Forking Fun: A Michelin Star Odyssey through Kuala Lumpur

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Calling all foodies! Buckle up for a taste bud adventure as we delve into the glorious world of 3 recommended Michelin 1-starred restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. From innovative interpretations of local flavours to globally inspired culinary masterpieces, KL’s fine dining scene boasts a dazzling array of options.

Ready to embark on this delectable journey? Let’s hop on a culinary roller coaster and explore some of these exceptional establishments:

1. Dewakan

This restaurant is a champion of Malaysian cuisine, taking it to innovative heights. Think playful presentations and unexpected flavour combinations that will leave you saying “Wah lau eh!” (a local expression for amazement).

Location: Platinum Park, Level 48, Skyviews, Naza Tower @ Persiaran KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.

Days & Hours: Open Monday to Saturday from 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM. 

Getting There: Take the KL CityWalk or grab a taxi or ride-hailing service.

Michelin Star: One Star

(Source: https://www.fcsi.org/foodservice-consultant/asia-pacific/project-focus-dewakan-kuala-lumpur-malaysia/)

Some or an outstanding menus:

•Mint flower crepe, belinjau & caviar, crayfish & bamboo shoot with breadfruit tortilla wrap

The Mint Flower Crepe sets the stage for a delightful experience. Imagine a delicate crepe infused with the refreshing essence of mint flowers. Each bite promises a delightful dance between sweet and floral notes, a perfect way to awaken your palate for the culinary adventure ahead.

Next, prepare to be surprised by the Belinjau & Caviar. This dish offers a luxurious twist on a classic. The unique Malaysian fruit, belinjau, brings a touch of the unexpected, while the addition of caviar elevates the experience to a new level of indulgence.

Unwrap a symphony of textures with the Crayfish & Bamboo Shoot with Breadfruit Tortilla Wrap. Fresh crayfish and the subtle crunch of bamboo shoots are nestled within a fragrant breadfruit tortilla. This dish promises an explosion of taste and texture, a true testament to culinary innovation.

(instagram: @ordinarypatrons)

•The Stack of Chocolate

It beckons all chocoholics on a journey of pure indulgence. Imagine a symphony of textures and flavors, each layer meticulously crafted to celebrate the timeless allure of this beloved treat. Layers of contrasting yet complementary chocolates unfold, each adding its unique character to the symphony. A touch of chocolate’s sweetness might dance alongside the deeper notes of dark chocolate, creating a harmonious balance.

(instagram: @ray.winter.s)

•Tatus Hitum Crayfish

The subtle smokiness of the crayfish, a hint from its traditional preparation methods, mingles with the fragrant spices, creating an enticing invitation.

The first bite is a revelation. The firm flesh of the crayfish offers a satisfying textural contrast to the accompanying elements. The distinct flavor profile, a unique blend of sweet, savory, and slightly smoky notes, awakens the taste buds.

(instagram: @ray.winter.s)

2. DC by Darren Chin

This place is a heaven for discerning palates in Kuala Lumpur. Chef Darren Chin curates an exquisite dining experience, blending contemporary techniques with classic culinary traditions.

Location: 44 Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.

Days & Hours:

  • Lunch: Wednesday to Friday, 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM (reservation only)
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday, 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Getting There:

  • Take the TTDI MRT Station and walk for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Alternatively, grab a taxi or ride-hailing service.

Michelin Star: One star

(Source: https://www.restaurant-dc.com)

Some extraordinary menus:

•Croissant 

Indulge in the epitome of buttery perfection with Chef Chen’s croissant. Each layer unfolds like a delicate love letter to pastry enthusiasts. The exterior boasts a golden, flaky crust that shatters upon the slightest touch, giving way to an ethereal, soft interior. The magic lies in the meticulous layering and the use of premium butter, creating a symphony of textures that dance on the palate. Savoring this croissant is not merely a meal; it’s an enchanting experience that redefines the essence of this classic pastry.

(instagram: @stephanietps)

•King Crabs

Meticulously sourced and expertly prepared, each crab leg is a testament to culinary excellence. The succulent, sweet meat is delicately extracted, preserving its natural juiciness and tenderness. Whether enjoyed with a hint of clarified butter or showcased in a signature dish, these King Crabs redefine the seafood dining experience. It’s a royal rendezvous for your taste buds, capturing the essence of the ocean on a plate.

(instagram: @isabelle.tanst)

•Honey Apricot Almond

This creation is a dessert symphony that harmonizes sweet, tart, and nutty notes. The honey, sourced from artisanal beekeepers, lends a rich and complex sweetness. Apricots, bursting with natural acidity, add a refreshing contrast. The almonds, carefully toasted to perfection, bring a satisfying crunch to every bite. This dessert is more than a sweet conclusion to a meal; it’s a celebration of nature’s finest offerings, meticulously crafted into a culinary masterpiece.

(instagram: @chanmeiteng)

3. Lafite

Wine lovers, rejoice! Lafite seamlessly blends a luxurious ambience with a stellar wine list.  Their French menu features classic dishes with modern twists, making it a perfect spot for a romantic evening or a special occasion.

Location: Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), 50088 Kuala Lumpur.

Days & Hours: Open Tuesday to Saturday for Lunch from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM and Dinner from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM. 

Getting There: Take the KLCC RapidKL Light Rail Transit (LRT) station.

Michelin Star: One Star

(Source: https://www.malaysianflavours.com/2019/03/wine-dine-dinner-lafite-shangri-la-hotel-kuala-lumpur.html)

Here are some recommended menus:

•Roasted Chicken Roulade

Elevate your dining experience with this artfully rolled and roasted chicken. Each slice is a celebration of tender meat, crisp skin, and a harmonious blend of aromatic herbs. A star in the French culinary repertoire.

(instagram: @teslafan_catdogluvr_milktea)

•A chocolate mousse cake with strawberry covered with a dark chocolate dome

Indulge in the symphony of flavors in this dessert masterpiece. Velvety chocolate mousse meets succulent strawberries, crowned by a luxurious dark chocolate dome. It’s not just a dessert; it’s a theatrical indulgence.

(instagram: @liklik_cuisine)

•Salmon Rillettes

Immerse yourself in the oceanic elegance of slow-cooked salmon, delicately shredded and blended with herbs. Served on artisanal toast, it’s a refined experience that unfolds layers of taste. A true gem in Michelin-starred French gastronomy.

(instagram: @teslafan_catdogluvr_milktea)

This is just a taste (pun intended!) of the incredible Michelin-starred restaurants that Kuala Lumpur has to offer. Whether you’re a seasoned gourmand or a curious first-timer, there’s something for every palate in this vibrant culinary scene.

After seeing such a wonderful temptation of Michelin stars restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, MyRehat is proud to present our property that are close to mentioned restaurants which are:

Tropics Condo Berlain (not far from the DC by Darren Chin) 

Star Residences KLCC Iris (close to Dewakan and Lafite)


So, what are you waiting for? Book with us and get ready to explore for a truly unforgettable Michelin-starred experience in Kuala Lumpur. To explore more hidden gems and outdoor activities in Malaysia, head on over to www.myrehat.com to book an amazing travel experience with us! 

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