1Malaysia Food in Brickfields
Brickfields is famous throughout KL for its Indian, particularly the South Indian, “banana leaf” meal shops, which are cheap and extremely filling. There are also several Chinese coffeeshops offering the usual types of food. At the other end of the budget, KL Sentral’s two five-star hotels have international-standard restaurants where you can dine in style. There is only one Western fast food place in Brickfields, KFC.
* Peking Hotel, Jalan Tun Sambanthan (right at intersection with Jalan Travers) – One of KL’s longest standing coffeeshops. Crowds during mealtimes is testimony to food quality. Unique among coffeeshops is that it also has a Indian banana leaf rice stall.
* Chynna, 5th Floor, Hilton KL, KL Sentral. Tel: +60-3-22642264 – Wonderfully over-the-top modern Chinese restaurant that looks like it just stepped out of a kung-fu movie, with waitresses in thigh-slit cheongsams and plaited houseboys serving herbal tea from a pot with a meter-long spout. The menu is equally eclectic: try the pumpkin and shrimp dumplings or the chicken feet in black bean sauce, then finish off with coconut ice cream in avocado sauce. Lunchtime dim sum dishes a reasonable RM8-11 each, but dinner is far more expensive. Open daily 11 AM to 2:30 PM for lunch, 6 PM to 11 PM for dinner.
* Vindya Curry House. Fantastic, authentic Indian curry of every variety. RM 4.50 – RM 8 for lunch or dinner.
* Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant, Palace Hotel, 40-46 Jalan Masjid India, ☎ +603 2273 0100. Sangeetha has a diverse menu that specializes in Indian, Malay, and Chinese inspiret food. There is a large selection of special beverages and a “sweets corner” with many Indian desserts. The restaurant is located in the Palace Hotel on the ground floor
* Al Nafourah, 8th Floor, Le Meridien, KL Sentral. Tel: +60-3-22637888 – The restaurant decor is as Middle Eastern as they get, with large brass ornaments adorning the entrance and walls, colorful floor tiles and Moorish architecture. Serving authentic Lebanese cuisine, dinner is made even more exotic with a Middle Eastern belly dancer moving to sultry music. The tagine and kebab dishes have always been a favorite here, the semi buffet as well, with its array of cold presentations, hummus, Middle-Eastern salads, condiments, soups, breads and even a carving station for their roast lamb. The main dish comes with a selection of kebabs served with Saffron Ghee Rice or Grilled Vegetables. The semi buffet is priced at RM108 each inclusive of Arabic coffee and Shisha. Open daily 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM for lunch, 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM for dinner.