Cicchetti Di Zenzero is, inarguably, one of the go-to restaurants of many Italian food aficionados in Kuala Lumpur. Reasons are varied for why people choose to come to this food haven. Some say they are addicted to the exquisite cicchetti (the bite-sized appetizers or “Italian tapas”) that well represent Italia in KL here. Others believe they are in love with the welcoming atmosphere where they can have a little chit-chat whilst relishing a delicious cicchetto and thirst-quenching wine. Sometimes, it’s not because of any solid reasons that drive someone here but simply just for an indulgence in authentic Venetian cicchetti.
We came to Cichetti Di Zenzero in the pursuit of an unforgettable Italian dining adventure. Of course, we would not want you to miss out the chance to take joy in the best dishes here and that’s why we will share with you the 3 dishes that we love the most while dining here!
1/ Il Tagliere Di Affettati
Il Tagliere Di Affettati
It’s hard to resist ordering some authentic cold cuts first to whet our palate. What’s better than trying chef’s selection of four types of cold cuts that took months to cure? Not to mention this pork-free Italian cold cuts for 2 also feature 3 kinds of delectable cheese (one type of hard cheese and two types of medium-hard cheese) and beautifully garnished with a few homemade sun-dried tomatoes and olive on top. Filled with authentic Italian flavors and a well-balanced taste of saltiness and sweetness, the Il Tagliere Di Affettati is perfect to pair with a cup of wine!
Another dish that we would highly recommend you is the gorgeous Angel Hair With Sardinian Bottarga. The traditional aglio olio easily won our hearts for its fresh-to-the-bite tiger prawns which are carefully handpicked and the flavorful, delectable bottarga – salted fish roes, which mingle perfectly with the angel hair pasta. If you have a knack for spicy food, you would love the addition of the red chilies which impart mild spiciness that nicely accentuates the flavors of the dish.
The last dish – Slow and Low, caught us by surprise. As lamb shank is a dish that requires considerable skills to bring out the best of its taste, we were quite amazed to see how excellently this classic Italian ossobuco (special Lombard cuisine braised with vegetable, white wine and broth) is cooked here! As suggested by its name, the lamb shank is slowly braised for hours until it has a melt-in-the-mouth texture before being put on top of creamy polenta. This Slow and Low is absolutely our favorite dish of the day and of course, you should also give it a try!
1/ Step back in time to admire the glory days in the past at Old Malaya
If you want to be drifted back to the colonial time while enjoying lip-smacking delights, you cannot simply ignore Old Malaya. Located at Jalan Raja Chulan, the 99-year-old colonial building has been transformed from a prominent residential area to a dilapidated sanctuary and finally the home of numerous heritage-modelled restaurants that are much loved by Malaysians and tourists. Amongst towers of offices and gigantic malls, this old landmark stands out as a unique, worth-visiting aesthetic legacy to step back in time and value our past. Come to Old Malaya if you love to appreciate the glory days of Kuala Lumpur in the past through the remaining ornate walls that harken back to the old days.
The journey to Old Malaya wouldn’t be complete without sitting at a restaurant here to revel in the magnificent view of the iconic KL Tower or the serene ambiance of this culinary enclave. If you have a knack for steak, there is no reason why you should not opt for one of the best steakhouse in town – PAMPAS Steakhouse at Old Malaya. If you are into Malaysian-accented culinary with a modern twist, walk in Manja and it won’t let you down. Pier 12 Seafood Tavern will bring you to the sea with its freshest seafood while Luce Osteria Comtemporanea is where you can find yourself an authentic Italian wood-fired pizza and Junior Chellapa will gratify your Indian food craving by showering you with authentic Indian dishes.
A few minutes further from Old Malaya and you will set your foot on the highest telecommunications tower in Southest Asia – KL Tower. As the highest and most spectacular tower of Kuala Lumpur currently, the gleaming KL Tower has a spindle-like apex that allows visitors to admire the city centre. Boasting a theatre, an amphitheatre and beautiful cascading pools, this tower is a definite must-see sightseeing attraction. A visit to KL Tower would not be fulfilled without treating yourself to modern authentic Malaysian and international cuisine while rejoicing in the most spectacular view of the city centre at Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant KL Tower.
2/ Visit Historical Trio at Once – Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Merdeka Square, National Museum of Malaysia
The more the better, you ask? Buckle up and visit these famous landmarks – Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Merdeka Square and National Museum of Malaysia.
Kuala Lumpur Railway Station
Designed by one of the most prolific British colonial architects – Arthur Benison Hubback, the old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station has marked its 118 years old this year and one who came here would not stop admiring the gorgeous facade of the gazetted heritage building, the dome-capped pavilions along the roof line and the Renaissance-like verandas with arched colonnade.
It would be a miss if you don’t visit Merdeka Square where the Malayan flag was raised for the very first time and take joy in the annual Merdeka Parade here. Keep in mind that when you are admiring the lofty flagpole that holds the flag of Malaysia, you are actually seeing one of the top highest flagpoles in the world! Merdeka Square is not only a historical place itself but is also ringed by the majestic charm of heritage buildings such as the prominent Sultan Abdul Samad Building and St. Mary’s Anglican Cathedral. Take a few steps further and you can pay the renowned Chinatown a visit.
National Museum of Malaysia
Finally, don’t forget to spend your time in the National Museum (Muzium Negara) which is the most principal museum of Malaysia. Set up in 1963, the museum is a repository of Malaysia’s rich cultural heritage. With its magnificent exhibitions and galleries, the museum imparts knowledge through the country’s historical past. Remember to admire the 3 note-worthy galleries here which are the History Gallery that traces back to the original days, the Cultural Gallery with a collection of various aspects of Malaysian culture and the Metalwork and Musical Instruments Gallery that showcases ceremonial ornaments and instruments.
Feeling peckish after wandering for so long? Don’t worry as there are a plethora of delectable food around for you to pamper yourself.
Just take a few steps away from the National Museum of Malaysia and you will reach Hilton Kuala Lumpur which is well-known for its notable restaurants. Rest at the newly refurbished The Lounge to adore the picturesque scenery or find yourself a comfortable seat at the polished marble counter at Oro Cafe with a freshly baked croissant. Yearn for a big meal? Walk in the all-day-dining Vasco’s for an impressive buffet of Asian and international favourites or savour classic dishes at the authentic modern European restaurant – Graze. You can also delight your taste buds with Japanese dishes at Iketeru or dwell in prime aged meat cuts or robatayaki-style skewers at Chambers Grill. Don’t hesitate to go for Chynna where the marinated-to-perfection Peking Duck will satiate your taste buds.
Still want more choices? We have got your back! Take a short drive to Damansara Heights to treat yourself to Japanese Tapas (aka Japas) at Babe which is conceptualized by Michelin-starred chef Jeff Ramsey or relish Asian fusion dishes at PLOY. If you love contemporary Chinese cuisine, walk in Way Modern Chinois and try their iconic truffle roast duck or go to The Point or Mezze Bar & Bistro in case you are craving for Western-fusion delights.
Last week I received a surprise visit from my mom. (Yes, our moms are always like that!) I decided to treat her to a nice place in town where we can chill and enjoy delectable and exotic foods. Thai food was our choice this time as the mixture of Thai spices and herbs would make us feel reinvigorated. My mom finally agreed to go for the 2017 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award – Tamarind Hill Kuala Lumpur at Jalan Sultan Ismail.
Scrumptious authentic Thai food with great tranquil ambience, the restaurant is truly a place to be “out-of-town” right in the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur. Of course I took advantage of my ELITE Membership which enables me to redeem free signature dishes here! Saving more money while treating my Mom to exquisite delights, why not?
1/ Tamarind Hill Platter (RM 53+)
Our first dish was a beautiful platter of 4 enticing kinds of appetizer including fried tiger prawns and kangkung, fresh spring rolls, grilled satay and last but not least, chicken balls and orange. The dish immediately captured my attention with its vibrant colors and an irresistible smell. I couldn’t wait anymore to savour the first piece – the fried tiger prawn and kangkung!
The incredibly crunchy popiah skin was coated with a combination of Thai peanut sauce and plum sauce which resulted in a delicately sweet and sour taste. It was mind-blowing to know that the restaurant carefully handpicked small and fresh peanuts to get the best taste of the Thai peanut sauce. The prawn was a true star with its moist and firm flesh. It brought a clean, brisk and sweet flavor which then lingered in my mouth. Tasty!
Next came the fresh spring rolls which impressed me with its luscious and non-overpowering spiciness. With a perfect combination of herbs, chili and homemade Thai seafood sauce, the rolls made us feel rejuvenated. The vegetables were absolutely fresh, the herbs were aromatic and the unique spicy and sour taste made me yearn for more!
After savoring the other enthralling delights, I knew this satay would be something special! The grilled chicken was impeccably soft and the tamarind sauce really won my heart! I could still vividly remember its flavorsome and sweet taste which I believe could only come from the authentic Thai sauce! A bit of chili flake and pepper was added to bring a hot and strong flavor to the satay which will be balanced out by the piece of cucumber that came along. I would say it was one of the best satays I had ever tried.
Last came a jaw-dropping delight! At the first glimpse, the decoration was impressively eye-catching as it was akin to a phoenix for me. I took one piece of the chicken-peanut ball with orange and “wow” was the word came out of my mouth! There was a touch of acidity from the orange which blended beautifully with the delicately sweetness of the chicken mixed with peanuts. The chicken ball was similar to a piece of candy which quickly melt in your mouth. It was incredibly fresh and it made me close my eyes in mere satisfaction!
2/ Beef Ribs served in a Dry Green Curry (RM 85+)
Here comes my favorite dish of the day! Appeared in such an unpretentious presentation, it totally blew my mind. The dish emanated a hint of sweetness from the coconut milk and a bit of freshness from the Thai basil. You might look at it and say: “Well, just beef and green curry, what’s special about it anyway?” and that was my first thought! Right afterwards, I knew I was wrong.
Every shred of the meat relished a succulent taste. I couldn’t keep myself from excitement in every bite. As the coconut milk was made freshly, its taste was unique and flavorful. A lingering sweetness and freshness coming from the herbs blended in the green curry. This lusciously green curry would stun you for its taste that’s rich in both flavor and nutrients. A real winner in the taste and totally worth the money spent!
3/ Deep-Fried River Lobster served with Tamarind Sauce (RM 80+)
Finally, we ended with an equally palatable dish of Deep-Fried River Lobster. I love the fact that the lobster along with the tamarind were imported from Thailand. Frozen lobster would end up becoming tough and rubbery so a fresh lobster would be a perfect choice. Thai tamarind is something I am always in love with as its pleasant smell and sweet taste stand out compared to other tamarind sauce. The dish presentation was striking and I was so eager to have my first piece. The lobster’s fresh and bouncy flesh truly laces the palate with a umami and savoury flavor. The ‘meat-ilicious’ river lobster paired perfectly and drenched with the delectable tamarind sauce. A highly addictive and flavorful indulgence. It’s definitely a desirable dish.
Indian cuisine encompasses a wide variety of regional and traditional cuisines native to India, given the range of diversity in soil type to climate to ethnic groups. Its cuisine is also heavily influenced by cultural choices and traditions. To know more, follow this…
Khushi Spice at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
Khushi Spice offers a fine dining at its best within the heart of Kuala Lumpur, ideal for casual and the popularity for business lunches. Known for its modern and stylish Indian restaurant, the place is perfectly suited to your wine and dine alternatives. The menu features a delectable array of Northern Indian cuisine curated by North Indian chef whose years of culinary experience are reflected in the dishes he crafts. You will be greeted by a warmly-lit reception into an enchanted décor ambience follows by your dining journey. Click here for online reservations >
Qureshi at TPC Kuala Lumpur
Qureshi Restaurant is the Qureshi family’s newest international venture and the first in Malaysia! With impressive and valuable feedbacks from diners, the Qureshi Restaurant is definitely a great choice for families and corporates, serving delicate dining experience alongside soothing Indian music. Its customised glass encased Tandoor will allow guests to view the food being freshly prepared to the serving table. Furthermore, this restaurant is situated in a golf course! 10% off on food and soft beverages for reservations via TABLEAPP! Click here for online reservations >
Delhi Royale at Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
Delhi Royale prides itself by providing impeccable service and coupled with authentic North Indian cuisine. Their menu ranging from a scrumptious line of appetisers and snacks to a generous portion yet fulfilling main courses. Vegetarian menu is also available in this restaurant for vegans to choose from. Click here for online reservations >
D'Tandoor International Group of Restaurants (Damansara Utama & Putrajaya)
D’Tandoor International Group of Restaurants founded back in 1993 and opened their first D’Tandoor Restaurant in Damansara Utama. Since then, d’Tandoor has become the pioneer and a household name in Malaysia and expanded overseas. Claimed to be serving the Best North Indian and Arabic Cuisine in town, d’Tandoor had earned their awards in numerous categories such as Malaysian Best Restaurant by Malaysia Tatler, Malaysian Book of Record for the longest non-stop Naan cooking and for being the first North India Food franchisor in Malaysia. Click here for online reservations >
Fierce Curry House at Bangsar
Fierce Curry House in Bangsar is bringing you an authentic Indian cuisines, with its award-winning achievement. Serving from the hot pot is their specialties and delectable dishes namely signature Hyderabad dum biryani, tandoori chicken with naan. A variety of vegetarian dishes is also served in this restaurant. This restaurant won the Time Out KL Food Awards for ‘Best Indian Restaurant’ in 2013 and was also shortlisted for ‘Best Cheap Eats’ the same year. Click here for online reservations >
I love Indian food – it's my favourite cuisine. I love the mixture of spices and the subtle flavours. It's really erotic; the spices are so sensuous. – Joe Perry
The robust flavours of Mediterranean cooking are perfect for summer eating just like in Malaysia. With its simple preparation characteristics, Mediterranean cuisine is best described as cooking by using the most frugal ingredients possible. Find out more on where to savour this cuisine in Kuala Lumpur here.
Sapore at Ampang
An Italian, Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant located strategically in Ampang, simply brings you an authentic taste of Italian and Spanish food. With its interesting slogan – “Serving you Artisan Food and Fine Wine”, Sapore promises their classic dishes which they belief in bringing people together through food. The chefs might also surprise you with some dishes off the menu! Click here for online reservations >
Mezze Bar & Bistro at Medan Damansara
At Mezze, what you see is the all fresh and new ideas constantly changing and evolving from time to time on their menu. Their tapas are always complemented by a vivacious variety of small plates, charcuterie and cheese boards and not neglecting their wide selection of main courses. You can never go wrong when you come for Mediterranean cuisine here as the key to Mezze is flexibility where flavours are catered to local taste buds. When you think of Mediterranean, think of Mezze! Click here for online reservations >
The Point at Damansara Heights
This is an intimate venue which combines two different concept under one roof, that offers modern creative Asian and European dishes using fine ingredients in a casual dining environment. From their very own tapas to own twist Classic Bruschetta to a very fine sea urchins menu to tempt your taste buds, assure you that you will ask for more! Always remember to go to The Point with your stomach empty. Click here for online reservations >
Cava at Bangsar
Cava is the place for authentic Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine, featuring the favourites that include tapas, paella and steaks. If you cannot decide what to eat here, you can always choose their ever-affordable Executive Set Menu, priced at RM28++/person, a 3-course set menu where you can choose their mains from seafood to poultry to meat selections. There are a lot more in the a la carte menu should the set menu is insufficient to satisfy your cravings for Mediterranean dishes. Click here for online reservations >
La Cucina Mediterranean Kitchen at Pullman Bangsar
Experiencing the finest contemporary Mediterranean cuisine in a world-class setting, but welcoming you with a homely atmosphere here at La Cucina Mediterranean Kitchen. Delight in the live seafood bounty, indulging an extra-matured beef fillet grilled to perfection and exquisite menu that caters for any special dietary requirements can be found here. Click here for online reservations >
I'm naturally a muscular gal with some curves, so eating a Mediterranean diet makes my body happy. – Debi Mazar
Cocktails are the drinks for every mood or occasion at any bars. This special edition is bringing you to explore more on cocktails to quench your alcohol thirst. Read more for special and customisation concoctions here.
P&C Cocktail Bar, Hartamas
P&C Cocktail Bar, an America Prohibition-era stylish speakeasy cocktail bar and it is accessible via a discreet door behind Naughty Nuri’s Hartamas. This bar is a perfect place for catch ups and most importantly, their cocktails. Their cocktails customisation idea is superbly excellent that attracts guests to come back for more variations. The customisation is catered to allow guests to have their own say about their taste buds by choosing the taste of their cocktails be it sweet, sour or bitter. You name it, the bartender will fulfill it! Come and experience this yourself. Click here for online reservations >
Opium KL, Changkat Bukit Bintang
Opium KL, inspired by Asian cuisine with some local tweaks in the restaurant concept, is not only known for its food but their ever-lasting cocktails concoction. Guests from around the world travel to Opium just to indulge into the widest selections of house cocktails concoction. Their cocktails are specially concocted and cultivated to match the concept with more than 30 signatures to try out, all geniusly concocted by its famous mixologist. Should you feel sensual for the night, do ask for their 50 Shades of Grey or if any point of time you’d like to have something local, ask for their Asam Laksa cocktail. It’s all worth a trip! Click here for online reservations >
Private Room, TTDI
Private Room, a hidden gem located at the heart of Taman Tun Dr Ismail, is the first speakeasy wine bar in Kuala Lumpur. Being the first that offers a wide range of quality wine, the bar is also serving cocktails, whiskey, liquor and spirits. This bar is started by a group of young enthusiasts to provide a sanctuary for great drinks and music with good company. If you don’t drink hard liquor, but are here for a glass (or more!) of cocktails, fret not, you will not be disappointed either as the bar also tackles into wine-based cocktails. Shy not to ask for their tempting wine cocktails. Click here for online reservations >
IKKI, TREC Kuala Lumpur
IKKI is the largest speakeasy bar with haute-rustic, classic grandeur and rich colours décor that specialises in crafted cocktails. This quote says it all about the bar ‘‘Ben Franklin once said "In wine, there is wisdom; in beer, there is freedom" Well, we've got cocktails, and in that – there is one heck of a great night’. If you are in TREC, keep yourself busy with crafted cocktails from IKKI, if not, keep the bartenders busy at least. Click here for online reservations >
Pisco Bar, Changkat Bukit Bintang
Pisco Bar, introduces to Kuala Lumpur a great range of unique Peruvian and Spanish Tapas for dinner. This atmosphere of course is leading towards an eclectic urban chic ambience that attracts international travellers, trendy locals and yuppie expats for their outstanding cocktails they have to offer. Be ready to be entertained by the live music performances and take the chance to keep the dance floor occupied with some of their invited trendiest DJs in town. Click here for online reservations >
A cocktail done right can really show your guests that you care. – Danny Meyer
Great steaks are hard to find and when you’ve found it, please be sure they are in your good-steaks-list. Here’s a list of readers' choices for steaks, do read more for a salivating experience!
PAMPAS Group (Pampas Reserve, Pampas Sky Dining, Pampas Steakhouse at Old Malaya)
Pampas Group with its slogan ‘IN STEAKS WE TRUST’, founded based on the dream to serve quality and affordable steaks in a cozy, semi-fine dining setting with an unchallenged service. They are known for their quality succulent and grilled to perfection steaks since their establishment in 2005. All steaks are served juicy and tender with different complements in different cuts. Therefore, ensure that you make the right choice when choosing your preference. For those who can’t decide which cut to choose from, there’s a choice of T-Bone Steak, where the portion comprised of tenderloin and a strip separated by a T-shaped bone. Like what Pampas Group always say, ‘There is no SINCERER LOVE than the LOVE OF FOOD!’ Click here for online reservations >
Stoked Restaurant & Bar, Damansara
Stoked Restaurant & Bar aims to adapt into showcasing the best of ingredients by adopting the ‘Locavore’ philosophy in sourcing locally grown seasonal produce. Central to many dishes in the menu is Asia’s first Bertha cast-iron charcoal oven fuelled by a combination of wood and charcoal to elevate the flavours of grilled meat. Stoked takes great pride in their meats preparation by offering chilled prime cuts of steaks, just to name a few, Grain-Fed Black Angus Tenderloin, Limestone Ridge Wagyu Rump and few more. Diners can also choose their own complements for the meat, from vegetables to roots vegetables. A cuppa coffee/tea should be considered to end your meal with if you are not a wine-lover. Click here for online reservations >
The Steakhouse KL, Changkat Bukit Bintang
Established within the vicinity of Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur, The Steakhouse KL, is known for its charcoal grilled steaks, a style popularised by the Argentinians. Ranking one of the Top 10 restaurants in KL on TripAvisor, The Steakhouse has built its reputation amongst the tourists from around the world for its juicy, tender and succulent steaks. Choose from chilled aged black angus to grain fed selections and cuts, and your steaks will be served perfectly for your enjoyment. Their variations of Surf n Turf are not to be missed as they are of the best companion to each other in a dish. When you are in The Steakhouse, always remember to end your meal with their classical yet ever-demanding housemade dessert namely Werner’s Special. Click here for online reservations >
Chambers Grill, Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Chambers Grill, Hilton Kuala Lumpur is renowned with their innovative grilling method over lava stone, charcoal or on ‘robatayaki’ style to make perfect meats. Rest assure that Chambers Grill’s premium Black Angus beef, Grain/Grass-fed, is raised free from antibiotics, hormones and growth stimulants and it is healthy to be consumed even for a toddler. Wagyu beef that is served in Chambers is also one of the premium selections amongst the meats. It is sourced from one of Australia’s most awarded Wagyu producers ‘Sher’ owned by Sher family producing Full Blood and F1 Crosses since 1991. The combination of the innovation of grilling method with the premium meats here will definitely prepare you for countless carnivorous feasts! So, do indulge your taste buds into this now! Click here for online reservations >
Las Vacas (Las Vacas Yap Kwan Seng, Las Vacas Sunway Putra Mall, Stacks by Las Vacas)
Las Vacas is one of the largest steaks place in town with a butcher shop adjoining to the restaurant itself. Their main concept is very clear to the fact that the meat is their main event, encompassing everything from beef croquettes to beef bruschetta. Every single dish here is too flavourful to resist. The meats served here are halal and you are always welcomed to pair it with a glass of great wine. Las Vacas was shortlisted Best for Meat in the Time Out KL Food Awards 2012 and 2013, 100% voted for by the people of KL. Click here for online reservations >
A bath and a tenderloin steak. Those are the high points of a man's life. – Curt Siodmak
There are just too many Dim Sum Restaurants in Malaysia, however, we managed to identify some to satisfy your Chinese cuisine cravings. Scroll down for the listing…
Lai Ching Yuen at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur
Authentically known Cantonese cuisine, Lai Ching Yuen in Grand Millennium KL is recognised for its elegantly appointed chefs who present a carefully crafted menu. The authentic Cantonese cuisine is prepared only with the finest ingredients to create a delicate and extensive menu. One satisfying indulgence is to savour their lip-smacking dim sum. These small bites will definitely put a satisfying smile on your face! Click here for online reservations >
Toh Yuen Chinese Restaurant at Hilton Petaling Jaya
Indulge in a scrumptious authentic Cantonese delicacies prepared with fresh and seasonal ingredients by Toh Yuen’s passionate Master Chefs. This restaurant also features a variety of steamed, pan-fried, deep-fried and baked dim sum, rice rolls, congee and desserts to savour on top of their main courses. Their delicious house specialties from Peking Duck to fresh seafood dishes are something to die for! Want something different? You can try their hand-pulled homemade noodles which are naturally coloured and flavoured with spinach and carrots! Click here for online reservations >
Chynna at Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Stepping into an ancient regal Chinese dining environment and atmosphere in Chynna is an anticipation of what’s to come. Set in Tang style grandeur featuring a traditional Chinese herbal apothecary and an open dim sum kitchen, Chynna delights its guests by serving delicate and subtle modern Cantonese cuisine with a focus of healthy eating. Their weekends’ all-you-can-eat dim sum also features a premium dim-sum menu with dishes such as abalone dumpling. This place is not to be missed! Click here for online reservations >
Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant at One World Hotel
Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant welcomes you with an aura of Oriental exuberance. The heavenly bite-sized and endless serving of freshly-made steamed or deep-fried dim sum delicacies are served daily for lunch. Indulging into chef recommendations are the must-haves in Zuan Yuan. To add to the truly authentic experience is an extensive list of Chinese Teas to complement your dining experience. Trust us, you will definitely be asking for more! Click here for online reservations >
Royal Canton at DC Mall
Going to Royal Canton is merely having a dim sum trip to Hong Kong. You can never go wrong with Hong Kong dim sum served in this non-Halal Cantonese cuisine restaurant. Its popular dish, Peking duck, is everything a good Peking duck should have with its superb and crispy skin. Crispy siew yok (Roasted Crispy Pork Belly) is a must order dish when you dine-in as you could hear the amazing crispy crackling cracks as you sink your teeth in. There are many more scrumptious signature dishes to order from, always ask for recommendations. Click here for online reservations >
Way Modern Chinois at Damansara Heights
Way Modern Chinois is a classy, sensual avant-garde modern cuisine restaurant specialising in contemporary Chinese-Asian cuisine. The essence of Way is modern fine dining Chinese cuisine where a simple dim sum dish is served with a subtle twist and sophistication. This place is well-known for its signature ‘Skinless’ Shanghai Soup Dumpling, you would not leave the place without savouring this house specialty. Not forgetting their housemade wok fried cheong fun with original spice paste, tasty! Click here for online reservations >
Oriental Chinese Cuisine at Pullman Hotel KL Bangsar
The concept is a pure modern reinterpretation of the traditional Chinese teahouse featuring an exceptional range of Chinese teas. Unique dishes are carefully prepared by the master chef who oversees the whole kitchen and ensures every little detail of the customisation. The restaurant specialises in modern authentic dim sum and wok-friendly dishes, also not forgetting its hand-made Musang King Durian pancake. Do check out their menu for a wide-selections of mouth-watering dim sums. Click here for online reservations >
Ming Palace Chinese Restaurant at Corus Hotel KL Ampang
Ming Palace Chinese Restaurant is awarded the Best Chinese Restaurant in 2013 by Malaysia Tatler and has proven its track record in the past for their refined culinary skills of the chefs. The restaurant not only offers Cantonese cuisine but the finest authentic Szechuan dishes. For dim sum lovers, sit back and be delighted by a variety of delectable bite-sized and ultra-light Chinese-like raviolis (dim sum). They are prepared and cooked fresh to be ordered daily. Click here for online reservations >
Han Pi Yuen Restaurant at The Royale Bintang Resort & Spa Seremban
Known as one of the best Chinese restaurants in Seremban with some exquisite culinary delights from various regions in China namely Szechuan, Cantonese, Fujien, Shanghainese and Beijing. You will be amazed by how the dishes are presented with pure simple flavours and their authenticity. Buffet dim sum with their reasonable price for adults and children, not forgetting special price for senior citizens, is something that you cannot missed! Click here for online reservations >
Imperial Court Restaurant, Georgetown
Feast like a king at the majestic Imperial Court Restaurant which the cuisine is a combination of traditional and contemporary dishes with palatial comfort. The chefs are specially flew in all the way from Hong Kong to curate the authentic dim sum, seafood and Cantonese dishes. Their specialties in the authenticity will definitely satisfy your cravings for Chinese cuisines. Check out their chef’s recommendations as you dine-in. Click here for online reservations >
In some bars, tapas have evolved into an entire, sophisticated cuisine. Patrons of tapas can order many different tapas and combine them to make a full meal. Others may still enjoy devouring them as a starter with some wine pairing. Read more to know where to find recommended tapas restaurants in Kuala Lumpur.
Authentic Spanish and Mediterranean at Cava, Kuala Lumpur
A place you call it home for an authentic Spanish and Mediterranean dining experience, Cava in Bangsar features an amazing variety of all-time favourites that includes tapas, paella and steaks. The tapas serve here are catered not only for the meat lovers but vegans too. The team ensures the tapas quality is of top-notch by only selecting the perfect ingredients to create lovely vegan tapas range.
With an extensive menu of traditional Spanish cuisine, La Bodega does not miss out the chance to show off an array of hot and cold tapas. The tapas culture revolves around the sharing of dishes over the companion of closes ones. The artistic of tapas creation from the menu is the combination of mixed ingredients ranging from poultries to seafood and vegetables.
At Mezze, the produces that they use are mainly grown naturally, with patience and where possible, locally supplied. Their tapas are complemented by a vivacious variety of small plates, charcuterie and cheese boards, not forgetting their wide selections of main courses. Tapas are always best friend to wines, remember to pair them with your favourite! Do not feel shy to ask for recommendations.
“Cool, Casual Mediterranean Chic Ambience” at Sentidos Gastrobar & Dining
Here is a great place to hang out! At Sentidos Gastrobar & Dining, you’ll find the informal and convivial atmosphere of Spanish tapas bar at Feast Village. Small portions of hot as well as cold tapas are served here and a must-try at Sentidos Gastrobar & Dining is their Sangria. Sangria is known as a delicious concoction of fruit juices and other ingredients with red or white wine incorporated.
Hot on the heels of the highly-popular Pisco Bar, which introduced KL-ites not only to a great range of unique tapas and drinks but to a diverse range of after-dark events, and resident DJS spinning techno and deep house tunes all night long. Serves about 20 different types of tapas from the menu, this is definitely a mouth-watering range of tapas to die for!