Malaysia’s multicultural society means the pickings are anything but lean when it comes to good food. From trawling the street-food stalls along Jalan Alor to haute cuisine, there’s something for everyone. Cilantro, with chef Takashi Kimura’s melange of French-Japanese cuisine, is the preferred haunt of the city’s connoisseurs, while you can indulge in prime cuts of Wagyu beef at the elegant Mandarin Grill at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur. If you prefer to dine with a view, consider the charms of Il Lido – famed Italian restaurateur Beppe de Vito’s first culinary outpost out of Singapore – which has a smart alfresco lounge. The local ladies-who-lunch set’s love affair with chic bistro chain Alexis doesn’t seem to be waning the glorious cakes are a must, as is the Sarawak laksa, or spicy noodle soup, while if you want to experience the best of street food in air-conditioned comfort, head to Lot 10 Hutong and tuck into local hawker delights, like bak kut teh (herbal pork rib soup and chicken rice with bean sprouts).