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The Forkers, Subang Jaya

The Forkers, Subang Jaya

April 19, 2019

The Forkers' kitchen spoons out a variety of Indian cooking, reputedly with a Kerala-origin chef (according to the service crew) who offers a knife-sharp focus on the Malabar Coast state's cuisine.Keralan specialities, rich and robust with coconut milk, include the Mango Fish Curry (RM23.50), Pra...

Tenfuku by Nihon Shoku, MyTOWN Shopping Centre

Tenfuku by Nihon Shoku, MyTOWN Shopping Centre

April 17, 2019

KL's latest destination for tendon - tempura-topped rice bowls - promises hearty fulfillment in a setting where it's perpetually sakura season. The top temptation is the Premium Tendon, featuring a heap of prawns, fish, calamari, crab sticks, vegetables and a half-boiled egg, blanketed in lightly...

Kokioh, MyTOWN Shopping Centre

Kokioh, MyTOWN Shopping Centre

April 16, 2019

Crashing the hen party of KL's Korean fried chicken craze, Kokioh is worth a cluck - its Original Crispy flavour is satisfyingly crunchy to the bite, juicy to the chew (RM12 for two drumsticks; other flavour possibilities include Soy Honey to Fire & Fury). If you want more of that crackly bat...

Rosso, Desa ParkCity

Rosso, Desa ParkCity

April 14, 2019

This new Italian restaurant specialises in pizzas, with more than thirty varieties on the menu, including topping combinations like sliced mortadella sausage and mozzarella cheese with pistachio bits (RM46). But the real highlight might rest in the remainder of the menu, showcasing Italian produc...

Five Cafe, Petaling Jaya

Five Cafe, Petaling Jaya

April 14, 2019

This neighbourhood cafe earns a high five for whipping up crowd-rousing specialities in a cheerful setting.Both the food and beverages span East to West - the kitchen does a capable job with mee goreng basah (RM9; a spicy fry-up with fish cakes and prawns), bruschetta blanketed with juicy cherry ...

All Day Polo Bun, Damansara Uptown

All Day Polo Bun, Damansara Uptown

April 12, 2019

Its bright yellow walls lined with the names of Hong Kong districts and destinations, All Day Polo Bun serves up the famed pineapple buns of cha chaan tengs with a dozen different stuffings. You can have them savoury, packed with possibilities like luncheon meat wrapped in fried egg (RM7.90); pla...

JangJang Korean Fusion, Taman Desa

JangJang Korean Fusion, Taman Desa

April 11, 2019

Fusion fun is all that jazz at JangJang, with Korean cooking making for a merry marriage with inspirations from Mexico, Italy and more.Nachos take on a tasty twist, topped with gochujang-spiked ground pork (RM23), while tteokbokki comes in a creamy carbonara sauce, textured with ham and enoki mus...

Boba Cocktails: Young Masters, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Boba Cocktails: Young Masters, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

April 10, 2019

Young Masters' boba cocktails promise playful pleasure; choose between the Teaggly Puff (milk tea with brown sugar pearls, distinctly laced with Malibu coconut-flavoured rum and Jameson whiskey) and the Milo Bobasaur (Milo Dinosaur and pearls with Baileys Irish cream) - better still, have both, s...

Shi Dao, Bandar Sungai Long

Shi Dao, Bandar Sungai Long

April 6, 2019

Honest cooking that channels a family kitchen: Shi Dao’s chef-owner Doris grew up helping her parents, who ran hawker stalls on Petaling Street decades ago (now in their eighties, they’ve since retired). Doris continues to persevere in her trade; she and a friend took over this humble, hidden res...

Pluse + Bistro, Bukit Jalil

Pluse + Bistro, Bukit Jalil

April 5, 2019

Pluse + Bistro tempted us here with an ongoing offer of a whole lobster, plus a lobster burger, plus a bottle of red wine, for RM178.80+. On the minus side, the promotion would work better if the Canadian-sourced lobster had been significantly fresher and fleshier; the Chilean Merlot, too, seemed...

Little Bing, Sri Petaling

Little Bing, Sri Petaling

April 3, 2019

Yambitious: Reflecting and revamping Teochew culinary traditions, Little Bing's big temptation is its pot of fish with yam, bean curd skin and mushrooms, swimming in a milky broth with a nuanced stock blended from fish, chicken and pork.The fish is fresh, flaky and moist, while the refillable bro...

Damai Studio & Cafe, Damai Road

Damai Studio & Cafe, Damai Road

March 31, 2019

Graced by a mural of the late Indian yoga proponent Swami Sivananda Saraswati, garlanded with a sense of soulful serenity, Damai Studio & Cafe lives up to its name, offering a sanctuary from the city's bustle, not only soothing the spirit but nourishing the body, doubling as a physical fitnes...

Pause Cafe, Choo Cheng Khay Road

Pause Cafe, Choo Cheng Khay Road

March 28, 2019

Pause Cafe is well worth a full stop, transforming a decades-old Kampung Attap apartment into an inviting space that feels as much a home as an eatery.The menu merits exploration too - the food seems fuelled by time-honoured nostalgia, while beverages showcase modern flair.Rice meals are the top ...

D'Florence Caffe, Cheras

D'Florence Caffe, Cheras

March 27, 2019

D’Florence Caffe brings the bloom to boba desserts, serving soufflé pancakes loaded with tapioca pearls and foamy cream in a floral-themed setting, including a ceiling-high mural that took three days to complete.The soufflé pancakes (RM16.90) - a little denser and richer than typical fluffy types...

Beer Mad, Subang

Beer Mad, Subang

March 20, 2019

They might be mad for beer but they’re also crazy about crustaceans: Platters piled high with three whole crabs atop each other - clambering for their photo-friendly close-up, cloaked in crowd-rousing flavours like creamy salted egg with crispy yam - are the ten-legged temptation at Subang’s late...