dining scene. As the world resets itself after the pandemic, we start to see changes in the relationship between people and what they eat as food cost rises. From the evolution of Malaysian Fine Dining 2.0 to the use of alternative fowls, these are some predictions which we think will make an appearance. Continue reading

Michelin Guide Malaysia 2024 Reveals Dewakan’s Two Stars and Beta’s One Star

MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur and Penang Malaysia | Food For Thought

With the conclusion of the Michelin Guide Kuala Lumpur and Penang 2024 contemporary Malaysian Dewakan is crowned 2 stars while Beta Kuala Lumpur appears as the only new star awarded in this years list. This year sees 4 one stars, 45 Bib Gourmands, 77 Michelin Selected and 4 Special Awards. Here’s the complete breakdown of all the data you need. Continue reading

Kita Food Festival 2023: Everything You Need To Know

Kita Food Festival 2023 | Food For Thought

The Kita Food Festival is back, with a stellar lineup that is crossing states and borders. In addition to Penang and Kuala Lumpur, this year sees the addition of Kuching, a state that doesn’t get as much time in the sun as it should deserve, as well as the gastronomic city of Singapore. This year also sees the expansion of the Kita Conversations which will be held both in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Here’s the complete rundown including the lineup of who is visiting, collaborations, takeovers and prices for events. Continue reading

Michelin Guide Singapore Awards Its First Green Star

All Chefs| Michelin Guide Singapore 2023 | Food For Thought

The Michelin Guide Singapore has revealed its 2023 lineup, with 5 new restaurants awarded One Star, and the revelation of the first ever green star for Singapore. This year saw 3 Three Stars, 6 Two Stars, 46 One Stars, 152 Michelin Selected, 79 Bib Gourmands and 1 Green Star, a total of 286 establishments. Here’s the breakdown and some food for thought. Continue reading

Marina Bay Sands: A Destination For The Gourmet Traveller

The recent Where The Senses Feast Food And Wine Festival saw a number of big names from across the region showcasing some of the best offerings in the culinary world, including Chef Ton of Le Du Bangkok and Tetsuya Wakuda of WakuGhin. In addition to that we will explore some of the many facets of dining and drink at Marina Bay Sands. Continue reading

MICHELIN Guide Malaysia Releases Live Updates

The MICHELIN Guide Malaysia has recently announced that in addition of the annual Star Revelation, there will be a periodical announcement, with the first announcement slated in June. We attended an intimate press conference with Elizabeth Boucher-Anselin, MICHELIN Guide Experiences Director of Communication to find out more on where and how these revelations will be made, as well as some further questions on the inspection process. Continue reading

Where Your Senses Feast Food And Wine Festival 2023: Culinary Excellence at Marina Bay Sands

Where Your Senses Feast Food And Wine Festival 2023 | Marina Bay Sands | Food For Thought

As Marina Bay Sands is gearing up for their biggest celebration with food and wine, these are some of the highlights that you will not want to miss, from a star-studded line up from Tetsuya Wakuda of Waku Ghin to a dinner by Chef Tonn of Le Du Bangkok, to famous Pilipino chefs Jordy Navarra of Toyo Eatery Manila and Johanne Siy of Lolla Singapore . Here’s 8 gastronomic events not to be missed. Continue reading

Porridge And It’s Many Faces

Porridge And It’s Many Faces | Food For Thought

There’s nothing that can ignite feelings of nostalgia like a good comforting meal. Comfort food will bring you solace whenever you eat it and is almost like receiving a hug from a loved one. Everyone’s ideal comfort food can vary depending on their culture, climate, and preferences. For one, it could be thunder tea rice (leicha) from the hawker they grew up eating, and for another, it could be their grandmother’s lasagne. Comfort food is anything you want it to be. At the very core, it’s the feeling of home that it brings to the person who consumes it. In this article, we will be exploring some of the different kinds of porridge that can found around the world. Continue reading

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023: Le Du First Thai Cuisine To Top The List

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As the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants celebrates its 10th year anniversary, it is the first time in its history a Thai cuisine restaurant makes the list, Le Du. This is a year of reconnection as people in industry were able to gather at a live event at this magnitude since pre-pandemic times. This year also sees a phenomenal win by Japan with 17 restaurants in the top 100, followed by Thailand and Singapore, both with 15 each. We breakdown the numbers and share our thoughts on this year’s list. Continue reading