Where & What To Eat: 7 Places to Explore in Ampang
Tuck into some of the most sought-after assortment of fares set right outside the bustling Golden Triangle district in Kuala Lumpur
The Butter Pantry
The Butter Pantry has the aesthetics of open walls polished in cement and timber that contribute to the cafe's roomy appeal. While the burger looks like an absolute boss here, don't underestimate their speciality sandwiches. Sate your appetite on the crowd-favourite beef tongue grilled cheese sandwich. For something sweet, opt for their sakura matcha butter loaf to balance with any of their hand-brewed coffee.
The Butter Pantry | C6-M & C7-M, Jalan Ampang Utama 1/1, One Ampang Avenue, 68000 Ampang, Selangor | 03-4266 5502 | Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm
Bo Dining operates in The Linc KL mall, extending a dining experience where the design comes with a tropical garden-like interior decked with plants, rattan, and elements of nature. Bring the family and feast on the likes of their signature seafood-based Bouillabaisse Risotto and Rotisserie Roast; brined, air-dried, and roasted to perfection.
Bo Dining | Lot 1-10/1-11, The Linc KL, 360, Jln Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur | 012-6780983 | Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 4pm, 6pm to 10pm, Saturday to Sunday, 12pm to 10pm
Upon stepping foot into B Station, you’ll be welcomed with an all-white interior furnished in red and white checkered cloth that exudes a homestyle milieu. The feeling is further reinforced by its soybean paste soups, noodles, and rice dishes. The establishment practises clean dining and steers away from MSG and preservatives, and they pride themselves in making their own tofu, kimchi, sausages, and fruit enzymes.
B Station | C14, Ground Floor 1, Jalan Ampang Utama 1/1, 68000 Ampang Jaya, Selangor | 03-42510455 | Tuesday to Sunday, 11:30am to 10pm
La Bodega Tapas Y Vinos
Dubbed as KL’s first authentic Spanish tapas bar, the menu offers many divine selections for hot and cold tapas. The Cold Cut Charcuterie and Cured Anchovies and Black Olive Pate on Ciabatta make a moreish match with their exclusive wines that are handpicked from Spain, France, Argentina, and Chile. They serve breakfast from 10am to 12pm.
La Bodega Tapas Y Vinos | 222, Jalan Ampang, Taman U Thant, 50450 Kuala Lumpur | 03-42667598 | Monday to Sunday, 10am to 12am
Veg Fish Farm Thai Restaurant
As its name suggests, this establishment is set among nature, in a small farm from which they source the produce for their dishes. It's reminiscent of how food gets served from boats in Thailand and you get to enjoy the restaurant's fare in a rustic open-roof setting by the waters. Standouts include the Thai Bo-Lan Style Fried Tilapia and Barbeque Big Cockles. Opt for the dessert platter to try dainty coconut-based desserts like Sai Sai and Luk Chup, which are a rarity here in the Thai restaurant scene.
Veg Fish Farm Thai Restaurant | KM4, Jalan Hulu Langat, 68000 Ampang, Selangor | 016-3986493 | Monday to Sunday, 11am to 11:30pm
A Meatless No-Carb Burger fits Fox Paradox’s extensive healthy breakfast menu, boasting greens and proteins, perfectly. Here, you’ll find signatures like the Sriracha Spiced Crab Omelette and the Salmon Avocado Hollandaise Benedict. They also offer meaty and stodgier selections of sturdy burgers grilled to a smoky and juicy finish.
Fox Paradox | G02-G03, The Grange, 218, Jalan Ampang, 55000 Kuala Lumpur | 010-2187353 | Weekdays, 8am to 8pm, Weekends, 9am to 2pm, Closed on Tuesdays
Authentic Italian, Mediterranean, and Spanish fare is the focus here, boasting a menu of predominantly meat-based offerings that will satiate your inner carnivore. Savour the likes of the Dry Aged T-Bone Steak, Iberico Pork Seafood Paella, and a Porchetta style Suckling Pig.
Sapore | 18, Persiaran Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, 55000 Kuala Lumpur | 03-42666362 | Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 10:30pm
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