Dining in Kuala Lumpur
If your travels have taken you to the exotic tropical paradise of Malaysia, you can still find some of the finest dining to be had on Earth in the storied city of Kuala Lumpur.
One of the most unique eateries in the city is Top Hat Restaurant, found at 7 Jalan Kia Peng, 50450. Located in a 1930s bungalow that once served as a school house, it winds through many brightly hued rooms furnished in a charmingly quaint manner with mismatched teak tables and chairs and serves a fusion of traditional Malay and pan-Asian cuisine.
The Bijan Bar and Restaurant, located at 3 Jalan Bukit Ceylon, 50200, serves a variety of local and imported brews and spirits. The lamb is famous, but the real highlight of the menu is the deserts, such as the banana fritters with ice cream.
The Lafite, found within the Shangri-La Hotel at 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, serves Japanese cuisine with a twist, in that it is fused with local Malay twists. They also feature an extensive wine list of over seven hundred and fifty labels.
For a sophisticated evening out where your meal will be accompanied by smooth jazz stylings from loacal artists, try the Alexis Bistro Ampang, located at 303 Jalan Ampang. The menu features mainly Italian and Japanese fair, and the tiramisu cake is heaven sent. This establishment practices true Halal.
If you find your yourself hungering for a taste of the Spanish in the midst of the Far East, go on down to La Bodega deli, which can be found at 18-1 Jalan Telawi 2. The food has an excellent reputation; even Spanish visitors say it is just like a good Sevillian tapas house. The fresh roast beef sandwich is a religious experience. La Bodega also keeps true Halal, and serves a full selection of beers and wines.