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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.


“Work is the curse of the drinking class.”
— Oscar Wilde


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Curiouser And Curiouser: Umami Cocktails At The Curious Gardener

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

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 →
Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021: Three X Co. Enters The Top 50 For The First Time

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021: Three X Co. Enters The Top 50 For The First Time

The inaugural Asia’ 50 Best Bars 2021 brought some interesting shake-ups to the list we know so well, with three Malaysian bars placing at number 47. This year sees the first-time entry of Three X Co., an oriental themed cocktail bar located in the heart of Bangsar, serving an eclectic mix of modern and classics. We speak to Angeline Tan, one of the founders of the bar about their win. Continue reading →
Earth Day 2021: Kuala Lumpur’s Best Bars Come Together For A Tree-Volution

Earth Day 2021: Kuala Lumpur’s Best Bars Come Together For A Tree-Volution

Malaysian born cocktail bar Bar Trigona who not only ranked at number 44 at the World’s Best Bar 2020, but also came in at number 14 and won Most Sustainable Bar at the Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 has created the collaboration we didn’t know we needed in celebration of Earth Day 2021, including local legendary bars Three X Co, Coleys, Junglebird, Nadodi and Frank’s Bar. Continue reading →
Travel The World With Matusalem Cocktails At Frank’s Bar

Travel The World With Matusalem Cocktails At Frank’s Bar

As international travel is still not allowed, Frank’s Bar has collaborated with Matusalem rum to bring you a series of cocktails by some of the best bartenders in the industry. With 4 specialised cocktails on the menu all the way from Tokyo, Hong Kong to Milan. Continue reading →
Rare By Nature: 2020 Special Releases Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection

Rare By Nature: 2020 Special Releases Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection

Diageo has recently released their Rare By Nature: 2020 Special Releases Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Collection, a selection of some of their finest, which comes in 8 different bottles, from the Caribbean pot still rum cask finished Talisker 8 Years to the ultra-rare Pittyvaich 30 Years, drawing from some of Scotland’s most renown distilleries. Continue reading →
Glenfiddich Personalised Label: Elevate Your Gifting Experience

Glenfiddich Personalised Label: Elevate Your Gifting Experience

Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded single malt scotch whiskey is elevating your experience this year by introducing their personalised label, which you can customise for any occasion, be it Christmas, New Year or even as a thank you gift. The labels come customisable for the Glenfiddich Our Original Twelve and the Glendfiddich Our Solera 15, making this Christmas ever the more special. Continue reading →
Taste Of Hong Kong: Old Town Central Food Tour

Taste Of Hong Kong: Old Town Central Food Tour

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 →
Our Water God: Shawn Chong Launches The Mizukami Collective

Our Water God: Shawn Chong Launches The Mizukami Collective

Shawn Chong is one of Kuala Lumpur’s most renown bartenders, having a plethora of accolades under his belt, including bar owner of the institution Omakase + Appreciate has launched Mizukami Highball, part of the Mizukami Collective, a concept that is quintessentially Shawn, a Japanese focused bar, the first of many to come. Continue reading →
#MakeItMonkey: Samuel Ng, Brand Ambassador of Monkey Shoulder

#MakeItMonkey: Samuel Ng, Brand Ambassador of Monkey Shoulder

World-renowned whisky brand Monkey Shoulder has appointed Samuel Ng as its new Brand Ambassador for the Asia Pacific region, with his expertise, commitment to his craft and fun-loving personality making him an ideal fit for the role. We decided to speak to him to pick his brains about all things monkey magic, and find out more about why the iconic blended malt whisky is made for mixing. Continue reading →
JungleBird 2.0: Migration In Progress

JungleBird 2.0: Migration In Progress

Kuala Lumpur’s very own Rumah Rum will be relocating to a new nest just 200 metres up the road. The new nest promises a tweaked concept, with a broadening of focus covering not only some of your favourite tiki tipples, but also Malaysiana and British cuisine to match. Continue reading →
The DRiNK Awards 2020: Of Hopes And Ponies

The DRiNK Awards 2020: Of Hopes And Ponies

The bar industry in Asia is rapidly growing, in spite of the current situation, but nevertheless, our spirits remain pure and high. This year the DRiNK Awards was held at the Jing-An Shangri-La in West Shanghai, bringing the brightest and best across the dragon nation, as well as bars across Asia. Continue reading →
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