Tantalise Your Taste Buds Food Hopping around the KLCC Precinct and Beyond

Malaysia’s food is popular for its rich and uniquely distinct flavours, reflecting its multi-cultural society. 
It is influenced by neighbouring countries, such as Thailand and Indonesia, as well as modern Western flavours, which seep through its cuisine and make the country’s gastronomic offering one of the most delicious and tastiest in Asia!

With such an array of choice the Centre has put together this quick guide to help you enjoy some of Kuala Lumpur’s culinary delights over the course of a single day!

For delegates and visitors with limited time in Kuala Lumpur, the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) precinct offers a variety of culinary options all within walking distance!

Acme Bar & Coffee at Troika is popular for its extensive breakfast menu, especially its stellar salt beef eggs Benedict. Wash it down with any of their coffees, or the gourmet Team Forte teas for a great start to your day. Troika is also known for its Troika Sky Dining, one of the most striking dining places in Kuala Lumpur. Double-heighted glass panels look out on to the PETRONAS Twin Towers and elegant mood lighting shadows every exquisite detail. The space is segregated into Cantaloupe (French restaurant), Strato (Italian restaurant) and Fuego (South American tapas bar).

Or, step into Mandarin Oriental’s own Chinese tycoon-style dining room, Lai Po Heen, to enjoy the restaurant’s new dim sum and a la carte menus. The steamed chicken with shrimp dumplings and deep-fried crispy eel coated with a honey sauce are a must try!
While enjoying an afternoon walk around the KLCC Park, take a break at the Centre’s Parkview Deck Café! Situated on Level One, enjoy the scenic and relaxing view of the KLCC Park and iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers while sipping a delicious latte or cappuccino.

Steak-lovers should try Mandarin Oriental’s Grill and Marble 8. The Grill is helmed by German-born Chef de Cuisine Benjamin Halat and succeeds in consistently satisfying diners from a sumptuous start to a polished finish. Marble 8 is a contemporary steakhouse with a fine dining flair famous for its Diamantina Wagyu beef supplied by revered Australian breeders Stanbroke. It also encompasses an eclectic bar and a plush lounge, perfect for winding down with delicious drinks and snacks after a long day.

Delegates and visitors can also elevate their evening at Traders Hotel’s Sky Bar and Marini’s on 57, which are well-known for their spectacular views of KLCC and signature drinks.

Make a reservation at Nobu at Level 56 of KLCC Tower 3 for a zest of Japanese cuisine infused with South American flavours for an unforgettable evening experience. The menu is like its older New York and Vegas counterparts, but don’t leave until you try Nobu’s special Malaysian dessert – Ice Kacang Nobu Style – yuzu and Calpico shaved ice, coconut milk, azuki beans, palm sugar, mango, cincau jelly, green tea mochi and roasted coconut in one mind-bending bowl.
Meanwhile, for delegates and visitors looking to explore Kuala Lumpur beyond the precinct borders can kick their day off at Hoppers, where the star of the show are hoppers (pancakes inspired by South Indian and Sri Lankan traditions)! Traditionally eaten plain with sugar and shredded coconut as toppings, Hoppers offers a contemporary twist to it by adding elaborate toppings – a combination of egg baked at the base, slow-roasted chicken rendang, sambal ikan bilis, groundnuts and cucumbers – an unmistakable homage to the nuances of nasi lemak. 
 
Bangsar’s long-anticipated breakfast and brunch spot; Breakfast Thieves, also recently opened, offering diners the opportunity to indulge in an array of modern Australian cuisine with an Asian influence.
 
Meanwhile, for the adventurous heart, explore heritage buildings originally constructed before Malaysia’s independence and rich with a sense of history, while enjoying contemporary Malaysian contemporary dishes at Peter Hoe Cafe; Leaf & Co; Manja; Chocha Foodstore and Sarang Cookery, to name a few. The Coliseum Café is also a fine example of this, one of the still standing British colonial grillroom with many of its original wood interior and trimmings retained. The café is known for its signature dishes; the ever popular Oxtail Soup, Sizzling Steaks and the Hainanese Chicken Chop. 
 
For those looking for a taste of authentic and cheap Malaysian local dishes, such as satay; laksa and nasi lemak, you can enjoy it all at these top five cheap eats in Kuala Lumpur! 
 
End your day luxuriously at these six top afternoon tea spots in Kuala Lumpur before wrapping up your night at Luce Osteria Contemporanea at Old Malaya.
 
Last but not least, delegates will not have officially visited Malaysia until they try the King of Fruits! Visitors will definitely smell it before seeing it, and will frequently see signs barring the entry of this particular king – The Durian – to hotels and public transportation!
 
The durian is distinctive for its large size, strong odour and thorn-covered husk. The fruit can grow as large as 30 cm long and 15 cm in diameter, and typically weighs one to three kilograms. When opened, the green coloured husk reveals strong-smell pale yellow to red pulp. Some people regard the durian as having a pleasantly sweet fragrance, while others find the aroma overpowering with an unpleasant odour. The persistence of its odour (sometimes lingering for days) has led to the fruit’s banishment.
 
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