Flor De Caña Sustainable Cocktail Challenge Malaysia 2019

Judges | Flor De Caña Sustainable Cocktail Challenge Malaysia 2019 | Food For Thought

The recent Sustainable Cocktail Challenge Malaysia 2019 held by Flor De Caña saw its finality with Joe Ngui of Bar Trigona Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur being crowned the Malaysian champion, in which Ngui will represent Malaysia in the global finals in Nicaragua. We learn more about the competition as a whole and the cocktail that helped Ngui take first place. Continue reading

La Maison Cointreau Malaysia 2019

Joe Naik Du Hong Winner | La Maison Cointreau Malaysia 2019 | Food For Thought

The La Maison Cointreau Malaysia has recently completed with Joe Naik Hong Du taking the crown by creating the best cocktail in the competition, in which he will be sent to compete in The La Maison Cointreau 2019 International Finals which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand. Continue reading

The Social: We’re Endangered Too

Management | The Social We're Endangered Too | Food For Thought

The Social Group has recently taken a new initiative to bring awareness to help conservation, in which their latest campaign coincides with 3 the crafting of non-alcoholic cocktails, aptly named Save Our Trees, Save Our Bees and Save Our Seas, all with the theme of bringing awareness to how climate change has affected the planet and how we can do our part to reduce waste. Continue reading

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2019: Diversity & Representation

The inaugural World’s 50 Best Bars 2019 was recently held at the Roundhouse in London, and as with any event of that size and magnitude, it brought into light some interesting topics for discussion. One very interesting highlight with the awards this year was how bars across Asia are being more represented, in addition to a big debate of female participation in the bar industry, with steps taken to ensure progress. Continue reading

Neon Pigeon, Singapore

Food | Neon Pigeon | Food For Thought

Situated at the end of the hustle and bustle that is Keong Saik Road in Singapore is Neon Pigeon, a modern izakaya style eatery that makes interesting interpretations of modern Japanese cuisine. However, don’t take this place lightly as they have a cocktail programme that packs as powerful a punch as its food. From their iconic Tokyo Hummus made from edamame to their Teared Negroni using rosemary infused sake umeshu, you can see why the light of this pigeon shines bright. Continue reading

Smoke & Mirrors, Singapore

Dali's Self Portrait | Smoke & Mirrors | Food For Thought

Located on the first floor of the National Gallery Singapore sits one of the best rooftop bars in Singapore overlooking the bay with a stunning view… Smoke & Mirrors. This cocktail bar serves a number of exquisite cocktails which are carefully curated as though exhibits from a museum itself. The drinks served here are where style meets substance, such as the Picasso’s Pencil, a cocktail made from distilled pencil wood. Continue reading

Malaysian Memories: Cocktails inspired by our childhood

Malaysian Memories | Food For Thought

Malaysia celebrates their Independence Day from the British on the 31st of August, and this year we take a look at some of the tastiest cocktails around Kuala Lumpur celebrating the Malaysian memory. Most of the cocktails on this list are here because of its impact it has on our memory as Malaysians, but this list is honestly not exhaustive as there are so many good ones we could not list them all. Continue reading

MO BAR at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

Mother of Dragons | MO BAR Singapore | Food For Thought

Located within the pristinely perfect hotel in Marina Square sits the recently opened MO BAR at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore. This beautiful bar is inspired by the Pacific Ocean as well as the many ports littered across Asia, with drinks and cocktails inspired by some of the best tropical destinations. The drink menu is carefully crafted to deliver an experience catered to the individual’s palate, from light flavours to bolder ones. Continue reading

The Social Wine Shop

The Social Chardonnay Australia De Bortoli | The Social Wine Shop | Food For Thought

There are few things in the world that is better than a bottle of fine wine, and at The Social, they have taken that a step further, creating The Social Wine Shop. This extension to the popular brand stems to focus on bringing some of the best wines around to give you more than the regular selection of reds and whites. The Social Wine Shop has a healthy range of over 240 labels, from their affordable premium house wines to rare selections, and is making them available for wine pairings and for you to take home. Continue reading

The Wonderarium at Babe Japas Fun Dining

Wonderarium | Trishates | Babe Japas Fun Dining | Martell VSOP | Food For Thought

If you’re in town and wanted to experience something of a unique experience, you should visit the little pop-up known as the Wonderarium, a cocktail pairing with Babe – Japas Fun Dining, one of the most well known molecular gastronomy restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. The partnering with Martell showcases some of the most interesting japas you will come across with its pairing of Martell VSOP aged in red barrels, with one thing in mind… umami and smoke. Continue reading