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The Attic Bar, Chinatown

The Attic Bar, Chinatown

October 20, 2019

Perched on the rooftop of a Chinatown backpackers' hostel, The Attic Bar is as much a cultural melting pot as a cocktail parlour, where wanderers from across the globe meet kindred-spirit Malaysians while savouring Italian pleasures and sipping imaginatively conceived potions.The atmospheric bar ...

Skyhaus, Taman Mayang

Skyhaus, Taman Mayang

October 19, 2019

A pleasant neighbourhood stop for a scoop of gelato (RM12.50 each, house-made in mild flavours like vanilla or coconut with lychee) and a cup of coffee with a twist or two - the Lemon Americano is tangy (RM7) and the Cinnamon Cappuccino is unmistakably aromatic (RM10).SkyhausA-1-6, Mayang Avenue,...

Casbah Istanbul, Algeria

Casbah Istanbul, Algeria

October 18, 2019

Five percent of Algerians are of Turkish descent, so it's no surprise to see the cuisine of Istanbul well-represented in the capital of Algeria, with kebab and kofte galore at restaurants like Casbah Istanbul.

Daun, Petaling Jaya

Daun, Petaling Jaya

October 17, 2019

Branching off from PJ’s popular Pokok cafe, Daun is a dessert-focused offshoot with a friendly charm of its own. House-baked cakes take a leaf out of lovely Southeast Asian inspirations, including the fragrantly creamy, jelly-layered Sirap Bandung cake and the gently nutty Apam Balik cake (RM15 e...

1 Mont Kiara: Halloween & Deepavali Celebrations

1 Mont Kiara: Halloween & Deepavali Celebrations

October 17, 2019

The final weekend of October is poised to be a festive one at 1 Mont Kiara, with a full schedule of fun to celebrate both Halloween and Deepavali. The excitement on 26 and 27 October spans everything from Halloween best-dressed contests, trick-or-treat sessions, and cotton candy and popcorn givea...

The Durian Room & Durian Dessert Platter, Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The Durian Room & Durian Dessert Platter, Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur

October 16, 2019

Delectably devoted to durians: Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur has drummed up a new dining concept that's fit for the King of Fruits, regally dedicated to serving fresh durians as well as delightful durian desserts that charmingly span cheesecakes to crepes, tarts to tiramisu. If durians are the food of...

Veuve Clicquot Bar, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Veuve Clicquot Bar, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

October 16, 2019

It's time to pop the bubbly at Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, where the city's flagship Veuve Clicquot Bar is now open, bringing the nearly 250-year-old Champagne house's signature sparkle to this hotel's sleek space.The Veuve Clicquot Bar launches this month within Traders Hotel's Gobo Upstairs Lou...

Dragon-i: Yangcheng Lake Hairy Crabs Return

Dragon-i: Yangcheng Lake Hairy Crabs Return

October 15, 2019

Autumn ushers in the return of hairy crabs to Dragon-i, Malaysia's sole certified importer of China's finest crustaceans from Yangcheng Lake. For fans of this seasonal delicacy, hailed as the 'king of crabs,' Yangcheng is renowned as China's most respected source, a sprawling freshwater territory...

Igherssan, Constantine, Algeria

Igherssan, Constantine, Algeria

October 14, 2019

Overlooking a deep gorge in Constantine, Algeria's city of bridges, Igherssan is an atmospheric restaurant serving classic North African comfort fare, from soulful stews to spiced soups.

Jeera Vegetarian Restaurant, Petaling Jaya

Jeera Vegetarian Restaurant, Petaling Jaya

October 13, 2019

Jeera's Emperor's Platter is a princely feast of nearly 50 meat-free temptations, served fresh and warm each Saturday and Sunday for lunch - everything from vegetarian biryani, tomato rice and curd rice to plenty of curries and vegetables galore (from beetroot to brinjals). These photos only show...

Two Lost Beans, Kelana Jaya

Two Lost Beans, Kelana Jaya

October 13, 2019

Two lost beans, Seanna and Jimmy, have found their latest calling at their new cafe, where chicken katsu sando (RM17; boasting a breaded chicken cutlet sandwiched with tonkatsu sauce, mustard mayo and shredded cabbage), flat whites (RM12; might come with a fresh chocolate chip cookie or two) and ...

Siidcha, Taiwan

Siidcha, Taiwan

October 12, 2019

Siidcha promises a placid respite from the crowds of Jiufen, Taiwan's popular former gold-mining town - take a break with tea while savouring the lush mountain views.

Harley's Burgers and Roasters, Third Avenue Cyberjaya

Harley's Burgers and Roasters, Third Avenue Cyberjaya

October 12, 2019

Bringing together burgers from the West with coffee from the East, Harley's is worth hopping to for a bright, cheerful meal in Cyberjaya, combining a classic American-inspired fast food joint with a contemporary caffeine bar that specialises in China-cultivated beans.Harley's has long nurtured a ...

Brewtiful, Kota Damansara

Brewtiful, Kota Damansara

October 11, 2019

Whether coffee or beer is your brew of choice, this new restaurant serves both - partner your beverage with a crowd-pleasing rice bowl crowned with double the eggy delight, in the form of a fried egg and a chicken chop coated in salted egg sauce (RM15.50).BrewtifulBlock A-1-G, Dataran Cascades, J...

Xing Fu Tang & Shuang Jiang, Taiwan

Xing Fu Tang & Shuang Jiang, Taiwan

October 11, 2019

Back and forth for bubble tea: Spirited away with Xing Fu Tang at its popular outpost in the mountain town of Jiufen ...... then trawling Taipei, where boba with milk tea lies on every corner, in simple shops like Shuang Jiang.

The Social Group: 'We're Endangered Too' Mocktail Coolers

The Social Group: 'We're Endangered Too' Mocktail Coolers

October 11, 2019

Save Our Bees, Save Our Trees and Save Our Seas: When you visit The Social starting 12 October, these will be the three phrases to remember - the names of three new mocktails launched this month to help activists cultivate more plants and curb food waste in the Klang Valley.The Social Group recen...

Kopikumy, Sri Hartamas

Kopikumy, Sri Hartamas

October 10, 2019

This alfresco coffee hideout is helmed in the backyard of a Hartamas home by Indonesian mother-and-son team Issa and Rizki, cheerfully serving coffee cultivated in highland plantations in Pangalengan, south of Bandung. For black coffee, try the Kopi Kebun Sendiri premium Arabica, mildly fruity; f...

Hop Beer Bar, Jaya One

Hop Beer Bar, Jaya One

October 9, 2019

Jumping into Jaya One, PJ's latest craft beer bar is a casually friendly space where customers can stroll up to the self-service fridge and pick up a cold one of their choice (perhaps an American IPA like the Californian-brewed A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale) or have a pint freshly poured out for y...

163 Retail Park, Mont Kiara: Colourful Cuisines, Fun Flavours

163 Retail Park, Mont Kiara: Colourful Cuisines, Fun Flavours

October 8, 2019

There's no stopping the rise of new restaurants at Mont Kiara's 163 Retail Park, from a Malacca-born cafe for cherished classics to a Sarawak-loving kitchen for spicy specialities, plus eateries for everything from Hong Kong hot pots to Hakka lei cha, Shanghainese xiao long bao to American doughn...

Eat Drink KL Coffee Subscription

Eat Drink KL Coffee Subscription

October 8, 2019

Malaysia's first coffee subscription is designed for all coffee fans. Choose from these possibilities:- Prime Black for premium-priced black coffee.- Prime Milk for premium-priced coffee with milk or added flavours.- Classic Black for regular-priced black coffee.- Classic Milk for regular-priced ...

The Wagyu Restaurant, Lorong Yap Kwan Seng

The Wagyu Restaurant, Lorong Yap Kwan Seng

October 6, 2019

Japanese beef in all its grilled glory: True to its name, The Wagyu Restaurant relies on meat of pure pedigree, serving cuts from whole cattle flown into KL from Tokushima Prefecture, hand-carved with care by chefs from Nagano and Hiroshima, offered at lower-than-typical prices for yakiniku meals...

Bring On The Bagels: Christine's Bakery, Sunway Geo Avenue

Bring On The Bagels: Christine's Bakery, Sunway Geo Avenue

October 6, 2019

Fragrant-from-the-oven, freshly hand-crafted bagels, filled to bursting with everything from roasted ribeye to seared lamb and cured salmon: Move over, toasted sandwiches; hit the road, flame-broiled burgers - Christine's Bakery is now the Klang Valley's bastion for rolls-with-a-hole that you can...

Umami Boru, Tropicana Avenue

Umami Boru, Tropicana Avenue

October 5, 2019

Serving halal ramen from noon till past midnight, Umami Boru is a new spin-off by the Beard Brothers barbecue specialists - the beef ramen (RM22) features beef bacon made with brisket that's been cured for a week and smoked for eight hours, rounded out with broth prepared with bones and other par...

Nam, Republik Damansara Heights

Nam, Republik Damansara Heights

October 4, 2019

Weaving together Vietnamese, French and Chinese inspirations into a tapestry of pho, pâté, poached chicken rice and more, Nam finally launches this month - one of our most-anticipated restaurants at Damansara Heights' Republik F&B enclave, this is another dynamic destination by the founders o...

Flakes, The Hub SS2

Flakes, The Hub SS2

October 1, 2019

Flakes’ fluffy croissants, fresh-baked with French flour and butter, form its flagship foundation for a brunch lover’s bevy of warm meals, from creamy scrambled eggs layered with crab meat, fried shallots and smoked paprika aioli (RM22) to a medley of mushrooms, crowned with cauliflower, cheese, ...

Chiqui Don, Bukit Damansara

Chiqui Don, Bukit Damansara

September 30, 2019

Gastronomic globetrotters can cross culinary borders at Chiqui Don, where the itinerary might include nibbling on a trio of crispy coned tacos, stuffed with Tex-Mex chili con carne, Russian chicken stroganoff and French ratatouille (RM19), and croquettes of red peppers stuffed with fleshy crab me...

Rufous Coffee Roasters, Gabee & Simple Kaffa, Taipei

Rufous Coffee Roasters, Gabee & Simple Kaffa, Taipei

September 30, 2019

Three stops for a Taipei caffeine crawl: The charming Rufous Coffee Roasters, for a friendly dose of filter coffee and even Cognac con panna in a warm, intimate space with plenty of character ...Gabee, one of Taipei's pioneering third-wave coffee bars, for playful pleasures like the signature chi...

Jar Coffee, Damansara Perdana

Jar Coffee, Damansara Perdana

September 29, 2019

A plate of toast, topped with smoked salmon, smashed avocado and poached eggs (RM15); a vegetarian-friendly bowl of fermented Asian fare, beautifully pairing the juicy tang of Korean kimchi with the earthy bite of Indonesian tempeh (RM15); cups of long blacks (RM6) and lattes (RM9 with a RM3 surc...

Izzaza Kitchen, Subang Jaya

Izzaza Kitchen, Subang Jaya

September 29, 2019

For a burger in SS15 that costs below RM10 with all the trimmings, Izzaza's Burgizz features a real-meat chicken breast fillet, sufficiently tender, sandwiched with loads of lettuce, cucumber and mayo, accompanied by crisp fries, a filling meal for RM9.90. Complete the gluttony with fried ice cre...

Golden Sarovar Portico, Amritsar

Golden Sarovar Portico, Amritsar

September 28, 2019

Golden Sarovar Portico, one of Amritsar's well-recommended hotels, offers a room service selection that's filled with Punjab favourites, from the local tandoor-baked kulcha flatbread stuffed with potatoes to chickpea chole masala, with fish tikka and dal to round out a meal that fully channels th...

Vogue Lounge KL

Vogue Lounge KL

September 27, 2019

As a publication, Vogue has defined fashion, culture and lifestyle since its first issue more than 125 years ago; now, the brand seeks to redefine KL's fine-dining skyline, unveiling its first Malaysian restaurant, lounge and rooftop bar on the 38th-floor perch of Menara SuezCap, promising ...

New Menu: Food Foundry, Petaling Jaya

New Menu: Food Foundry, Petaling Jaya

September 26, 2019

For a dozen years now, Food Foundry has endured as a reassuring presence in Section 17, first introducing Malaysians to mille crepes, then ushering in a new generation of restaurants and cafes in the Happy Mansion apartment enclave. This past month, it made its most significant leap forward in i...

LIPAO, Hang Kasturi Road

LIPAO, Hang Kasturi Road

September 25, 2019

Classic Malaysian cendol, reintroduced to the bubble tea generation: LIPAO is on a mission to help preserve the popularity of time-honoured domestic desserts, beginning with cendol, by making them fashionably fabulous. In recent weeks, this charming shop near KL's Central Market has served hundre...

The Yellow Chilli, Amritsar

The Yellow Chilli, Amritsar

September 25, 2019

The Yellow Chilli is a red-hot choice in Amritsar for savouring specialities from India's northwestern frontier - biryani paired with rajma masala, rich with red kidney beans, as well as Amritsari macchi (fried fish blanketed in gram flour batter) and cheesy paneer pakora. Down with heat-beating ...

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur: Italian Week with Chef Daniele Devillanova

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur: Italian Week with Chef Daniele Devillanova

September 24, 2019

This week, KL welcomes a chef who began hunting hare and pheasant at the age of 10, foraging for wild mushrooms and pressing olive oil with his family in Italy's southern region of Puglia - exclusively until 28 September, Chef Daniele Devillanova will be cooking up everything from truffled semoli...

Yes Sir, Desa Sri Hartamas

Yes Sir, Desa Sri Hartamas

September 24, 2019

Is it possible to have a Penang-inspired meal at a Hartamas bistro? Yes, Sir: Char kuey teow (RM16; not quite as robust as Tiger's, nonetheless), completed with a cool cocktail called Semangkuk - essentially an icy bowl of cendol spiked with splashes of spirits (RM40).Yes Sir Bistro & Bar70 &...

Langar at the Golden Temple, Amritsar

Langar at the Golden Temple, Amritsar

September 23, 2019

Billed as the world's largest langar (communal free kitchen), tens of thousands of Sikh devotees and other visitors are served everyday with roti, dal and vegetables, prepared at every hour by an army of volunteers at Amritsar's Golden Temple, one of the most spectacular destinations in northern ...

So Moreish, Mont Kiara

So Moreish, Mont Kiara

September 22, 2019

So Moreish lives up to its name, thanks to the talents of its kitchen commander Johnny Kyaw, one of KL's most persistently passionate bakers. We first met Johnny nearly five years ago when he was part of the founding team at Kenny Hills Bakers, but by then, he had already been head baker at Solar...

Pandan Republic, Kwai Chai Hong

Pandan Republic, Kwai Chai Hong

September 22, 2019

Pandan Republic's pandan soft serve is smooth and creamy, conveying pure, natural notes of pandan, served with a cute, tiny bunny biscuit in a flower-shaped cone - a luscious cool treat (RM13) to make the afternoon more mellow. This cheerful new cafe on Chinatown's Kwai Chai Hong lane is expected...

Taipei Bar Crawl: Indulge, Bar Mood, Aha Saloon & Draft Land

Taipei Bar Crawl: Indulge, Bar Mood, Aha Saloon & Draft Land

September 21, 2019

Nine terrific cocktails to try on a Taipei bar crawl: Indulge Experimental Bistro's Dutch Martinez (Bols Genever, Manacino Rosso Amaranto, maraschino, peanut oil, pickled cheese) and Trilogy Of Palate (Zacapa 23 Rum, Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, Bacardi Ocha 8 YO Rum, sea tangle, pork jerky) ...Ba...

Sarang Cha, Lot 10

Sarang Cha, Lot 10

September 21, 2019

Malaysian coffee, Japanese teas, plus plenty of kitten-loving imagery: Sarang Cha is a serene new nest for quenching the thirst in downtown KL, offering milky pleasures that span a Kopi Latte brewed with Borneo-cultivated beans, specifically Tenom in Sabah (RM6.90), to the Coconut Matcha Latte sp...

Eat Street, Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport

Eat Street, Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport

September 20, 2019

Indian dairy deliciousness before flying out of Amritsar's international airport: A protein-packed paneer sandwich paired with a buttermilk beverage.

Positano Risto, Publika

Positano Risto, Publika

September 20, 2019

How does a restaurant soar atop TripAdvisor’s rankings in two separate cities, first trumping every other Italian eatery in Singapore, then similarly skyrocketing in KL within less than a year? Entrenched near the summit of customer ratings, with some 800 TripAdvisor reviews in Singapore and near...

Main Place Mall: Ready, Set, Walk ... Eat!

Main Place Mall: Ready, Set, Walk ... Eat!

September 19, 2019

Main Place Mall is steadily becoming a community hub for wholesome events in Subang Jaya, with family-friendly initiatives like the upcoming Ready, Set, Walk road safety-themed walkathon. If you're working up an appetite with all these fun activities, here's our latest exploration of worthwhile r...

WheyChillin, Chinatown KL

WheyChillin, Chinatown KL

September 18, 2019

Cool, reviving relief on hot, hazy days: KL's latest ice cream parlour promises relatively healthier treats, prepared with whey powder, skimmed milk and sugar substitutes, for reduced-calorie ice cream that's higher in protein and lower in fat and sugar. It might be less guilty an indulgence, but...

The Elbow Room, Allama Iqbal International Airport

The Elbow Room, Allama Iqbal International Airport

September 18, 2019

Before departing Lahore's international airport, have a final taste of the Pakistani omelette, rife with spicy chillies, at The Elbow Room cafe, washed down with fresh Pakistani mango juice.

A Day, The Intermark

A Day, The Intermark

September 17, 2019

A piping-hot cup of tea a day, coupled with pillowy mochi, keeps the blues away at this new cafe-store, a hub for local artisanal goods that span honey to handicraft. Browse the products in a Zen-inspired setting with a soothing soundtrack of chirping birds, then sip on gynostemma herbal tea (RM1...

Wildflowers, Petaling Street

Wildflowers, Petaling Street

September 16, 2019

Wild horses shouldn't keep fans of modern Asian fare away from this lovely, leafy eatery; across the street from Merchant's Lane, the team behind one of Chinatown's top cafes has crafted another alluringly atmospheric venue, heralding the evolution of their ambitions with a full-fledged restauran...

Kaching Island, Chow Kit

Kaching Island, Chow Kit

September 15, 2019

Customers seeking a wholesome, hearty meal at a friendly restaurant might hit the jackpot with Kaching Island's Nasi Lemak Salmon (RM25), pairing Malaysia's de facto national dish with a fish that's a cut above, plus plenty of peanuts, a poached egg, anchovies and sambal for completists.Kaching C...

Sofaer & Co, Myanmar

Sofaer & Co, Myanmar

September 15, 2019

Nestled in a heritage building in the historical heart of Yangon, Sofaer & Co serves up Burmese specialities like pickled tea leaf salads and coconut chicken noodles, complemented by cool cocktails like the Sanchaung Sophie (Monkey 47 gin with hibiscus cordial and pennywort).