SGCF Academy Presents Raise The Bar

Raise The Bar | SGCF 2022 | Food For Thought

In conjunction with the Singapore Cocktail Festival 2022, an upcoming series of virtual discussion panel themed “Raise The Bar”. The SGCF celebrates its 7th year last year saw 36 participating bars, which was also in a cross-continent collaboration with London Cocktail Week. This panel of discussion brings together some of Asia’s best including speakers from Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Philippines. We also speak to Wai Mayleng, Co-Founder of the SGCF. Continue reading

World’s 50 Best Bars 2021: The Connaught Bar Takes The Crown Again

50 Best Bars Winners | The World's 50 Best Bars 2021 | Food For Thought

As the world takes its time to come to a recovery the World’s 50 Best Bars 2021 has returned to Roundhouse, London, bringing together a limited congregation of the best of the bar industry for a night of celebration. The awards saw the crowning of the Connaught Bar for the second year in a row, but due to limited travels, the list had some unexpected shakeups. Continue reading

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

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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

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

Coa Team | Asia's 50 Best Bars 2021 | Food For Thought

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

Three X Co Team | Asia's 50 Best Bars 2021 | Food For Thought

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

Taste Of Hong Kong: Old Town Central Food Tour

Egg Stand | Hong Kong Wine & Dine 2020 | Food For Thought

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

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

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2020 - Connaught Bar, London | The Worlds 50 Best Bars 2020 | Food For Thought

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

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

World Cucumber Day: Charmaine Thio of Hendrick’s Gin

Charmaine Thio Brand Ambassador | World Cucumber Day | Charmaine Thio of Hendrick's Gin | Food For Thought

For many people around the world, it must come as a curiosity why the slightly comical notion of World Cucumber Day even exists. This idiosyncratic day celebrated on the 14th of June every year was first invented by English horticulturists in 2011 to celebrate to mild flavoured vegetable and has been celebrated by Hendrick’s ever since. We speak to Charmaine Thio, SEA Regional Brand Ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin to find out a bit more about this quirky little day. Continue reading