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 Italian Fare At The Mandarin Grill

Modern Italian Fare At The Mandarin Grill

For the uninitiated, the Mandarin Grill at the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur has recently re-opened its doors after a facelift, with the Italian grill focusing on refined Italian cuisine with a modern touch. The dishes are a mix of elevated traditional Italian to Asian touches, from the luxurious sea urchin Cacio E Pepe to their umami spiced Beef Rendang cappelletti. Continue reading →
Meatology: Your Flaming Meat Hub

Meatology: Your Flaming Meat Hub

Tucked within the streets of TTDI sit Meatology, a meat forward restaurant by Award-winning chef Yenni Law. The eatery focuses on all kinds of protein, from their notoriously delicious char siew yuk, a best of both worlds’ pork dish to their Award-Winning Duck Breast. Best of all, is the live flambé of your steaks at your table. Continue reading →
Japas: Japanese Izakaya Meet Spanish Tapas

Japas: Japanese Izakaya Meet Spanish Tapas

For those acquainted with the cuisine of progressive Japanese restaurant Babe by Jeff Ramsey, the latest offering by the renowned chef will be delighted with his stripped down and more casually titled Japas, a fun amalgamation of traditional izakaya and Spanish tapas. The menu itself is catered towards sharing plates in a fun and exciting manner, with a selection of sake and wines to match. Continue reading →
Drink With The Stars: Dom Pérignon Pairing at DC Restaurant

Drink With The Stars: Dom Pérignon Pairing at DC Restaurant

When it comes to fine dining restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, DC Restaurant by Darren Chin is known for its outstanding quality in everything they do, from their cuisine to their wine selection. With that being said, DC Restaurant latest offering comes in the form of the Drink with the Stars Dom Pérignon pairing, which not only sees the beauty of the luminous Dom Perignon served with a selection of refined dishes, but also some beautiful wines paired. Continue reading →
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 →
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