Fusion Food & Creative Cocktails @ Knowhere Bangsar KL
When I was in Kuala Lumpur, I had the chance to drop by Knowhere Bangsar, a trendy eatery and bar in the heart of Bangsar.
I haven’t been to Bangsar since I left KL so it was lovely to be back there. Bangsar has changed so much in a short amount of time. Knowhere Bangsar is not hard to find and it’s not too far from the LRT station. However, it is not within walking distance to the station so you might need to get a Grab car to get there.
I was surprised when I entered the premise. The decoration was out of this world, literally. The ceiling was illuminated by webbed fairy lights creating a nice fairytale-like feeling where the sky is filled with bright stars like in some dreamy, magical, mystical world. Unfortunately, I went there when it was still daytime so I didn’t feel the full experience. I bet it would look awesome at night!
It’s so pretty, I felt like I was entering another mystical universe.
It’s a nice and cozy feeling, but it’s an open concept so you still can’t avoid hearing the noises from the cars outside during the day.
I’m also impressed by the display of the colorful bottles of alcoholic beverages with neon blue lighting illuminating them on the shelf at the bar.
Knowhere Bangsar takes pride in their range of creative fusion cuisine that pairs well with their original and innovative cocktails which are combined with a Malaysian flair that mixes nostalgia with modern sophistication.
They also offer a range of liqueurs, beers, and a carefully curated wine list as well as a wide range of Cuban and Dominican cigars.
While they do serve a variety of alcoholic beverages, the foods are pork-free.
So, these are what I ordered. They have so many delicious foods in their menu and I really wish I could try them all. One thing I like is that they’re quite creative with naming their food and drinks.
They serve a variety kinds of foods to satisfy different appetites. From steaks to tapas to pasta to pizza.
Ulam Pesto (RM23.80)
Spaghetti in ulam and kaffir lime pesto
Slightly tangy with a hint of sweet and this is the dry pasta type with no gravy. Comes with some cheese on top and vegetables (cherry tomatoes and mushrooms). It’s quite a light dish and not heavy on the stomach and this is vegetarian-friendly.
This is best eaten warm so once your dish arrives, don’t delay and start enjoying your food!
I actually enjoyed pairing this up with another dish I ordered – the Fumed Duck.
Fumed Duck (RM30.80)
Smoked duck breast served with sherry reduction, mash, vegetables
OH MY GOSH.
I can’t describe in words how much I fricken LOVE this dish! I already love anything with smoked ducks, but this is the best I’ve tasted so far! Meat is tender, perfectly cooked and glazed with the sweet sherry reduction. It’s so damn good. Meaty and sweet, but not overly sweet. Highly recommended!
This is also best eaten warm. Once cold, the sauce will harden and will make it slightly hard to chew, BUT it would actually give a new kind of experience as the hardened sauce will taste like candy haha.
Sweet candy and smoked duck, perfect combination. What’s not to like?
Cocktail – Bird of Paradise (Papua New Guinea) (RM36)
Bols Genever, Campari, Peach Liquor, Vanilla, Coconut, Passion Fruit & Citrus
Sweet, not so strong drink that makes you feel you’re sipping a glass of fruity cocktail at the beach in some tropical island paradise. Actually quite refreshing! I was told the blue thing along the rim is actually dehydrated blue curacao. Has a sweet taste and compliments the cocktail.
Mocktail – Icey Nangka (RM22)
Jackfruit, Vanilla Ice-Cream & Citric Acid
Strong jackfruit flavor and it’s very creamy. Not sweet but it could fill you up quite fast. If you’re a big fan of jackfruit, try this drink! Jackfruit drinks are not easy to find in restaurants so this is quite a refreshing taste to me!
But as mentioned, this is quite a ‘heavy’ drink so it’s best to drink this after your meal. Since this is fruit-based, it could also act
Knowhere Bangsar is a perfect place to bring all your friends along, have great food and drinks, and to just chill. The creative menu, the innovative drinks and the mystical ambiance will surely give you a unique experience like no other.
50, Jalan Maarof,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +6 010 220 2358