Restaurant Reviews

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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


TAMU Dining | ATAS Speakeasy x TAMU Dining | Food For Thought

Four Hands Cocktail & Dinner Pairing: ATAS Speakeasy x TAMU Dining

ATAS Speakeasy is one of the more renown cocktail bars in Ipoh, decked out in a 1920’s style and ambiance. The cocktail bar has teamed up with TAMU Dining, a four hands cocktail and dinner pairing experience within ATAS Speakeasy itself. The menu changes with each iteration, with the previous one being French, and its latest form, Japanese. Continue reading →
Maria Signature | Maria's Steak Café Cocktails | Food For Thought

Sizzling Steaks and Creative Cocktails At Maria’s SteakCafe

Maria’s SteakCafe is one of the most trusted no fuss nor frills steakhouses for affordable and high-quality steaks, and now, they have released a special cut only available at all outlets. In addition to that, the steakhouse also boasts a new cocktail menu, created by the legendary Amanda Wan. We tasted everything on the menu to help you choose which cocktail will tickle your fancy. Continue reading →
IchiZen | Tokyo Street | Food For Thought

A Taste Of Japan: Tokyo Street at Pavilion

Have you been missing piping hot Japanese food? Japanese cuisine is easily one of those that is very tricky to replicate at home, and although there are many places that do decent delivery, nothing beats dining in with dishes presented a la minute. Here we pick 5 of our favourite restaurants at Tokyo Street, Pavilion KL that will spoil you with choices. Continue reading →
Diver Scallop Tempura Landscape | Franco-Chinois Menu | DC Restaurant

A Franco-Chinois Fine Dining Approach at DC Restaurant

It is always a treat when you receive an invite from Darren Chin, patron chef of DC Restaurant. As a chef whose career I have been following for the past few years, each menu is an iteration of something that is always ever changing and adapting, while staying true to his technique driven approach. From Japanese ingredients to classical French approach, it is well known that DC produces cuisine that is fine at every juncture. His latest take however, touches on his heritage, with interpretations of Franco-Chinois, simple yet elegant. Continue reading →
Cacao Explosion | Long Bar at ATAS | Food For Thought

The Long Bar at ATAS Modern Malaysian Eatery

ATAS Modern Malaysian Eatery is one of those restaurants that have been making its mark on the Malaysian dining scene, presenting as a fine casual in one of the most beautiful hotels in Kuala Lumpur, the RuMa Hotel & Residences. The kitchen is led by Canadian born chef Tyson Gee and while most are familiar with their weekend brunch, seating only 6 and only twice a month, the Dinner at the Long Bar is something quite exclusive and uniquely different. Continue reading →
Scottish Diver Scallop | DC Restaurant x Kamoshibito Kuheiji | Food For Thought

Service Par Excellence: DC Restaurant x Kamoshibito Kuheiji Sake Pairing

There are few restaurants in Kuala Lumpur that is as pristine when it comes to cuisine Classique, the traditional course-by-course dining experience first created by Georges Auguste Escoffier. At DC Restaurant, chef Darren Chin has taken this to the next level, crafting a menu that not only epitomise luxury but refined techniques and cuisine with this Kuheiji sake pairing. Continue reading →
Escargot | Skillet at 163 x Perrier Jouét | Food For Thought

Skillet: Welcoming Spring And Summer With Perrier-Jouët

As Eurocentric Skillet at 163 celebrates their new spring and summer menu, the restaurant has created a special menu with dishes that can only be described as art meet flavour. The eatery has teamed with non-other than Perrier-Jouët, known for its floral motives and exquisite champagne, especially the blazon rosé. Continue reading →
Meat & Sea

Meat & Sea: Authentic Homestyle Thai Cuisine

At a simple glance, one might get slightly confused with this little eatery that is simply known as Meat & Sea. The restaurant that takes its name from the wordplay on the surf and turf, but actually focuses on traditional homestyle Thai cooking, the kind that you would find in actual Thai homes. Continue reading →
Narabi Uni | Hide KL | Food For Thought

Hide: Global Flavours Hidden in Plain Sight

Located within the Ritz Carlton Residences on Jalan Ampang sits Hide, a ten-seater speakeasy restaurant of sorts, serving a menu inspired by global gastronomy, as prepared by the very young and talented Shaun Ng. The degustation boasts a 14-course menu, taking you on a journey across the planet. Continue reading →
PRIVATE @ The Chow Kit x Mizukami Cocktails | Food For Thought

PRIVATE @ The Chow Kit x Mizukami Cocktails

In light of recent times The Chow Kit – an Ormond Hotel has creating a dining experience known as the PRIVATE @ The Chow Kit, where patrons are able to enjoy food served by The Chow Kit Kitchen & Bar, with their latest offering being a Traditional Sunday Roast. The experience is further elevated with cocktails by Mizukami, the brainchild of Shawn Chong. Continue reading →
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