Malaysia is known for its wonderful food galore and is basically a foodie paradise. Aside from local fares, there are many must-visit spots for foreign or international cuisine serving Mediterranean, North Indian, American, and more where we can taste other cultures through food. So here’s an ultimate food list in Klang Valley as well as Penang for a “Cuti-Cuti Malaysia” (makan edition) time!
13 Eateries With International Tastes To Visit In Klang Valley & Penang
1. YaHala Restaurant @ Chulan
A Middle Eastern food haven, YaHala Restaurant, located at Jalan Tengah, is where patrons can satiate delectable delicacies from huge Mix Grill Meat Platters to over 150 dishes to choose from, like Yahala Fattoush, freshly handmade pastries, and more. Here, all the dishes are made with premium-grade and high-quality ingredients sourced and hand-picked by its chefs. Best of all, you can enjoy your meal in the vast and elegant seating area with live music or in their private room!
Address: 84, Jalan Tengah, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hour: 11am-2am (Daily)
2. Hot Bird @ Damansara Utama
Renowned for its hot fried chicken that is true to the American taste, Hot Bird’s fried chicken is brined for five hours to ensure that the flavours are infused into its meat. Diners can choose their preferred heat level from No Heat, Mild, Hot, Super Hot, Burn Baby Burn to the Reaper, Hot Bird’s hottest! If you’re up for a challenge, give the world’s hottest chilli pepper-coated fried chicken a try!
Address: 83 Ground Floor, Jalan SS 21/1a, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hour: 12-3pm, 6-10pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Status: Ingredients from Halal-certified suppliers
3. Blonde @ Bukit Damansara
Blonde is a crowd-favourite spot, offering a contemporary take on Australian cuisine. While their speciality lies in their exquisite brunch menu and more, their international dishes which are a delight to the eye and palate, texture, and flavours that draw patrons to visit. Blonde offers a hearty menu selection such as a meat-free option Spaghetti Pomodoro, scene-stealer BBQ Chilli Lamb Belly Kebab and more.
Address: G.03A, Republik, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hour: 10:30am-10pm (Daily)
4. Los Primos El Locos @ Shah Alam
Famous for its lip-smacking Mexican tacos, Los Primos El Locos serves up all things Mexican, from Birria Tacos, Quesadillas, and more! Stuffed with juicy pulled beef and topped with mozzarella cheese, salsa and Mexican crema, the Birria Taco is flavoursome in every bite! For taco buffs, now’s the time to try Los Primos El Locos if you haven’t!
Address: Taman Tasik, Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor
Opening Hour: 1pm-7pm (Closed on Mon)
5. Ame Soeur @ Bukit Jalil
Here’s a spot for patrons to dine à la Belle Epoque in KL. Ame Soeur shines in its classic decoration and international cuisine that offers diners a gastronomic experience. Among the signature dishes are Beef Ragout, Carbonara, Rib Eye and more for you to explore. For those wondering for a place that radiates luxury and opulence, Ame Soeur is it.
Address: N3A-1, Pusat Perdagangan Bandar, Jalan Persiaran Jalil 3, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hour: 11am-9pm (Mon-Thur), 11am-10pm (Fri-Sun)
6. Asiari Dim Sum @ IOI City Mall
Asiari Dim Sum is known for its diverse handmade dim sum selections that are also Halal-certified. Here diners can satiate with Shanghai Xiao Long Bao, Steamed Fish Balls with Garlic Paste and Glass Noodles and more crowd-pleasing dim sums. With its chefs having over 30 years of experience and quality guaranteed by a Michelin-star chef, Asiari Dim Sum is definitely not to be missed!
Address: Lot LG-78F, Lower Ground Floor IOI City Mall, IOI Resort, 65202 Putrajaya, Selangor
Opening Hour: 10am-10pm (Daily)
7. Sausage Sizzle @ TTDI
If you’re looking for a hot dog that is really American, look no further! Sausage Sizzle is famous for its amazing hot dogs consisting of 100% handmade sausage with Halal ingredients! They serve delightful hot dogs from classic Original, cheesy Cheese Melts to hearty Beef Bacon. Not to mention, all hotdogs come with a side of caramelised onions and relish. Best of all, you can absolutely make hundreds of flavour combinations, so you can keep returning for more!
Address: 1, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hour: 6pm-11pm (Wed-Fri)
Status: Ingredients from Halal-certified suppliers
8. UMAC House @ Petaling Jaya
Housed in an old colonial English bungalow, UMAC House prides itself on serving authentic international cuisine all the way from Sri Lankan using recipes by a Ceylonese aunty that are passed down for generations. Diners can savour sumptuous Sri Lankan dishes such as Laprais, Kizhi Parotta, Crab Masala, and the list goes on. So head on over to discover your personal favourite!
Address: No.1 Jalan 12/5 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening Hour: 11am-12am (Daily)
Status: Ingredients from Halal-certified suppliers, served alcohol at night
9. Cinnamon Asian Kitchen @ Park Royal Penang Resort
Located steps away from the beach, Cinnamon Asian Kitchen serves great local and Asian culinary delights that will take patrons on a global gastronomic journey. With its focus on international flavours from East to West, guests can enjoy a choice of signatures or hearty selections. Not to mention, if you’re looking for fresh air, its al fresco open-air seating area would be sure to please.
Address: 11050 Batu Ferringhi, Penang
Opening Hour: 6:30am-10:30pm (Daily)
10. Palace d’India @ George Town
Palace d’India is where you can enjoy exquisite North Indian fare at Penang. They’re known for their Tandoori Chicken, Fish Curry, and more. With a selection of more than 50 hearty dishes, you might have a hard time deciding your meal, but one will definitely catch your eye!
Address: 98, King Street, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang
Opening Hour: 12-11pm (Daily)
Status: Ingredients from Halal suppliers
11. Saigon Bowl @ Georgetown
First Halal-certified Vietnamese restaurant in North Malaysia, Saigon Bowl serves various authentic Vietnamese dishes! From Beef and Chicken Pho Noodles, Vietnamese Hotpot, and Vietnamese snacks to Drip Coffee and more, there’s definitely something for everyone. Its pho noodles are made using rice noodles imported from Vietnam and the broth is prepared fresh daily, so you can be sure that the taste is authentic as it gets!
Address: 20A&B, Whiteaways Arcade, Lebuh Pantai, 10300 Georgetown, Penang
Opening Hour: 11:30am-10pm (Daily)
12. Mr.Flacko @ George Town
Another gastronomic adventure for international cuisine at the Pearl of Orient, Mr.Flacko is where you can enjoy Mexican tacos, burritos and more. Famous for its generous fillings that are packed to the brim, you should certainly try California Burrito which will leave you wanting more.
Address: 195, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Opening Hour: 10am-10pm (Daily)
13. Dandy Modern Food @ Arena Curve
If you’re looking to expand your cultural palate, Dandy Modern Food @ Arena Curve is the perfect spot to head to. With more than 100 selections on the menu, this eatery in Penang will transport you across the world with its gastronomic offerings. Here, you can savour UFO Lamb Capsule, Dandy Mixed Grill and more which are surely a feast for Meditteranean food lovers. From starters, mains and more, patrons can indulge in amazing meals that are second to none!
Address: No. 72-1-17 Arena Curve, Jalan Mahsuri, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Opening Hour: 11am-10pm (Daily)
Embark On A Global Gastronomic Journey Right Here In Malaysia
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