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48 Guide to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Tommy Lo

April 22, 2020

Here is your 48 Hour Guide by Tommy Lo, local to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. You can follow Tommy by simply clicking on his name, and any of names of the recommendations below.

Cafés

Breakfast Thieves

Breakfast Thieves’ setting is sure to steal more than a few hearts, conceived by the local Cocokacang design studio, evoking a glasshouse with wooden inflections that lend a suave sheen & welcome warmth to the industrial iciness of this erstwhile printing warehouse space. Like the Melbourne original, this is a daytime-only eatery with brunch fare that merits investigation. Most importantly, they serve good coffee!

Common man coffee

Coffee here are pretty amazing as my latte do give a very nice slight acidic taste yet gives you a nice burst of aroma after taste. Ice Cappuccino is rather interesting too as the first sip with give you a punch of unique taste that later will flow down your throat with the after taste. Lovely blend. . I have no doubt that they currently top in my list as a perfect brunch place. Indeed a highly recommended cafe in KL now. Perfect service too.

Tapestry

My long weekend mornings are usually pretty lazy affairs – sleep in, coffee and maybe a slow walk/run depending on my alcohol consumption the night before. My recent visit to Rise and Shine by Tapestry KL was a definite detour from my routine. When I shuffled inside the bright and open space, and smelled the freshly brewed coffee and heard the eggs sizzling, however, I knew it was going to be a welcomed change, Impressed and comfortable in my surroundings. Reasons to visit Rise and Shine by Tapestry KL: A vibrant and comfortable atmosphere that offers unique twists on both Malaysian and Western brunch. A great way to spend a long weekend with family and friends sharing familiar food that tastes slightly different (but just as delicious) with excellent coffee as a bonus.

Restaurants

Atas Modern Malaysian Eatery KL

An all-day dining restaurant with designer elements, ATAS Modern Malaysian Eatery taps into wordplay for its title—meaning ‘above’ or ‘bougie’ in Malaysian slang, ‘atas’ describes the hotel restaurant to a T. Earlier this year, we heaped praises upon the restaurant for being one of few where every single ingredient has traceability, and are keeping our fingers crossed that this attention to detail doesn’t slip over time. From locally harvested caviar from Tanjung Malim to European greens grown in Cameron Highlands, the restaurant’s produce is carefully curated and well assembled. The tiger grouper with tuak, a type of rice wine from Borneo, is simply intoxicating, while the corn-fed chicken remains one of our favourite poultry dishes in town.

DC Restaurant

DC Restaurant espouses the slow food movement via ‘la jeune cuisine.’ The result is a breath of fresh air, as Chin goes to great lengths to procure premium ingredients before adding layers of Japanese influences to his classical French training. Your evening begins at Le Comptoir for a round of aperitifs. Later, a server will usher you to La Salle. Vegetarian menu aside, DC offers three degustation options: a 3-course menu (Light), a 5-course menu (Taste) and a 7-course menu (Discovery). 

Sushi Ryu

With sushi dining becoming incredibly popular in Malaysia, especially restaurants that feature the popular Japanese food front and centre, Sushi Ryu jazzes up the KL dining scene with a contemporary fine dining take to the cuisine. The restaurant is helmed by a chef that earned 2 Michelin stars, to make for a memorable experience.

Bars

Marini’s on 57

Marini’s on 57 is an exclusive Italian ristorante set on the 57th floor of Petronas Tower 3 (adjacent to Suria KLCC). It is divided into three sections, with a dining area, a bar with art deco furniture and neon lights, and a Havana-esque lounge with brown leather sofas. Paintings from Italian artist, Rosalba Mangione hang on the walls, while floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass roof provide great views of Kuala Lumpur.

WET deck at the W Kuala Lumpur

WET Deck boasts its very own cocktail list; the selection is distinctive and surprisingly thoughtful, with numerous nods to Malaysian inspirations. striking views; fantastic central location (easily accessed by public transport and walking distance to major city centre hotspots; unusual cocktails playfully incorporating local ingredients, WET Deck KL is known as the place to party, to see and be seen. The atmosphere is lively with its endless list of internationally acclaimed guests, craft cocktails, chic setting and happening nightlife scene.

The Iron Fairies

The Iron Fairies brand with décor themes taking its cues from a fantasy where ore miners stumble upon little-winged spirits and walls lined with vials of fairy dust all interpreted across 3 spaces from the enchanting outdoor rooftop Fairy Garden (DJs at the weekend), heading down to the dark enclosed Butterfly Room (DJs at the weekend) and then deep underground into the cast iron space resembling an iron mine with a mythical twist.

Hotels

The Ruma Hotel

The Ruma Hotel and Residences is a new addition to the five-star hotel scene located in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) district, a stone’s throw from the city’s iconic Petronas Twin Towers and the vibrant Bukit Bintang road, The Ruma enjoys a central location in the heart of the city’s business and shopping districts, If you’re visiting Kuala Lumpur and you’re looking for a luxurious yet homely experience at a five-star hotel, check out The Ruma and Residences.

The chowkit hotel-an Ormond hotel

The Chow Kit boasts 113 rooms and suites. This hotel is deemed the first property of Osmond Hotels in Kuala Lumpur. Aimed at contemporary travelers, this property is described as a simplified, luxurious, and new boutique hotel in the place. It is worth mentioning that it is located just five minutes away from the famous market of Chow Kit. What’s great is that this property showcases local materials and reinterprets as well as honors the past, which is reflected in its Art Programme. An array of artworks are featured in the hotel’s guestrooms and public areas. These artworks are created by local artists of Malaysia and other countries in Southeast Asia.


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