May 11, 2018
In the city center of Kuala Lumpur, Neo Tamarind brings the best elements of relaxing garden oasis, stylish club, and kitchen all together under one sleek roof. Entering Neo Tamarind is an experience unto itself. After stepping off the bustling streets of Malaysia’s capital, you ascend a stone staircase lined with a lush collection of swaying tropical leaves that immediately make you feel as if you have left the city behind and have arrived at a posh highland retreat. At the top of the stairs, you must cross a small wooden bridge to reach the venue, and here is where your journey truly begins. To call Neo Tamarind’s kitchen eclectic would be an understatement as the head chef has seemingly dusted every dish with a touch of ingenuity, creating a true fusion of global cuisine – think Asian flavors and spices mixed with European techniques to transform all parts into one sumptuous sum. The bar continues the theme with refreshing ‘East meets West’ cocktails like the Sage as a Pear; a blend of vodka, vanilla liqueur, homemade pear & cardamom jam, and sage, and the King of the Hill; shaken with gin, apple juice, lychee, lime, cucumber, and sugar. On the weekends, deejays take over and the self-described luxe-lounge pulses until the wee hours. While many venues in the city struggle to balance these elements, Neo Tamarind has managed to find just the right formula.