Food For Thought specialises in Spanish Cuisine, with a range of different regional Spanish cuisines. Spanish food is part of the mediterranean diet, with a heavy use of olive oil and tomato in many of its dishes. Some famous Spanish dishes include the paella, tapas and sangria. Spanish flavours are also influenced by its Moorish history, utilising spices that can also be commonly found in the Middle East via its trade routes. Here, we list a range of Spanish restaurants in Kuala Lumpur famous for its heat and spicy sensation.
WHAT IS SPANISH FOOD?
Spanish Cuisine is defined as cuisine which has its origins in Spain, and can come in small portions widely known as Tapas, but may also be served in bigger portions called Raciones. Spanish food can be served in a variety of ways, but Tapas is probably its most well known form. Paella, rice cooked in a large cast iron pan with seafood is common, with safron being a key ingredient. Spain is also famous for its cured meats, with the Jamon Ibérico being one of its most famous cuts.
REGIONAL ITALIAN CUISINE & STYLES
Charcuterie | Mediterranean Cuisine | Tapas
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 →
Lying on the busy streets of Jalan Telawi sits a chic restaurant known serving some of the most authentic Catalan cuisine you will find in Kuala Lumpur known as Mercat Barcelona Gastrobar. This eatery serves some of the most unique Spanish cuisine, and you know of its quality because it’s frequented by the Spanish themselves. One of the best quality of this place is the wide selection of Spanish gin they carry. 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 →
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 →
The Dining Room by Macalister Mansion has never failed to impress with their creative menu and use of ingredients from all over the world. A latest fare from the Dining Room by the remarkable Executive Chef Eric Heijkoop is the Winter Degustation Menu, comprising of a unique and modern twist, drawing inspiration from classical Indian and Japanese cuisine. Continue reading →
As you walk through the entrance of the Mandarin Grill at the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur you notice a distinctive change. The entire restaurant is tinged with an orange hue, reminiscent of the Basque countryside, and the artwork has been specifically selected to create an atmosphere of calm and class. For 88 days, this restaurant has been transformed into Aziamendi 88, the first ever pop up restaurant in Kuala Lumpur that carries a 3 Star Michelin award by chef Eneko Atxa. Continue reading →