Modern Italian Fare At The Mandarin Grill

For the uninitiated, the Mandarin Grill at the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur has recently re-opened its doors after a facelift, with the Italian grill focusing on refined Italian cuisine with a modern touch. The dishes are a mix of elevated traditional Italian to Asian touches, from the luxurious sea urchin Cacio E Pepe to their umami spiced Beef Rendang cappelletti. Continue reading

Japas: Japanese Izakaya Meet Spanish Tapas

Beef Tartare | Japas | Food For Thought

For those acquainted with the cuisine of progressive Japanese restaurant Babe by Jeff Ramsey, the latest offering by the renowned chef will be delighted with his stripped down and more casually titled Japas, a fun amalgamation of traditional izakaya and Spanish tapas. The menu itself is catered towards sharing plates in a fun and exciting manner, with a selection of sake and wines to match. Continue reading

Drink With The Stars: Dom Pérignon Pairing at DC Restaurant

Oba Tempura | DC Restaurant Dom Perignon Pairing | Food For Thought

When it comes to fine dining restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, DC Restaurant by Darren Chin is known for its outstanding quality in everything they do, from their cuisine to their wine selection. With that being said, DC Restaurant latest offering comes in the form of the Drink with the Stars Dom Pérignon pairing, which not only sees the beauty of the luminous Dom Perignon served with a selection of refined dishes, but also some beautiful wines paired. Continue reading

Modern Malaysiana at Chocha Foodstore

Baby Octopus | Chocha Foodstore | Food For Thought

Tucked along Petaling Street sits a blink and you’ll miss it eatery simply known as Chocha Foodstore. The hole in the wall restaurant serves modern Malaysian cuisine, with a focus on local and quality ingredients. From their smoked mackerel pate to their goat char siew, the flavours are both foreign and familiar, served in styles that speak of true modern Malaysian. Continue reading

Raising The Steaks: A Chef’s Table at Flock

Chef's Table | Raising The Steaks | Food For Thought

When it comes to beef, it takes a discerning palate to be able to differentiate quality and cuts. From comparing Angus to wagyu, to tenderloin to striploin, there are few better ways to do it than by dining at a Chef’s Table, with a brigade of chefs. The “Raising The Steaks” was hosted at Flock at W Kuala Lumpur, and once again, the experience and conversations did not disappoint. Continue reading

An Iberico Affair: Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft

Black Label 100% Jamon Iberico de Bellota | Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft | Food For Thought

Tucked away in the serene neighbourhood of Jalan Bangkung in Bangsar, Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft sits on the second floor of the mass of eateries simply known as the “Bangkung Row Restaurants” by the Maxim Image Group. Together with Cava, Lucky Bo, Opus and newly revamped sister restaurant BGR, each restaurant has its own unique style and cuisine, but none take the Spanish pork as seriously as Leonardo’s does. Continue reading

The Show Must Go On: Flavour Bombs at Curate

MB6 Wagyu Tomahawk | | Curate | Food For Thought

Curate at the Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur recently launched their new menu celebrated with theatrics including a fashion show paraded by the chefs themselves, presenting dishes that speak to their heritage, from Chef Junious’ Fried Chicken & Waffles to Chef Matt’s 8 Hour Short Rib Rendang. Continue reading

Gesuto x Moulin de Gassac Wine Pairing

Ko-hitsuji Yaki No Gochujang | Gesuto x Moulin de Gassac | Food For Thought

Gesuto takes its name from the Japanese transliteration of the word, as you would have guessed it, guest. The restaurant located in TTDI serves a contemporary take on Japanese, but with touches of Korean influences. The wine pairing sees Moulin de Gassac, a French winery showcasing a select number of contemporary wines. Continue reading

Nero Nero: Vibrant Italian, from North to South

Foie Gras | Nero Nero | Food For Thought

Tucked on the third floor of DC Mall sits a beautiful Italian restaurant, transporting you to the cobbled streets of Rome – Nero Nero. The restaurant serves predominantly southern Italian cuisine, most notably their Neapolitan pizzas, but also some staples from all around Italy. With Diego Reali heading the kitchen and much anticipated Natalina, we take a look at some of their best work. Continue reading