Dewakan

Braised Aubergine | Dewakan | Food For Thought

When it comes to a fine dining, one would not expect that one of the better fine dining restaurants in Kuala Lumpur would be located at a culinary academy. Dewakan serves modern Malaysian cuisine, which emphasises the use of local produce, using local flavours. The idea here is simple, to use the best of what can be found, and to use it to its best. Continue Reading

Enak KL, Ramadhan Buffet 2017

Caramelised Banana | Enak | Ramadan Buffet 2017 | Food For Thought

Ramadhan is the holy month for the Muslim people, where fasting is done from dawn to dusk. During this time, Muslims from around the world would fast as a symbolic remembrance of the suffering of others and as a purification of heart and mind. In Malaysia, it is common to see Ramadhan buffets peppered all over town to celebrate the breaking of the fast and one such restaurant is Enak. The Ramadhan buffet here serves a selection of traditional Malay cuisine with a contemporary twist, such as their Signature Bread and Butter Pudding with Gula Melaka. Continue Reading

Bijan Bar & Restaurant

Located on the quiet street of Jalan Ceylon sits one of the most understated Malay restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, Bijan Bar & Restaurant Fine Malay Cuisine. The restaurant served traditional Malay cuisine, but unlike many, with a touch of finesse. Bijan seeks to deliver an experience that is not very common, refined Malay dining. The dishes can be served in traditional sharing style, or if you opt for a journey of culture, the degustation menu. Their dishes range from the refined sup tulang sum sum, a modern take on the bone marrow soup to the use of the uncommon sambal hitam Pahang, a sambal made from belimbing buluh, a type of starfruit. 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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Ultimate Guide: Penang Street Food

Ultimate Guide - Penang Street Food | Food For Thought

The Pearl of the Orient is definitely filled with many drops of exquisite precious culinary pearls, from the internationally known Asam Laksa, to the Char Kway Teow. The plethora of different street food, and its variations, is splattered all over the island. This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to some of the best tasting quality food you will find in Malaysia, as is a melting pot of Chinese, Indian, Malay, and British influences. We now explore 26 dishes of Penang’s best street food, some common, and others generally not found outside the island of Penang. 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