With the return of Urbanscapes and its manifesto to #REDISCOVERKL, Chinatown is the place to be at as Tiffin launches Chinatown Chowdown.
From 6 to 7 May, we’ll be taking over 14 of your favourite Chinatown haunts where there will be thrills, deals and an Urbanscapes-exclusive menu to fill your heart’s content!
In Part 1 of our Chinatown Chowdown coverage, here’s a look at the first seven of the Chinatown outlets and its Urbanscapes-fare you won’t want to miss (listed in no particular order).
With its colourful walls, rustic furnishings and natural lighting, the charms of Merchant’s Lane has been captured by many an Instagram picture. Do try The Virgin Dragon, a refreshing cooler made with dragon fruit puree, mint and lemon soda that will keep you cool in the midday heat.
In conjunction with Urbanscapes, the team that makes magic out of their savoury and sweet varieties of toasted bread have created two new options honouring local delights. The Yasmin Ahmad Toast (right) features kaya, goreng pisang, coconut shavings and vanilla ice cream while The Dato’ Nicol Toast(left) has an ayam kunyit with salted egg yolk sauce over an open faced toast.
Serving a combination of Burmese, Sri Lankan and Indian cuisine with a solid Malaysian twist, Colony KL is one of the latest eateries on the block. Enjoy their flavourful and refreshing Carrot and Nutmeg Lassi that comes with an alcoholic version.
Hoppers KL takes the classic South Indian and Sri Lankan hoppers, or “appam” — fermented rice pancakes made with coconut milk — and updates it with local flavour. Get ready to recall the great taste of home with the Carrot Cake Hopper at this family-run restaurant.
Located in Mingle, a new heritage hostel in Chinatown is their in-house cafe called Leaf & Co that serves their adaptation of Western & Asian delights. For Urbanscapes, they’ve made five local-takes on lemonades, dubbed Limonades, with cucumber, lemongrass, mint and more. They’re also hosting an Afternoon Tea for RM20 from 3 to 6pm across the weekend. Just the perfect opportunity to have your cake and sip all the limonades too.
Hidden on the rooftop of one of Chinatown’s hippest hostels, getting to The Attic Bar involves a trek through time as you whizz past old-school rooms and a spiral staircase. Upon getting there, don’t miss the exclusive Lychee Tuak (left) and Massam Manis (right). The Attic Bar’s BBQ Party on May 7 is the perfect time to try these unique spin on classic local drinks.
The graffiti-lined walls and red neon lights of The Berlin KL borrow from the raw and edgy vibes of Germany, but the chilled out bar epitomises the heart of the city. Look no further than The Malaysian Long Island. Try their local twist on the classic Long Island Ice Tea At Berlinscapes, the underground party they’re hosting in conjunction with Urbanscapes!
Stay tuned for Part 2 where we feature the rest of the participating Chinatown haunts.
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Tiffin X Urbanscapes is brought to you by U Mobile and Moët Hennessy Diageo (Hennessy and Glenmorangie).