Martell and Babe Restaurant team up for second round of Wonderarium ‘fun-dining’ event

Hello, Coconauts! Tis us — Coconuts KL, eating edition. It’s been a minute, we know. While we’d like to tell you about the amazing vegan diet we’ve discovered, and the eight-pack we’ve sprouted since taking a break from restaurant reviews, but we’ve just been spending a lot of time eating the same nasi goreng. Sometimes ...

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Best dessert cafes in KL: Where to get cakes, pastries, tarts, ice cream, and more

Best dessert cafes in KL: Where to get cakes, pastries, tarts, ice cream, and more

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Dewakan becomes Malaysia’s first restaurant to crack Asia’s 50 Best, moving to more central location

Dewakan becomes Malaysia’s first restaurant to crack Asia’s 50 Best, moving to more central location

Dewakan, a tucked away restaurant in the Glen Marie neighborhood of Shah Alam, made history last night after becoming the first Malaysian restaurant to make Asia’s 50 Best...

Culinary Monstrosities: Oreo rice edition

Culinary Monstrosities: Oreo rice edition

Oh dear, if only we could go back to simpler, quainter times, where MPs with a predilection of throwing together the contents of a wayward Chopped basket into a frying pan,...

Terrine Times: Is Chez Gaston Kuala Lumpur’s most authentic French bistro?

Terrine Times: Is Chez Gaston Kuala Lumpur’s most authentic French bistro?

TL;DR — Oui. But, we’re guessing that you came here for a bit more detail than that. In fact, you’re probably here for a lot more than just proverbial crumbs:...

8 classic recipes every Malaysian should know and how to put your own spin on them

8 classic recipes every Malaysian should know and how to put your own spin on them

| Coconuts KL x KENWOOD | How many of these can you make?

Fried chicken lovers on notice: Ayam Lejen is back this weekend

Fried chicken lovers on notice: Ayam Lejen is back this weekend

Two Saturdays ago, we were invited to just about the only think that will get us out of the house before noon a weekend: A fried chicken pre-party. Yes, we were lucky enough to...

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,...

Iron Fairies: World-renowned bar’s latest venture opens here in Kuala Lumpur

Iron Fairies: World-renowned bar’s latest venture opens here in Kuala Lumpur

“Iron Fairies is opening in KL,” our friend told us excitedly earlier this year. “Iron que?,” we asked. “Iron Fairies — like you know, in Hong...


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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.