Food For Thought specialises in French Cuisine, with a range of different regional French specialities. French from the south may use more seafood in its preparation because its closer to the sea, while Parisian cuisine may be more varies from the wide availability of ingredients. French cuisine is known as one of the finest in the world and may be arguably the birth place of fine dining. Here, we list a range of French restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, with many modern restaurants using French techniques to elevate their dishes.
WHAT IS FRENCH FOOD?
French Cuisine is defined as cuisine which has its origins in France, with dishes from different regions having different flavour profiles. A common cooking method that is well known would be confit, in which meats, usually duck, is cooked for many hours in its own fat to render out the access leaving a pure flavour. Other famous French dishes include terrines, foie gras, bourguignon, bouillabaisse, and cassoulet. France is world famous for its preparation of Fine Dining, with many techniques applied by chefs of other cuisines.
If you were to be asked how many flavours is there when it comes to cooking, well, the short answer is it depends on who you’re asking. Different cultures are accustomed to different flavour palates, so your answer may vary depending on whether the chef is classically trained in European cuisine, or if they were trained in Chinese cuisine. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. This is philosophy behind Samplings at the Fourteenth. This primarily Swiss and French fine dining restaurant is also tied to the Berjaya School of Culinary Arts, and is located on the 14th floor of the Berjaya Times Square Hotel, with a view to match. Continue reading →
Located within the recesses of the Damansara City Mall sits a refined contemporary European restaurant with an Asian twist. Beaming with art deco inspired gold fixtures throughout, this opulent eatery is aptly named Soleil. With contemporary cuisine in mind, Soleil serves a mixture modern French and Belgian, with an equally decked out cocktail bar that equally complements. Continue reading →
It comes as no surprise that DC Restaurant by Darren Chin is known as one of the best Malaysian fine dining restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. What makes them stand out is not only its usage of some of the highest quality ingredients from all over the world, but how DC Restaurant has sought to define their own dining experience, a journey of culinary growth by the restaurant and its restauranteur, introducing DC Restaurant cuisine. Continue reading →
Located within the recesses of One Utama shopping complex is a restaurant that seeks to deliver a unique experience, Marco Creative Cuisine. What is unique about this place is that they aim to serve fine dining quality food at an affordable price. The 7-course dining menu starts with an amuse-bouche and ends with a nice cuppa joe, and can be experienced at the very reasonable price of RM78. Continue reading →
When it comes to good food, there are few restaurants like Skillet At 163 in Frasers Place that has been able to produce an experience as such in Kuala Lumpur. Serving a fare which is a really contemporary fine dining in the vein of bistronomy, this restaurant is very clearly able to divide be the best of both worlds, catering to a much affordable contemporary menu of classics, and a degustation for those seeking for an elevated dining experience. For the month of December, this eatery humbly ganders into the modernist takes on Christmas classics. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
There are very few restaurants that caters to a high quality dining experience, and DC Restaurant by Darren Chin on Persiaran Zaaba in the Taman Tun Dr. Ismail area of Kuala Lumpur is one of them. Serving a modernist take on traditional French cuisine, this restaurant is generous with its use of high quality ingredients such as imported French pigeons to the use of black winter truffles. Continue reading →
Victoria Station has long established itself as a household name as one of the longest serving when it comes to steak houses in Kuala Lumpur, but unbeknownst to many, they established a sister restaurant, one that serves fine dining French cuisine which seeks to bring Paris to your doorsteps. This establishment is simply known as The Fine Dining. Continue reading →