Top choice malaysian

in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Occupying the top level of a multistorey car park overlooking the Perdana Botanical Garden, flamboyant celebrity chef Ismail's restaurant is one of KL's best. The seemingly endless buffet spread is splendid, with all kinds of dishes that you'd typically only be served in a Malay home. Go hungry and book ahead at weekends, when it's super busy.

Start by loading your plate with rice and then work your way round the spread of vegetable, meat and fish dishes and fiery sambal. Ask staff for help identifying the food. Don't miss the additional food stations outside for noodles, barbecued fish, banana fritters, rojak (a mixed vegetable dish with a thick shrimp-based sauce) and desserts.