IOI City Mall is where your gastronomic adventure begins

WITH more than 200 new cafés and restaurants to explore in IOI City Mall in Putrajaya, the mall which is touted as the largest in Malaysia has become a food and beverage paradise for foodies and those who seek first-of-its-kind experiences.

From Korean, Japanese, Chinese to Western cuisines there is something for everyone. What’s more, there are home-grown local brands all under one roof at the nation’s premier shopping and lifestyle destination.

Here’s a sneak peek at the many offerings that will be coming soon to IOI City Mall or eager patrons can swing by Nak Nak that has already open its doors in the mall:

First outlet in Malaysia

Nak Nak is a brand-new Korean-inspired quick service restaurant that has launched its first outlet in Malaysia and is currently open for diners to visit.

With years of Korean fry experience gathered from K Fry Urban Korean, Nak Nak offers Korean fried chicken, 100% premium beef burgers, loaded fries, handmade cookies, bingsoo and more to Malaysian food lovers.

First of its kind culinary creations

At Le Shrimp Ramen, savour the combination of Chinese and Japanese culinary influences seamlessly, where they offer a specialty shrimp broth with silky ribbons of Chinese la mian.

For prawn lovers, there will be a 54-seater on the lower ground-east side of the mall where diners get to experience a flawless union of fresh sea prawns, freshly prepared piping hot noodles and premium quality ingredients served in every bowl. A must-try dish is its Le Signature Trio Shrimp Ramen.

Pan8 chefs Jet Ang, Mario Kesemeyer and Alan Leong bring Mediterranean dining to Putrajaya.Pan8 chefs Jet Ang, Mario Kesemeyer and Alan Leong bring Mediterranean dining to Putrajaya.

Pan8’s first flagship in Malaysia

Founded by executive chef Mario Kesemeyer and a young team of local talents, Pan8 will be debuting its first flagship outlet in Malaysia with al fresco dining to bring the essence of the Mediterranean lifestyle to Putrajaya.

It combines the modern delicacies of the Mediterranean regions of France, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Greece and Turkey which also evokes the healthy flavours of the Mediterranean coast.

Pan8 is helmed by two local talents – head pastry and bakery Chef Jet Ang, and

sous Chef Alan Leong. All three chefs combine their unique and extensive specialties into some of the best dishes from Europe for Malaysian food lovers.

Omakase dining experience

Robataya will be opening its first branch at IOI City Mall with omakase dining that offers a fun and relaxing dining atmosphere featuring fire-side cooking.

Robataya originates from the word “robatayaki” which means charcoal grill in Japanese. Patrons will be treated to the freshest, in-season ingredients carefully prepared by their chefs to ensure a memorable dining experience each time you return.

DIN by Din Tai Fung is Malaysia’s first non-pork restaurant by the brand.
DIN by Din Tai Fung is Malaysia’s first non-pork restaurant by the brand.

First non-pork outlet

A renowned award-winning chain of restaurants with 140 outlets around the world, DIN by Din Tai Fung is Malaysia’s first non-pork venture by the Din Tai Fung group.

It was voted by The New York Times as among the world’s top 10 restaurants while CNN voted it as the top two franchise for travellers.

It will be serving its house specialty, the iconic mouth-watering Xiao Long Bao (soup dumpling), appetisers, noodles, fried rice, soup and wok dishes that are sure to please your taste buds.

Local celeb chef

Café Chef Wan’s restaurant offers modern international cuisines and local favourites that tell stories of Chef Wan’s around-the-world culinary and travelling experiences.

It is specially curated with the respective unique interior design inspired by Chef Wan’s global gastronomic adventures.

Scrumptious bakery

Kenny Hills Bakers offers handmade pastries, organic breads and family comfort food. Its new outlet in IOI City Mall will be the sixth and the largest to date at 7,000sqft, which could cater to 200 diners.

The bakery and café will offer a huge island bar that combines multiple elements – the bakery display, coffee bar and pizza bar – into one shared space. It will also house its own in-house bakery for daily fresh bakes.

It is definitely time to gather family and friends for food hunting at IOI City Mall and feast on plenty of scrumptious delicacies at dining outlets that offer first-of-its-kind experiences.

Head over to IOI City Mall to expand your gastronomic adventure. For more information, visit www.ioicitymall.com.my and follow them on social media Facebook and Instagram.

Source: The Star