Ekkamai Bar & Thai Kitchen

Grilled River Lobster| Ekkamai | Food For Thought

Situated on the newly gentrified street of Jalan Batai is a series of restaurants and bars, and out of the many niche and chic eateries here lies one that stands out because of its choice of cuisine served, modern Thai, simply named Ekkamai. This restaurant specialises in two distinctive Thai regional cuisines, Southern Thai cuisine and Central Thai cuisine, all in the setting with a contemporary twist. Continue Reading

Travel Guide: Things To Do In Chiang Mai

Wat Temples | What to do in Chiang Mai | Food For Thought

Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่), also styled Chiangmai, is proverbially known as the spiritual capital of Thailand, with its calming pace of life and mountainous atmosphere. When compared to its other gems such as Bangkok or one of their many beautiful islands such as Phuket or Koh Phangan, Chiang Mai serves to deliver an entirely different experience. Not as famous to foreigners as a holiday destination, Chiang Mai is known to locals as a must visit for its pristine clean air and local vacation spot. Poetically known the rose of the north, Chiang Mai falls under the northern region of Thailand, and home seat to the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Lanna, famed for its distinctive Lanna culture and home to Lanna Cuisine. Here, we shall explore some things to do in Chiang Mai for first time visitors. Continue Reading

French Feast

Foie Gras | French Feast | Food For Thought

Along the rustic streets of Tengkat Tong Shin sits a reclaimed shop house reinvented into a quaint little eatery that is humble in design, but do not mistaken this for any simple restaurant, stylised as French FEAST, serving some of the most traditional classical French cuisine you will find in Kuala Lumpur. From the ashes of La Vie En Rose, this restaurant is the rebirth of one of the more spectacular French cuisine with their traditional recipes and classics, as seen in their preparation of their elegant foie gras. Continue Reading

Bottega Mediterranea

Antipasti Platter | Bottega Medditerreana | Food For Thought

As you walk along the hilly road of Jalan Ceylon, you will come to notice a small shop on the corner, those that you typically find on the streets of Rome. The walls of this shop is filled with hand written chalk menus on the daily offerings, ranging from a variety of different cured meats, aged cheese, artisanal pasta, sauces and truffles from all around Italy. This little shop is known as Bottega Meditterranea, one of the high quality suppliers of some of the best cured meats in Kuala Lumpur. Continue Reading

Villa Samadhi

Lagoon Pool | Villa Samadhi | Food For Thought

Tucked within the recesses of Persiaran Madge is a hidden oasis within the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur is the perfect romantic getaway that is Villa Samadhi. Colloquially known as one of KL’s best kept secrets, this boutique hotel offers a one of a kind experience for those looking for a private sanctuary that is a walk away from the KL city centre and all it has to offer. But more importantly, Villa Samadhi caters to those that want that luxurious service with that much needed personal space in its natural setting. Continue Reading

Tamarind Springs

Prawn in Tamarind Sauce | Tamarind Springs | Food For Thought

Located on a secluded hill in Ampang in the greenery of the forest is a temple like surrounding, with a façade that is unmistakeably Thai sits Tamarind Springs Restaurant, an Indochinese restaurant in the middle of paradise. Not only is the surrounding marvellous for its serene setting, the intercultural Indochinese cuisine from Thai, Cambodian, Laos and Vietnamese cuisine gives it that South East Asian touch that is a breath of fresh air. Continue Reading

Mood For Food: An Emotional Guide

Mood For Food | Food For Thought

Have you ever felt hangry? The human condition is as such that we experience a plethora of emotions, and most of the time, we don’t know how to use the right terms to address them because we don’t know the right words to address how we feel. Today, we are compiling a list of food related words which has an emotional tinge to them, which maybe, just maybe, will be able to help you describe how you feel better. From Arty-choke to Vegeterrible, you will be able to better understand your mood for food after this. Continue Reading

Yoong Yuin Hun of Simply Green Salad

Yoong Yuin Hun | Simply Green Salad | Food For Thought

As the future of sustainable and healthy eating dawns on us, people are looking to eat quality produce without the compromise of flavour. Mastering the transformation of simple salads to something more upscale, Chef Yoong Yuin Hun seeks to deliver something a a little more palatable with a refined touch. We speak to Chef Yoong about her journey that landed her in the salad bar known simply as Simply Green Salad. Continue Reading

Simply Green Salad

Simply Green Salad | Food For Thought

If you have ever chanced upon Frasers Place on Jalan Perak, you will notice that it carries a number of fine eateries. From fine dining bistronimies to Japanese, you will find a decent selection of variation. Out of the few there, one stands out as a perfect place to pleasure your palate aptly named Simply Green Salad. Easily one of the best salad bars in KL, their menu range from roasted pumpkin to quality roasted beef, offering a wide range of fresh ingredients for you to choose from with their mix your own salads, or if you’re at a lost, you can always have a gander at their iconic Bountiful Platter, a grand mixture of leaves, brown rice and pesto chicken. Continue Reading

Enak KL

Daging Goreng Dendeng | Enak KL | Food For Thought

Tucked within the corner of Starhill Gallery on Jalan Bukit Bintang is a little traditional Malay restaurant that lives up to its name… Enak Kuala Lumpur. Delicious indeed, the restaurant serves contemporary masakan kampung with a refined twist. This restaurant serves to elevate the dining experience of traditional Malay dishes, a refinement that is not very common in Malaysia. Based primarily on the southern state of Johor cuisine, Enak brings flavours you can only achieve passed down from generation to generation, but with fine cuts and great quality. Continue Reading