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

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

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

Cooking, Culinary And Cuisine

Tea | Dining | Food For Thought

Cooking culture takes time to develop, and requires a lot of work and attention. It all stems from a certain culture and experience that not all of us are afforded. Chefs take years and years to hone their craft, from understanding how to balance flavours to cooking techniques. Some chefs are classically trained in culinary schools like Cordon Bleu, while others are learned from generational cooking, like most Thai chefs. Some are more refined which developed through the french styles of nouvelle cuisine, while others study molecular gastronomy. In the east, chefs may specialise as sushi chefs for years, while others learn the right way to cook yakitori. Chinese chefs weighs fillings for dumplings down to the gram when making dim sum, while bakers know that an ounce of flour may make your baking change greatly in texture. Each chef approaches food differently, with different methods and philosophies. Continue Reading