Michelin Guide KL & Penang 2024
The Michelin Guide KL & Penang 2024 was unveiled last Friday comprising 127 restaurants with over 30 different cuisine types.
The biggest headline, of course, was Dewakan being the first restaurant to receive two Michelin Stars in Malaysia.
Beta was also promoted to a one-Michelin star restaurant.
Other awards include Gai’s Wan Mohd Zulkifeli receiving the Michelin Guide Service Award, Hide’s Yap Cze Ying receiving the Sommelier Award, and Young Chef Award given to Johnson Wong Jia Liang from Gēn (see our post here).
Jwala (see our post here) also received the first Opening of the Year Award.
Michelin Guide KL & Penang 2024 – 25 new Selected establishments
The Guide also introduced 25 new MICHELIN Selected establishments with 16 located in KL, and nine in Penang.
The entrants in KL include: Bōl, Café Café, Entier, Frangipaani, Jwala, Ling Long, Malai, Marini’s on 57, Nadodi, Seed, Shanghai Restaurant, Sushi Masa, Tanglin (Bukit Damansara), Tenmasa, Teochew Lao Er, and Wagyu Kappo Yoshida.
Penang entrants are: 888 Hokkien Mee (Lebuh Presgrave), Air Itam Duck Rice, Ceki, Fook Cheow Cafe, Jit Seng Hong Kong Roasted Duck Rice, Penang Famous Samosa, Richard Rivalee, Sambal, and The Pinn.
14 new Bib Gourmand restaurants
The guide also added 14 new restaurants and eateries to the list this year.
Bib Gourmand is ascribed to restaurants and street food eateries that provide value-for-money meals, as decided by anonymous Michelin inspectors.
The new additions in KL include: Hor Poh Cuisine, Jalan Ipoh Claypot Chicken Rice, Roti by d’Tandoor, Sek Yuen, Sri Nirwana Maju.
New entrants in Penang are: Hot Bowl White Curry Mee, My Own Cafe, Penang Road Famous Jin Kor CKT, Siam Road CKT, and Sister Yao’s Char Koay Kak.
Michelin Guide KL & Penang 2024 – the ones we’ve tried
Last year, we published a post on the Michelin restaurants we tried when they announced the inaugural Michelin Guide KL & Penang 2023. See our post here.
So, we’d thought we would do the same for the new 2024 Michelin Guide. Not surprisingly, some of our views differ from the Michelin Inspectors’ – so always take guides like these with a grain of salt (pun intended) and trust your own taste.
Taste is subjective, after all.
Michelin Restaurants – KL
A very classy spot for delicious North Indian cuisine without breaking the bank. This spot is perfect for dates, celebrations and corporate lunches. See post here.
A very classy spot for delicious North Indian cuisine but prices are elevated (yes, we might need to break the bank). Read our post for more details.
We do not protest against Entier’s inclusion to the list. Excellent service, beautiful food and lovely interior with a view – Entier is still one of our go-to-spots for special occasion meals. Our full post here.
Opened since 1948, Sek Yuen offers a taste of traditional Cantonese cuisine including the famous pipa duck. But is Sek Yuen’s traditional flavours suited for the modern palate? Read more here.
Michelin Guide – Penang
We have conflicting views on this popular Hokkien mee stall in Penang. The or chien stall next to this serves up a mean plate of fried oyster though. Check out our post here.
This stall operated by the Yao sisters is located in front of Seow Fong Lye Cafe. The fried rice cake dish is bursting with wok hei and flavour! Also check out the Penang chee cheong fun stall next to this. Read our post here.
Our meal at Gēn back in 2021 was one of the most memorable meals of our married life. See our post here.
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More recommendations in KL and Penang
Check out our Michelin Guide KL & Penang 2023 post last year.