Cuisine & Dining

Whether you're looking for haute cuisine or hawkers' fare, international delights or local delicacies, there's an eatery that'll serve you just what your taste buds crave. Food is, quite unashamedly, one of the primary currencies in Kuala Lumpur. And there's an unending variety to choose from, whether you're looking to dine in an air-conditioned restaurant or go al-fresco at any one of the numerous hawker centers.

For the most authentic Malay fare, including nasi lemak and satay, the place to head to is Kampung Baru. The oldest residential area in KL, Kampung Baru retains much of its historical charm amidst modernity.

Brickfields, named so because the area was once a clay pit that produced bricks, is the place to go for good Indian food. Due to the large Indian community there, you'll also find a variety of authentic Indian things from sarees to spices to ceremonial offerings.

Go to Jalan Alor if you're in the mood for "hot-from-the-wok" Chinese food. The numerous stalls offer a splendid variety of oriental delicacies. Hawker centres can be found in almost every comer of the city, serving every type of food in Malaysia - and most, if not all, are open 24 hours.