Have it ever occurred to you to have some Malay dishes, in a fine dining style…


Fine dining restaurants are usually more quiet, posh and perfect places to bring your special someone out for a luxurious first date or surprise your other half during a wedding anniversary…


To the unrefined person like me, fine dining can be slightly mind boggling with the dozens of spoons, forks and knives on the table…ok, I am kinda overreacting, but the rule is basically simple, in a fine dining restaurant use the cutleries from outside in…meaning, the cutleries lined up closest to your hands while seated, and work your way to the ones nearest your plate…

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Still, there are just a handful of places to indulge in some Malay fine dining…, and one of them is at the Bunga Emas Restaurant, located at Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur.. The Bunga Emas Restaurant is open daily for lunch (12.00pm – 2.30pm) and dinner (6.30pm – 10.30pm)… and expect you be ensconced in an ambiance with ornate, traditional décor that has been painstakingly crafted or carved that is every bit as sumptuous as your exquisite meal.


The culinary creations at the Bunga Emas Restaurant are often served with a flourish in Malay Hidangan style and complemented by the melodies of live Malay traditional music.


Bunga Emas Restaurant is able to sit around 100 pax and offers an ideal venue for corporations and individuals looking to entertain and dine in the comfort of a classy and posh Malay inspired environment.

From appetizers and mouthwatering mains, to desserts and bracing beverages, each classic and contemporary concoction is infused with time-honored Malay culinary traditions passed down from generation to generation.

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Bunga Emas Restaurant offers their own sumptous Malay recipes such as Gulai Itik Serati, Ayam Masak Lemak Nangka, Siakap Tiga Rasa, Rendang Daging, Jeruk Amra, Sup Ayam Berempah, Udang Masala, Pucuk Paku and Pulut Hitam – created by their team of award winning chefs.

For a truly intimate experience, the restaurant offers private rooms designed to let you commune with regal, Malay dining traditions.

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My favorite being the Bilik Bersila that allows us to enjoy our meal in true splendor, while seated cross-legged on comfortable seat cushions.


Prices are slightly pricey at RM130 NETT to RM150 NETT per person for the set menu with a minimum of two people dining, but you are paying for the experience and the ambience and mood.. so yes, it is worth it.. psst… you can also swap the dishes around with similar dishes if you like…

On the other hand, you can also opt for ala carte servings and choose from the menu instead…

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I had the opportunity to try out some of the dishes -in the photos here created by Chef Nok… and I have to say I really enjoyed the Kekapis Jeruk Amra – which is basically chef style marinated scallops on Pegaga and Ulam Raja Salad, some Mango sambal and Jamaican Plum Sauce… which was the appetizer…I also loved the Rendang Daging Tok Mak – slow cooked beef tenderloin in spiced coconut turmeric gravy, and the Udang Rempah Ratus – braised king prawns cooked in cumin -coriander gravy…

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And yes, Chef  Nok’s Pulut Hitam for dessert wowed me… it certainly was different from the normal pulut hitam and that surprised me.. it came with a small chunk of warm black sticky rice , on a plate of coconut milk which has been mixed with some evaporated milk, palm sugar and almond flakes.. the presentation was pretty but the taste was even more awesome..

So check it out… you have to at least visit this beautiful venue once with that special someone… and impress him or her…


Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur 5 Jalan ConlayKuala Lumpur 50450
Phone Number: +603 2688 9688  
Fax: +603 2688 9788





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