Silver Award / by Blu Water Design
Haidilao at 1 Utama
Blu Water Design
Lai Siew Hong
Taking its cues from the ‘spirit of the soup’, the third Haidilao outpost in Malaysia is a harmonious blend between the zealously fiery gusto of Sichuan mala spices and the modest grace of clear broth. Red tones anchor the dining area, interlaced with elegant nuances of Oriental elements; a nod to the cuisine’s origins. At the entrance, rustic slate brings back a sense of old China with faded glass effect reminiscing of memories. The abstract is highlighted in calligraphic strokes, beckoning the idea of steam emerging from the bubbling soup. Intricate screens line the individual pods, creating a beautiful balance between private and public sensibilities. The flow in the restaurant is fluid, creating a movement led by the beautiful swatches of red, from the brush strokes, metallic surfaces on the ceiling and the reflective finishes along the walls. Distinct dining spaces accentuating the fully immersive experience of mala hot pot is encapsulated in this swankily new Haidilao Hot Pot restaurant.