September 2022 dining ideas in KL: Mid-Autumn Festival afternoon tea and seasonal menus

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September 2022 dining
September 2022 dining

Bookmark our page to enjoy this month’s offerings for new dining events and Mid-Autumn Festival promos to try throughout September 2022.

With Malaysia Day and the Mid-Autumn festival approaching, these hotels in Kuala Lumpur are curating a unique dining experience for the celebration. If you missed out on our mooncake guide, be sure to check it out here. To commemorate the occasion, Sheraton Petaling Jaya unveils its latest lunch offerings to enjoy with your loved ones. With two menus to explore, guests can indulge in a wholesome array of Cantonese cuisine. At the W Kuala Lumpur, bring your best friends to a whimsical yet retro afternoon by unwinding with their latest Moonlit Fever afternoon tea. The best part? Your food-venture ends with a selection of mooncakes to try.

Over at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, the hotel’s newest afternoon tea is heavily yet deliciously inspired by Sulwhasoo’s signature ingredient and star Korean dishes. Think ginseng and spicy fried chicken in one fulfilling afternoon.

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The Take-Over Series with Michelin star Chef Denis Lucchi at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

If you’re in the mood for Italian, head to the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur for a unique take-over series by Singapore’s Michelin star chef Denis Lucchi of Buona Terra. Famed for his finest Italian dishes, chef Dennis will bring his celebrated specialities to the Mandarin Grill kitchen. Priced at RM668+ per person, guests can explore his Degustazione Dinner menu featuring signature dishes that have earned him international recognition. For wine pairing, go ahead and add RM180+ to your experience. You can also opt for his curated a la carte menu served during lunch. Raised in Brescia, Italy, Dennis has ventured into multiple cities, from London to Rome, before making his way to Singapore. In September 2019, Buona Terra was recognised and awarded a Michelin star in the Michelin Guide Singapore 2019.

The Take-Over series with Chef Denis Lucchi of Buona Terra (Singapore) is available between 22 and 25 September 2022. For bookings, please call +603-2330-8798 or email

Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Ember Curates: Andrew & Friends at ONE&ONLY Desaru Coast

Are you heading to Desaru soon? Here’s what you can look forward to on 24 September 2022. The latest Ember Curates features a collaborative one-night-only dining experience from Singapore’s finest Michelin-starred chefs, Andrew Walsh of Cure restaurant and Julien Royer of Odette. Located in the Ember Beach Club, the inaugural dining event includes a beautiful evening by the sea with a line-up of modern European specialities with Irish and French cuisines. Guests can look forward to Chef Royer’s signature Claudine Bouillabaisse, hand-dived scallops and Chef Walsh’s Wagyu Beef Rossini and Butter Poached Lobster. You do not want to miss this opportunity with two of the finest powerhouse chefs in town. As the first of many culinary series, be sure to keep a look out for more Andrew & Friends series from Chef Walsh and other renowned chefs worldwide. For more info, check it out here.

As seats are limited, be sure to make your reservations here or email Ember Curates: Andrew & Friends is priced at RM990 per person and starts from 7 PM onwards.


Nestled in the heart of KL, Thyme could be your next favourite dining spot. This all-day dining restaurant in PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur offers a variety of wholesome Asian and International dishes, from Nyonya curry laksa and chicken rice to steaks and fish and chips. Cooked with locally sourced seasonal ingredients, the restaurant also provides healthier meals such as organic quinoa salad, supper acai bowl and homemade bircher muesli. If you’re a lover of seafood, go ahead and take your family to their Fabulous Seafood Buffet (RM228 nett per person) every Friday and Saturday from 6PM to 10.30PM. However, if you’re on the hunt for a spot that provides all your favourite dishes in one place, make a reservation for their Malaysian Buffet High tea every weekend from 12 PM to 4 PM (RM148 nett per person). 

Make a reservation here.

Address: Jln Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

HAPPIEE! launches in Malaysia

Singapore’s plant-based bites are finally available in Malaysia. As a plant-based seafood and meat manufacturer, HAPPIEE! brings delicious meals to your table without eliminating the taste and texture we grew up loving. Made with sustainability in mind, the delicious bites are not only appetising but also have a significant impact on the earth and environment by reducing carbon footprints. There are four products to note: Fishiee sticks (RM24.90), Fishiee patties (RM15.90), Chickiee popcorn (RM24.90) and Chickiee nuggets (RM24.90). 

If you’re wondering what the products are made from, the seafood is made of konjac, while the chicken is soy-based. Not only are they good for the environment, but these meat alternatives are free of cholesterol, low in calories, and contain omega-3 fats (to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease). The snacks make an excellent addition to your meals due to their delicious taste. Trust us, it definitely tastes like chicken nuggets and fish sticks. Plus, it’s pocket-friendly. 

The best way to enjoy your Fishiee sticks is by indulging them in a wrap filled with lettuce and avocado. For snacks, bake or fry the Chickee popcorn and nuggets. Our favourite dip is sriracha mayo – a heavenly combo. 

HAPPIEE! is now available at selected AEON Supermarkets and will be released to other retailers later this year. 

Mid-Autumn set lunch at Sheraton Petaling Jaya

Kicking off our September 2022 dining guide is Sheraton Petaling Jaya’s mouth-watering menu. With the Mid-Autumn season approaching on 10 September, what better way to celebrate the occasion with a fulfilling meal? Sheraton Petaling Jaya offers two seven-course set menus filled with delicious traditional Cantonese dishes. Curated by Yue’s Chef Ben, diners can look forward to traditional elements in every meal, such as sea cucumber, tiger grouper, wolfberries and more. There are two menus to explore: The Moon Blossom and The Blissful Harvest.

The Moon Blossom menu (RM198 nett) comprises steamed tiger garoupa with soybean crumbs, stewed Japanese black mushrooms served with sea cucumber and Hong Kong Kai Lan. Also, The Blissful Harvest (RM328 nett) set includes steamed cod fish with black olive and shredded dried orange peel, and chilled bird’s nest served with coconut cream and papaya. Keep note that both sets include a Mid-Autumn Happiness platter with abalone, double-boiled fish maw soup, wok-fried prawn meat with Chinese spinach cream and Fujian-style fried rice. To end the meal, both sets will include a selection of the restaurant’s classic baked mooncakes.

The Mid-Autumn menu is available now till 11 September 2022 during lunch, from 12 pm to 2.30 pm and dinner, from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm.

Address: Lorong Utara C, Pjs 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Moonlit Fever Afternoon Tea at The W

Ladies, it’s time to indulge in W Kuala Lumpur’s Moonlit Fever afternoon tea. Specially curated by pastry chef Kevin Yong, the latest menu features a burst of unique flavours comprising aloe vera, goji raspberry, black sesame and kumquat cheese. Available now till 30 September 2022, guests can enjoy a hearty selection of savoury and sweet treats. In the savoury department, you can expect a lobster roll, sesame smoked duck breast, crispy yam puff and more.

In the sweets section, try the bunny truffle Pana cotta, kumquat cheese sphere, black sesame gateau and beyond. However, if scones are up your alley, don’t miss out on their matcha and osmanthus scone served with clotted cream and aloe vera jam. That’s not all. Guests can opt to pick two items on the trolley ranging from smoked salmon sandwiches to their mooncake selections. Our favourites? Red bean momoyama moonlit and lotus double yolk moonlit.

The Moonlit Fever afternoon tea is priced at RM138 nett per set and is available for delivery (RM178 nett, excluding delivery charges) here.

Address: 121, Jln Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

The Ginseng Splendid afternoon tea at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

September 2022 dining
September 2022 dining

September 2022 dining
September 2022 dining

September 2022 dining
September 2022 dining

In collaboration with leading skincare brand Sulwhasoo, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur unveils its newest menu for a splendid afternoon overseeing the KL cityscapes. Located in Altitude, the afternoon tea menu takes inspiration from the brand’s signature heritage ingredient: Ginsenomics, a substance from the ginseng plant for anti-ageing benefits.

Curated by executive pastry chef Carlos, the menu comprises four unique ginseng-infused treats, such as a ginseng strawberry macaron, walnut brownies with ginseng ganache and salted caramel, chocolate chip banana cake with banana cream and ginseng and lastly, ginseng raspberry tart. Other highlights include the creamy mango cheesecake and yuzu choux. Not forgetting the savoury lovers, you can find Korean-inspired dishes from spicy fried chicken to gimbap and more.

You can choose to have gourmet coffee by illy Caffe or tea by Harney & Sons. That’s not all. While you’re exploring the delicious menu, you can sample Sulwhasoo’s Iconic Trio collection consisting of the first care activating serum, concentrated ginseng renewing serum EX and concentrated ginseng reviewing cream EX.

If you decide to book a stay at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur this month, guests will receive a complimentary Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Anti-Aging gift kit (worth RM456).

Address: 2, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

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