Saturday, May 25, 2019

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan, The LINC KL

Savour the best of Malaysian cuisine at the one of newest restaurants in town by Malaysia's most loved award-winning celebrity chef, De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan. Here, Chef Wan aims to share his passion for Malaysian food and enable guests to experience authentic Malay cuisine through his recipes.

Located in The LINC KL, the restaurant features a main dining area, four private rooms and a state-of-the-art event space with projection mapping, spreading over 13,000 sq feet of space in this lifestyle mall. Decked in resplendent colours from a tropical palette, the interior is rich, opulent and vibrant, mirroring Chef Wan's cheery and gregarious personality.

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan

The kitchen is led by Chef Wan himself, and features many of his famous recipes from his cookbooks. We were here recently to sample their a la carte menu, which is available daily at lunch and dinner time. Once the Ramadan period is over, there will also be a Tea Time Menu served from 2.30pm to 6pm daily, featuring Chef Wan's famous Nyonya Laksa and Mee Rebus. The portions here are designed for sharing, so it is best to order a variety of appetizers, salads and mains.

To start, we highly recommend the Cucur Udang (RM25), prawn fritters deep fried to crispy, golden perfection. Wonderfully crunchy, with large fresh tiger prawns, beansprouts and chives, served with a delicious thick peanut sauce. Without a doubt, the most impressive, best tasting cucur udang we've tried.

Delicious, complimentary rempeyek cracker 
De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan - cucur udang

The kids loved the Chicken Satay (RM30), which featured tender chunks of chicken, well-marinated in local spices, skewered and charcoal grilled for a lovely smoky finish.

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan - satay

From the salad selection, we tried the Urap Nangka & Tempe (RM24), made with young jackfruit pieces, tempe, beancurd, long beans and fresh pineapple and tossed in Chef Wan's special "secret recipe" sauce. Unfortunately the Kerabu Pucuk Paku with Kerang was not available during our visit, but I would love to try this on my next visit.

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan -urap nangka

The Sup Ekor (RM33) is perfect for those who like to start their meal with something warm and comforting. The flavours are robust, with every mouthful tinged with local spices. The Australian oxtail is simmered until tender and falling off the bone.

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan - sup ekor

Excellent thirst quenchers - Mint Lychee Soda, Fruity Sangria and Rosey Bandung.

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan - mint lychee soda

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan - fruity sangria

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan - rosey bandung

For mains, we shared the Ayam Kuah Kacang (RM32), Gulai Lemak Udang Nenas Nyonya Style (RM68) and Sambal Sotong Petai (RM38). To go with your mains, you can enjoy unlimited servings of rice; choose from fluffy white rice, nasi telur Terengganu or nasi kunyit. All the sauces were so good, which made me want to tambah nasi and eat more rice than I should.

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan - nasi telur Terengganu

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan - nasi kunyit

Ayam Kuah Kacang, chicken pieces in a rich creamy peanut sauce.
De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan - ayam kuah kacang

Gulai Lemak Udang Nenas Nyonya Style - our personal favorite, fresh tiger prawns slow cooked in creamy coconut milk, yellow turmeric and fresh pineapple cubes. The thick, rich sauce was a mix of sweet and savoury flavours, so appetizing! It's not too spicy as well, so the kids enjoyed this thoroughly.

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan - gulai lemak udang nenas Nyonya style

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan - gulai lemak udang nenas Nyonya style

Sambal Sotong Petai - spicy and pungent, fresh squid is cooked with Chef Wan's special sambal chilli paste with petai.

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan - sambal sotong petai

We also had a couple of their Bakar-Bakar items, the Jumbo Sotong (RM32) and Ikan Jenahak (RM88), a whole fish charcoal grilled over hot embers and served with a few of Chef Wan's specially made dipping sauces. We loved the fish, simply grilled to showcase its natural sweetness and freshness of the produce.

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan - sotong bakar

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan - sotong bakar

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan - ikan bakar

For dessert, don't miss the Bubur Som Som (RM16), a soft rice flour pudding topped with creamy coconut milk and cinnamon-infused palm sugar syrup. A beautiful combination of sweet and salty flavours. For durian lovers, try the Bubur Pulut Hitam (RM14), black glutinous rice topped with fresh coconut milk and durian ice cream by Forty Licks.

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan - bubur som som

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan - bubur pulut hitam

The interior is seriously gorgeous!
De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan KL

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan KL

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan KL

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan KL

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan KL

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan, The LINC KL

Chef Wan Restaurant in KL

Reservations highly recommended.

*Kindly note that currently, a la carte menu is available for lunch only and Buka Puasa buffet is available for dinner. Normal service will resume on 7 June onwards.


Opening times: 11am to 10pm daily.

Location: De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan, The LINC KL, Lot 2 – 2, Level 2, No.360, Jalan Tun Razak
50900 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Parking RM5 for first 2 hours, RM5 per entry after 6pm on weekdays or RM6 per entry on weekends and PH)

Tel:  010-207 0383

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Celebrate Nickelodeon Raya in Sunway Lagoon!

In conjunction with the upcoming school holidays and one of the biggest festive seasons in Malaysia, Hari Raya, Sunway Lagoon, together with everyone’s favourite Nickelodeon characters will be welcoming guests with the ‘Nickelodeon Raya’ campaign from 25 May to 9 June 2019.

Hop over to the Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon’s Explorer’s Campsite and challenge your problem-solving skills through a collection of fun and educational Dora and Boots Puzzle Games. After that, revel in the merriment of bubbles and catch the biggest bubbles at SpongeBob’s Bubble-blowing Playtime. Little ones will also enjoy a ninja experience alongside the crime-fighting turtles at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) Shuriken Kids Challenge. 

To add on to the excitement, Sunway Lagoon will be giving away 150 VIP Call for Celebration Fun Passes. Thirty children will be chosen daily from 5 to 9 June to be a star as they dress up and be a part of the tribe during the Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon’s Call for Celebration Parade.

Sean Choo, General Manager of Sunway Lagoon shared, “With the anticipation of Raya celebrations building up, we are encouraging families and friends alike to spend quality time together, whether they ‘balik kampung’ or celebrate here in the Klang Valley. For those who are here, we encourage them to explore the city together with their loved ones. Sunway Lagoon happens to be one of the great places in the city to enjoy the festivities.”

“Come celebrate Nickelodeon Raya with our special character-themed activities, go on multiple rides and attractions, learn about wildlife, meet and greet well-loved Nickelodeon characters, and more. We call on our guests to discover the explorer within themselves and create great Raya and holiday memories!” he added.

Additionally, check out Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon’s Insta-stops, spread throughout the park for visitors to take Insta-worthy shots while capturing the moment. Post your best photo for a chance to be featured in Sunway Lagoon’s “Best Day Ever” blog. The participant with the best photo will be selected to win the special school holiday package, 4-To-Go worth RM808.

For those who can’t wait to celebrate Nickelodeon Raya, meet Nickelodeon characters -SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer, who will be exploring some of the hotspots around Klang Valley from 4 to 17 May. Fans will not only be able to meet and greet these characters, but also have the opportunity to participate in Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon’s “Spot! Snap! Post!” contest to win admission tickets.

Gather your family and friends and join in the fun and extraordinary celebration happening at Sunway Lagoon with the special school holiday packages of either FAMFun (2 Adult 2 Child) at RM502 or 4-To-Go (4 Adult) at RM552.

For more information, please call Sunway Lagoon at 03-5639 0000, visit or connect to

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