Mercat Barcelona Gastrobar

Arroz Plancha | Mercat Barcelona Gastrobar | Food For Thought

Lying on the busy streets of Jalan Telawi sits a chic restaurant known serving some of the most authentic Catalan cuisine you will find in Kuala Lumpur known as Mercat Barcelona Gastrobar. This eatery serves some of the most unique Spanish cuisine, and you know of its quality because it’s frequented by the Spanish themselves. One of the best quality of this place is the wide selection of Spanish gin they carry. Continue Reading

Muntri Grove Hotel 滿德禮園

Entrance | Muntri Grove | Food For Thought

Nestled on the corner of Muntri Street sits the perfect respite for a romantic getaway, the lush and gorgeous Muntri Grove Hotel. This boutique hotel is located near to the UNESCO World Heritage site of George Town Penang, and offers a peaceful, pristine and away from the bustle, yet, everything interesting is within walking distance. The building is constructed with 10 refurbished living quarters into beautiful rooms perfect for that little dreamy time to pamper yourself. Continue Reading

Muntri Mews And Residences 嗎車房

Exterior | Muntri Mews | Muntri Residence | Food For Thought

Muntri Street is a historical street that falls under the UNESCO World Heritage buffer zone on the island of Penang, and is home to a unique boutique hotel experience, the unassuming Muntri Mews Hotel and Residence. These old carriage sheds which are converted into hotel rooms offers quite a unique experience, where the old world meets the new. Muntri is the old Malay spelling for menteri, which was named after the Menteri of Larut, Ngah Ibrahim in the late 19th century. Continue Reading

Sapore

Spanish Paella Chorizo | Sapore | Food For Thought

Located on the quiet side of Persiaran Ampang lies a row of fine restaurants, and here sits Sapore. The restaurant borrows its name from Italian, simply meaning “flavour”. But do not be mistaken by this humble yet elegant Spanish-Italian restaurant as it serves artisanal food and fine wine ranging from their high quality jamon Iberco and unique tapas, to their suckling pig porchetta and iconic Iberico seafood paella. Continue Reading

Jawi Peranakan Mansion جاوي منسيون

Facade | Jawi Peranakan Mansion | Food For Thought

Along Hutton Lane, just along the outskirt of the UNESCO heritage zone of George Town, Penang in the historical Malay Millionaire’s row sits the refurbished Mughal inspired Jawi Peranakan Mansion جاوي منسيون. The boutique hotel is decorated with motifs of Anglo-Indian grandeur laced with intricate Mughal geometry. This restored building now houses one of the Penang’s latest offerings for that exquisite heritage hotel experience. Continue Reading

Treasury Wine Estates & Napa Valley Wines

Wine Tasting | Treasury Wine Estates | Food For Thought

There are few things in life that age like a good cheese, and only item comparable in a similar category would be a fine wine. For the longest time, wine connoisseurs from around the world know this to be true, that American wines can hold their own, if not, arguably stand out, against some of the oldest French wines. This happenstance came about as a result of the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, famously known as the Judgment of Paris. Now, Treasury Wine Estates is bringing some of the American bests to the Malaysian shores. Continue Reading

Enak KL Ramadhan Buffet 2017

Caramelised Banana | Enak | Ramadan Buffet 2017 | Food For Thought

Ramadhan is the holy month for the Muslim people, where fasting is done from dawn to dusk. During this time, Muslims from around the world would fast as a symbolic remembrance of the suffering of others and as a purification of heart and mind. In Malaysia, it is common to see Ramadhan buffets peppered all over town to celebrate the breaking of the fast and one such restaurant is Enak. The Ramadhan buffet here serves a selection of traditional Malay cuisine with a contemporary twist, such as their Signature Bread and Butter Pudding with Gula Melaka. Continue Reading

Sponsor An Iftar with Soofeast

Sufiz Allatif | Soofeast | Sponsor an Iftar this Ramadan | Food For Thought

The holy month of Ramadan has dawned on us, and it is considered a good time for us to realign ourselves, count our blessings and to think of the less fortunate. For the duration of Ramadan, Sufiz Allatif and his team at Soofeast are doling out the goodwill by running a sponsorship drive known as “Sponsor an Iftar”. This is where you can contribute by donating a breaking fast meal, also known as buka puasa or iftar, to help feed the needy. Everything else is handled by them, from cooking to delivery, which you can request to attend as well. We speak to Sufiz to find out how this idea came about. Continue Reading

Bijan Bar & Restaurant

Located on the quiet street of Jalan Ceylon sits one of the most understated Malay restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, Bijan Bar & Restaurant Fine Malay Cuisine. The restaurant served traditional Malay cuisine, but unlike many, with a touch of finesse. Bijan seeks to deliver an experience that is not very common, refined Malay dining. The dishes can be served in traditional sharing style, or if you opt for a journey of culture, the degustation menu. Their dishes range from the refined sup tulang sum sum, a modern take on the bone marrow soup to the use of the uncommon sambal hitam Pahang, a sambal made from belimbing buluh, a type of starfruit. Continue Reading

Gotta Taste ‘Em All: Poke Bowls in Kuala Lumpur

Paperfish | Tiffin Throwdown | Food For Thought

One of the latest cuisines that has achieved international attention is the very delicate and light poké. This raw fish dish is normally served on its own, but is more commonly seen in its modern interpretation form, the poké bowl. This very light and healthy dish has its origins within Hawaiian cuisine, with culinary influences from the significant Japanese and Asian diaspora of Hawaii. We speak to some of the arguably best poké bowl eateries to learn more about poké culture in Kuala Lumpur. Continue Reading