Yarl Restaurant

Kuala Lumpur

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Yarl Restaurant

Yarl is a rare gem in a foodie city such as KL: it's the only place for north Sri Lankan (Jaffna) food in the area, and arguably among the highest ranking Sri Lankan eateries in town. Yarl is famous for its generous, incredible value lunch buffet spread, but it's a great place to eat for breakfast and dinner, too. Jaffna cuisine includes both vegetarian and meat-based dishes. Some items are only available at particular times of day: the 'putu mayam' rice noodle dessert, for one, is served at breakfast and early dinner.


Head to Jalan Alor for an al fresco meal at one of the many tables lining this KL street food hub, or try one of these similar spots favoured by locals: Pudu Wai Sek Kai (also known as 'Glutton Street'), an area referred to as Lucky Gardens (here, restaurant or cafe-type establishments are a good bet in terms of both quality and variety), plus eateries around Brickfields, home to KL's Little India, which translates into the dominant type of food offerings here. Malaysian cuisine is a fusion of cultural influences. For instance, 'nasi lemak' is historically Malay, 'rojak' is Indian Muslim, 'char kuay teow' is Chinese and the spicy-hot 'laksa' is Nyonya (a mix of Malay and Chinese). Each culture emphasises different ingredients and flavours; for example, the Malay curry tastes tangier compared to the Indian. Here's a list of the best places to eat in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: