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. The 1st Esquire Kitchen Restaurant was conceptualized in 1974. From its humble beginning in a single shop, Esquire Kitchen has grown to more than 10 restaurants at reputable shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.