Top 12 Places To Eat Clean (And Enjoy It!) In Kuala Lumpur 2021
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Top 12 Places To Eat Clean (And Enjoy It!) In Kuala Lumpur 2021

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27 May 2021

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Almost every Malaysian is a passionate foodie due to the country being a food haven. Diverse flavours can be found around (almost) every corner so indulging in delicious food is inevitable.

While it can feel like you might have to compromise on taste to stay healthy, it doesn't have to be that way.

If you’re searching for healthier alternatives to mamaks and kopitiams then know that options exist. In fact, you can eat clean in Malaysia while still enjoying what you’re eating. Listed below are 12 restaurants located within the Klang Valley that you can explore for cleaner meals.

Extra tips: We will keep on adding to this list as we go along and discover more wonderful places, so bookmark it for future reference to not miss out.

 

Local Favourites (But Make It Clean)

Simple Life

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Simple Life was founded in 1992 in Malacca and has since expanded to 12 outlets across the Klang Valley. The menu revolves around local favourites but made using only natural and organic ingredients; so no colouring, preservatives, and most importantly, no MSG. Bonus: the menu is entirely vegetarian.


Recommended Dishes: Lei Cha, Nyonya Laksa, and Vegetarian Asam Fish

Location:  Find a Simple Life outlet near you

Opening Hours: Varies depending on outlet

 

BMS Organics

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BMS Organics was founded in 2007 in Puchong and just like Simple Life, has expanded to more than one outlet. However, BMS Organics is also available outside of the Klang Valley; in Negeri Sembilan, Johor, Perak, and Sarawak. The vegetarian menu includes Malaysian classics but Eastern and Western dishes are available, too. 

Recommended Dishes: Pai Tee, Chilli Pan Mee, and Herbal Broth Pot Set

Location: Find a BMS Organics Cafe outlet near you (and double check that it’s the cafe)

Opening Hours: Varies depending on outlet

 

Fusion Flavours

Parklife

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Parklife aims to prove to Malaysians that healthy food can look and taste delicious. The concept is inspired by Hyde Park in London so light meals shared with friends over a picnic. Of course, heartier dishes are available as well. The menu includes Moroccan, Palestinian, and Western flavours but is entirely pork and beef free.

Recommended Dishes: Miso Scramble & Smoked Salmon, Dried Cranberry & Herbs Lamb Koftar, and Seafood Casserole 

Location: Choose between Parklife Bangsar South or Parklife RexKL

Opening Hours: Varies depending on the outlet

 

Breadfruits

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Breadfruits proudly omits processed food from its kitchens, including canned food. The cafe specialises in breakfast and brunch food, with countless juices on offer - think healing juices, detox juices, and energizing juices. Bonus: If you eat pork then know that Spanish pork is included in many of the dishes at Breadfruits. 

Recommended Dishes: Wild Honey with Bacon & Banana French Toast, Lemon Sole Fish & Chips, and Tiger Prawn Risotto

Location: Find a Breadfruits outlet near you

Opening Hours: Varies depending on the outlet

 

For Those With Specific Diets

Fittie Sense 

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Fittie Sense was founded by the same person behind Tray Cafe in Plaza Damas - another great option for clean food. If you’re on a specific diet, though, then Fittie Sense is highly recommended as you will feel more than taken care of. The restaurant curates meals that are: low-carb, low-FODMAP, Paleo, gluten-free, and sugar-free. Bonus: Fittie Sense sells Cook-At-Home Sets, Kitchen Essentials, and Fresh Meat. 

Recommended Dishes: Sweet Potato Shakshuka Pilaf, Protein Paleo Stack, and Beef Kimchi Rice Bowl

Location: 23A, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur (opposite LuluLemon)

Opening Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 

Staple Eats 

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Staple Eats was founded by two siblings who were raised by wellness-conscious parents meaning their understanding of what makes food healthy spans years. The restaurant offers local and non-local favourites but entirely Keto; with gluten-free, sugar-free, and diabetic-friendly (bread) options available, too.

Recommended Dishes: Keto Spicy Buffalo Wings, Keto Pad Thai Noodles, and Keto Duck Egg Char Kway Teow

Location: D-1-8 Block Davidson, Plaza Arkadia, Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Varies depending on the day

 

RGB Cafe

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RGB Cafe stands for Rather Good Beans meaning the cafe will satisfy not only your food cravings but your coffee cravings, too! It caters to customers that are: garlic and/ or onion-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan. The menu is mainly Western with a handful of local favorites available, too.

Recommended Dishes: Russet Potato Rosti, Aglio Olio (Without Garlic or Onion), and Coffee Spice Rub Roasted Chicken 

Location: Jalan Damai 35, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 55000, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Varies depending on the outlet

 

For The Vegetarians and Vegans

Simply Good Food

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Real Food in 1 Mont Kiara was recently rebranded and renamed Simply Good Food. The new menu is just as extensive as before but the prices have been lowered although the portions remain just as filling. Bonus: at the end of 2020, Simply Good Food introduced a selection of dishes using Beyond Meat such as the Mexidog, Pesto Sandwich, Aglio Olio, and more.

Recommended Dishes: Curry Spring Roll, Coconut Curry Pasta, and Thanksgiving Burger, 

Location: G-11, 1, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Varies depending on the outlet

 

The Hungry Tapir

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The Hungry Tapir opened its door to the public during the first lockdown in Malaysia in 2020. Yet, despite the challenges, it has only continued gaining momentum thanks to the delectable food being served. The fact that the interiors are an Instagram dream and that the menu is constantly expanding certainly helps, too. Pro tip: reservations are required!

Recommended Dishes: Roti Canai, Nasi Lemak with Rendang, and Mama’s Satay

Location: Lot 135, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (closed on Mondays)

 

Guilt-Free Desserts

Nourish by Kenny Hills Bakers

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Nourish by Kenny Hills Bakers was founded by (you guessed it) the couple behind Kenny Hills Bakers - an in-demand cafe with constant queues. While the menu at Nourish differs, the desserts are similar to Kenny Hills Bakery except that at Nourish, gluten-free, sugar-free, and even vegan options of their best-sellers are available!

Recommended Dishes: Crab Cakes, Hearty Cornbread & Chilli, and Quiche of The Day 

Location: 35G, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Kind Kones

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Kind Kones started with a family experimenting in the kitchen and since then, has expanded to several outlets within Malaysia. Since those days in the kitchen, the vision of the founders has remained the same: to provide healthier ice creams without compromising on taste. Bonus: Kind Kones serves vegan yoghurt, gluten-free cakes, and even typical ice-cream parlour dishes like brownie sundae, banana split, and more. 

Recommended Dishes: Black Forest, Pistachio Kulfi, and Durian 

Location: Find a Kind Kones outlet near you

Opening Hours: Varies depending on outlet

 

Cabana Acai Bar

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Cabana Acai Bar was founded by two Malaysians with a love for all things Brazillian, namely Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu and Brazillian Acai. After discovering Acai during their travels, they strived to make eating clean fun by bringing the freshest Acai to Malaysia. If you’re an athlete with a sweet tooth then know that you can still have dessert - as long as it’s Cabana Acai Bar!

Recommended Dishes: Tropical Thunder Bowl, Mango Lassi Bowl, and PB & Acai Smoothie

Location: Lot 63, Level UG, Publika Shopping Gallery, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Try these places out and let us know what you think! You might also want to check out these 8 Tried-and-Tested Healthy and Delicious Meal Deliveries In KL.


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