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Kuala Lumpur Dining

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan


Helmed by celebrity chef Redzuawan Ismail (better known by his monosyllabic nickname), this mammoth restaurant at artsy mall The Linc KL offers an all-round tantalizing experience. De.Wan 1958 highlights traditional Malaysian fare—a beautiful and lip-smacking blend of Malay, Chinese, Peranakan, Thai, Indian, and European cuisine—in a setting as colorful as Chef Wan’s personality. Tropical-print walls and shelves of Peranakan vases and tiffin carriers grace the interiors, as does an abstract life-size portrait of the smiling chef. To start, order the kerabu pomelo salad with crispy prawn cheeks for a satisfying contrast of textures and flavors, and don’t miss the cucur udang (prawn fritters), a comforting snack for many Malaysians. Still up for more seafood? Try the soft-shell crab and the sweet-spicy sotong sambal petai (squid with bitter bean and chili paste). Carnivores, meanwhile, will love the hearty kambing kuzi—succulent pieces of New Zealand lamb braised in a spice-laden curry. There are three types of colorful rice to pair with the mains; servers spoon them directly onto your plate from rattan baskets. Top it all off with Chef Wan’s take on the beloved shaved-ice dessert ais cendol. —Dana Ter
+60 3 2935 9375
Level 2, The Linc KL, 360 Jln. Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia