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Ficus Bistro, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Ficus Bistro, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

March 15, 2020

Ficus Bistro's short rib ramen is a beauty, crowned with chunks of four-hour-braised beef, superbly succulent, in a broth that's satisfyingly rich and robust (RM36). This friendly new restaurant promises plenty of playful pleasures, from a three-bao platter, the first one heartily stuffed with fr...

Bar Roca, Medan Damansara

Bar Roca, Medan Damansara

March 10, 2020

This friendly bar serves up Latin American-inspired treats like mini tacos, big on flavour with chili con carne, sour cream, cilantro and fresh lettuce stuffed in flour tortillas (RM21), and crisp batter-fried avocado slices with a spicy mayo dip (RM15), washed down with cocktails that strive to ...

Three Guys, KEDAI Mahsa Avenue

Three Guys, KEDAI Mahsa Avenue

March 10, 2020

Three beverages to try at Three Guys: Two boba concoctions, prepared with Australian milk - the signature Three Guys Boba (RM12.90; aromatic with green tea, nutty-earthy with roasted Japanese brown rice, and subtly punchy with sea salt) and Deconstructed Cendol Boba (RM12.90; a young-at-heart des...

Itik Salai Masthar, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Itik Salai Masthar, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

March 8, 2020

Kajang's popular Itik Salai Masthar has launched its latest offshoot in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, a conveniently located stall for smoked duck and chicken swimming in Negeri Sembilan-style masak lemak cili api, aromatic with coconut milk and turmeric. RM7 for a bowl of duck, RM5.50 for the chicken - f...

Oxford Classic Lounge, Sri Petaling

Oxford Classic Lounge, Sri Petaling

March 7, 2020

It's no surprise that Oxford Classic Lounge serves British-inspired pub grub like pork sausages blanketed in deep-fried bacon (RM16), but its culinary colonisation stretches to Asia as well with char koay teow with prawns and squid (RM11.90) and thickly battered chicken skin seasoned with Japanes...

He.Art, Sunway Geo Avenue

He.Art, Sunway Geo Avenue

March 5, 2020

He.Art heats up Sunway Geo Avenue with sultrily fried char kuey teow, smoky with wok hei, sprinkled with tiny but tasty cockles and plenty of lightly crunchy pork lard (RM15.90), and pork porridge that pulls no punches for tender sliced meat and all manner of offal (intestine lovers, this one's f...

Safehouse, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Safehouse, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

March 3, 2020

TTDI creative space Safehouse currently serves cool beverages by the Kuih-Zhi brand. During the day, it's a calm retreat from the neighbourhood's bustle - sip on citrus syrups (RM9) and house-made tong sui (RM9; laced with Chinese dates, dried longan, white fungus and goji berries). You can turn ...

Tenggek Burung Cafe, Bukit Keramat

Tenggek Burung Cafe, Bukit Keramat

February 29, 2020

Perched in a bungalow on a residential hill, Tenggek Burung Cafe is the closest thing to a highland cottage retreat within a 15-minute drive of KLCC.Tenggek's take on laksa Johor makes for a satisfactory lunch, drenched in fish gravy that's a little lighter than usual but no less tasty, prepared ...

FY Lunch & Break, Taman OUG

FY Lunch & Break, Taman OUG

February 28, 2020

Sarawak laksa fried rice? FY Lunch & Break's nifty novelty promises rice tossed in Sarawak laksa paste - the laksa flavour is subtle, so this resembles regular fried rice but with peppery-sweet nuances, fair enough for RM9.For the OG Sarawak laksa, a substantial bowl clocks in at only RM9.90,...

Er Lou Cafe, Petaling Jaya

Er Lou Cafe, Petaling Jaya

February 27, 2020

Sarawak laksa with a sprinkling of grated cheese? In any other restaurant, this might be a gimmicky novelty, but we can trust Er Lou Cafe's Kuching-born founder Jasmine to do justice to her home state's heritage. The cheese adds a mild milkiness to this mellow bowl that's made extra-notable with ...

The Great Fork, NU Sentral

The Great Fork, NU Sentral

February 24, 2020

The Great Fork might be NU Sentral's most gorgeously furnished restaurant, with cosy nooks lined with calming murals inside and a spacious, leafy terrace perched on the fifth floor outdoors. Its menu confidently crosses continents, hopscotching from Asia to America - starters span the Indonesian-...

Hijau, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Hijau, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

February 20, 2020

TTDI goes green: Vegan product purveyor Hijau now offers its plant-based spreads, sauces and sambals as part of meals at Thursdvys cafe. Main courses (available 1pm-10pm) include edamame hummus with crispy kale chips and toasted pumpkin with sourdough toast (RM22), sweet potato gnocchi with plant...

Bunglow37, Bangsar

Bunglow37, Bangsar

February 19, 2020

Promising respite from the crowds of BSC and Telawi, Bunglow37 is Bangsar's hidden secret, a refurbished home-turned-restaurant tucked at the end of a road less travelled.Meals are pleasantly prepared, with an eye on wholesome ingredients - grilled organic chicken leg with mashed potatoes and veg...

Book Barter Cafe, Cyberjaya

Book Barter Cafe, Cyberjaya

February 15, 2020

Embark on the next chapter of your reading adventures at Book Barter Cafe, where you can bring in a book to trade with any of the ones here. Bestsellers are well-represented, from Dan Brown to Danielle Steel.The cafe component is compact and casual - sip on a subtly bitter flat white (RM8) while ...

Wok It, Bangsar & Subang

Wok It, Bangsar & Subang

February 15, 2020

Wok It's build-your-own-box takeaways seem ideal for customers who enjoy customising their meals. We chose brown rice for our carb base, with cockles for protein and broccoli and carrots for fibre, tossed in a mild green curry sauce. It's a satisfyingly balanced preparation, wok-fired for a sub...