Chef recommendations: What to order from our favourite healthy restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
Your body, mind and soul will thank you for feeding yourself with nourishment, but your tastebuds? That’s a tough one to satisfy and don’t we know it. But we also know how impressive the contemporary food scene is in Kuala Lumpur. And with healthy eating at the tip of everyone’s tongue these days, eating healthy isn’t just easier, it’s enjoyable. Work your way through a map of some of the best wholesome meals around our city:
The name Sala means “living room” in Spanish but it’s also an acronym for slavar a los animales (save the animals). Owner Fauzi Hussein started the plant-based restaurant with a focus on local delicacies like nasi lemak made using cleaner, protein-heavy recipes.
Try this: Their burrito selection which comprises of the Mushroom Asada, Spicy Asian Tofu, BBQ Pulled Jack, and El Dominic.
Sala Kuala Lumpur
We can confidently say that The Ganga Cafe would still be our top pick for Indian cuisine, even if it wasn’t 100% vegetarian. The cafe’s owners bring sincere love for food and good vibes to the table, you’ll see them mingling with customers and in the kitchen, always with big smiles on their faces.
Try this: Their Sunday banana leaf buffet.
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The Ganga Cafe
With a name inspired by the alternative rock band Blur, the new kid on the block Parklife is already off to a good a start. The restaurant wants to cultivate the feeling on being in London Hyde Park with sunlight, nature and picnics, and it does that in the city with vegan, vegetarian, Keto, paeleo and pescatarian food to share with everyone. Just like its slogan, it’s a ‘place for all’.
Try this: The Seafood Platter.
Best friends and mixed martial artists Jun and Khyn are behind the Acai bar, after competing in MMA required a lot of discipline and fuel from the right nutrients to support their training regimens. But with their love for food and the many “sinful” Malaysian desserts, the discovery of Acai and its many benefits birthed a great idea they wanted to share. The rest is history.
Try this: The Rio Classic; a traditional Brazilian Acai bowl topped with banana and granola.
Cabana Acai Bar
The famous Kenny Hills Bakers has come up with a new cafe called Nourish and if KHB’s amazing pastries are anything to go by, you can bet Nourish delivers. The menu highlights the use of healthy ingredients that taste just as good as they do, even using organic eggs, grass-fed beef and keeping away from gluten and refined sugar for their desserts.
Try this: The pan mee.