8 Restaurants In Kuala Lumpur To Please Your Palate
1/8Cé La Vi
This well-known F&B lifestyle brand comes to Kuala Lumpur, bringing with it a new restaurant serving Pan-Asian cuisine. Cé La Vi takes influence from a variety of cuisines around the region, with a notable Japanese presence, giving Malaysian diners the chance to have exciting dishes that comes with a gorgeous view of the city skyline.
A downtown restaurant and bar serving Asian fusion dishes, with an emphasis on pork, diners can expect dishes like shrimp soup linguine, chicken platter, nutella bao and more made with a homey feel. Decorated like a colonial Chinese shop lot, 8Haus might be the place for you if you're looking for a quirky eatery to dine at.
New to the scene, Cureé bills itself as a Hokkaido-style soup curry restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the place has a fairly focused menu, offering okonomiyaki waffles, avocado and potato marmite toasts and their signature soup curry dishes, similar to the photo as pictured above.
A southern Thai restaurant located in Starhill Gallery's Feast Village, Pak Thai is the sister restaurant to the original Pak Tai at The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui. Rich and savoury curries are the name of the game here, along with other specialities the likes of kanom jaak, a chargrilled rice pudding, coconut and palm leaf dish, and khua kling nua, a wok-fried spicy minced beef dish topped with turmeric, kaffir lime and herbs.
Malaysian cuisine receives a contemporary makeover with farmed and forage produce at OpenHouse, complemented by a bar with a menu crafted by well-known bartender Shawn Chong. For those not inclined to have alcohol, there are also delicious zero-proof cocktails made to enhance the meal.
Italian fusion fare with a focus on pork over in Taman Desa, Piccolino aims to please the pork starved. Dishes that steal the scene include siew yok linguine carbonara, a plate of sinfully delicious pork ribs and a hearty slab of pork chop.
7/8Jing Ze Contemporary Asian
New to the scene with an interesting premise, Jing Ze Contemporary Asian Restaurant seeks to put Asian ingredients and culinary styles front and centre, yet done via modern techniques. Complete with a bar and a cocktail menu, expect the unfamiliar here.
Malaysians sure do love their steamboat restaurants, and Lava Steamboat over at Citta Mall serves Thai-style hot pot that's pork-free. Besides steamboat, the restaurant also has signatures such as sizzling Hokkien mee, caviar egg seafood fried rice and sweet and sour crab, so there's more to expect than just the name implies.