JungleBird: The Bird Is The Word

Nyonya Business | JungleBird | Food For Thought

If you live in Kuala Lumpur and have never heard of JungleBird, then you really need to visit. The eponymous rum bar is named after Malaysia’s only national cocktail, a rum and Campari concoction originally concocted at the original Aviary Bar at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur in 1973. By consistently placing at the Asia’s 50 Best Bars, you can see why they’re known for not only for their collection of some of the most outstanding rums, but having a home away from home hospitality, as well as a newfound delivery service to match. Continue reading

Classing It Up at Three X Co

Eastern Poem | Three X Co | Food For Thought

Located within Bangsar Shopping Centre sits Three X Co, one of the best speakeasies in Kuala Lumpur. The prohibition-styled bar is serves twists on classics with an eastern touch, with many of their signature drinks looking quite familiar if you’ve grown up in Malaysia. From their delicious Penang nutmeg juice influenced Balik Pulau to their ginseng herbal tea inspired Eastern Poem, there is something for everyone, and that’s not even considering their amazing classics. But the latest conditions have caused businesses to change, and that’s where home deliveries come to save the day. Continue reading

Save The Date: Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 & Singapore Cocktail Festival 2020

Singapore Cocktail Festival | Festival Village 2 | Save The Date | Food For Thought

The Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 returns to Singapore in conjunction with the Singapore Cocktail Festival 2020. The event will see the combination of a week long celebration with guest bartenders from all over the Asia as well as pop-ups of some of Singapore’s best bars. Due to the recent DROSCON Orange advisory, the events will go on in May and October, so save the date and book your early bird tickets for the Singapore Cocktail Festival 2020. Continue reading

Suzie Wong

Musical | Suzie Wong | Food For Thought

Located behind the wall of a little wonton shop, Suzie Wong is known for its decadent nightlife and exciting cabaret shows. The much bigger than it looks hole in the wall is actually home to one of Kuala Lumpur’s best kept secrets, which opens up into two large areas, the medieval influenced Robert Lounge, and the cabaret and performance hall named the Suzie Room. Although they carry a decent cocktail programme and dinner menu, the star of Suzie Wong is really its performances. Continue reading

The Sagacity of Richard Seale of Foursquare Rum Distillery

Richard Seale | Richard Seale of Foursquare | Food For Thought

When it comes to rum, there are few distilleries that equal the complexity of the Barbadian Foursquare Rum Distillery. Other than being world renown for producing some of the highest quality rum in the world, they proved this by winning best rum producer at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019. One of their latest offering is the Foursquare Sagacity, and who better than the rum royalty himself Richard Seale to educated us on the wisdom and philosophy of the Foursquare Rum Distillery. Continue reading

Best Bars in Kuala Lumpur 2019

Best Bars in KL | Best Bars in Kuala Lumpur 2019 | Best Bars in KL 2019 | Food For Thought

In recent years Kuala Lumpur has started to become more and more well known for its cocktail scene. With cocktail bars constantly popping up around the city, one thing is clear, that it is no longer difficult to find a good drink. Whether you’re looking for a mezcal negroni or the Malaysian native junglebird, there is always something for everyone. From Chinatown to the outskirts of Taman Tun, the creativity of these bars continue to astound. Continue reading

Best Bars in Singapore 2019

Best Bars in Singapore 2019 | Food For Thought

Singapore is world renown for having some of the best bars in the world. With some of the most talented bartenders gracing the city, Singapore bars offer a plethora of experiences, from luxurious hotel bars to unique concepts of experimental concoctions. With a continuous effort to elevate their bar scene, and so many making the top 10 at the Asia’s 50 Best Bars, we take a look at some of our favourites. Continue reading

Junior “The Pocket Bar”, Singapore

If you’ve never heard about Junior The Pocket Bar, you really should. The little 8-seater bar located in Tanjung Pagar, Singapore is one of the most unique of its kind. Not only do they essentially change their concept every 6 months, the pocket-sized bar is unique down to its minute detail, from its previous feature Pacifica, a 1920’s tiki theme, to the Petit Chalet, a 1970’s showcase. Continue reading

Sakura Den

Birds Nest | Sakura Den | Food For Thought

Located on the edge of Old Klang Road sits a quiet little bar, with a theme that is quite simple yet elegant, Sakura Den. This Japanese sake cocktail bar seeks to do one thing, to serve high quality Asian spirits blended with great local ingredients. With a menu focusing on traditional Asian health remedies to their Cocktail’s Creed programme, you need to see why you should take your horse to the Old Klang Road. Continue reading

Idlewild, Singapore

Berbere Smash - Featured in Casablanca |Idlewild | Food For Thought

Located within the InterContinental Singapore sits Idlewild, a speakeasy cocktail bar taking its name from the original name of the John F. Kennedy International Airport. The theme of the bar is simple, to take you on its transatlantic flights, all within a cocktail glass. With some wonderful cocktails inspired from each international destination, fasten your seatbelt before you depart on you journey. Continue reading