Dewakan Becomes First 2 MICHELIN Star Restaurant In Malaysia

A huge acknowledgement to Malaysian fine dining!

Cover image via @dewakanmy (Instagram)

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For the first time in history, a Malaysian restaurant has been recognised with two MICHELIN stars!

The Dewakan team at last year's MICHELIN Guide award ceremony.

Image via @dewakanmy (Instagram)

Dewakan, a fine dining restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, was given its second star during an award ceremony by the MICHELIN Guide today, 17 November

The restaurant had picked up one MICHELIN star in the French guide's first ceremony in Malaysia last year.

According to Malay Mail, head chef and founder Darren Teoh proudly credited his team when receiving the award during the ceremony today.

Dewakan head chef and founder Darren Teoh (left) receiving the award at the MICHELIN Guide award ceremony today, 17 November.

Image via Choo Choy May/Malay Mail

The win is two-fold for the Malaysian fine dining scene as the restaurant itself celebrates contemporary Malaysian cuisine

According to its MICHELIN profile, Dewakan is known for "crafting a heavenly dining experience that is Malaysian down to its very core", often featuring foods that are fermented or dry-aged in-house, alongside seasonal fruits and herbs.

Dewakan is derived from two words — 'dewa', the Malay word for god, and 'makan', which means 'to eat' — translating into 'food from God'.

Located on the 48th floor of Naza Tower, the restaurant only uses ingredients that are sustainably and locally sourced; and even the dinnerware is handmade by local artists.

In 2019, Dewakan also earned the accolade of being Malaysia's first restaurant on Asia's Best 50 Restaurants:

The MICHELIN Guide just entered the Malaysian dining scene in December last year:

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