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.


Check out the murals, art installations and nature around The LINC KL after your meal.


Pork-free.

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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3 comments:

  1. The place sure is as "flowery" as the man himself. I so love those blue and white crockery. Love those fresh flowers on the tables and food looks amazing!

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  2. I believe this is his first restaurant? It's as colourful as him...the wall murals can easily be one of his shirts! ;)

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  3. Went there with colleagues just before Ramadan, was quite impressed to be honest, we enjoyed it.

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