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Fusion of Cultures: Seed and Ling Long in Kuala Lumpur’s Dining Scene

As you make your way to Block E, the latest dining Hub in Damansara Heights, you'll be greeted with an ambiance that's unparalleled. The contemporary design and gorgeous architectural improvements will leave you in awe. The space has been thoughtfully curated, with the perfect mix of privacy and openness that provides an unmatched dining experience. Discover the hottest and newest dining spots in KL!

You won't want to miss Seed - a restaurant that fuses French and Japanese culinary techniques with locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients. Its name pays homage to the beauty of nature and the significance of natural ingredients in their dishes.

Step into the restaurant and you’ll be transported to a modern retro diner with its blend of marble, colourful terrazzo, champagne steel and textured paint. The curved counter resembles rolling hills and a flowing stream, while the cloud-like metal chain ceiling above evokes feelings of being in an open space.

Headed by chef de cuisine Joshua Ho, Seed brings the essence of Whitegrass, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Singapore, to Malaysia. Presenting nature to your table, Seed's concept is inspired by the stunning views of rice paddy fields surrounding whitegrass. Their French-Japanese fusion cooking method, prepared in an open kitchen, is served in a casual bistro style, creating a relaxed and welcoming ambiance that is ideal for any occasion.

Seed’s succulent menu showcases the intricacy of these cuisines. The colourful terrine, featuring fresh Hokkaido crabmeat, and the creamy scallop mousse, that perfectly complements the terrine’s sweetness, are must-tries. But wait, there's more!

The chicken roulade stuffed with Maitake mushroom and spinach, that combines the umami flavour of the mushroom with the subtle taste of the chicken, is another standout dish.

Last but not least, end your meal on a high note with the milk panna cotta and matcha gelato, a perfect blend of sweet and slightly bitter notes that will leave your taste buds dancing.

Seed's decision to open in Kuala Lumpur is a tribute to the city's liveliness and reputation as a hub for unique restaurants with great stories and purpose. With its opening this month, Seed is set to make waves in the Malaysian culinary scene, promising an unforgettable dining experience that combines the best of French and Japanese cuisine.

Climb the stairs at Seed and discover Ling Long, a contemporary Chinese restaurant located on the floor above.

The warm and inviting atmosphere is created through earthy tones and the use of natural materials such as timber, terrazzo and stone. They all combine perfectly to complete the scene and set the stage for one to indulge in a tranquil and relaxing meal.

Ling Long's innovative cuisine unites rich Chinese cultural heritage with unique French cooking techniques. The restaurant's commitment to sourcing the highest quality ingredients from local and sustainable sources ensures that the food is both delicious and ethical.

If you're looking for an adventure in flavour, Ling Long is the place to be. The journey up the stairs only adds to the anticipation of discovering this culinary gem, and the connection between Seed and Ling Long is evident in their shared commitment to community and food.

Head chef Lucas Lam helms Ling Long’s truly unique cuisine. One of the signature dishes that sets the restaurant apart is the ceviche prawns: juicy prawns marinated in a tangy and refreshing marinade, elevated by the addition of fu yu, a fermented beancurd commonly used in Chinese cuisine. The dish is a perfect balance of sweet, sour, salty, and umami flavours, resulting in a complex and delicious meal.

Honouring traditional Cantonese cuisine, dessert is winter melon, soya, and snow fungus - a classic dish with a modern twist. The combination of old and new techniques creates an exceptional culinary experience that will keep guests coming back for more.

Guests may seat themselves at the bar to witness the chefs at work and interact with them while savouring delicious food. Despite the open kitchen format, Ling Long’s carefully designed in a way that also provides elements of intimacy for the patrons preferring privacy.

Ling Long offers a complete sensorial affair, combining innovative flavours, elegant surroundings and exceptional service to create an unforgettable dining experience for all its guests.

Come and try the fusion at both Seed and Ling Long for yourselves. The promise of standout dishes, welcoming ambiance and beautiful decor will leave you craving for more.

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