Food For Thought specialises in Italian Cuisine, with a range of different types of Italian cooking styles. Italian cooking is known to be more rustic, with many dishes being of humble origin. Italian cuisine is known for its use of affordable ingredients and the use of carbohydrates which was traditionally a cheaper ingredient. This is why there are many variations of pasta, pizzas and carb heavy dishes. Italian cuisine today has come a long way and is elevated to much higher levels due to an increasing demand by globalisation.
WHAT IS ITALIAN FOOD?
Italian Cuisine is defined as cuisine which has its origins in Italy, which has uses bold mediterranean flavours. Italian dishes are quite well known for its wide range of pasta, noodles made from wheat. There is such a wide range of pasta that it would be hard to list them all, but some famous forms include spaghetti, tagliatelli, and lasagne. Italy is also famous for having quite a wide range of regional variation, which is exemplified in their use of cheese, meats and wine. Well known for its Charcuterie fame, many versions of dried meat come from this region of the world.
REGIONAL ITALIAN CUISINE & STYLES
Charcuterie | Mediterranean Cuisine
To those who are familiar with the fine dining scene in Singapore, the name Braci does not come as any surprise. The modern Italian fine dining restaurant not only has a Michelin star, but has kept it for 3 years consecutively running. With the many delectable dishes that are must tries, chef Mirko Febbrile have generously shared with us the recipe for their Stracciatella, giving us a glimpse on how to make this signature Italian classic at home. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 quiet side of Persiaran Ampang lies a row of fine restaurants, and here sits Sapore. The restaurant borrows its name from Italian, simply meaning “flavour”. But do not be mistaken by this humble yet elegant Spanish-Italian restaurant as it serves artisanal food and fine wine ranging from their high quality jamon Iberco and unique tapas, to their suckling pig porchetta and iconic Iberico seafood paella. Continue reading →
Located in the mountains of Pahang is one of Malaysia’s most prominent entertainment hubs, hosting an assortment of activities for the whole family. Genting Highland is the colloquial name for what really is Resorts World Genting, a hill resort consisting of an assortment of hotels, casinos, restaurants, theme parks but is also world renown as a performance arena, and is also the new home of the Miss Chinese International Pageant. For any first-time visitor to Genting Highlands, these information may be of help. Continue reading →
As you walk along the hilly road of Jalan Ceylon, you will come to notice a small shop on the corner, those that you typically find on the streets of Rome. The walls of this shop is filled with hand written chalk menus on the daily offerings, ranging from a variety of different cured meats, aged cheese, artisanal pasta, sauces and truffles from all around Italy. This little shop is known as Bottega Meditterranea, one of the high quality suppliers of some of the best cured meats in Kuala Lumpur. Continue reading →