"Where to dine in the city of a million options"
Not often high on the lists of the most intrepid travelers, and to their detriment. The city itself can resemble an endless row of shopping malls interspersed with mosques and some crumbling buildings, but behind the rather ugly exterior lies one of Asia's best food cities. Teeming with the amalgamation of Chinese, Malay and Indian food all being “National Cuisines”, the roots of each one slowly disappears into a large new tree of tastes and experiences. Each culture has its strict representatives, and each one has renegades who blend and mix their palettes to appease the inquisitive palate.
Whether you do the usual route and stay in Chinatown or Bukit Bintang, there are a few areas outside of the center that have great food options. Bangsar is one of them, Brickfields and Damansara too, so it's worth a day trip in a taxi to see a different side of KL.
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p.s. Massive thanks to www.instagram.com/realmokujin/ for a ton of amazing tips!
Places to eat
Cafes, Bars and Oddities
All these recommendations are just personal opinions based on my palate, things change, chefs get fired or replaced, places open-close, relocate, so take it all with a pinch of MSG and discover your own gems too. But please do try a few of these, they have been researched exhaustively.
"Tastes are subjective, so take everything with a pinch of salty tears"
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