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Friday, February 10, 2012

Songket for some authentic Malaysian food and traditional dance.

If you are looking for Malay food in KL then you must pop into the Songket Restaurant. In KL you can easily find Chinese Malaysian and Indian Malaysian food but you must dig deeper to find Malay Malaysian food. Songket offers this in a beautiful setting topped off with a traditional dance show. The food is delicious and well worth trying out. A good place too, to bring your visitors from abroad as this will give them a good introduction to Malaysian Culture.

Meaning of Songket is: "a hand-woven fabric in silk or cotton, and intricately patterned with gold or silver threads that stand out against the background cloth to create a shimmering effect" You can see some Songket in the photos being used as a table cloth!

Address and details:
No. 29, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng,
50450 Kuala Lumpur

              Dining Reservation / Enquiry :
 03-2161 3331

               Opening Hours :
 Mon - Fri 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm
OpeningSat, Sun & PH 5pm - 11pm


  1. Hi,I think what you meant was songket.

  2. You are right Erika! It is hard to find Malay food (even in PJ!). When I am sick of Chinese food (as you know I am a Chinese ;-)) Malay food is one of my options. Thanks for introducing this restaurant. Will keep Songet in mind next time I have craving for some delicious Malay dishes :-D

  3. Ibu Mommy, Mom:
    You are so right!! Silly me it is Songket, please excuse my expat abilities when it comes to foreign names and words. I am trying to learn Bahasa and with all things new, it takes time. Thank you so much for pointing out my mistake, I will ammend it asap!!
    Terima Kasih.

  4. Stephanie, You must try it out. I also had a celebration dinner last weekend at another Malay restaurant called Bijan. They have a very unique Durian Cheesecake.
    Bijan is just past Havana at Changat Bukit Bintang. Also worth a try!!
    Someone told me yesterday to try the dish Bak kut teh. Would you recommend it??

  5. I love Bak kut teh! It's one of my favourite food as well. Yes I would recommend it. Erika, have you been to the food court at Publika at Hartamas. The food court there has lots of really good local Chinese dishes/food - from yong tau foo to chicken rice. And bak kut teh :-D PS: Only thing is that I think the food there are non-halal.

  6. Hi Thanks for the introduction to Songket. Do drop by to say hi if you are every at the restaurant again :). Melissa

  7. Stephanie,
    I am a real fan of Publika and I am so eager to see how the whole place will come together when everything is complete. I have tried the Ben's Independent Grocer (which I love) and Plan B, but need to definitely check out the food court. Thank you once again for your wonderful tips!!
    Any one else reading this you must check in with Stephanie if you have any queries around plants. Stephanie is a plant whisperer!! mygreenfinder.blogspot.com


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