Sabayon: The Legacy of a Dancing Dessert

Al Fresco Menu | Sabayon by EQ | Food For Thought

For those familiar with the Kuala Lumpur fine dining scene, the name Sabayon may be quite new, but make no mistake, this restaurant has its deep roots in the history of Kuala Lumpur. The spiritual successor to Swiss cuisine Chalet, Sabayon takes its namesake from their iconic dessert, complete with pomp and circumstance of folk singers. Now in 2020, we take a look at their latest incarnation, serving contemporary European, with a stunning skyline to match. Continue reading

Sassolino: Italian With A Twist

Pizza Goreng | Sossolino | Food For Thought

Located on the corner of Star Boulevard KLCC sits Sassolino, an Italian restaurant with a twist. The eatery not only serves classic Italian fare, but with a touch of Mediterranean inspired by chef owner Giovanni Koromilas’ Greek heritage. From their deep-fried pizza to their spanakopita, a multilayered flaky pastry Greek spinach and feta tart, the simple dishes are some of the best classic dishes you’ll find in Kuala Lumpur. Continue reading

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

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