The Hungry Tapir: KL’s Most Popular Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurant

As KL’s most popular vegan and vegetarian restaurant, The Hungry Tapir opens up a whole new culinary world! 

Feast your eyes (and stomach) on the range of tasty vegan and vegetarian meals that’ll make you forget you’re a meat-eater in the first place! 

A delicious vegan and vegetarian restaurant with a cocktail bar 

The Hungry Tapir Cafe Vegan Vegetarian Restaurant KL Chinatown Beep Food Delivery Malaysia
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Despite being tucked in the heart of Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, The Hungry Tapir is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. 

With the bold mix of jungle prints, plants and a pastel pink wall, this super ‘gram-worthy cafe is a popular backdrop for amazing photos. 

Run by a powerful mother-daughter duo, The Hungry Tapir aims to tell people that veganism is not as restrictive as most people may think. 

With a variety of delicious and generously portioned plant-based dishes to choose from, it gives people an opportunity to consciously eat better. 

The Hungry Tapir Cocktails Vegan Vegetarian Restaurant KL Chinatown Beep Food Delivery Malaysia
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It’s even fitted with a full-service bar serving Sabah-inspired craft rice wine cocktails. 

Sip on a housemade cocktails like:

  • Cynthia’s Margarita (Don Julio reposado, amaretto, asamboi, orange and lime)
  • Lihing #1 White Russian (Cinnamon Lihing, coconut and almonds)
  • Tamarind Tequila Fizz (Asam boi tequila, tonic water, dehydrated lime) 

With such a gorgeous setting and excellent food and drink selections, the absence of meat won’t even cross your mind!

Celebrating Malaysian heritage with an exquisite plant-based menu 

The Hungry Tapir Brunch Vegan Vegetarian Restaurant KL Chinatown Beep Food Delivery Malaysia
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Whether you abstain from meat or are a die-hard meat eater, you’re sure to find plenty of delicious choices to feast on.

Celebrating its local heritage, The Hungry Tapir specialises in using Malaysia’s rich abundance of fresh fruits and produce in their dishes.

The Hungry Tapir Menu Vegan Vegetarian Restaurant KL Chinatown Beep Food Delivery Malaysia
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For some light bites to pair with your cocktails, try their Local Heroes Sharing Platter. It comprises of mushroom rendang, masak lodeh (long beans, coconut, onion and ginger), chilli and soy eggplant, dry ulam, tempeh goreng, tempeh sambal, coconut rice and papadam. 

You’ll also have to try the Arancini Balls. These small fried balls of cauliflower rice and mushrooms come with a delicious vegan cheese filling and a side of hummus.

It’s seasoned to perfection and super addicting to snack on. 

The Hungry Tapir Rainbow Bagel Vegan Vegetarian Restaurant KL Chinatown Beep Food Delivery Malaysia
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If you’re looking for a more filling brunch option, the Rainbow Brekkie Bagel is a solid choice. 

It features a generous portion of slow-pulled jackfruit, vegan cream cheese, rolled cucumber and rocket in a naturally dyed rainbow bagel. It also comes with a side of sweet potato crisps and sriracha mayo. 

Another crowd-favourite is the Tapir’s Roti Canai. This unique vegan take on Malaysia’s favourite breakfast dish comes with vegetable dahl and tempeh sambal. 

Don’t miss out on their Truffle Baked Mac & Cheese. A creamy mac and cheese bake with tempeh, mushrooms and truffle oil….  it’s just as scrumptious as it sounds!

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Still can’t choose? Here are a few more options you’ve got to try: 

  • Rainbow Ulam Fried Rice
  • Pink Bombshell Burger
  • Masak Lemak Fettuccine 
  • Jungle Laksa

Sweet treats taken to the next level 

The Hungry Tapir Dessert Vegan Vegetarian Restaurant KL Chinatown Beep Food Delivery Malaysia
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Got a sweet tooth? Don’t worry! 

The Hungry Tapir has got you covered on sweet treats too. 

Try their signature Dragon Bowl ‘T’! Best served cold, this beautiful bowl of goodness comprises of dragon fruit, bananas, mangoes, homemade granola and toasted coconut. 

Their best-selling Salted Caramel Cheesecake and Red Velvet Cake are also too good to be true. 

It’s rich, decadent and sinfully delicious. 

Some other must-tries include the Dark Choc Sea Salt Cookies, Vegan Carrot Cake, Choc Cinnamon Oat Brownies and a specially curated selection of vegetarian cakes.

There’s no party like a plant-based party! 

Excited to try these vegan and vegetarian creations?

Give this vegetarian restaurant a try now! 

View The Hungry Tapir menu and order now:

Is The Hungry Tapir Halal-certified? Pork-free 

Location: 135, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

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