Food For Thought specialises in French Cuisine, with a range of different regional French specialities. French from the south may use more seafood in its preparation because its closer to the sea, while Parisian cuisine may be more varies from the wide availability of ingredients. French cuisine is known as one of the finest in the world and may be arguably the birth place of fine dining. Here, we list a range of French restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, with many modern restaurants using French techniques to elevate their dishes.
WHAT IS FRENCH FOOD?
French Cuisine is defined as cuisine which has its origins in France, with dishes from different regions having different flavour profiles. A common cooking method that is well known would be confit, in which meats, usually duck, is cooked for many hours in its own fat to render out the access leaving a pure flavour. Other famous French dishes include terrines, foie gras, bourguignon, bouillabaisse, and cassoulet. France is world famous for its preparation of Fine Dining, with many techniques applied by chefs of other cuisines.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Mouthfeel is key ingredient to the success of many chefs, with those knowing how to play with them creating some of the best food you will have ever eaten. Today, this is made more interesting by molecular gastronomy with a scientific approach. From the crisp of a chicken skin to the warmth of a lobster bisque, you can see how the crunch of a dish or the heat of a soup can make a huge difference. Continue reading →
Located within Menara Hap Seng sits contemporary French fine dining restaurant Enfin by James Won. The reputed Krug Ambassador, although French and Japanese trained, has further elevated his cuisine by going back to his Malaysian roots, taking some of the best local ingredients and interpreting them in a modern setting. The latest menu takes us on a gastronomic journey exploring the Malaysian terroir from East to West Malaysia. Continue reading →
If you were to be asked how many flavours is there when it comes to cooking, well, the short answer is it depends on who you’re asking. Different cultures are accustomed to different flavour palates, so your answer may vary depending on whether the chef is classically trained in European cuisine, or if they were trained in Chinese cuisine. Continue reading →
Located on the corner of a quiet alley of near Jalan Bangsar Utama sits a no fuss no frills French restaurant serving traditional French cuisine known simply as Chez Gaston. The restaurant seeks to do two things, provide affordable French cuisine without compromising on quality, to ensure that everyone will have a chance to taste some famous French dishes, ranging from their beef bourguignon to their home made pâtés. Continue reading →
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. This is philosophy behind Samplings at the Fourteenth. This primarily Swiss and French fine dining restaurant is also tied to the Berjaya School of Culinary Arts, and is located on the 14th floor of the Berjaya Times Square Hotel, with a view to match. Continue reading →
Located within the recesses of the Damansara City Mall sits a refined contemporary European restaurant with an Asian twist. Beaming with art deco inspired gold fixtures throughout, this opulent eatery is aptly named Soleil. With contemporary cuisine in mind, Soleil serves a mixture modern French and Belgian, with an equally decked out cocktail bar that equally complements. Continue reading →
It comes as no surprise that DC Restaurant by Darren Chin is known as one of the best Malaysian fine dining restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. What makes them stand out is not only its usage of some of the highest quality ingredients from all over the world, but how DC Restaurant has sought to define their own dining experience, a journey of culinary growth by the restaurant and its restauranteur, introducing DC Restaurant cuisine. Continue reading →
Located within the recesses of One Utama shopping complex is a restaurant that seeks to deliver a unique experience, Marco Creative Cuisine. What is unique about this place is that they aim to serve fine dining quality food at an affordable price. The 7-course dining menu starts with an amuse-bouche and ends with a nice cuppa joe, and can be experienced at the very reasonable price of RM78. Continue reading →