Thursday, July 11, 2013

Fine dining in Malaysia

Malaysia is regarded by most as a ‘foodie destination’. The country’s own native cuisine features an amalgamation of Chinese, Indian and Malaysian influences and  reflects the intriguing multi-cultural and multi-ethnic fabric of Malaysian society. Good food abounds in Malaysia and the country’s dining landscape is littered with man great restaurants, hawker centers and food courts which serve up a slew of delights.
However, as Malaysia develops and evolves, its dining preferences also seem to be changing. We  now notice that upscale restaurants which offer fine dining options can be found not only in the country’s capital city Kuala Lumpur but in many other urban centers as well especially those that are favored by tourists.
Listed below are some of the popular fine dining restaurants in Malaysia.
Silk Garden
Silk Garden is located within the luxe Sutera Hotel in Kota Kinabalu. The restaurant which affords jaw-dropping views of the South China Sea features a sumptuous interior along with a extensive menu that offers the restaurant’s own interpretation of well-known Chinese dishes. A good selection of wines perfectly complements the many delicious preparations offered by Silk Garden.

Pride of India

Adorned with colorful artworks hailing from the subcontinent, this upmarket Indian restaurant offers a menu that is distinctly North Indian. The menu at Pride of India features a good selection of curries, which aim to cater to all levels of spice tolerance. Also on offer are various vegetarian options along with a variety of Indian breads and popular clay oven-baked tandoori items.

Pride of India
7G Jalan 22A/70A, Wisma CKL, Desa Sri Hartamas
Desa Sr Hartamas,
50480 Wisma CKL
Kuala Lumpur
Tel   +603 6201 4477

Bella Italia

The authentic tastes and flavors of Italy are well represented at this cheery Georgetown restaurant. Bella Italia serves delectable traditional Italian fare in ambience that is warm and inviting. On the menu at Bella Italia, are a wide range of pastas along with various traditional preparations like pastas, spaghetti and lasagna.
Sakura Fuji
This cozy but lively restaurant offers fine Japanese dining as well as home-cooked style meals and an extensive sushi menu. The restaurant also offers daily lunch and dinner specials.
Sakura Fuji
Lot LB 4& 5, Shah Alam Mall,
Lot. 2, Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah E9-E, Seksyen 9,
40100 Shah Alam
Tel : +603 5880 8866
Fax : +603 5880 8668

Mare Blu
Mare Blu takes the stuffiness out of Italian formal dining and offers upscale Italian cuisine in the manner of a casual Italian trattoria. The restaurant which is situated on Langkawi’s Perdana Quay afford great views of the marina and  serves up a menu which features a variety of hot and cold antipasti, pastas and various meat and poultry dishes.
The above mentioned eateries are just a few of the many fine dining restaurants that populate Malaysia’s dining scene. For more options do refer to Malaysia’s exhaustive online restaurant guide,

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