Taking over the space that was formerly The Apartment at KLCC, Duddha serves up modern interpretations of Southeast Asian dishes. Chef Jet Lo helms the kitchen, and he’s no stranger to this type of cuisine – the Sabahan chef was previously with the popular modern Asian eatery Ding Dong in Singapore's Chinatown.
Duddha is a character conceptualised by the restaurant, and her likeness – styled in Roy Lichtenstein-inspired comic book pop art illustrations – decorates the walls of the restaurant. The decor is kept very modern with subtle Asian touches, like mahjong tiles at the bar counter.
The menu is an experimental one with dishes like wagyu beef tartare with watermelon, pickled cucumber and shallots, and served with papadum; and sous vide duck curry with passion fruit, raw cauliflower and cherry tomatoes. It doesn’t stop at starters and mains; the experimentation goes on to the dessert menu as well with the upside down onde-onde with sambal, and cempedak brownie with sour cream.
Once you’re done with dinner, order a cocktail. They’re all Asian-inspired – ‘Sour-nya’ is a concoction of gin, turmeric, yuzu and calamansi juice; and ‘Ice, Ice, Melon’ is tequila, rock melon, coconut and crispy sago.
|Opening hours:||Daily, 10am-10pm|