Szechuan Court 四川閣和四川小廚, Singapore

Szechuan Court Singapore | Steamed Gold Leaf Prawn Dumpling | Food For Thought

Ring in an auspicious Lunar Year with exquisite and sumptuous culinary indulgences at Szechuan Court. Thoughtfully crafted by Master Chef Mok Wan Lok, delight in six decadent set menus, as well as an exclusive à la carte menu of impressive festive signatures and refreshing creations; available from 24 January to 19 February 2019. Continue reading

Genting Palace 雲華宮

Genting Palace CNY 2019 | Lucky Salmon Yee Sang 如意吉祥鮭魚生 | Food For Thought

Resort World Genting in Genting Highlands is well known as one of the best holiday destinations in Malaysia, especially for those looking to celebrate the Chinese New Year. With its cool weather and great festive atmosphere, you can see why people are rushing to this local attraction. Also here sits Genting Palace 雲華宮 which is arguably one of the best Cantonese restaurants you will find, with its use of carefully curated ingredients and techniques to ensure that every dish does not compromise on quality, from the extravagant wild honey yee sang to their luxurious poon choi. Continue reading

Chynna Restaurant, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Chynna Restaurant Hilton KL | Yu Sheng with Macadamia Nuts and American Strawberry (紅運當頭) 夏果草莓撈生 | Food For Thought

When it comes to signature Chinese restaurants, Chynna at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur has become a well-known household name. With its ultra-luxurious décor and stunning performance of their kung fu tea master, you can see why Chynna is known for serving some of the best Chinese fine cuisine, especially during the Lunar New Year. This year, Chynna is bringing a taste of luxury focusing on giant imported American strawberries in its decadent yet healthy yee sang. Continue reading

Yee Sang Tour: Genting Highlands

Yee Sang Tour Genting | Food For Thought

The Chinese New Year is one of the biggest celebrations in Malaysia, and there is no better times to experience the festivities. Genting Highlands is one of the best local destinations, with its cool temperature, newly opened Sky Avenue and assortment of over to 70 restaurants. Yee Sang (yusheng, 魚生), also known as the Prosperity Toss, is integral to the Chinese New Year tradition in Malaysia and Singapore and is one of the most interesting experiences you will find. Here, we will venture to bring you some of the best Yee Sang restaurants in Genting Highland, specialising in all forms and sorts, from lobster, to Norwegian salmon and abalone. Continue reading

Old Bailey Restaurant 奧卑利, Hong Kong

Old Bailey Restaurant 奧卑利 | Mala Iberico Pork Xiao Long Bao 麻辣黑豚肉小笼包 2 | Food For Thought

Located within the rejuvenated JC Contemporary of the Tai Kwun building sits Old Bailey 奧卑利, a Chinese fine dining restaurant serving Jiangnan cuisine. The restaurant is unique in the sense that it serves a number of specialty dishes from the Jiangnan region, but with an elevated experience. Their signatures include specialties such as the Shanghainese Mala Iberico Xiao Long Bao and Hangzhou Longjing Tea Smoked Duck, and because of this, you can see why this fine eatery is making its mark on the Hong Kong fine dining scene. Continue reading

Toh Yuen 桃苑, Hilton Petaling Jaya

Toh Yuen Yee Sang Signature | Toh Yuen 桃苑 Chinese New Year 2019 | Hilton PJ | Food For Thought

Located within Hilton Petaling Jaya sits one of the best Chinese restaurants you will find serving authentic Chinese cuisine and is simply named Toh Yuen 桃苑. The restaurant takes its name from the literal translation of Peach Court, and serves some of the best Chinese cuisines, lending dishes from southern China, with a predominant Cantonese, Hokkien and Teochew influence, along with a creative flair that is both traditional and modern. It is no wonder this eatery produces one of the better Chinese New Year reunion dinner menus you will find without compromise of quality. Continue reading

Chez Gaston

Duck Confit | Confit du Canard | Chez Gaston | Food For Thought

Located on the corner of a quiet alley of near Jalan Bangsar Utama sits a no fuss no frills French restaurant serving traditional French cuisine known simply as Chez Gaston. The restaurant seeks to do two things, provide affordable French cuisine without compromising on quality, to ensure that everyone will have a chance to taste some famous French dishes, ranging from their beef bourguignon to their home made pâtés. Continue reading

Glycaemic Index: What You Need To Know

Noodles | Holista Foods | Food For Thought

Many people today have health issues due to our modern-day diet, and this is because of the types of food we eat. Our diets today consist of many types of food, with carbohydrates being one of the highest consumed. This is why it is important to know how to choose our carbohydrates and learning that we can significantly better our health by making the right choices, without compromising on quality. In Asia, noodles are almost as much a staple as rice is, but did you know that you can actually find noodles which has a low glycaemic index which can curb the onset development of diabetes type 2? This is where Holista Foods comes in. Continue reading

Jimmy’s Kitchen, Hong Kong

Jimmy's Chicken A La King Image | Jimmy's Kitchen | Hong Kong | Food For Thought

Located on the bustling streets of Wyndham Street in Central sits one of the oldest restaurants in Hong Kong. What is great about this establishment is that it has a history of close to 100 years, since its founding in 1928. The uniqueness of Jimmy’s Kitchen not only rest in its age-old recipes, but that it serves one of the rarer types of Hong Kong cuisine… Hong Kong Colonial Cuisine. The restaurant serves dishes that comes from a mix of traditional Cantonese culture blended with the best of British old time cooking. Continue reading

Jackson Wang: Favourite Food In Hong Kong

Jackson Wang (Wong Gaa Yi, 王嘉爾) may be known throughout the world as a member of K-Pop band GOT7, but did you know he’s a Hong Kong native through and through? The former Asian Games gold medallist fencer for the Hong Kong national team is named Hong Kong Tourism Envoy by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, and seeks to bring an international audience to his lovable home country. We sit down with Jackson at the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival 2018 to find out more about his favourite eats and places to hang out while in Hong Kong. Continue reading