The inaugural GastroMonth Kuala Lumpur and Penang 2023, which is on now until the end of June, is a celebration of culinary delights and features more than 40 establishments from the Michelin Guide Kuala Lumpur and Penang 2023. Ranging from One Michelin Star to Bib Gourmand and Michelin Selected, these participating restaurants are offering special menus and food experiences curated specifically for this culinary celebration.
Among the highlights of the food festival, launched by on-demand lifestyle booking app FunNow Malaysia, is a unique immersive omakase experience presented by one Michelin-starred DC by Darren Chin in its newly launched Cellar space, where the chef will craft meals from the freshest ingredients with French flair and his own culinary style. At the other Michelin-starred restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, Dewakan, Darren Teoh and team is offering never-sold-before seats at their exclusive and elusive test kitchen.
Up north in Penang, one Michelin-starred Restaurant au Jardin promises a meal to remember with a special ‘Best of The Year’ menu, while the similarly one Michelin-starred Auntie Gaik Lean’s Old School Eatery offers a Peranakan sampling platter like no other.
A host other treats are also available, from fine dining on progressive Malaysian and Indian fare in heart of Kuala Lumpur, to delicate Cantonese fare at the Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur; steamy streetside bamboo noodles in George Town, to casual European fare in the suburb of Bangsar; time-honoured Chinese chu char in ChinaTown, to morsels of melt-in-the-mouth sushi.
Benson Chang, General Manager of FunNow Malaysia, said: “With the launch of the first GastroMonth Kuala Lumpur and Penang, the aim is to support our food and beverage community, provide more accessible culinary experiences to Malaysians, and further establish Malaysia as a gastronomic destination on the international map. This is a great opportunity for food enthusiasts from across the country and world to discover and enjoy our delicious culinary scene.”
You can find the full list of participating restaurants, the special menus and make bookings here.