Demystifying Single Malt Scotch Whisky with Stuart Fear of Brown-Foreman

For the average drinker who can’t discern, there is a lot of subtleties and differences with each expression of single malt scotch whisky, and who better than Stuart Fear, Asia Regional Ambassador for GlenDronach, Benriach and Glenglassaugh, to help us discern and differentiate. We speak to him about these 3 distinct distilleries, styles and most common misconceptions. Continue reading

World’s 50 Best Bars 2022: Outlandish Paradiso Nabs Top Spot

After 14 years of its inaugural inception for the first time in the history of the World’s 50 Best Bars the awards are held outside home ground of London in Barcelona, Spain on the 4th October 2022, and for the first time in history, a bar outside New York or London takes the top spot, Paradiso in Spain. We share our thoughts and take a look at the rankings and how they’ve shifted this year. Continue reading

Malaysia’s Best Sommelier Championship 2022

Finalist | Malaysia Best Sommelier Competition 2022 | Food For Thought

The Sommelier Association of Malaysia recently crowned the champion of Malaysia Best Sommelier Championship 2022 held at The Gardens Hotel – A St Giles Signature Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The competition saw two days of challenges with 8 contestants, with Tan Chuan Ann taking home the title of Malaysia’s Best Sommelier 2022. Here’s how the whole thing went. Continue reading

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022: Chef Ice Speaks Of Sorn’s Debut

Awards Ceremony - The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2022

Sorn led by superstar chef Supaksorn “Ice” Jongsiri has made its debut at the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurant 2022 at No. 39, making it the first Thai cuisine restaurant on the list. We speak to Chef Ice, known for his ‘gems on crab stick’, to find out more about this win. Continue reading

Demystifying Rum With Adéle Robberstad, CEO of Black Tears Cuban Spiced Rum

Adele Robberstad of Black Tears Cuban Spiced Rum | Food For Thought

When it comes to spirit categories, rum is one of those that many might know of in the most basic sense. However, this category is wider and more complex than you think, from rum to spiced rum to cachaça. We speak to the highly knowledgeable Adéle Robberstad, CEO of Black Tears Cuban Spiced to demystify this curious spirit. Continue reading

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022: Plant-Based Geranium Flourish

Awards Ceremony - The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2022

The World’s Best Restaurants 2022 recently held at historical Old Billingsgate in London celebrates its 20th year anniversary with the coming together of the crème de la crème of the culinary world from across the globe, with Geranium in Copenhagen placing first. Here was what we thought. Continue reading

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022: The Facts And Figures

Asia's 50 Best Bars 2022 group shot

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022 took Bangkok by storm on the 6th of May, where the brightest startenders of Asia met for the sacred awards ceremony. This year sees Mandarin Oriental Bangkok play host to the opulent event requiring a boat for you to reach the ceremony itself. Here’s an analysis and breakdown on this years facts and figures. Continue reading

Listen To The Flavours: Giffard West Cup Malaysia 2022

Giffard West Cup Malaysia 2022 | Food For Thought

The global cocktail competition Giffard West Cup is finally back, and this year’s theme is Listen To The Flavours. The competition was held at Reka:bar and was open to all bartenders in Malaysia with a total of 10 finalist where 2 winners will represent Malaysia at the Giffard West Cup Asia Finals which will go on to compete in the global finals in Anjou, France, where Giffard family distillery was founded. Continue reading