Cuisine

Cuisine Title Card | Food For Thought

Food For Thought has always sought to bring the best of food to its readers, and that is why we have selectively curated this a section on restaurants and cuisine. Here, we showcase some of the most popular cuisines in conjunction with our Restaurant Reviews and Food Guides. We cover the most common restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, but also feature some beloved ones in the region including Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore.


“”Cuisine is when things taste like themselves.”
― Maurice Edmond Sailland


POPULAR RESTAURANTS & CUISINES

Chinese Restaurants & Cuisine
Fine Dining Restaurants & Cuisine
French Restaurants & Cuisine
Halal Restaurants & Cuisine
Italian Restaurants & Cuisine
Japanese Restaurants & Cuisine
Malaysian Restaurants & Cuisine
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurants & Cuisine
Seafood Restaurants & Cuisine
Spanish Restaurants & Cuisine
Street Food Restaurants & Cuisine
Thai Restaurants & Cuisine

OTHER RESTAURANTS & CUISINES

American Cuisine | Australian Cuisine | Belgian Cuisine | British Cuisine | Burmese Cuisine | Cambodian Cuisine | Classical Cuisine | Healthy Cuisine | Colonial Cuisine | Indian Cuisine | Indochinese Cuisine | Korean Cuisine | Lao Cuisine | Mediterranean Cuisine | Modern Global Cuisine | Moroccan Cuisine | Singaporean Cuisine | Swiss Cuisine | Vegetarian Cuisine | Vietnamese Cuisine

OTHER RESTAURANTS & CUISINE STYLES

Barbecue | Bistronomy | Buffet | Charcuterie | Dim Sum | Dégustation | Fine Dining | Hot PotKorean Barbecue | Salad Bars | Tapas | Yakitori

CUISINES

The Olive

The Olive

Resorts World Genting has always been the perfect destination for a getaway due to its many entertainment outlets, and here sits The Olive, a multiple award-winning restaurant specialising in fine dining. This restaurant is one of Genting's best kept secrets with its intimate setting and makes the perfect valentine’s dinner. Continue reading →
Szechuan Court 四川閣和四川小廚, Singapore

Szechuan Court 四川閣和四川小廚, Singapore

Ring in an auspicious Lunar Year with exquisite and sumptuous culinary indulgences at Szechuan Court. Thoughtfully crafted by Master Chef Mok Wan Lok, delight in six decadent set menus, as well as an exclusive à la carte menu of impressive festive signatures and refreshing creations; available from 24 January to 19 February 2019. Continue reading →
Genting Palace 雲華宮

Genting Palace 雲華宮

Resort World Genting in Genting Highlands is well known as one of the best holiday destinations in Malaysia, especially for those looking to celebrate the Chinese New Year. With its cool weather and great festive atmosphere, you can see why people are rushing to this local attraction. Also here sits Genting Palace 雲華宮 which is arguably one of the best Cantonese restaurants you will find, with its use of carefully curated ingredients and techniques to ensure that every dish does not compromise on quality, from the extravagant wild honey yee sang to their luxurious poon choi. Continue reading →
Chynna Restaurant, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Chynna Restaurant, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

When it comes to signature Chinese restaurants, Chynna at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur has become a well-known household name. With its ultra-luxurious décor and stunning performance of their kung fu tea master, you can see why Chynna is known for serving some of the best Chinese fine cuisine, especially during the Lunar New Year. This year, Chynna is bringing a taste of luxury focusing on giant imported American strawberries in its decadent yet healthy yee sang. Continue reading →
Yee Sang Tour: Genting Highlands

Yee Sang Tour: Genting Highlands

The Chinese New Year is one of the biggest celebrations in Malaysia, and there is no better times to experience the festivities. Genting Highlands is one of the best local destinations, with its cool temperature, newly opened Sky Avenue and assortment of over to 70 restaurants. Yee Sang (yusheng, 魚生), also known as the Prosperity Toss, is integral to the Chinese New Year tradition in Malaysia and Singapore and is one of the most interesting experiences you will find. Here, we will venture to bring you some of the best Yee Sang restaurants in Genting Highland, specialising in all forms and sorts, from lobster, to Norwegian salmon and abalone. Continue reading →
Old Bailey Restaurant 奧卑利, Hong Kong

Old Bailey Restaurant 奧卑利, Hong Kong

Located within the rejuvenated JC Contemporary of the Tai Kwun building sits Old Bailey 奧卑利, a Chinese fine dining restaurant serving Jiangnan cuisine. The restaurant is unique in the sense that it serves a number of specialty dishes from the Jiangnan region, but with an elevated experience. Their signatures include specialties such as the Shanghainese Mala Iberico Xiao Long Bao and Hangzhou Longjing Tea Smoked Duck, and because of this, you can see why this fine eatery is making its mark on the Hong Kong fine dining scene. Continue reading →
Toh Yuen 桃苑, Hilton Petaling Jaya

Toh Yuen 桃苑, Hilton Petaling Jaya

Located within Hilton Petaling Jaya sits one of the best Chinese restaurants you will find serving authentic Chinese cuisine and is simply named Toh Yuen 桃苑. The restaurant takes its name from the literal translation of Peach Court, and serves some of the best Chinese cuisines, lending dishes from southern China, with a predominant Cantonese, Hokkien and Teochew influence, along with a creative flair that is both traditional and modern. It is no wonder this eatery produces one of the better Chinese New Year reunion dinner menus you will find without compromise of quality. Continue reading →
Chez Gaston

Chez Gaston

Located on the corner of a quiet alley of near Jalan Bangsar Utama sits a no fuss no frills French restaurant serving traditional French cuisine known simply as Chez Gaston. The restaurant seeks to do two things, provide affordable French cuisine without compromising on quality, to ensure that everyone will have a chance to taste some famous French dishes, ranging from their beef bourguignon to their home made pâtés. Continue reading →
Jimmy’s Kitchen, Hong Kong

Jimmy’s Kitchen, Hong Kong

Located on the bustling streets of Wyndham Street in Central sits one of the oldest restaurants in Hong Kong. What is great about this establishment is that it has a history of close to 100 years, since its founding in 1928. The uniqueness of Jimmy’s Kitchen not only rest in its age-old recipes, but that it serves one of the rarer types of Hong Kong cuisine Hong Kong Colonial Cuisine. The restaurant serves dishes that comes from a mix of traditional Cantonese culture blended with the best of British old time cooking. Continue reading →
Food Guide: Bangkok Street Food

Food Guide: Bangkok Street Food

Thailand is renown throughout the world for its unique cuisine which needs no introduction. From the simple pad thai to the flaming tom yum goong, Thai cuisine has spread throughout the world. Thai cuisine can be generally divided into 4 regional cuisines, Lanna cuisine to the north, Isan cuisine to the northeast, southern Thai cuisine which is heavily influenced by Malay cooking and Central Thai cuisine which borrows from Chinese food, where Bangkok cuisine is an amalgamation of some of the best Thailand has to offer. Continue reading →
Babe – Japas Fun Dining

Babe – Japas Fun Dining

Located within the luxury apartments of Clearwater in Damansara Heights sits an elegant restaurant serving one of Kuala Lumpur's most interesting cuisines, Babe – Japas Fun Dining. This restaurant is the creation of Michelin awarded Chef Jeff Ramsey, where an homage to his mixed heritage is cleverly displayed on his plates, taking heavily from Japanese cuisine, with a mix of molecular gastronomy and traditional techniques. Their ethos when it comes to food is to make fine dining into fun dining, serving tapas sized dishes in the most entertaining manner. Continue reading →
Ultimate Guide: Ipoh Street Food

Ultimate Guide: Ipoh Street Food

Ipoh is home to one of the most picturesque towns in Malaysia, encapsulated by its infamous limestone hills. Located in the state of Perak, Ipoh is famous for its colonial past, as well as its significance in the growth of Malaya. The home to some of the best local fare from the Ipoh Bean Sprout Chicken Rice to the Sar Hor Fun, Ipoh food is known to locals as some of the cleanest and freshest there is. Recently named 6th of Best in Asia by Lonely Planet, the melting pot of Chinese, Malay, Indian and European colonial cultures is apparent in the food that you hear about. From the arty revival of the Kong Heng block to the once famous Concubine Lane, we have a look at what they have to offer. Continue reading →
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