5 Must-Try Malaysian Inspired Creations This Merdeka Month in Kuala Lumpur

5 Must-Try Malaysian Inspired Creations This Merdeka Month in Kuala Lumpur

From Nasi Lemak to Musang King, check out these creative dishes and drinks inspired by Malaysian flavours!

Marron Lobster Sarawak Laksa at Antara Restaurant

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Antara Restaurant is set in a beautiful period building established in 1919 along off Jalan Raja Chulan. The restaurant is set in a colonial environment and the cuisine takes you back to how home used to taste like, with no shortcuts or MSG. We recommend their Marron Lobster Sarawak Laksa which its broth is creamier and thicker than the usual laksa, and takes 3 days to boil. In the laksa you will spot fresh Marron lobster, 100% pure rice noodles, handmade tofus from Bentong, Bintulu belacan hand pounded with chilli, and fat strands of bean sprouts.

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Nasi Lemak Tower at Signature

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In conjunction with the 60th Merdeka celebration this year, Signature at The Roof has put a twist on Malaysian's favourite local dish. What could be better than a Nasi Lemak Tower this Merdeka month? This mouth watering specialty is available for a limited time only, until September 2017.

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Chocolate Durian Cake at Bijan Bar and Restaurant

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Chocolate Durian Cake, created by one of Bijan Bar and Restaurant’s founders, Lissa is a must-try when you are here. The unmistakable durian aroma blends in well with the chocolate between the soft spongy cake layers. A slice of heaven, trite as it sounds. Bijan also has a unique selection of desserts like homemade ice cream in local flavours, creamy durian cheesecake and pandan pudding.

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Maosang King Mochi at Way Modern Chinois

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Combining two great loves by sinking your teeth into the Maosang King Mochi at Way Modern Chinois, a Modern Asian restaurant situated at Damansara Heights. Another popular durian dish at Way Modern Chinois is their Durian Pancake which uses musang king durian for its filling. You got to try these at least once!

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Asam Laksa Cocktail at Opium KL

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Grab the wild, crazy, jaw-dropping Asam Laksa Cocktail at Opium which is situated in Changkat Bukit Bintang. The interior of the restaurant is inspired by the Opium regimes of the east. Pair the Asam Laksa Cocktail with other unique dishes such as Phoenix Dumpling, Fern Leaf Salad, Crispy Duck Noodles, Wagyu Beef Rendang, and the signature Beef Brisket & Tendon Stew just to name a few.

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Selamat Merdeka!

 

 

 

5 Best Malaysian Inspired Cocktails in KL

5 Best Malaysian Inspired Cocktails in KL

Toast to Merdeka!

 


Malaysia has certainly come a long way. What’s better to toast to 59 years of Merdeka with these 5 best Malaysian inspired cocktails in KL?

 

 

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#1 Selangor Sling by SkyBar @ Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The award-winning SkyBar, one of the city's most popular rooftop bars, is located high up on the 33rd floor of Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, and features a variety of cocktails and amazing views of the Petronas Twin Towers from its cabana booths. Try the Selangor Sling, a localised version of Tanqueray Gin combined with Cherry Brandy Liqueur and shaken with pressed pineapple juice, fresh lemon juice, and a touch of Angostura Bitters, topped by a D.O.M. Benedict and soda mix. A refreshing long drink with a slight perfume to it.

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#2 Wong Lo Kat by Ojos Bar @ Jaya One 

 

Taiwanese influenced speakeasy bar, Ojos Bar at Jaya One brings you the daring concoction Wong Lo Kat cocktail. Wong Lo Kat is a strong and bitter Chinese herbal tea that is normally drunk to cool the body when a fever breaks. The cocktail is a twist made familiar to local palate with Bourbon infused Chinese herbs, licorice, red dates, goji berry and chrysantymum, Pi Pa Gao made with honey and herbs, Angostura and Chrysantymum bitters.

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#3 Asam Boi Mojito by Naughty Nuri’s @ Desa Sri Hartamas, Life Centre & SS15 The Courtyard

 

Often known for its famous bbq pork ribs and martinis, the Asam Boi Mojito of Naughty Nuri’s is equally good too! Within, a mix of flavourful sweet and sour with a touch of mint makes a full blast on your tongue when you busy licking your fingers after savouring their signature BBQ Spare Ribs.

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#4 Malibu Mango Lassi by Fiercer by Fierce Curry House @ Publika

 

Created by the restaurant owner, Malibu Mango Lassi dresses up that humble staple of Indian health drinks with Malibu rum (from Barbados!). The silky result blends fruit pulp with house-made yogurt for a blissful combination of cream and coconut with a tart edge that makes an excellent pairing with the authentic and spicy Indian cuisines on the table.

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#5 Asean Daiquiri by Opium @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

 

This unique outlet Opium situated in Changkat Bukit Bintang focuses on Asian Oriental delights with a twist; such as Phoenix Dumpling, Fern Leaf Salad, Crispy Duck Noodles, Wagyu Beef Rendang, and the signature Beef Brisket and Tendon Stew just to name a few. You got to try their twisted classic Asean Daiquiri (spiced rum, calamansi, kaffir lime leaves and assam boi) while admiring the interior design inspired by the Opium regimes of the east.

 

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