Food For Thought specialises in Chinese cuisine, with a range of different Chinese restaurants from across the diaspora. Chinese food is vast and broad, with regional cuisines including Cantonese Cuisine, Hokkien Cuisine and Hakka Cuisine to name a few. Here, we list a range of Chinese restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, from Malaysian Chinese Cuisine to Hong Kong Cuisine which can be very different.
WHAT IS CHINESE FOOD?
Chinese Food is defined as a cuisine which has its origins in China, but may have a vastly different influence depending on the region. For example, Szechuan Cuisine in exemplified by its use of spice and chilli, while Xinjiang Cuisine is influenced by the Silk Route with its strong islamic influence creating Halal Cuisine. Cantonese food is dominated by freshness of ingredients while Shanghainese Cuisine with its red-braised cooking style may be a tad sweeter. Chinese cuisine has ventured far and wide and can be vastly different depending on its local influence, for example, Chinese food in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Thailand may be somewhat unrecognisable to the Chinese community in China.
REGIONAL CHINESE CUISINE & STYLES
Cantonese Cuisine | Dim Sum | Hangzhou Cuisine | Hong Kong Cuisine | Hong Kong Colonial Cuisine | Hot Pot | Jiangnan Cuisine | Malaysian Chinese Cuisine | Shanghainese Cuisine | Szechuan Cuisine
Previously we’ve looked at the different types of pastries from the west, but did you know that on our very Malaysian shores there’s a plethora of delectable pastries? From the humble Portuguese inspired Chinese egg tart to the roti canai, we take a look at some of our famous local pastries. Continue reading →
Mouthfeel is key ingredient to the success of many chefs, with those knowing how to play with them creating some of the best food you will have ever eaten. Today, this is made more interesting by molecular gastronomy with a scientific approach. From the crisp of a chicken skin to the warmth of a lobster bisque, you can see how the crunch of a dish or the heat of a soup can make a huge difference. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Hong Kong is a world renown travel destination that needs no formal introduction. Located to the south of Mainland China, Hong Kong (hoeng gong, 香港) is a Special Administrative Region of China, and home to a unique blend of Cantonese and British cultures as a result of being under British colonial rule. Hong Kong is known as one of the Four Asian Tigers, in terms of economy, financial and tourism with its metropolitan food, culture and way of life. With the increasing interest of ‘going local’, tourists today want to do what locals do, which we will explore in terms of attractions that are unique and rare ranging from contemporary art to historical attractions. Continue reading →
Every year the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival brings visitors from all across the globe to the little Asian powerhouse, and this year they have made it bigger than it ever was. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the event which is organised with the Hong Kong Tourism Board with China Construction Bank has been dubbed the largest wine and dine event in Asia brings more than 450 fine dining and wine specialists from all over to celebrate in one spot, accompanied by guest celebrities to match.
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Located in the mountains of Pahang is one of Malaysia’s most prominent entertainment hubs, hosting an assortment of activities for the whole family. Genting Highland is the colloquial name for what really is Resorts World Genting, a hill resort consisting of an assortment of hotels, casinos, restaurants, theme parks but is also world renown as a performance arena, and is also the new home of the Miss Chinese International Pageant. For any first-time visitor to Genting Highlands, these information may be of help. Continue reading →