Esquire Kitchen has always been a taste of home-style cooking, boasting recipes of home-styled Shanghai and Sze Chuan specialties that have been handed down from generation to generation.
Esquire Kitchen has a colourful history that started in 1974. During those years, a group of intellectuals from China got together every weekend for intellectual discourse on top of a bookshop at Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. At these gatherings, this small group of scholars were served with home-cooked food by their wives while enjoying their tea and intellectual conversations.
As time went by, these gatherings started to draw in bigger crowd. It became apparent that its popularity was due to the delicious “home-cooked” food that was served! This prompted the group of scholars to start a restaurant that served their home-style Shanghai and Sze Chuan food.