In Good Taste: Cabana, Nobu and Babe

In this week’s edition of In Good Taste, we take you from AM to PM at some of Kuala Lumpur’s latest and greatest dining spots. Kickstart your day with a nutritious açaí bowl by Cabana at Publika, before making your way to Nobu for a Japanese-Peruvian lunch — complete with a stunning view of the Twin Towers. And when the sun goes down, indulge in an adventurous dinner at the newly revamped Babe, with cocktails to boot.

Açaí Bowls by Cabana

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Perfect for a hot day or as post-workout food, these bowls are packed with açaí pulp, fruits, berries and chia seeds.

The dish: Customise your very own bowl, which consists of an açaí base and various toppings such as fresh fruit and granola by The Kettlebowl. You can also finish off your bowl with superfood varieties, such as chia seeds and goji berries. The end product is a refreshing and healthy dish that’s perfect as a quick breakfast or post-workout snack.

The place: Cabana is reminiscent of a breezy beach hut, and is dedicated to serving fresh and authentic açaí pulp sourced directly from Brazil.

Price: Bowls range from RM12.90 to RM22.90.

Cabana, Lot 63, Level UG, Publika Shopping Gallery,, No. 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

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Tenderloin by Nobu

You get a choice of an appetizer, main course and a delicious Japanese dessert.

The dish: Known for its Japanese and Peruvian cuisine, Nobu has rolled out this beautifully cooked tenderloin, which is complemented with a wasabi and pepper sauce. The dish is part of the restaurant’s new prix fixe menu, which comprises an appetiser, main course, and dessert chosen by executive chef Phillip Leong. Our favourite is the Sata-Andagi, a sweet Japanese doughnut.

The place: Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Nobu serves up innovative, contemporary Japanese cuisine. With its newly introduced prix fixe menu, guests can now order some of Nobu’s popular signature dishes for lunch, which were previously only available during dinner.

Price: RM165++ per person.

Nobu, Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, +603 2164 5084

Hokkaido Don by Babe

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The dish: This exquisitely plated dish comprises warm sushi rice topped with sea urchin, king crab, bursts of ikura and dashi jelly. Paired beautifully with konbu butter that amps up its umami flavour, it’s a winner if you’re in the mood for seafood.

The place: As the first restaurant in Malaysia headed by a Michelin-starred chef, Babe is all about innovation. It also recently underwent a revamp, and now sports a fresh menu, new interior design, and a cocktail collaboration with Karl Too of Omakase + Appreciate.

Price: RM80

Babe, Clearwater, Jalan Changkat Semantan, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, +60 3-2095 8599