Here is a fluff free review of The Hungry Tapir, Kuala Lumpur:
Notable Mentions: Arancini Balls
Overall Flavours: Good
Staff Efficiency: Good
Pricing: Cheap (RM 0 – RM 25) to Mid Range (RM 25 – RM 60)
Tips: Make a reservation
Additional Information: I’ve written about cafe hopping in Chinatown but Chinatown is now even more gentrified. This gentrification means it’s a location synonymous with crowds. As the interior of The Hungry Tapir is an aesthetic dream, the crowd is even more palpable here. A plant-based restaurant surrounded by plants, real or illustrated, and bright colours juxtaposed against contrasting tones, it’s not only a visual feast but also a literal feast. The menu spans from Western to Asian, with most items costing below RM 25, and even includes an array of colourful cocktails. The menu is labelled to indicate if a dish is vegan or vegetarian, with gluten-free indicators, too. Personally, the arancini balls were a highlight as finding quality arancini balls in Kuala Lumpur is a task – seriously. So imagine my delight at finding vegan arancini balls made with homemade vegan cheese! If you’re planning to visit just for cute Insta photos, know that The Hungry Tapir will quickly become a favourite after you sample the menu.
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