Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city, is synonymous with picture-perfect skyscrapers and a thriving culinary scene — for both local and international cuisine. One can easily find an excellent dining establishment at every turn in the city, which is what makes Kuala Lumpur so alluring. It truly is a foodie paradise.
Of course, we love the traditional laksa, roti canai (prata), and street food just as much as the next person. Just mention goreng pisang (fried banana fritters), and we’ll come running. Those are what we turn to whenever we’re in need of comfort food, after all. However, we’re excited to see new dining establishments and bars opening up in the city over the past few months, shaking up Kuala Lumpur’s culinary scene. Who said too much of anything is bad for you? We definitely disagree with that statement.
From a tropical rum bar to a restaurant offering the finest oysters from France and one revolutionising Malaysian cuisine with an unexpected twist, here are 5 new restaurants that have joined the Golden Triangle’s vibrant gastronomy scene in 2017. These will definitely justify taking a road trip across the border for a weekend escape — not that you ever needed a reason to.
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