ESSENTIAL EATS & BEST OF THE CITY

A Tale of Two Hummus: The best of times, the worst of times in search of Kuala Lumpur’s perfect dip

A Tale of Two Hummus: The best of times, the worst of times in search of Kuala Lumpur’s perfect dip

Charles Dickens’s opening lines in the classic novel A Tale of Two Cities came to mind after we spent the last week sampling a couple of Kuala Lumpur’s most well-known...

It’s hard to hate on ice cream: The Häagen-Dazs frozen mooncake, reviewed

It’s hard to hate on ice cream: The Häagen-Dazs frozen mooncake, reviewed

Welcome, Coconauts, to our Monday afternoon tea time interval, where we sample and review the latest food offerings that land across our desks, courtesy of PR agencies. Truly,...

Great cocktail bars in KL: Where to find the hip, the cool, the classy, and the kitschy spots to drink

Great cocktail bars in KL: Where to find the hip, the cool, the classy, and the kitschy spots to drink

You'll never be thirsty again.

Cheese bored: We taste tested every locally-made cheese from Milky Whey

Cheese bored: We taste tested every locally-made cheese from Milky Whey

Lactose lovers, cheese aficionados, and those of you who just like to read things about food: We’ve spent the last week eating, breathing (ew) and cooking with the nine...

Welcome to the (Rum) Jungle: A step-by-step, glass-by-glass, A to Z rumdown with JungleBird’s Joshua Ivanovic

Welcome to the (Rum) Jungle: A step-by-step, glass-by-glass, A to Z rumdown with JungleBird’s Joshua Ivanovic

Readers! Hey there. We’ve been spending a lot of time in dimly lit bars, tasting our way through dozens of cocktails, all in the name of “research.” Another...

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

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...

A gastrobar that serves awesome Western-Asian fusion food? Yes, please!

A gastrobar that serves awesome Western-Asian fusion food? Yes, please!

It'll definitely make you go Hubba-Hubba!

Tsen out of Tsen: The perfect place for a cheap sushi meal

Tsen out of Tsen: The perfect place for a cheap sushi meal

Help your wallet by dining at Sushi Tsen.


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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.