Truffle, the exquisite and aromatic fungus that grows underground, is a culinary delicacy that has captured food lovers’ hearts and taste buds worldwide. With their unique and intense flavour profile, truffle has become a sought-after ingredient in gourmet cuisine. Its flavour profile ranges from the earthy notes of black truffle or the delicate fragrance of white truffle.
Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur (KL) and Petaling Jaya (PJ) are no strangers to this fine delicacy, as truffle-infused dishes have become a sensation among Malaysian foodies. Jumping on the truffle bandwagon, this article takes you through the truffle-laden culinary landscape, featuring the top 10 places to satisfy your truffle cravings.
From classic favourites like truffle fries to indulgent creations like truffle roast duck, get ready to embark on a truffle-filled adventure that will delight your senses and tantalize your taste buds!
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1. Truffle butter at Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar
At Cilantro Restaurant and Wine Bar in KL, be prepared to succumb to the irresistible allure of their complementary (yes, it’s free!) truffle butter. Served with freshly baked bread, this indulgent delight is a temptation that is hard to resist for those with a weakness for gourmet flavours.
The creamy and aromatic truffle butter is a perfect companion to the warm bread, creating a symphony of taste and aroma that will leave you craving more. What’s better than a free heavenly treat?
Note: The mentioned truffle butter is only free for diners eating in, but if you’re looking to take some home, it’s available for purchase.
Address: MiCasa All Suite Hotel, 368-B, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur
Contact number: +6018 204 2269
2. Truffle Macaroni & Cheese at Pizza Mansion
Pizza Mansion takes comfort food to new heights with its beloved Truffle Macaroni and Cheese, a fan-favourite dish combining four different kinds of cheese for that rich and indulgent flavour. Made with macaroni pasta, Grana Padano, mozzarella, gouda, aged cheddar, and truffles, their version of this classic dish is a must-try for foodies seeking ultimate comfort and flavour.
Priced at an affordable RM23, it is delicious and perfect for capturing Insta-worthy cheese pulls on your stories. But that’s not all – Pizza Mansion also offers mouth-watering pizzas in a rustic, retro-themed environment, making it a picture-perfect dining spot! If you want to eat in the comfort of your home, delivery is also available!
Address: The Five: E-GF-2, No. 49, The Five, Kompleks Pejabat Damansara, Jalan Dungun, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur; Happy Mansion: BG3, Block B, Happy Mansion, Jalan 17/13, Section 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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3. Truffle Fries at Botanica + Co
Botanica + Co is a renowned restaurant in Klang Valley known for its meatless dishes, including its popular truffle fries. Made with crispy USA shoestring fries and grated parmesan cheese, the fries are generously drizzled with truffle oil, creating a heavenly aroma that can be detected from afar. With a delicious combination of flavours, Botanica + Co’s truffle fries are a must-try for truffle enthusiasts in the area. The truffle fries are priced at RM35 per portion.
Address: Bangsar South: G5 Podium, The Vertical, Bangsar South City,
No. 8 Jalan Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur; Alila Bangsar: Ground Floor, Alila Bangsar, No 58 Jalan Ang Seng, 50470 Kuala Lumpur; Bamboo Hills: P-09, Taman Bamboo, 51200 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: Bangsar South: +6016 965 6422; Alila Bangsar: +603 2268 3818; Bamboo Hills: +6017 659 1838
4. Umbrian Black Truffle Pizza at Proof Pizza + Wine
Indulge in the irresistible truffle flavour at Proof Pizza + Wine, where their best-selling Umbrian Black Truffle Pizza is sure to transport your taste buds to holiday bliss. This artisanal wood-fire sourdough pizza is a wholesome treat with a medley of mushrooms and taleggio mozzarella cheese; it is then topped with freshly shaved black truffles from Italy or France and mascarpone black truffle paste.
Cooked to perfection in traditional wood-fired ovens, Proof Pizza + Wine is known for its imported ingredients and offers the option to add fresh truffles, depending on availability.
The Umbrian Black Truffle Pizza is priced at RM43 for medium-sized pizzas, and RM64 for large-sized pizzas.
Address: 29 Jalan Riong, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: +603 2201 3613
Price Range: $$$
5. Truffle Mushroom Risotto at Positano Risto
At Positano Risto, the Truffle Mushroom Risotto reigns supreme as the ultimate comfort food. Crafted with the finest Italian Aborio rice and rich truffle-infused wild mushrooms, this dish is a true homage to its Italian origins.
The risotto is cooked perfectly, achieving the ideal balance of creaminess and doneness. It is then beautifully plated, adorned with a drizzle of truffle oil, chopped fresh herbs, and grated cheese, creating a visual feast for the senses! The Truffle Mushroom Risotto is priced at RM49.95.
Address: Block C1, Lot 2, Level G3, Publika Shopping Gallery, Solaris Dutamas, No 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 6411 3799
6. Truffle Fettucine at Huckleberry
Indulge in a gourmet pasta experience with Huckleberry‘s Truffle Fettuccine, a dish that elevates lunchtime to a whole new level. This delectable creation features al dente fettuccine tossed in French butter and infused with the earthy aroma of sage, truffles, truffle paste, and white truffle oil.
The dish is then beautifully finished with a generous heap of freshly grated pecorino and parmesan, adding rich, savoury flavours; for RM58 per plate, we’d say it’s worth it!
Address: Damansara Heights: 2G & 4G, Jalan Medan Setia 2,
Plaza Damansara, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur; BSC: G108 & GK2 Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur; Pavilion Bukit Jalil: C18 – Lot 1.29.00 Level 1, Pavilion Bukit Jalil, Persiaran Jalil 8, Bandar Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: Damansara Heights: +6011 6387 1963; BSC: +6012-320 0250; PBJ Kiosk: +6012576 7335
7. Truffle Foie Gras at Entier
Entier French Dining is truly a haven for truffle lovers, boasting a tantalizing foie gras dish that will leave you craving more. Picture this: a risotto dish that is packed with flavours and brimming with rich and fragrant truffle shavings. The result is an explosion of flavours and aromas that will transport you to a gastronomic paradise.
The truffle elevates the dish to unparalleled heights, imparting its distinctive earthy and savoury notes that perfectly complement the richness of the risotto. So indulge in this culinary masterpiece at Entier, and let your taste buds revel in the exquisite symphony of ingredients.
Address: Level 41, Alila Bangsar, No.58, Jalan Ang Seng,50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: +603 2268 3819
8. Black Truffle Roast Duck at Three Brothers Roasted Duck
Introducing the first-ever Black Truffle Roast Duck in Malaysia, available at the hidden gem, Hou Xiang Bak Kut Teh Restaurant in Seri Kembangan. This unique dish features a crispy golden duck infused with secret black truffle sauce and adorned with edible gold foil, creating a captivating visual and gastronomic experience.
The thin and crispy duck skin is complemented by juicy meat, and when paired with black truffle sauce, it’s simply irresistible. Priced at RM97 for a whole duck, pre-ordering is required for dine-in, takeaway, or delivery via Lalamove with limited coverage areas.
Address: 17-G Jalan BS 10/6 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
Contact: +6016 747 4134
Price Range: $$$$
9. Uni Lobster Roll / Uni Truffle Egg Roll at NOX
Indulge in the ultimate luxury of NOX’s Uni Lobster Roll or Uni Truffle Egg Roll. These delectable treats feature premium ingredients such as uni (sea urchin) and, more importantly, truffle, elevating the flavours to new heights. With the richness of uni and the earthy truffle aroma, these rolls are a true culinary masterpiece.
Created by a Muslim-owned business that sources ingredients from around the world, NOX’s Uni Lobster Roll and Uni Truffle Egg Roll are perfect for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Order online for takeaway or delivery and experience the epitome of gourmet dining as you enjoy them for yourself or share them with loved ones! The Uni Lobster Roll is priced at RM168, and the Uni Truffle Egg Roll is priced at RM98.
Address: UG-06 Radia Bukit Jelutong (Block A), 40150, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor
Contact: +6016 415 1296
10. Seasonal Truffle Menu at DC Restaurant By Darren Chin
For the ultimate flavours of truffle experience, head on over to DC Restaurant By Darren Chin and treat yourself to their Seasonal Truffle Menu. The exquisite course features a culinary journey that highlights truffles’ rich and earthy essence. The meal begins with caviar butter and an assortment of bread and pastries, setting the stage for a rich dining experience.
Each course is carefully crafted with premium ingredients, including Carabineros prawns, live South Africa abalone, fresh gemelli pasta with saffron parmesan sauce, uni, truffle jus, and shaved truffle. The main course options include A5 Miyazaki Tenderloin or DC’s slow-roasted rack of lamb in herb crust, followed by a choice of cheese or dessert by Pastry Chef Hazel Chan.
The creative desserts, such as ‘The White Rose’ with floral notes of fall peaches and jasmine tea espuma or ‘Like an Olive Branch’ with Sicilian pistachios and fruity olive oil, are a fitting finale to this extraordinary truffle-infused culinary journey.
For an elevated experience, wine pairing is also available. At RM648 per person or RM1048 per person with food and wine pairing, DC’s Seasonal Truffle Menu promises to be a memorable and indulgent dining experience for truffle lovers and connoisseurs alike.
Address: No 44 Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 7731 0502; +6012 381 2991