This story was first published on May 5, 2021, and updated on October 4, 2021. Additional reporting by Hui Ying Goh.
At first glance, most fine dining restaurants in Malaysia don't seem to cater to vegetarians and vegans. However, many are actually happy to accommodate specific requests with advance notice. We've put together a list of five fine dining restaurants that either offer vegetarian tasting menus or are able to provide plant-based dishes upon request. See what each restaurant is presently serving this season.
1. Nadodi KL
Priding themselves on serving 'nomadic cuisine', Nadodi offers a nine-course vegetarian version of The Nadodi Exprience tasting menu, which includes plant-based spins on popular items from their non-vegetarian menu; take, for instance the Nadodi Trio consisting of a cendol meringue, samosa, avial sphere, and the Nadodi Globe, whereby young jackfruit biryani replace country chicken biryani. Some plant-based dishes that are unique to the vegetarian menu include the plant-protein beets burger and the Konasu, which consists of aubergine gothsu served alongside sago and tapioca cake, bitter gourd chutney, and okra crisps.
PRICE: RM460++ (add RM 280++ for wine pairing)