Bar Trigona: Life Cycle Of A Fruit

Bar Trigona: Life Cycle Of A Fruit

Bar Trigona at the Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur has recently won Ketel One’s Sustainable Bar at the Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020, and they have continued in that stride with their latest menu, the Life Cycle Of A Fruit. The concept is simple, to completely utilise a fruit so that nothing goes to waste, not even the peels. Continue reading →
Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 Best Bars in Malaysia: A Bee, A Bird and A Bartender

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 Best Bars in Malaysia: A Bee, A Bird and A Bartender

The recent Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 had quite a number of toss ups, with new entries abound and a change in the top spot. But what has Malaysians buzzing are these three bars making the list. Bar Trigona with its honey-centric programme; JungleBird, the bar named after the only Malaysian cocktail; and Coley Cocktail Bar, which takes its namesake from the first female head bartender of The Savoy, Ada Coleman. We speak to their head honchos to find out a little bit more. 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 Bars 2020 Sustainable Bar Award: Ashish Sharma of Bar Trigona

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 Sustainable Bar Award: Ashish Sharma of Bar Trigona

Bar Trigona in Four Season Kuala Lumpur has won the Ketel One Sustainable Award at the  Asia's 50 Best Bars 2020, taking the crown for the second year in a row. The honey-centric bar's practice of using the liquid gold as its focus and its efforts to keep everything sustainable from leaf to twig. We had a chat with Ashish Sharma, Head Bartender of Bar Trigona to learn a bit more about their sustainability efforts and their adopt a beehive programme. 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 →
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 Best Female Chef: Cho Hee Sook of Hansikgonggan

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 Best Female Chef: Cho Hee Sook of Hansikgonggan

Korean chef Che Hee Sook has recently been named Best Female Chef at the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2020, which specialises in Korean traditional cuisine. Her restaurant Hansikgonggan is known for elevating very traditional dishes in a spectacular display without losing touch with its roots. In conjunction with International Women's Day, we hear what she has to say about winning this spectacular honour as well as her advice for young female chefs entering the culinary industry. Continue reading →
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 Icon Award: Yoshihiro Murata of Kikunoi

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 Icon Award: Yoshihiro Murata of Kikunoi

Yoshihiro Murata of Kikunoi in Kyoto has been awarded the American Express Icon Award for the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020, an award voted on by one's peers. Known not only for his championing of traditional Japanese cuisine, but also originating the Japanese Culinary Academy, we sit down with the esteemed chef to know a bit more about his journey. 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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