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

Egg Tart | Dough You Know The Difference Malaysian Pastries | Food For Thought

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

Choux Pastry | Dough you know the difference | Food For Thought

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

Grazing Board | | Food Trends 2020 | Food For Thought

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

Roughness | How Mouthfeel Affects Our Perception Of Taste | Food For Thought

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

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

Epicurean Market 2019

Celebrity Chefs | Epicurean Market 2019 | Marina Bay Sands | Food For Thought

Marina Bay Sands sees the return of the grand Epicurean Market 2019 from the 13 to 15th December with a lineup of gourmet food and wine featuring pop-ups and masterclasses from celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck, Tetsuya Wakuda and many more, setting the stage for a gastronomical holiday season. Continue reading

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019: Gastronomy Controversy

World's 50 Best Restaurants Winners | World's 50 Best Restaurants 2019 | Food For Thought

The recent awards ceremony of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 puts the astronomy in gastronomy as stars of the fine dining scene celebrate the World’s brightest, however, it is not without its contentious moments. This list this year introduces a new award, the Best of the Best, in which winners from past years are inducted into the hall of fame and controversially removed entirely from competing in the 50 Best Restaurants list for now and forever more. Continue reading

What Is In A Flavour?

Western Food | What is in a flavour? | Food For Thought

If you were to be asked how many flavours is there when it comes to cooking, well, the short answer is it depends on who you’re asking. Different cultures are accustomed to different flavour palates, so your answer may vary depending on whether the chef is classically trained in European cuisine, or if they were trained in Chinese cuisine. Continue reading