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Time Out reveals top places to eat in KL right now
Date: 26 November 2014
Source: Mongoose Publishing


Winners unveiled as KL-ites vote for the annual Time Out Kuala Lumpur Food Awards 2014

ELLE Malaysia

26 November 2014, Kuala Lumpur: The best of Kuala Lumpur’s colourful dining scene came to receive their awards tonight at the biggest, most prestigious food celebration of the year, The Time Out Kuala Lumpur Food Awards 2014. From ‘Best Fine Dining’ to ‘Best Cheap Eats’ and ‘Best Place for Coffee’, there were 19 eateries named as winners while 93 accolades were given to shortlisted outlets. The results – gathered from 84,000 votes cast online over a four-month period – were determined by the most passionate food critics of the city: the general public.

‘It’s no surprise that Malaysians are fanatical about food. Still, it’s fascinating for us at Time Out KL to see how engaged our readers are. Every year the votes come in more ferociously and this year, it’s at a record-breaking 84,000 votes. That’s how hungry KL-ites and KL diners are for good food,’ said Editor, Lim Chee Wah. ‘The Food Awards has become a barometer of how passionate people are about food in this city.’

Presented by Time Out Kuala Lumpur – the guide that helps you make the most of the city – the Food Awards was launched in 2009 and is the most prestigious and independently voted award for the food and beverage industry. Every year the list of awards varies slightly to capture the evolving scene in the city. While most categories stay as staples, such as ‘Best New Restaurant’, ‘Best Indian’, ‘Best Malay/Malaysian’ and ‘Best Chinese’, this year saw an introduction of three new categories: ‘Best Korean’, ‘Best Café’ and ‘Best Ayam Goreng’.

‘Kuala Lumpur is spoilt for choice at every price range and street corner for every category of the food and beverage scene. It is no small feat to be included in this list of awards. Congratulations to all the winners and shortlisters this year! These are all top-of-mind places as people make their food plans for tonight, tomorrow and the week ahead,’ said Matt Bellotti, Chief Content Officer of Mongoose Publishing, publisher of Time Out KL.

The awards this year were supported by sponsors Carlsberg, Somersby, Kronenbourg1664, Asahi, Perrier, Wolf Blass wine, Pop The Soda and venue host for the night, Connexion@Nexus.

Complete shortlist and winners of Time Out KL Food Awards 2014:

Best New Restaurant

Winner - Fiercer by Fierce Curry House

Shortlisted

• Ohla Tapas & Cocktails
• Signature by The Hill
• Soleil
• Thai Camp

Best Malay/Malaysian

Winner – Wondermama

Shortlisted

• Ali, Muthu & Ah Hock
• Bijan
• Enak KL
• Makan Kitchen (DoubleTree by Hilton KL)
• Serai

Best Chinese

Winner - Noble Mansion

Shortlisted

• Imperial Garden
• Mao Jia
• Oversea Restaurant
• The Royal Flush

Best Indian

Winner - Fierce Curry House

Shortlisted

• Betel Leaf
• Devi’s Corner
• Sri Nirwana Maju
• The Olive Tree

Best Fine Dining

Winner – Cilantro Restaurant &Wine Bar

Shortlisted

• Cantaloupe @ Troika Sky Dining
• Lafite (Shangri-La Hotel KL)
• Marini’s on 57
• PRIME (Le Méridien KL)
• Soleil

Best Cheap Eats

Winner - Kedai Makanan O&S

Shortlisted

• Kedai Makanan Yut Kee
• Medan Selera 223
• Nasi Lemak Bumbung
• Restoran Santa
• Rojak Mustaffa

Best Healthy Eats

Winner - Pickle & Fig Café

Shortlisted

• Ashley’s by Living Food
• Beyond Veggie by Secret Recipe
• Love Health Vegetarian
• Marmalade Café
• Simple Life Healthy Vegetarian
• Urbean

Best Italian

Winner - Strato @ Troika Sky Dining

Shortlisted

• Favola (Le Méridien KL)
• La Risata
• Sassorosso
• Senja (The Saujana Hotel KL)
• Zenzero

Best European

Winner - Soleil

Shortlisted

• Albion
• Mediteca Wine Tapas
• Mezze Bar & Bistro
• Ohla Tapas & Cocktails
• Yeast Bistronomy

Best Japanese

Winner – Kampachi

Shortlisted

• Bistro Den Den
• Fukuya
• Fu-Rin
• Rakuzen
• Sushi Hinata
• Torii

Best Korean

Winner – Palsaik Korean BBQ

Shortlisted

• Bulgogi Brothers
• Daorae Korean BBQ Restaurant
• Onsemiro
• San Nae Deul

Best Place for Seafood

Winner - Restoran Fatty Crab

Shortlisted

• Crab Factory
• Crazy Crabs
• Lala Chong Seafood Restaurant
• Super Crab Aroma

Best Middle Eastern

Winner – Tarbush

Shortlisted

• Al-Amar Lebanese Cuisine
• Dima
• Hadramawt
• Laziz

Best Thai

Winner - Tamarind Hill

Shortlisted

• Erawan Classic Thai & Fusion
• my ELEPHANT
• Rama V
• Surisit Thai Kopitiam
• Thai Camp

Best Pub Grub

Winner - Tom, Dick & Harry’s

Shortlisted

• D’Legends Bar
• Sid’s Pub
• The Beer Factory
• The Pound Bar

Best Place for Coffee

Winner - Artisan Roast Coffee

Shortlisted

• Coffea Coffee
• CoffeeSociété
• Departure Lounge
• Standing Theory
• The Red Beanbag
• Three Little Birds Coffee

Best Café

Winner - Garage 51

Shortlisted

• Acme Bar & Coffee
• Antipodean Café
• Departure Lounge
• Jump Café@Jump Street
• Strangers at 47
• The Red Beanbag
• Urbean

Best Ayam Goreng

Winner - Village Park Restaurant

Shortlisted

• KyoChon
• Lim Fried Chicken
• Nasi Lemak Bumbung
• Restoran ZK
• The Kitchen Table Restaurant & Bakery
• Zainul Nasi Kandar

Best Place for Meat

Winner - PRIME (Le Méridien, KL)

Shortlisted

• Ante Kitchen & Bar
• El Cerdo
• Marble 8
• Ril’s Bangsar