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Food For Thought aims to bring you the latest in cocktail culture, whiskey, wine and champagne, by a detailed experience of each beverage. From coffees to teas, we highlight some of the best of the best, and give our informed opinion on the experience. Our Drink section is divided into Bar Reviews for specific bar information, Ultimate Bar Guides for best selection of bars, Drink Reviews for specific beverage reviews and Drink Culture for general information about dos and don’t. You can also see interviews with Bartenders to better understand their thought process when creating cocktails.


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TAMU Dining | ATAS Speakeasy x TAMU Dining | Food For Thought

Four Hands Cocktail & Dinner Pairing: ATAS Speakeasy x TAMU Dining

ATAS Speakeasy is one of the more renown cocktail bars in Ipoh, decked out in a 1920’s style and ambiance. The cocktail bar has teamed up with TAMU Dining, a four hands cocktail and dinner pairing experience within ATAS Speakeasy itself. The menu changes with each iteration, with the previous one being French, and its latest form, Japanese. Continue reading →
Tamnavulin TheOtherSideOfSpeyside | Tamnavulin Distillery | Food For Thought

Mill On A Hill: George Schulze of Tamnavulin Distillery

Tamnavulin Speyside whisky has for the first time reached Malaysian shores, with its iconic rich and smooth finish. This whisky however, is quite light on the palate, yet both with a sweet aroma but extremely easy to drink, and honestly,… Continue reading →
Maria Signature | Maria's Steak Café Cocktails | Food For Thought

Sizzling Steaks and Creative Cocktails At Maria’s SteakCafe

Maria’s SteakCafe is one of the most trusted no fuss nor frills steakhouses for affordable and high-quality steaks, and now, they have released a special cut only available at all outlets. In addition to that, the steakhouse also boasts a new cocktail menu, created by the legendary Amanda Wan. We tasted everything on the menu to help you choose which cocktail will tickle your fancy. Continue reading →
Dictador XO Insolent | Dictador Rum | Food For Thought

Colombian Rum: Diego Quintero Jaramillo of Dictador Rum

Dictador rum has finally reached the Malaysian shores, with 4 expressions including their Fine and Rare which blurs the rum categories. This Colombian distillery not only produces rum to boot, but also their own style of gin. We speak to Diego Quintero Jaramillo, Asia-Pacific Sales Director to find out what is so unique about this rum. Continue reading →
Mancino Vermouth Cocktails | Frank's Bar | Food For Thought

Travel The World With Mancino Vermouth Cocktails At Frank’s Bar

In their second rendition of cocktails from across the world, this brand new special menu focuses on 4 more cocktails from around the world including Barcelona, Bratislava, London and Rome, each created by a superstar bartender. Also, did you know that mancino means lefthanded in Italian? Continue reading →
Siew Han Jun - Liquid Manager | Siew Han Jun, Liquid Manager of WET Deck | Food For Thought

Bartender Spotlight: Siew Han Jun, Liquid Manager of WET Deck, W Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is not short of good bartenders, and this is no exception at W Kuala Lumpur. The bar at WET Deck is currently headed by Liquid Manager Siew Han Jun who comes off as very humble yet knowledgeable. We speak to him to learn more about the bar as well as their Tanqueray Cocktail Kit that you can purchase for your home. Continue reading →
Bois De L'Est Perfume and Cocktail | Concubine X OLFAC3 | Food For Thought

The Scent Of Taste: Concubine KL x Olfac3 Perfume Cocktail Pairing

Award winning artisanal perfumers Olfac3 has teamed up with Concubine KL to come up with a perfume pairing fitting for a wonderful night. With a selection of some of their signature perfumes, the series highlights each scent with a cocktail made to match, including their signature Matahari, Midori and Bois De L'Est. Continue reading →
Bacardi Rum Road bars IG | Bacardi's Follow The Rum Road | Food For Thought

Bacardi’s Follow The Rum Road: The Bar Crawl We Did Not Know We Needed

One of the elements that frequent bar goers will miss would be the notion of a bar crawl. The kind where you stop at various bars with a different tipple along the way. This is where Bacardi Malaysia has gathered 11 bars together for Rum Month, encouraging patrons to order from some of the best bars in Kuala Lumpur, in which if completed, entitles you to a bottle of Bacardi Reserva Ocho. We speak to Brand Ambassador Jonas Ax about this programme. Continue reading →
Stuart Fear, Brown Forman Brand Ambassador Asia | Food For Thought

A World Of Flavour with Stuart Fear of Benriach

The Benriach Distillery, known for its Speyside style, has released new flavour forward expressions. These bottles are artistically crafted by Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie and her team, which highlights the orchard fruits in their flavour, with surprising notes of sweet, smoky and oaky. We speak to Stuart Fear, Brand Ambassador of Brown Forman for Asia to find out more about the new releases. Continue reading →
Master Sommelier Alison Christ | Blind Tasting With Alison Christ

Sight, Smell & Taste: Virtual Blind Wine Tasting with Sommelier Alison Christ

With everyone staying safely at home during the pandemic, there have been a few interesting zoomable events, and one that translate swimmingly well is the blind tasting by sommelier Alison Christ. We speak to her to find out more about how she has managed to make this zoom event work so well. Continue reading →
Bar | The Curious Gardener | Food For Thought

Curiouser And Curiouser: Umami Cocktails At The Curious Gardener

One of the latest bars to grace the Kuala Lumpur nightlife is The Curious Gardener, serving cocktails inspired by homegrown herbs and flavours. Headed by Alvin Au Yong, the bar boasts an impressive array of cocktails suited most for an umami palate, with an array of punny names such as Twisting My Melons! and Holy Shiitake!, all which you would have to taste to appreciate its direction. We sit down with Alvin Au Yong to learn a bit more. Continue reading →
Coa Team | Asia's 50 Best Bars 2021 | Food For Thought

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021: 101 Bars Make Their Mark

As the world is trying to find some semblance of normalcy, we take this time to celebrate Asia’s 50 Best Bars, and although the global situation is a difficult one, the bar industry has once again come together to commemorate the hard work of the many, including the release of a 51-100 ranking. This year’s exciting list sees many new bars placing, with a broader list than ever before. We also speak to some of the winners and take a look at the comparative list of 2021 vs 2020. Continue reading →
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