The day to shower your mom with extra love is right around the corner, and nothing says “I appreciate you” quite like some quality time over a quality meal. Little Steps has rounded up the best foodie options to spoil the leading lady in your life this Mother’s Day. Check it out!
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The newest restaurant in Bangsar Shopping Center has an architectural design to die for, the lush greenery and opulent wood fixtures will whisk you away to Bali for an evening! Explore some of the crowd favorites that include the Leaf-Wrapped Panggang Seafood, Smoked Seafood Dua Pasta and Smoked Mushroom Soup. Their unfussy list of fine wines, imaginative cocktails, and refreshing juices with delightful desserts will be sure to sweeten your dining experience with a smile.
Dusun OpenHouse, G9A Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jalan Maarof, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, www.dusun.asia
For true crustacean lovers, get ready to be blown away with flavourful Sri Lankan crab dishes at the best crab restaurant in Kuala Lumpur – The Lankan Crabs. It is indeed heaven for seafood lovers in the city. Not only fresh crabs, but The Lankan Crabs also serves an impressive array of fresh seafood such as prawn, squid and fish – certainly scrumptious seafood galore for you to indulge!
The Lankan Crabs, 4, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2201 0128, www.thelankancrabs.menu/
If you're looking for an oyster and caviar feast, you've found the perfect joint. Poseidon Reserve is heaven-on-earth for seafood lovers, serving up a colossal range of exquisite seafood dishes including their popular fresh-flown oysters (available in over 25 varieties!) and luxurious-tasting caviar. Experience the freshest seafood feast the way Poseidon would have intended, and sink gently into a carefully curated spread.
Poseidon’s Reserve, Level B1, Shoppes at Four Seasons Place, 145 Jalan Ampang, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, +6017 2526 206, Facebook Page
Set in a casual but elegant setting, Brasserie Léon is the celebration of the Classic French Steak & Fries served with a secret signature sauce, a favorite and almost considered national dish in France. Modeled after French brasseries known for simple inexpensive single dishes, you’ll be caught by surprise with the flavors in their French's favorites, Foie Gras, Baked Escargots, Mussels and Fries, Melted Raclette Cheese. There is also a concise selection of bites and desserts complete the menu.
Leon Brasserie, I1-1 Greens Terrace, Jalan Wan Kadir 3, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2712 4481, www.leonkl.com
Zipangu provides delightful dining in a zen setting at Shangri-La Hotel located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Savour authentic Japanese cuisine with their wide range of signature dishes and specially designed set menus. Zipangu’s comprehensive menu includes teppanyaki, sushi and specialities from a charcoal grill on top of an extensive list of wines and champagnes.
Zipangu, 11, Jln Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, +603 2074 3900, www.shangri-la.com
Indulge in an authentic Malaysian dining experience with the best of local flavours at the award winning restaurant, Makan Kitchen. There are live interactive show kitchens to showcase the enormous diversity of Malaysian cuisine and you will experience the journey from the raw ingredients to the pan and plate featuring Malay, Chinese & Indian cuisines and other all-you-can-eat delights.
Makan Kitchen, Level 11, The Intermark, 348, Jalan Tun Razak, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2172 7272, www.eatdrinkhilton.com/
Come tingle your senses at the restaurant that boasts authentic Indian cuisine and ride on a unique culinary journey through one of the most colorful sub-continents in the world. The menu is poised to set their cuisine apart from the rest with popular Indian fare along with curated Anglo-Indian recipes native to Goa, to create a rare, sensory experience. Matched with fine wines and refreshing drinks, this restaurant is the perfect place to take a loved one out on an intimate evening.
Frangipaani, 1, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, +603 2011 0030, www.theolivetreegroup.com
Crowned as one of the top steak places in KL by many, Maria's SteakCafe is simple as it sounds, offering a good slab of meat at the right price point. The recipient of the World Top Gourmet Award in 2018 by World Gourmet boasts 5 outlets in Malaysia to date. Where other steakhouses might cut their meat pretty thinly, here, the steak is cut into half to ensure that it's thick with a nice crust that's really flavourful without any overwhelming sauces. If you are not a fan of steak, there is a variety of comfort meals for you to choose from, including poultry and seafood.
Maria’s SteakCafe, various locations, +6-2 2282 2220, www.marias.com.my
Located on the ground floor of Intermark Mall, Hanare serves authentic Japanese cuisine prepared by a team of dedicated and well-trained chefs. Favorites such as the divine Hon Maguro (Fresh Blue Fin Tuna), the rare cut of Tai (Fresh Red Snapper), Nama Awabi ( Fresh Abalone ) and other choices of seafood are imported directly from Tokyo's famous Tsukiji fish market to provide you the best in quality.
Harare Japanese Restaurant, The Intermark Mall, Ground Floor, 182, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2164 2133, Facebook Page
Manja Kuala Lumpur is housed in a beautiful 100 year old colonial building that has been restored to its former glory. Taking inspiration from the rich culinary history of the British colonies, the team at Manja has created their own brand of modern colonial cuisine. From dishes as simple as Kampung Chicken & Egg to Saffron Spiced Lamb, the dishes here are made of the chef’s favorite memories that meld together to tell a story on a plate.
Manja Kuala Lumpur, No. 6, Lorong Raja Chulan, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6012 3737 063, www.manja.com.my
PAMPAS Steakhouse at Old Malaya is located at the one of the most beautiful heritage dining buildings in Kuala Lumpur. It is set in a beautiful colonial setting with an amazing backdrop which is the Kuala Lumpur Tower. You will be served quality succulent and grilled to perfection steaks in a cozy, semi-fine dining setting with an unchallenged service. Bring the leading lady of your life here and enjoy an unforgettable night next to the shimmering KL Tower.
PAMPAS Steakhouse, 66, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2079 5548, www.oldmalaya.com
For moms who love wine, this Italian restaurant is the place to celebrate. This restaurant in a small neighborhood setting offers something for every kind of diner, from the working crowd to the special occasion diners celebrating over grilled meats and glasses of wine. Some of their signature dishes include Baked Cod Fish, Grilled NZ Lamb Rack, Seafood Stew with Mixed Shellfish.
Opus, 67, Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2092 4288, www.opusbistro.my
Located on the 38th floor of Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, this all-day dining space has an exquisite selection of international cuisine showcasing a variety of Western, Chinese, and Japanese flavors. The restaurant also boasts a 360-degree city view with elegant dining areas and is voted as one of the most scenic restaurants in KL.
THIRTY8 Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, 12, Jalan Pinang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2203 9188, www.hyatt.com
Not a stranger to many, this restaurant serving authentic Sri Lankan cuisine has stayed consistent in its punchy flavors, bold colors and distinct combinations of herbs and spices. With Amma’s Crab being a firm favorite among the patrons, you can find an assortment of light bite appetizers to a full assemblage of tasting sets. Their delightful service and hearty meals will set you for an enjoyable night.
Aliyaa, 48, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6017 8833 738, www.aliyaa.com
Baan 26 was created for the discerning palate when it comes to Thai cuisine and here, authenticity is key. Their menu features authentic recipes from the award-winning Thai kitchen and the taste is full-bodied and satisfying. Served with a slightly modern twist, Baan 26’s dishes retain original, traditional flavors. The place gets especially busy during Friday and Saturday nights.
Baan 26, 26, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, +6019 2220 026, www.baan26.com
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