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Lasilicious Bakery & Cafe, Bangsar

Lasilicious Bakery & Cafe, Bangsar

June 24, 2021

When life gives you Lasilicious, order a lemon butter cake at this bakery-cafe that’s fresh in Bangsar; the cake is densely moist, as lemony-buttery as we’d hope for (RM10 per slice). Looking for something less sugary but still decadent? Lasilicious’ thickly slathered avocado sandwich with a crea...

IOI SHOPZ: Delicious deliveries from IOI City Mall, with exclusive benefits for CLUB IOI members

IOI SHOPZ: Delicious deliveries from IOI City Mall, with exclusive benefits for CLUB IOI members

June 24, 2021

In the mood for burgers, Korean fried chicken, spicy mala specialities and much more from your favourite restaurants in IOI City Mall? Check out IOI SHOPZ on CLUB IOI to satisfy your hankerings: Ordering online on www.ioishopz.com.my or through the CLUB IOI app offers convenient deliveries and ...

Hard Attack, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Hard Attack, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

June 23, 2021

Snack attack: This new TTDI-based delivery service specialises in moreish munchies. The Cheese Burger Wontons (RM11.50) come filled with fresh ground meat, turning burger patties into bite-sized parcels of protein, wrapped in skin that's supple in the centre, crisp around the edges.The Coconu...

Burger Blek, Sri Petaling

Burger Blek, Sri Petaling

June 23, 2021

Sri Petaling's saucy, spicy new take on fried chicken deliveries is battering up a storm of succulence.Burger Blek's chicken is crowd-pleasing - crunchy-battered thigh meat, conveniently deboned, sandwiched in burgers (RM10.50) or served on their own ( (RM12.90 for two pieces, partnered with thre...

Pasta Boss

Pasta Boss

June 22, 2021

The evolution of pasta in Malaysia: Pasta Boss' Beef Rendang Carbonara Pasta pours full-bodied flavour into succulent, seven-day-brined brisket, mingling harmoniously with a light, lemony cream sauce (RM23), while the ChimmiChicken Ulam Pesto Pasta seeks to celebrate ulam raja, though it's ...

Cata, Bukit Damansara: Baking up beautiful bagels for deliveries

Cata, Bukit Damansara: Baking up beautiful bagels for deliveries

June 21, 2021

Bring us these bagels! Cata’s delivery-friendly bagels are lovingly handcrafted with 00 finely ground Italian flour and organic barley malt-syrup, cold-proofed overnight, punched down, risen at room temperature, boiled, brushed with egg wash, and then finally baked. This painstaking boil-then-bak...

Le Cordon Bleu Malaysia: Chef instructors share their favourite recipes for fish & snails

Le Cordon Bleu Malaysia: Chef instructors share their favourite recipes for fish & snails

June 21, 2021

What do experienced French chefs enjoy cooking and eating?  We visited Le Cordon Bleu Malaysia's kitchen at its Sunway College campus to meet two of its most seasoned chef instructors, who shared their favourite recipes with us - a beautiful modern fish dish with a hint of Japanese inspirations, ...

Third Project KL

Third Project KL

June 20, 2021

With two years of experience in making cold brew coffee and nearly 18 hours of brewing poured into each amber glass bottle, Third Project KL promises cool, confident caffeination. Steeped in their fridge and sent to ours, Third Project KL's Black Cold Brew (RM13) is smooth and juicily plum-sweet,...

Montserrat, Spain

Montserrat, Spain

June 19, 2021

  While visiting the Benedictine abbey of Monserrat, take time for a tasting of liqueurs made on this mountain, some fragrantly floral, others with nutty nuances of walnuts and macadamia.

EDKL Interview: Five founding partners, including Malaysian MP Syed Saddiq, empower new restaurateurs at COOX

EDKL Interview: Five founding partners, including Malaysian MP Syed Saddiq, empower new restaurateurs at COOX

June 18, 2021

Malaysian MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman typically earns attention for his work in his constituency of Muar, his youth-centred advocacy with his MUDA political movement, and his TikTok and Instagram videos with his cats Meow Meow and Toby.Now, he's adding another role - as an F&B start-up e...

Have a local business? Cococart will create your website for free

Have a local business? Cococart will create your website for free

June 17, 2021

Taking your business online can seem daunting. With so many e-commerce platforms to choose from, it can be difficult to pick the right one, especially with hidden fees and complicated setups that may take weeks or even months before your shop goes live. Cococart is designed to take local business...

Millilitre: Coffee beans roasted to order, reaching you within 7 days

Millilitre: Coffee beans roasted to order, reaching you within 7 days

June 16, 2021

When's the perfect time to brew your coffee after the beans have been freshly roasted? For Malaysian coffee supply specialist Millilitre, less than a week is what it takes, with the new Super 7 Fresh series of single-origin beans, currently sourced from Ethiopia and Kenya.Beans are locally roaste...

ELAIESE x Salad Atelier: Taking salads & burgers to healthy heights with red palm fruit oil

ELAIESE x Salad Atelier: Taking salads & burgers to healthy heights with red palm fruit oil

June 15, 2021

You might sometimes enjoy your salads with a shower of olive oil, a splash of sesame oil, or even a sprinkle of walnut oil for a balsamic vinaigrette.  But your next favourite healthy oil could be ELAIESE red palm fruit oil, perfectly paired with two special summery salads at Salad Atelier fro...

Starwheels Cafe & Bistro, Emporis Kota Damansara

Starwheels Cafe & Bistro, Emporis Kota Damansara

June 14, 2021

Hot meals and wheels: This concept cafe offers not only Japanese-inspired cooking but electric scooters, which customers can test before deciding whether to purchase. Roll with ramen - prices prove surprisingly wallet-friendly; the spicy ramen with scallops and corn costs RM12.90, tasty enough to...

Florescence by World of Phalaenopsis, Ulu Yam

Florescence by World of Phalaenopsis, Ulu Yam

June 13, 2021

If you love verdant cafes where plants vastly outnumber people, Florescence by World of Phalaenopsis is worth the 45-minute drive from KL's city centre to Ulu Yam. Waddling ducks welcome you to this pondside paradise, nestled in an orchid farm where summer seems abloom all year round.Florescence'...

Eggin, Bukit Damansara

Eggin, Bukit Damansara

June 12, 2021

Veteran barista Alang makes a mean magic and a fab flat white for pick-ups on the porch of this Bukit Damansara home. Alang's new effort, Eggin, is meant to eventually open as a cafe in Plaza Damansara nearby, but for now, it's nice to watch Alang at work outdoors in this pleasant leafy space, a ...

Connie Bao, Sri Petaling

Connie Bao, Sri Petaling

June 12, 2021

Homemade baos, sold steaming-hot on the porch of a Sri Petaling house: If you love fresh, tender baos, loaded with comfortingly familiar fillings, check in at Connie Bao.The biggest baos (RM4) are massive, too large to fit into the palm of a hand, packed with pork, hard-boiled egg and mushrooms i...

Cik Sabi: Chicken Biryani & other soulful meals for delivery

Cik Sabi: Chicken Biryani & other soulful meals for delivery

June 11, 2021

Serving everything from Nasi Uduk with Opor Ayam to Mutton Meat Loaf with eight local spices in an all-butter crust, Cik Sabi promises soulful meals by Malaysian theatre veteran Sabera Shaik, who spins skilfully from choreography to cooking with her latest effort. We recently received a meal bo...

HF Grocer: Selling fresh produce, including from Orang Asli farmers

HF Grocer: Selling fresh produce, including from Orang Asli farmers

June 11, 2021

A family-run farm that helps other families who run farms: HF Grocer has been selling its own produce, spanning papayas to pineapples, cultivated in Bentong for more than five years. In September 2020, its founders went online at hfgrocer.com and soon brought neighbouring farms into their platfor...

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral: Feast on the Daddy's Platter this Father’s Day

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral: Feast on the Daddy's Platter this Father’s Day

June 10, 2021

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral is dedicating more than a fortnight to all dads out there with its fantastic Father's Day platters, available for takeaway or delivery on 14-30 June. Let Dad sit back, relax and put his feet up as Aloft's culinary crew does all the work, letting your family enjoy a fe...

ELLO Pita KL

ELLO Pita KL

June 9, 2021

Have a pita party: Say hi to ELLO, delivering puffy, fluffy pocketfuls of sunshine, transforming salads, sandwiches and even burgers into wholesome pita pockets, plump and perfect.Malaysia might feel like a million miles from Marrakesh now, but The Moroccan brings a bit of the Red City to KL, loa...

Googoo Gaagaa, Pandan Indah

Googoo Gaagaa, Pandan Indah

June 8, 2021

Soule, her husband Rick and their pal Danny weren't planning to name their first cafe Googoo Gaagaa. But a twist of circumstance resulted in this memorable Queen-inspired moniker for a friendly new space with fun touches of art, including fluorescent paintings to be illuminated by black lights.Ta...

Katuaq Cultural Centre Cafe, Greenland

Katuaq Cultural Centre Cafe, Greenland

June 7, 2021

  For a taste of Greenlandic fare, the Katuaq Cultural Centre Cafe in Nuuk, one of the world's northernmost capitals, is popular with locals and visitors alike, serving up the likes of reindeer hot dogs; open sandwiches heaped with redfish and halibut; and tapas platters comprising everything fro...

Iki Omakase, Imbi

Iki Omakase, Imbi

June 6, 2021

The city centre's latest omakase restaurant specialises in Edomae sushi, showcasing marinated aged seafood draped over rice seasoned brown with red vinegar.Iki Omakase currently offers a sushi box for takeout and delivery - at 12 pieces for RM228, it's a reasonably priced collection, considering ...

School of Animals, Bukit Bintang

School of Animals, Bukit Bintang

June 5, 2021

Study the shelves for a curriculum of craft beers from across the globe at this colourful new bar - the British-brewed Pride & Joy by Vocation is crisp and cleanly hoppy, while Life & Death is bold and malty, as bitter as life sometimes is.Upstairs, One Big Bite is set to launch its dinin...

Garantita, Algeria

Garantita, Algeria

June 4, 2021

An Algerian street-food staple, garantita is a savoury chickpea cake, spiced with cumin and harissa, stuffed in a sliced baguette, sold on corners all across Algiers, the country's capital - a basic but brilliantly tasty sandwich.

Happy XiXi, Sri Petaling

Happy XiXi, Sri Petaling

June 3, 2021

Find a bit of bliss in creamy rice bowls, cool tong sui and charming croffles at Sri Petaling's new Happy XiXi. In the battle of the bowls, victory belongs to the one triumphantly topped with thick tamago slathered with mentaiko sauce, a complete and convincing meal with corn, cherry toma...

PC Studio Cafe: A progressive take on plant-powered burgers, pastas & snacks in Petaling Jaya

PC Studio Cafe: A progressive take on plant-powered burgers, pastas & snacks in Petaling Jaya

June 2, 2021

Meatless menus have muscled into the mainstream with a vengeance. In Manhattan, the three Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park, one of the world's most acclaimed restaurants, announced in May that it was abandoning all animal products, including meat and seafood, in favour of plant-based dishes.C...

Cafe Chef Wan: Gawai Festival Platter

Cafe Chef Wan: Gawai Festival Platter

June 1, 2021

Celebrate the festive spirit of Gawai this week with a very special box by Cafe Chef Wan that promises a soulful, sumptuous spread from Borneo.The Gawai Festival Platter is available for takeouts and delivery until Sunday, 6 June 2021, showcasing rare produce from East Malaysia. Its once-a-year o...

Sucrose Desserts, Imbi

Sucrose Desserts, Imbi

May 31, 2021

If you love luscious desserts, Sucrose's fab four temptations will be irresistible, creamy and dreamy, named cryptically for four women - Eva, Audrey, Liu Ying and Josephine.It's challenging to choose a favourite, but Eva certainly wins our heart - a chocolate Paris-Brest layered with hazelnut cr...

The Bar At Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, Mongolia

The Bar At Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, Mongolia

May 30, 2021

While visiting Mongolia's 40-metre-high Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, stop by the bar inside for a sip of the country's favourite vodka, the Chinggis.

Bröom Artisan Bakery, Taman Paramount

Bröom Artisan Bakery, Taman Paramount

May 29, 2021

If bread is your balm in troubled times, Bröom might bring you a bit of comfort in carbs, in a soothing space that speaks of solace and serenity. Fun fact: Bröom's name might look and sound Scandinavian, but it's also a nod to brooms, a reference to time spent on contemplation while cleaning up a...

BeanGood, Alam Damai Cheras

BeanGood, Alam Damai Cheras

May 28, 2021

Fresh-baked fruit tarts for tempting teatime takeouts at this friendly new Cheras cafe: BeanGood's treats come blanketed with toppings like orange curd (with a fragrant citrus zip) and Korean strawberries with yogurt cream (with a full-bodied berry zing), layered over a crunchy, gently nutty almo...

Neutrals, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Neutrals, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

May 27, 2021

If you're biased in favour of flora-filled cafes, Neutrals should win your vote as TTDI's most inviting new space. Plant your roots here with fiddle-leaf figs on one corner, potted ferns hanging from the ceiling, and staghorns branching out of the wall, soaking up the sunshine that streams from t...

Kung's Cafe, Laos

Kung's Cafe, Laos

May 26, 2021

At the end of a rustic residential laneway, Kung's Cafe is a charming retreat for a simple Laotian lunch of noodles or rice amid a leafy, hidden-secret setting filled with potted plants.

Staple Eats: Reimagining rendang, burgers & brownies as health-focused, guilt-free indulgences

Staple Eats: Reimagining rendang, burgers & brownies as health-focused, guilt-free indulgences

May 25, 2021

With health now at the forefront of everyone's minds, a restaurant like Staple Eats with an imaginative outlook on wholesome cooking feels increasingly resonant. What makes Staple Eats stand out is its reassurance that we shouldn't be forced to sacrifice indulgences that we enjoy.This family-run ...

Simply Better: Curated marketplace with community group-purchase discounts

Simply Better: Curated marketplace with community group-purchase discounts

May 24, 2021

From cakes to coffee beans to Chinese herbs, bedsheets to body wash, claypots to cutting boards to cutleries, Simply Better brings together a top-quality range of lifestyle products from carefully chosen merchants on an online platform that's a breeze to browse and a pleasure to purchase from.T...

Three Plates Full: Pork Pie Deliveries

Three Plates Full: Pork Pie Deliveries

May 23, 2021

Fresh-from-the-oven pies, packed with succulent, saucy meat and vegetables: Three Plates Full nails its pork pies, baked fresh entirely in its Subang Jaya kitchen.Bite into these chunky treats, with their flaky, buttery puff pastry top and crusty pie base, for full-bodied mouthfuls of pork collar...

Bene Pasta

Bene Pasta

May 22, 2021

With about eight recipes available for delivery, Bene Pasta strives to satisfy spaghetti cravings.  We tried two Asian-influenced styles (RM16). The Mala Pasta might be too hot for some of us to handle - the Szechuan spiciness blazes a scorching, stinging path on the palate, burning over the mush...

BBQ Bros, Sri Petaling

BBQ Bros, Sri Petaling

May 21, 2021

Sri Petaling's new stall for barbecued pork ribs and belly promises the succulence of 24-hour sous-vide slow-cooking and the sultriness of charcoal grilling.The meat comes with Asian flavour twists, courtesy of a chef whose resume spans top KL hotels, from Shangri-La to Sheraton Imperial, but is ...

Charcox Charcoal Grill, Salak South Garden

Charcox Charcoal Grill, Salak South Garden

May 20, 2021

Charcox is becoming a neighbourhood favourite in Salak South for well-priced Western fare that's a cut above what's expected. At RM59 for 200 grams of grass-fed Aussie rib eye, customers can't be blamed for lowering their hopes, but this charcoal-grilled steak more than merits the price, a slab t...

Zikgu, Sri Petaling

Zikgu, Sri Petaling

May 19, 2021

Who needs French fries when you can have fried chicken skin to pair with your burger?Sri Petaling's new chicken sandwich truck is a diabolical diet-destroyer, cramming in all the crunch you could crave from fried chicken.The chicken burger is a behemoth, with chunky thigh meat in flavourfully s...

Dar Belhadj, Tunisia

Dar Belhadj, Tunisia

May 18, 2021

Housed in an atmospheric building that dates back over three centuries in Tunis' old town, Dar Belhadj promises classic Tunisian cuisine; try the osban, a large, gamy sausage stuffed with chopped lamb liver and heart - an acquired taste, but one that's typical of Tunisian special occasions.

Fest, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Fest, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

May 17, 2021

Fest is back: This purveyor of chicken waffles and coffee first ran for two years in Jaya One beginning in 2016, then moved to Damansara Perdana with its Malaysian soul-food sister restaurant Grain in 2018 before taking a hiatus in late 2019. Now, Fest's chef-founder Jia Yuan is making a fresh st...

Macarons by Madeleine: Gifts that bring artistic beauty to any occasion

Macarons by Madeleine: Gifts that bring artistic beauty to any occasion

May 16, 2021

Macarons handcrafted into your favourite Pokemon and comic-book characters, or shaped like a laughing emoji, or resembling kittens, bunnies and even unicorns, complete with hand-painted illustrations in edible icing: Macarons by Madeleine transforms basic macarons into memorable artistic marvels,...

Kimasu by N97, Bangsar

Kimasu by N97, Bangsar

May 15, 2021

Bangsar's new hidden Japanese restaurant conceals intriguing chambers of secrets, including a crimson teppanyaki counter surrounded by samurai, plus private rooms with nature-loving themes of bamboo forests and cherry blossom mountains.If you enjoy dinner with a show, Kimasu's friendly crew is ea...

Arabic Tea & Ayran, Saudi Arabia

Arabic Tea & Ayran, Saudi Arabia

May 14, 2021

Arabic hospitality is potent enough that strangers strolling by might be invited to enjoy a glass of hot tea or cool ayran yogurt beverage to refresh them before they continue their travels.

Kuwaiti Seafood

Kuwaiti Seafood

May 14, 2021

Kuwaitis love seafood, so it's easy to find the fresh catch from the Persian Gulf here, from the sea's signature fish of moist and flaky hamour to lobsters and prawns. 

Omani Seafood

Omani Seafood

May 13, 2021

Oman takes pride in the bounty of its waters - seafood is well-represented at Grand Millennium Muscat's Bahriyat restaurant, where guests take their pick of the market-fresh catch of the day, cooked in preparations like sardine risotto or simply grilled.

Fifty-Three by Reggae Mansion, Chinatown

Fifty-Three by Reggae Mansion, Chinatown

May 12, 2021

Bear with this Chinatown cafe, where cuddly teddies take over the couches and perch themselves precariously above tables. Fusion fun and flamboyance run riot through the menu: Pasta carbonara is a mound of linguine in a creamy sauce, crowned with a Parmesan crisp, complemented by smoked duck, emb...