The ‘Ril World: Malaysia’s best eats, bars, and road trip-worthy spots according to Tunku Khairil

We’ve all got those friends — they’re cool, funny, and also understand and accept the fact that you won’t ever be called from your sofa if Border Security Australia is on. But then they try to tell you about an amazing new bakery. They do the greatest baguette this side of the Seine, and the ambiance ...

The Nasi Lemak burger at Mickey D’s: Succulent sandwich, or gimmicky garbage?

The Nasi Lemak burger at Mickey D’s: Succulent sandwich, or gimmicky garbage?

In a month-long period that saw not only the toppling of the Barisan Nasional coalition government that had ruled Malaysia since the country’s inception, but also the...

Barat: Great vegetarian food, good social deeds, and the occasional lecture

Barat: Great vegetarian food, good social deeds, and the occasional lecture

Barat is a stylish and modern Mediterranean-inspired vegetarian restaurant with a conscience — their food comes from as close to the source as possible, dealing directly with...

Dumpling directory: KL’s best dim sum from Damansara’s best roast pork to Din Tai Fung to the late-night spots offering you all the bao

Dumpling directory: KL’s best dim sum from Damansara’s best roast pork to Din Tai Fung to the late-night spots offering you all the bao

Want some, get some: dim sum. There is nothing more urgent in our lives than having a go-to list of dim sum spots. Why? Well, for starters, let’s state the obvious: It’s...

High Steaks Reviews: Vantador

High Steaks Reviews: Vantador

Leaving no meat unturned on the grill, Coconuts KL has decided to review as many of Kuala Lumpur’s steakhouses as our pocketbook can handle. We dine anonymously. We pay our...

Tiffin Food Court postponed: Merriment extravaganza on hold until authorities and organizers can reach agreement

Tiffin Food Court postponed: Merriment extravaganza on hold until authorities and organizers can reach agreement

Some sad news to start the weekend, and we’re very sorry to do this: The incredible Tiffin Food Court that we were able to visit last weekend, and was to run through the...

Changkat: Where to eat the best tapas, pizza, and street food in KL’s most popular bar strip

Changkat: Where to eat the best tapas, pizza, and street food in KL’s most popular bar strip

There are fewer places more teeming with tourist traffic than the famed Kuala Lumpur strip of bars and bodies known as Changkat Bukit Bintang, or just “Changkat.” It’s...

Kuala Lumpur’s best banana leaf: all the curry, dhal, varuval, rice and rasam you can fit on foliage and in your stomach

Kuala Lumpur’s best banana leaf: all the curry, dhal, varuval, rice and rasam you can fit on foliage and in your stomach

Banana leaf is a way of life. A cacophony of curries and accoutrements, laid out on a single leaf, reminding you that everything good in this world is grown from the ground up,...

What to do in Damansara Heights: Pizza, cocktails, late-nights, boxing fights, and spray-tans in KL’s coolest neighborhood

What to do in Damansara Heights: Pizza, cocktails, late-nights, boxing fights, and spray-tans in KL’s coolest neighborhood

Brace yourself: Damansara Heights, the place where your posh Auntie and her friends like to go to split a tiramisu five ways, has been deemed one of the “10 world’s coolest...


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Coconuts KL Food & Drink

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is the best eating city in the world, if you don’t count Tokyo, London, New York, and some parts of the Amalfi coast. We are at an Asian crossroads here, and we have the best of the region, with incredible variants and nuances that only Coconuts KL can explain. What makes the Char Kway Teoh at one road side restaurant divine, yet the one down the street furiously hot mess? There aren’t enough noodle adjectives for us to explain, but dear reader, we will try. If you’re looking for laksa, the delicious noodle soup appropriated by Singaporeans, originated and dominated by Malaysians, then Coconuts KL is the right place for you. Let us guide you through Nyonya Laksa, to Sarawakian Laksa, to the ultra-fishy Penang Assam Laksa. These bowls of heaven need the kind of introductions fit for Roman Kings, because they stand as royalty in our cuisine repertoire. Have you ever had a fried chicken wing fried so crispy, to umami goodness, that it brought tears to your eyes? Let us tell you about it, tell you about all of them. Bring elasticated trousers to the party. Fancy a drink? How about the latest bars that are popping up all over our dear city? We serve up all of the best spots for top shelf liquors, luxury surroundings, kitschy nooks, local flavors and the best lighting. If you want to avoid the mess that is Changkat yourself in the morning a little bit more, confidently take out your nearest, dearest, or just someone you want to impress respect … then this is the place for you at Coconuts KL.