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

Gin Rik Sha: A Modern Indian Hidden Gem

Kerala Prawn pizza _ Butter Paneer pizzaAmma's Potion | Gin Rik Sha | Food For Thought.jpg

If you’ve never been to Gin Rik Sha, you should pay them a casual visit. This unassuming eatery seeks to bring to its patrons not a version of fusion Indian, but modern Indian cuisine, elevated dishes that we may know all too well. In addition to its quirky and interesting derived name from the beck and call of the rickshaw walla, the restaurant serves a number of stunningly delicious dishes from its Kerala prawn pizza to their simple yet delectable lentil risotto. Continue reading

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