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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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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 →
Meet The Team: Bar Trigona, The First Malaysian Bar On The World’s 50 Best Bars 2020

Meet The Team: Bar Trigona, The First Malaysian Bar On The World’s 50 Best Bars 2020

With the recent placing at number 44 at the World’s 50 Best Bars 2020, Bar Trigona is making strides across the globe with its trigona honey centric program, and also being crowned the winner of Asia’s Most Sustainable Bar 2020, a bar built by a team full of heart. Today we get to know the people that make the team. Continue reading →
The World’s 50 Best Bars 2020: Embracing Change In A Changing World

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2020: Embracing Change In A Changing World

With the recent telecast of the inaugural World’s 50 Best Bars 2020 live across various media, we are graced with a new list in a completely different world. This year, we see a virtual coming together celebrating some of the biggest names in the bar industry, with the biggest takeaway being global representation, specifically Asia. We've made a comparative list with positions last year as well some thoughts from the bars themselves. Continue reading →
Hong Kong Wine And Dine Festival 2020: 10 Masterclasses You Must Attend

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

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 →
The Cabinet 2.0: Cocktails, Cigars & Councilmen

The Cabinet 2.0: Cocktails, Cigars & Councilmen

For cigar aficionados in Kuala Lumpur, the newly refurbished cigar bar known as The Cabinet has recently opened its doors with an all new layout, with a wide selection of whiskeys and boutique cigars to match. We also speak to co-owner Jeremy Tay to learn a bit more about how to pick a cigar and what they have on offer. Continue reading →
Bar United: Bringing The Bar Industry Together, Virtually

Bar United: Bringing The Bar Industry Together, Virtually

The good folks at Chivas Regal and Pernod Ricard Malaysia has started a new online platform, Bar United, which brings together some of Kuala Lumpur’s favourite bars under one roof. Patrons will be able to attend bars online together, as well as order cocktails and food that can either be delivered to your doorstep or kept for credit to be used at their respective bars. In addition to that, there are a number of other functions such as online retail and masterclasses to be experienced. We speak to some of the participating bars to get their thoughts. Continue reading →
Penfolds 2020 Vintage: Sam Stephens of Penfolds

Penfolds 2020 Vintage: Sam Stephens of Penfolds

Penfolds has recently released their 2020 collection, and in addition to the BIN 387, 407 and 707, there was also a tasting of the infamous Grange, rated as one of the most consistent wines in the world. The tasting saw a side-by-side comparison within Penfolds own range, paired with a beautiful dinner at Flock, W Hotel Kuala Lumpur. We speak to Sam Stephens, Penfolds Brand Ambassador of Asia to find out a bit more about these vintages. Continue reading →
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