5 best food areas for your trip in Kuala Lumpur
Bangsar is located near the center of Kuala Lumpur. It is a famous address for food, shopping and nightlife. Although its food area is quite small, Bangsar has many diverse and interesting dishes.
The culinary journey in Bangsar can start from Jalan Telawi, where the shopping mall Bangsar Village is located. The rooftop restaurant - bar called Nutmeg and Mantra is one of the area's famous food addresses with a stunning view. Outside the shopping mall, you will find a variety of restaurants selling banana leaf rice, kopitiams, burgers... You can also visit APW to enjoy the modern and favorite dishes of the Malaysian youth. APW was once an old printing workshop but has been renovated and become a modern space for creation and art lovers.
Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown is where you will find the city's famous specialty dishes such as Won Ton noodles, beef noodles, longan tea or buyh chee (mochi).
After the old generation of businessmen moved out of this are, the younger generation of Kuala Lumpur continued to build and created many new and unique shops here. Wandering on Petaling Street, you can find interesting cafés such as Merchant Lane and ChoCha Foodstore located in many historic buildings. Besides, speakeasy bars such as PS150, The Berlin KL and Bar Zhen are also quite attractive addresses of this food area.
In recent years, Sri Petaling has put on a new look with lots of shiny shops, attracting gourmets who like to explore Malaysian cuisine. This is where you can find almost everything.
It also fits all types of budgets. You can try skewers that are sold a lot with only 10 Malaysian coins. If you are looking for a comfortable and cozy place to spend Sunday afternoons with your friends, then the cafes that lie everywhere in this area are also not a bad suggestion. In Sri Petaling, you can also change your taste with dishes from many countries around the world such as China, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
Damansara Heights is a residential area of the rich people in Kuala Lumpur so the price is a bit expensive compared to other food zones a bit.
You can visit Gaslight Cafe - where you can have a beer while enjoying Malaysian indie music. Or go to Sticky Wicket bar to have a beer and watch cricket matches on the big TV screen. Just a few steps away is Aliya restaurant, which serves classic Sri Lankan cuisine. If you want to try traditional Indian dishes, you can visit Gin Rik Sha. In addition, Huckleberry Food and Fare is also one of the brands that make up the Damansara Heights.
Hartamas - the last food area on this list is the place that will bring the most diversity of all the addresses mentioned above. Here, you can find everything that Kuala Lumpur cuisine owns, from street food, bakery to pubs, pet cafes, dessert shops and even vegan restaurants.
You can start a day of culinary discovery in Hartamas at the Cubs & Cup pet cafe. Afterwards, enjoy modern Japanese dishes at Mei by Fat Spoon, smoky ribs at Naughty Nuri, burgers at Hattrick Sportsbar & Burgers, or vegetarian dishes at Sala. Finally, to end this culinary journey, visit Ice Cream Bar for dessert or go to any pub and bar nearby.
By: Olivia Mendoza