This year, we are proud to be hosting the biennial 29th SEA Games 2017. This event is uniting our hearts and spirits in support of our national athletes as they compete for sporting glory on our home ground.
With the closing ceremony fast approaching and many of us holding tight onto those hot tickets at the national stadium in Bukit Jalil, we understand that people may also be concerned about their stomaches. While our national spirit is burning inside us, Malaysians tummies still need to be filled in order to fully enjoy any event. We understand how hunger can get the best of us.
To help with this dilemma, here is a list of 10 places to eat around Bukit Jalil. This will hopefully aid in you in keeping up the energy needed to support the pride of the nation. Mari kita bangkit bersama!
1. Fishee Coffee
Fishee Coffee is a vibrant café beaming with friendly vibes and a cheerful setting that attracts patrons of all ages. Soothing music plays in the background letting you relax and enjoy their specialty coffee in the warm ambiance. The highly raved “Fishee Ball Cheesecake” consisting of layers of creamy cheesecake on an Oreo base coated with Belgian dark chocolate is distinctively striking with its fish shape. Not forgetting that it also happens to be delicious.
The highlight of the café would be their twist on an affogato which includes a slice of a soft Belgian waffle. So, if you are fishing for sweets after the game, Fishee coffee is the right place.
M: +603 8999 2012
A: 12-20 M, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 13, Arked Esplanad, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Wilayah Persekutuan, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
O: 8.00 am – 6.00 pm daily. Closed on Tuesdays
2. New Chapter by The Owls Café
Not much introduction is needed for the new addition to family of The Owls Café. Their famous menu and long queues really speak for themselves. New Chapter captures a Scandinavian inspired interior with a combination of contemporary wood and white hue furnishings to convey a clean, minimalistic look.
If you’re headed there, order the Midori – a matcha infused crisp waffle topped with mandarin oranges, sprinkled with chopped pistachios and scoops of homemade coconut and black sesame ice cream with red bean cream. Despite the complex ingredients, they manage to balance and pair the flavours perfectly.
In fact, it is so good it will begin a new chapter of your love for waffles.
M +603 8999 1615
A: Calvary Convention Centre, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 1, Taman Teknologi Malaysia, 57100 Bukit Jalil, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
O: 10.00 am – 11.00 pm daily
3. Peekaboo Café
Are you looking for your neighbour Totoro? Well, look no more cause your neighbour is here in this café. The iconic Totoro is visible at every corner of the semi-finished concrete walls, from plushies to their food plating; just enough without being overwhelming.
Their savoury menu includes deep fried crispy chicken, creamy coleslaw and tangy mustard sauce sandwiched between fluffy waffles and their signature big breakfast. Peek-a-boo, Totoro is waiting for you!
M: +601 2218 7587
L: 1-3-M (upstair), 57000, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 13, Arked Esplanad, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
O: 12.00 pm – 9.00 pm (Tuesday to Thursday), 11.00 am – 10.00 pm (Friday to Satuday), 11.00 am – 9.00 pm (Sunday). Closed on Monday
4. Munching Mob
Tucked away in the quiet neighbourhood of Taman Esplanad is one of the hottest cafés – Munching Mob. The café has a commercial design at first glance but surprisingly radiates a homey, cozy ambiance. Although the menu is not extensive, it has a decent variety with playful names like the infamous Loco Local.
Check out their tower of fluffy pancakes topped with salted caramel ice cream, caramelised bananas, a drizzling of gula Melaka syrup topped with toasted coconut flakes – an accurate representation of local sweets flavours.
M: +603 8999 0627
L: 12A, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 14, Bukit Jalil, Arked Esplanad, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
O: 11.00 am – 10.00 pm (Tuesday to Thursday), 9.00 am – 10.00 pm (Friday to Sunday). Closed on Monday
5. Café Ame Soeur
If Paris is too far away, Café Ame Soeur is bringing Paris to you. This French-inspired boutique café is extravagantly grand with its Parisian interior and a touch of a Victorian. With full length mirrors adorning the wall, a glass chandelier underneath the painted ceiling and golden plates and utensils lacing the room, one really should complete the experience by indulging in their classic French Crème Brulee.
To get the full French dining experience, the creamy custard with crispy burnt sugar is so deliciously decadent that it will take you to cloud nine. Tres delicieux!
M: +6018 2205 168
L: No. 20, Jalil Link Block 2, Jalan Jalil Jaya 2, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
O: 11.00 am – 9.00 pm (Monday to Thursday), 9.30 am – 10.30 pm (Friday to Sunday)
6. Shin Zushi Japanese Restaurant
A hidden Japanese gem in Bukit Jalil, Shin Zushi has been quietly serving excellent Japanese cuisine gathering more loyal customers every day. You will be spoilt for choice here. They have an extensive menu of the freshest ingredients featuring sashimi, nigiri, temaki, maki, don, set meals and deep fried dishes.
Give your taste buds a treat and try their Salmon Spring Roll – layers of fresh salmon rolled in Vietnamese inspired spring rolls flavours, with a crunchy texture and a hint of spiciness. At the end of the day, you will leave as yet another one of their loyal customers.
M: +603 8999 1088
L: 11-G Block 6, Jalil Link, Jalan Jalil Jaya 7, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
O: 11.30 am – 3.00 pm, 6.00 pm – 10.30 pm daily
7. Baba Wee
Authentic Nonya cuisine consistently delivers a warm sense of home. Similarly, such comforting vibes emanates through the four walls of Baba Wee restaurant. One of their signature dishes is their Buah Keluak Ayam, which serves chicken braised in earthy Indonesian black nut curry.
Another true gem that deserves to be highlighted would be their Chili Garam Fish. The mackerel is stir-fried in salted chili paste with a splash of lime juice. Indeed a comforting meal to the heart and soul.
M: +603 8999 6668
L: 11, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 15, Arked Esplanad, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
O: 11.00 am – 3.00 pm, 5.00 pm – 9.30 pm
8. Murni Discovery
Among all the cuisines Malaysia has to offer, mamak has been the melting pot of all the diverse cultures in Malaysia. Murni Discovery is one of the fastest-growing mamak chains which goes beyond with its hilarious menu – if you are up for a taste of Roti Beckham or the mysterious beverage named “Taylor Swift.”
Their signature Naan Mozzarella Beckham which is a fusion of chicken meatloaf, turkey slice and mozzarella cheese hidden in a fluffy, crispy naan is perfect for a football game. After all, where else can you celebrate victory with other fellows Malaysians than in this favourite mamak of ours?
M: +603 8999 1936
L: Bukit Jalil No. 41, Jalan 16/155C, Bandar Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, 57000, Malaysia
O: 8.00 am – 2.00 am. Closed on Monday
9. Mallikas Restaurant
Mallikas has been serving since 2015 with a promise to provide only authentic Northern and Southern Indian delights to appease the taste buds. Not surprisingly, they have kept their promise with their fiery dishes.
The star of the menu would be their Butter Chicken Masala – Tandoor cooked chicken drenched in rich, creamy tomato masala bursting with a medley of spices. It is accompanied with soft, fluffy cheese naan. Indian food will have a lot to live up to once you’ve had a bite of the naan dipped in the thick delicious gravy.
M: +603 8998 1718
L: 5-10-G, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 14, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
O: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm daily
10. Go-Getter Cafe
Feeling exhausted from all the energy expended for the SEA Games? Go-Getter Café can immediately brighten up your mood with their Pixar inspired colourful murals. Surprisingly bright and buoyant, the ambiance will make you feel good and excited about their food.
Fire up your patriotic sense with their Peranakan pasta. Inevitably, you can taste Malacca with the balanced dynamics of spicy and savory from ingredients such as lemon grass and curry leaves. To balance the dish, opt to try their unique avocado lassi which is pleasantly flavoured, yet not overwhelming. Go on, go get your food soon!
M: +601 2667 2361
L: 1, 1st Floor, Block 5,, 12, Jalan Jalil Jaya 6, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
O: 10.00 am – 7.00 pm (Sunday to Thursday), 10.00 am – 10.00 pm (Friday to Saturday). Closed on Wednesday
Whether you’re going to the 2017 SEA Games in Bukit Jalil to support the Malaysian team or planning to just attend the closing ceremony, try these 10 places we’ve listed here to fill your tummy with a hearty meal. You’ll need the energy to cheer full force for your athletes and teams. Found new places to eat around Bukit Jalil? Share with us in the comments below!