Beta Test Kitchen: Experimental Malaysian Flavours

Earl Grey, Chocolate, crispy chocolate | Beta Test Kitchen | Food For Thought

For those looking to make the best out of these times of austerity, Beta KL is creating one of the most affordable fine dining menus you can find in Kuala Lumpur. The menu in the test kitchen changes from week to week, using what is in season for a reason. With the set price at RM128, the dishes are still one of the better contemporary Malaysian restaurants that does not compromise on quality. Continue reading

Yun House: Contemporary Cantonese Fine Dining

Yun House Dim Sum | Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur | Food For Thought

When it comes to Chinese fine dining, there are not many restaurants in Kuala Lumpur that can boast such a title, however, Yun House is just exactly that. The restaurant is located on the 5th floor of the Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur and served contemporary Cantonese cuisine, serving refined dishes, from dim sum to dessert. Continue reading

Sean MacDonald of Est Restaurant

Chef Sean McDonald Profile | Sean MacDonald | Est Restaurant | Food For Thought

If you have never heard of Chef Sean MacDonald, it is probably because you haven’t come across his beautiful plates on with the honour of being recently selected as one of the 16 Rising Talents for North America by The Art of Plating. His Toronto-based ēst Restaurant serves modern Canadian cuisine, and seeks to take you on a journey across the Canadian country. Continue reading

Dough You Know The Difference?: Famous Pastries From Malaysia

Egg Tart | Dough You Know The Difference Malaysian Pastries | Food For Thought

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

Nadodi: A Nomadic Journey of Southern Indian Cuisine

The Nadodi Experience | Nadodi | Food For Thought

Situated on the corner of Jalan Yap Kwan Seng sits one of Kuala Lumpur’s more unique form dining in Kuala Lumpur, southern Indian fine dining cuisine. From its elevated take and refinement of traditional southern Indian fare, Nadodi takes you on a nomadic journey across Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Sri Lanka. In addition to that the cocktail programme is one that collaborates with the kitchen in curating its menu, where a syncing of flavours permeates both menus. Continue reading

Daniel Boulud’s Asparagus Salad with Crispy Egg

Daniel Boulud's Asparagus Salad with Crispy Egg | Daniel Boulud | db Bistro and Oyster Bar | Food For Thought

For those who are fans of DB Bistro & Oyster Bar at Marina Bay Sands, you can now enjoy some of their signature recipes at home. One such recipe is Daniel Boulud’s very own Asparagus Salad with Crispy Egg. The recipe and instructions are made easy to reproduce at home, and has careful steps each and every step of the way, bringing fine dining to your home. Continue reading

DC Restaurant May 2020 Premium Tasting Menu

Lobster Feature | DC Seasonal May 2020 Menu | DC Restaurant | Food For Thought

As businesses in Kuala Lumpur are coping with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, restaurants are creating menus that are lighter, more agreeable and ensuring less wastage across the kitchen. DC Restaurant by Darren Chin has launched its new menu, which included a lighter 3 course menu, a middle 4 course and a premium 5 course menu. We were invited to taste the full range of courses, some of which were not in the final tasting menu, but were stunning nevertheless. Continue reading

Dough You Know The Difference?: The 5 Basic Types Of Pastry

Choux Pastry | Dough you know the difference | Food For Thought

There should be a word to describe the plain, genuine happiness of peeking through the beautiful cakes and flaky pastries over the transparent crystal showcases each time you’re at a bakery or café. Have you ever realised that these flaky, crispy, buttery and sinfully fragrant delights actually do not only belong to the kingdom of all that is sweet and powdery France? Continue reading

Tenmasa

Uni Shiso Tempura | Tenmasa | Food For Thought

For many people around the world tempura is one of the most well-known of the Japanese cuisines, but what many do not realise is that most restaurants in Japan specialises in specific cuisine, be it a ramen shop, sushi bar or takoytaki stand, and this is the same for tempura. Within Platinum Park in Kuala Lumpur sits exactly this type of specialisation, with a fine dining touch, Tenmasa, Kuala Lumpur’s first fine dining tempura restaurant, from shirako to foie gras to uni tempura. Continue reading

Skillet x Beta: First Fine Dining DIY Concept in Kuala Lumpur

Foie Gras Kit | Skillet x Beta DIY Kit | Food For Thought

Skillet and Beta have created a menu especially for home chefs, those that want to try a little fine dining cooking at home. With simple steps you can recreate a three-course fine dining meal at home. For instructions, all you have to do is head to their Highlights for a step by step approach. Continue reading