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

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

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

Bringing The Party To You: JOLOKO

JOLOKO Cuisine | JOLOKO | Food For Thought

The current climate has caused businesses to change, with many finding new ways to not only keep their businesses running, but also ensuring that their patrons get to take a part of their experience home with that, and that is exactly what Afro-Caribbean JOLOKO has done. From their taste amalgamation of fusion Afro-Caribbean cuisine, to their impeccable mezcal and organic wine selection, you have to order to know what the full experience is really like. Continue reading

Chef’s Table: Soleil x Goulburn Valley Beef

Chefs | Soleil's Chef's Table | Soleil

It was around 10 am that I received a phone call when the speaker at the other end said, “Hi Mr. Nicholas, it’s Iman from Soleil. Chef Evert would like to invite you to a chef’s table where we will be hosting 15 chefs. It will be a dinner focusing on beef.” I did not know which chefs were going to be in attendance but I knew it would be a fascinating dinner nonetheless, and I have to say, the dinner definitely did not disappoint. Continue reading

Entier

Monaka | Entier | Food For Thought

Located on the 41st floor of the Alila Hotel in Bangsar sits the modern French fine dining restaurant Entier French Dining. The eatery takes its name from old French which mean “entire”, giving you a hint of their nose to tail dining concept. The restaurant doesn’t only focus on ensuring that all parts of the animal is used, but is also knows for its very beautiful plates. From their signature Monaka to their beautiful Organic Garden, you can see why its time to give this place a visit. Continue reading

Wolf Blass and the Michelin Guide at Ember Modern Bistro

Food | Wolf Blass Find Your Flavour | Food For Thought

White wines with fish or poultry, red wines with red meats. These are commonly held notions when it comes to food and wine pairings. This is why Wolf Blass Wines has sought to do something quite different, by reinventing what we think we know about these basic rules of degustation. This latest collaboration seeks for the patron to “Find Your Flavour” at Ember Modern Bistro. Continue reading

Neon Pigeon, Singapore

Food | Neon Pigeon | Food For Thought

Situated at the end of the hustle and bustle that is Keong Saik Road in Singapore is Neon Pigeon, a modern izakaya style eatery that makes interesting interpretations of modern Japanese cuisine. However, don’t take this place lightly as they have a cocktail programme that packs as powerful a punch as its food. From their iconic Tokyo Hummus made from edamame to their Teared Negroni using rosemary infused sake umeshu, you can see why the light of this pigeon shines bright. Continue reading

DC Restaurant x Jeff’s Cellar x Être Patisserie

Gold Amur Caviar from Tanjung Malim, Crab Ice Cream, Young Local Bamboo Shoots | DC Restaurant x Jeff's Cellar x Être | Food For Thought

Darren Chin of DC Restaurant need no further introduction when it comes to the fine dining scene in Malaysia, and his latest collaboration sees six hands working together with Chef Lee Choon Boon of Jeff’s Cellar and Chef Ann Lee of Être Patisserie at the Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat. This collaboration features a black box of local ingredients showcasing what modern Malaysian cuisine really is. From the local caviar served on crab ice cream to the local rabbit consommé, the cerebral approach to the dishes really make you think. Continue reading