Niyom 26 is a New Thai Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, Setting Tongues Ablaze!

Niyom 26 is a New Thai Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, Setting Tongues Ablaze!

As an offshoot of the highly-touted and popular Baan 26, the new Thai eatery Niyom 26 has made Thai food lovers and gourmands trek to the Tropicana area of the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur for a taste of its refined Thai dishes and specialities.

Located at Tropicana Gardens Mall, this new addition to Kuala Lumpur’s exciting F&B scene has been created to complement Baan 26, the highly touted and popular Thai restaurant founded 16 years ago and located in the centre of KL’s nightlife district Changkat Bukit Bintang.

Believing that the best Thai cuisine should be authentic and classic, the founder of Niyom 26, Chai Kah Fei, says that the reason he opened Niyom 26 is to give his customers an elevated dining experience.

A selection of the dishes available at the newly opened restaurant

“What sets Niyom 26 apart from other Thai eateries is our menu and speciality dishes such as our Lobster Tom Yam Seafood Soup, Mango Salad with Crispy Cat Fish, Pandan Chicken Wrap and Glass Noodle Tiger Prawns,” Chai says.

Images showing the lobster dish and a fish based dish

Meaning popular and famous in Thai, Niyom 26’snew comprise its sister restaurant’s signature dishes but served with a refreshed and contemporary twist. Another signature dish, the Lime and Chili Steamed Sea Bass, has a unique zesty flavour and features fresh seabass, freshly squeezed lime juice and a balanced portion of bird chilli.

The restaurant founder, Chai, sat at one of the dining tables

And the food is only part of the attraction at Niyom 26. The décor, with its bright accents and colourful ornaments, makes dining at Niyom 26 a feast for the eyes too. Colourful paintings, chandeliers and Thai objects add visual interest, while the brightly painted walls, accented by multi-coloured cushions covered in Thai silk, make this restaurant a must-visit destination.

A view of the colourful decor inside the restaurant

The main dining area is decorated in red and has an east-meets-west theme, while the private dining area has a purple colour theme dominated by three large paintings of elephants. Elephant sculptures and neon-light installation make this area the perfect place for private parties.

The Peacock Bar, painted bright orange with traditional gold coloured Thai ornaments

Finally, the orange-themed peacock bar area casts a flattering glow on all those who settle at the bar sipping a cocktail or two. Designed by Malaysian designer Orson Liyu, the vibrant interior is a reflection of good vibes and the revolution of art. “I wanted to design a place that can be popular, hip and fun.”

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Ong Chin Huat

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Having been the social editor of the Hong Kong edition of Tatler and as well as writing a twice-weekly column in Hong Kong’s leading English-language newspaper, the South China Morning Post, Chin has met and interviewed a variety of people including business tycoons, supermodels, movie stars, royalty and world-class athletes. He also considers himself privileged to have attended some of the most talked about events and parties around the world. Chin counts art, fashion, food, interior design, literature, painting and travel among his passions.

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