Malaysians can now say that they have a number of restaurants deserving of a Michelin Star after longingly eyeing their Southeast Asian neighbours. One MICHELIN Star is given to two restaurants in Kuala Lumpur out of the 97 that are listed: Dewakan, which serves contemporary Malaysian dishes that honour provenance by using native and local ingredients, and DC. By Darren Chin, which specialises in French classics with a focus on regional live seafood and local ingredients.
- DC. By Darren Chin
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One Michelin star is awarded for their four-to-seven-course menus, as well as one for vegetarians. Their dishes range from classic French to novel creations with Japanese influences, all prepared with finesse.
44, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Tuesday to Sunday (Dinner only) – 6pm – 11pm
2. Dewakan Restaurant
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One Michelin star for its prix fixe tasting menu that is authentically Malaysian in every way. Fermented or dry-aged items made in-house, as well as seasonal fruits and herbs, are widely used.
Platinum Park, Level 48, Skyviews, Naza Tower @, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
6pm – 11:30pm (Closed on Sunday)
Additionally, a total of 15 restaurants and food establishments in Kuala Lumpur are awarded a Bib Gourmand distinction (Inspectors’ Favourites for Quality Cooking at Moderate Prices), but here are a few that are located near the Bukit Bintang area.
- Congkak. It’s worth a visit for its classic local flavours, and it’s nestled in a residential area not far from the city centre. The nasi ambeng platter, which is well-liked by locals, offers a variety of textures and flavour pairings that go well with sambal.
2. Heun Kee Claypot Chicken Rice. It is a no-frills restaurant that serves claypot rice cooked over a charcoal stove. To round out meals, the menu includes a selection of soups, vegetables, and side
3. De. Wan 1958. This restaurant is famous for its local flavours created by the infamous Chef Wan. Be it bakar bakar that comes with a selection of mouth-watering sauces or pomelo salad with crispy prawn cheeks in kerabu lime dressing.