Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Reviews Title Card - Food For Thought

Food For Thought aims to take you on a culinary journey in exploring different restaurants, from French to Japanese and so much more. Here we list all our restaurant reviews, excluding the broader Dining,  but feel free to see our Food Guides for a collection of street food from around the world.


“My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.”
— Orson Welles


Modern Malaysiana at Chocha Foodstore

Modern Malaysiana at Chocha Foodstore

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

Raising The Steaks: A Chef’s Table at Flock

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

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

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

The Show Must Go On: Flavour Bombs at Curate

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

Gesuto x Moulin de Gassac Wine Pairing

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

Nero Nero: Vibrant Italian, from North to South

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

Gin Rik Sha: A Modern Indian Hidden Gem

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

Sabayon: The Legacy of a Dancing Dessert

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

Sassolino: Italian With A Twist

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

Beta Test Kitchen: Experimental Malaysian Flavours

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 →
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