We look back at best dining experiences that captivated that city in 2016.
Best Exotic Cocktail: Assam Laksa Cocktail
Assam Laksa Cocktail by Opium | Changkat Bukit Bintang
Asam Laksa lovers wouldn't want to miss this. The famous spicy noodle dish is recreated into a pleasant sweet and sour cocktail with spiced rum, pineapple juice, calamansi juice, ginger flower leaf, assam boi and its of mint. Have a sip of this exotic, jaw-dropping Asam Laksa Cocktail at Opium where the interior is inspired by the Opium regimes of the east.
Best Unique Steamboat Broth: Coconut Broth
Coconut Broth by Yezi | Bandar Utama
Yezi is the first of its kind concept steamboat in the country that uses coconut-based broth. Yezi’s great emphasis on the broths of coconut base is complimented by a wide repertoire of organic and semi organic dishes fresh from the farm to the table. The unique offering of this specialty coconut-based broths are available in five unique variants; Original Coconut Broth, Imperial Canton Broth, Aromatic Taiwanese Beef Spice Broth, Fragrant 'Shao Xing’ Wine Seafood Broth and Wild Forest Truffle Mushroom Broth.
Best Bubbly Dim Sum: Way Modern Chinois
It’s not very often we could mix bubbles and broth except it is Way Modern Chinois’ Bubbly Dim Sum Weekend treats. The first 35 guests arriving from 10am will enjoy free-flow prosecco to go along with unlimited servings of Way Modern Chinois’ cool, contemporary interpretations of traditional Chinese dim sum. Held every Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 12pm.
Best Unique Dining Experience: Dining In The Dark KL
Dining In The Dark KL is a concept restaurant where your meal takes place in a room void of all light. The idea is that your other sense are heightened giving way to new tastes and sensations. Patrons are guided to their dining tables by ‘darkness experts’ who are visually impaired. The entire dining experience at Dining In The Dark is similar to blind tasting as the restaurant serves a surprise set menu which will only be revealed after the meal.
Buffet with Best View: Atmosphere360
International buffet at 282m above ground level at Atmosphere360 | KL Tower
Atmosphere 360, a modern revolving restaurant situated 282 metres above ground level, is located in the tallest tower in Southeast Asia: KL Tower. Furnished in a spaceship-like atmosphere, the restaurant offers an unmatched view of Kuala Lumpur while starry fiber optic ceiling lights hover above. Enjoy an unlimited lavish buffet that complemented by a variety of delicious main dishes ranging from Rendang Tok, Stir Fried Chili Crab, Stir Fried Venison Fillet with black pepper sauce to assorted Dim Sum.
Best Value Brunch Buffet: Sunday 'Snout to Tail' Brunch Buffet
Sunday ‘Snout to Tail’ Brunch Buffet by Naughty Nuri’s Life Centre | Jalan Sultan Ismail
Probably one of the most tempting and porkilicious buffets in town. Every Sunday from 12pm to 3pm, Naughty Nuri’s Life Centre’s ‘Snout to Tail’ buffet brings patrons Balainese delights with its tantalising BBQ pork ribs, Flamed Grazed Iberico, Babi Guling, Ayam Penyat, Pork Ribs Curry, Roast Pork Rendang and more. For only RM49.90++ per person, with free flow of soft drinks and eat-all-you-can, this is no doubt the steal of the year.
Best Hit Cafe: Pokémon Café
Pokémon Café | Mid Valley Megamall
The pop-up café features themes from the highly-anticipated Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games. Featuring Pikachu as the main character, the food and drink in the café’s Original menu has been conceptualized and inspired by Pokémon characters and stories. The cafe even has a taller-than-human-size walking Pikachu to meet and greet patrons. Gotta catch ‘em all as the pop-up cafe will only be around until end of February 2017.
Best Comeback: Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine
22 years since it first opened its doors, Kuala Lumpur’s first-ever Thai fine dining restaurant has received a well-deserved makeover earlier this year. Closed for renovation from March to May, the restaurant re-opened with a fresher, more vibrant look, while maintaining its traditional Thai feel. The highlight is of course the newly added bar and lounge area where diners can have a couple of drinks and sit down and relax.
Best European: Soleil
The Multiple-Award winner Soleil Restaurant | Damansara City
Recently awarded as the Best European restaurant by Time Out Kuala Lumpur Food Awards, Soleil continues to soar high in 2016. Serving modern European cuisine, Soleil boasts a plethora of fresh imported and local seafood options as well as other delectable items including a small selection of meats and pastas on its menu.
Thank you, 2016.