The Very Malaysian Origin Of The Yee Sang

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Chinese New Year is celebrated by the sinosphere across the world, and while it has its roots in Chinese culture, the prosperity toss or yee sang is something that is uniquely Malaysian. Today, we will explore a bit about this dish, auspicious phrases to say during the prosperity toss, and 9 of our favourite yee sang we’ve come across in Kuala Lumpur. Continue reading

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

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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

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

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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

Egg Stand | Hong Kong Wine & Dine 2020 | Food For Thought

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

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

Damon Lau Masterclass Kit | Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2020 | Food For Thought

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

Dough You Know The Difference?: Famous Pastries From Malaysia

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Previously we’ve looked at the different types of pastries from the west, but did you know that on our very Malaysian shores there’s a plethora of delectable pastries? From the humble Portuguese inspired Chinese egg tart to the roti canai, we take a look at some of our famous local pastries. Continue reading

Dough You Know The Difference?: The 5 Basic Types Of Pastry

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There should be a word to describe the plain, genuine happiness of peeking through the beautiful cakes and flaky pastries over the transparent crystal showcases each time you’re at a bakery or café. Have you ever realised that these flaky, crispy, buttery and sinfully fragrant delights actually do not only belong to the kingdom of all that is sweet and powdery France? Continue reading

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020: Asia Coming Together Through Virtual Telecast

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2020 | Food For Thought

The highly anticipated Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 was initially meant to be celebrated in Saga, Japan, with the city preparing to welcome some of the biggest culinary names in Asia. However, due to the unfortunate circumstance of the Covid-19, the small ceremony was held in Tokyo with the main event streamed as a live broadcast over The World’s 50 Best Facebook on the 24th of March. As the indomitable human spirit keeps fighting on, we take a look at the restaurants that made the biggest impact in 2019. Continue reading

To Eat Or Not To Eat: Food Trends for 2020

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Grazing tables. Bone broth. If these buzzwords sound familiar to you then you might have been following food trends that were popular in 2019. Every other year we make predictions on what will be on trend, from fine dining to fine casual. From the rise of the flexitarian diet to the rising interest in seacuterie, we’ll take a gander on what will be in, what we think will be in in 2 years, what we want to see and opinions from industry veterans. Continue reading

How Mouthfeel Affects Our Perception Of Taste

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Mouthfeel is key ingredient to the success of many chefs, with those knowing how to play with them creating some of the best food you will have ever eaten. Today, this is made more interesting by molecular gastronomy with a scientific approach. From the crisp of a chicken skin to the warmth of a lobster bisque, you can see how the crunch of a dish or the heat of a soup can make a huge difference. Continue reading