Lounge Review: Malaysia Airlines First Class Lounge KUL (Redux)

I’ve reviewed the Malaysia Airlines First Class Lounge at KUL before, but this review includes pictures of the shower and the daytime food selection, which my last review did not (given that I mostly used the lounge very early in the morning that time).

First up, the shower rooms. The lounge has a couple of shower rooms in the bathroom. They also have sleeping rooms.

Lounge shower

Lounge shower

Shower amenities

Shower amenities

The first class lounge has a proper dining room with table service. This can be a little too much given that I’ve never seen more than a handful of other passengers in the lounge at one time, so it can be a little strange when there are 3 people serving just you in a dining room. They have both a buffet and a made-to-order menu. The food options on the business class side of the lounge are actually more extensive than the options they have on the first class side of the lounge, but you can always ask them to get food from the business class side for you (or you can go yourself).

Lunchtime options

Lunchtime options

More hot food

More hot food

Fruit display

Fruit display

Made-to-order menu

Made-to-order menu

I do wish that they would add more Asian options to their menu, as well as more vegetarian options. I think the focus on Western food might just be based on a perception of what’s “fancy” in Malaysia, as I thought it was somewhat strange that there was blueberry cheesecake on the menu (like do they even eat cream cheese or blueberries in Malaysia on any regular basis?). That being said, the blueberry cheesecake was pretty tasty. I was not a big fan of the smoked salmon appetizer. The wanton noodle soup was pretty good.

Smoked salmon appetizer

Smoked salmon appetizer

Wanton noodle soup

Wanton noodle soup

Blueberry cheesecake

Blueberry cheesecake

As stated above, the business class side has a lot of food options as well. In addition to a noodle bar (which had mee hoon with tom yam and wanton noodle soup that day), they have a lot of hot food options. There were more soups, chicken korma, prawns with Phoenix sauce, roasted potato wedges, sautéed vegetables, cod filets, plus bakery and cold items.

Hot food on business class side

Hot food on business class side

More hot food

More hot food

Food

Food

Food

Food

Food

Food

Food

Food

There’s also a pay spa located in the business class side of the lounge.

In-lounge spa menu

In-lounge spa menu

Rest of menu

Rest of menu

This lounge is located in the Satellite terminal, which is where the international flights arrive and depart from. Given that arrival and departure passengers are mixed at KUL, you can use this lounge both as an arrival and departure lounge, as well as a transit lounge when you’re connecting from international to domestic flights.

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