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At Food For Thought, we do not generally cover events, but when we do, it is always something worthwhile. We seek to bring to our readers the best happenings in town, and is usually related to Dining, Drink, Travel and Things. We do have a big heart when it comes to giving, so we do cover Charity based events.


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— Maya Angelou


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 →
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 →
Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020: In Recognition And In Solidarity

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020: In Recognition And In Solidarity

The current pandemic of the Covid-19 has affected the food and beverage industry severely, but amidst all the chaos, the drink industry has come together, albeit social distantly, not in celebration, but in recognition of the work all these bars have put in to raising the bar when it comes to cocktail culture, camaraderie and creativity. The inaugural event was initially supposed to be held in Singapore but instead was done via a live telecast across Facebook. Continue reading →
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020: Asia Coming Together Through Virtual Telecast

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020: Asia Coming Together Through Virtual Telecast

The highly anticipated Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 was initially meant to be celebrated in Saga, Japan, with the city preparing to welcome some of the biggest culinary names in Asia. However, due to the unfortunate circumstance of the Covid-19, the small ceremony was held in Tokyo with the main event streamed as a live broadcast over The World's 50 Best Facebook on the 24th of March. As the indomitable human spirit keeps fighting on, we take a look at the restaurants that made the biggest impact in 2019. Continue reading →
Save The Date: Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 & Singapore Cocktail Festival 2020

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

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 →
Epicurean Market 2019

Epicurean Market 2019

Marina Bay Sands sees the return of the grand Epicurean Market 2019 from the 13 to 15th December with a lineup of gourmet food and wine featuring pop-ups and masterclasses from celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck, Tetsuya Wakuda and many more, setting the stage for a gastronomical holiday season. Continue reading →
Flor De Caña Sustainable Cocktail Challenge Malaysia 2019

Flor De Caña Sustainable Cocktail Challenge Malaysia 2019

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

La Maison Cointreau Malaysia 2019

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 World’s 50 Best Bars 2019: Diversity & Representation

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 →
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019: Gastronomy Controversy

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019: Gastronomy Controversy

The recent awards ceremony of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 puts the astronomy in gastronomy as stars of the fine dining scene celebrate the World’s brightest, however, it is not without its contentious moments. This list this year introduces a new award, the Best of the Best, in which winners from past years are inducted into the hall of fame and controversially removed entirely from competing in the 50 Best Restaurants list for now and forever more. Continue reading →
Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019: An Analysis

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019: An Analysis

A little, a little, a tipple. The recent Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019 has shaken up more than drinks with a new winner and some surprising changes in its rankings. The awards ceremony was held at the Capitol Theatre in Singapore for the second year, celebrating cocktails, concepts and creativity. With all the commotion that was happening, we analyse some of our findings to see what’s changed. Continue reading →
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