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

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

Sponsor An Iftar with Soofeast

Sufiz Allatif | Soofeast | Sponsor an Iftar this Ramadan | Food For Thought

The holy month of Ramadan has dawned on us, and it is considered a good time for us to realign ourselves, count our blessings and to think of the less fortunate. For the duration of Ramadan, Sufiz Allatif and his team at Soofeast are doling out the goodwill by running a sponsorship drive known as “Sponsor an Iftar”. This is where you can contribute by donating a breaking fast meal, also known as buka puasa or iftar, to help feed the needy. Everything else is handled by them, from cooking to delivery, which you can request to attend as well. We speak to Sufiz to find out how this idea came about. 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

Gotta Taste ‘Em All: Poke Bowls in Kuala Lumpur

Paperfish | Tiffin Throwdown | Food For Thought

One of the latest cuisines that has achieved international attention is the very delicate and light poké. This raw fish dish is normally served on its own, but is more commonly seen in its modern interpretation form, the poké bowl. This very light and healthy dish has its origins within Hawaiian cuisine, with culinary influences from the significant Japanese and Asian diaspora of Hawaii. We speak to some of the arguably best poké bowl eateries to learn more about poké culture in Kuala Lumpur. Continue reading

Food Guide: Chiang Mai Street Food

Chiang Mai Street Food | A Food Guide | Food For Thought

Chiang Mai is home to the ancient kingdom of Lanna, and is situated in Northern Thailand. With its very distinct culture, comfortable climate, unbelievably mountainous scenery and exotic food, you can see why it is known as the Rose of the North. The food in Chiang Mai is known as Lanna Cuisine, a type of food which is very distinctively different from the rest of Thailand. Because of its bordering of Myanmar and China, you see a very distinctive food culture which borrows from its northern neighbours and how all these amalgamate and produce what we know as Lanna cuisine. Continue reading

Marco Creative Cuisine

Strawberry Gazpacho | Marco Creative Cuisine | Food For Thought.jpg

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

Genting Palace 雲華宮

Yee Sang | Genting Palace | Food For Thought

Situated on the second floor of the Genting Grand Hotel is one of Resort World Genting’s most prizes possession, the iconic Genting Palace (雲華宮), serving authentic Cantonese cuisine restaurant. As one of the oldest standing restaurants in Genting Highlands, you can trust in time and tradition that they not only know how to make authentic dishes, but make them well. For the lunar new year of 2017, they have prepared some of the most opulent dishes you can find including their exquisite Yee Sang and pineapple tarts. Continue reading

Skillet at 163, Christmas 2016

Textures of Chocolate Christmas Edition | Christmas 2016 | Skillet At 163 | Food For Thought

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