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

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

Enak KL: Resipi Masakan Kampung

Kerabu Ikan Pari Daging Goreng Dendeng | Enak KL | Food For Thought

Dalam Starhill Gallery di Jalan Bukit Bintang terletak sebuah restoran tradisional Melayu yang terharum namanya… Enak Kuala Lumpur. Seperti namanya, restoran ini menyediakan masakan enak dengan sentuhan halus. Mereka bertujuan untuk meningkatkan pengalaman hidangan tradisional Melayu, sesuatu yang tidak biasa dicapai di Malaysia. Kebanyakan resipi masakan sini adalah dari masakan Johor di mana citarasanya telah dicapai dengan menggunakan resipi yang diturunkan dari generasi ke generasi, ditambah dengan menggunakan daging dan kualiti yang tinggi.
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Skillet at 163

Skillet at 163 | Fraser Place | Trupcotel

Parked on the ground floor of Fraser Place is a quaint little eatery that you might take for any simple restaurant, but do not be mistaken, this is Skillet at 163, one of the better bistronomies with a touch of fine dining. With French fine dining techniques using local ingredients, Skillet at 163 is heading this new wave of Malaysian ingredient inspired fine cuisine, from their Asam Laksa reminiscent lobster bisque to their take on their molecular gastronomy inspired yee sang, bringing exciting times to the Malaysian culinary scene. Continue Reading

Patio: bar de tapas

Interior | Patio | Food For Thought

The Spanish are famous for many things, but the one drink that stands out time after time is the Sangria. Patio, a nice little hole in the wall on Weld Quay in Penang, specialise in this with a variety of different interpretations of this drink and makes a great place to have a few with your friends and unwind your day. Continue Reading

The Evolution of Cocktail Culture in Kuala Lumpur

Cocktail Evolution | Food For Thought

Kuala Lumpur has seen a burgeoning cocktail culture in recent years with more and more concept bars sprouting throughout the city. From speakeasies to rooftop bars, Kuala Lumpur is quickly becoming one of the favourite places for bartenders and mixologists to come and hone their craft. Because of the unique climate for tropical fruits and herbs which is indigenous, it is only a matter of time these ingredients are exploited. We speak to mixologists from some of Kuala Lumpur’s most famous bars to find out what they think. Continue Reading