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Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral: Summer Picnic Sets

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral: Summer Picnic Sets

August 4, 2020

In this land of perpetual summer, a picnic might seem like the perfect way to celebrate with family and friends, whether you're comfortably indoors or savouring the sun outside. If it's the season of feasting for you, check out Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral's Summer Picnic Set, available with a sass...

By Dokkfaâ Dining Bar, Sri Petaling

By Dokkfaâ Dining Bar, Sri Petaling

August 2, 2020

For Thai fusion fans, By Dokkfaa offers everything from Mama tom yum noodles topped with tobiko to pad kra pao pizza with basil leaves. We were slightly unfortunate that the chef was not yet in when we visited at 4pm on a Thursday evening, so most of the menu was unavailable. Still, we managed to...

MadMen, Tropicana Avenue

MadMen, Tropicana Avenue

August 2, 2020

Mad about nasi lemak? MadMen serves not only a hearty platter with robust, tender pork rib rendang (RM20) but packets of Oloiya's nasi lemak-flavoured bak kwa with the scent of santan (RM18). Surprisingly, the restaurant isn't offering Don Draper's favourite old fashioned cocktail, but you can st...

Haus 7 Cafe, Puchong

Haus 7 Cafe, Puchong

August 1, 2020

This Haus could be a second home for customers seeking a friendly, breezy refuge in Puchong. Its founders have turned a small, abandoned bungalow in what looks like semi-rural heartland into a charming, fuss-free space that feels close to nature.Meals are meant to channel that made-in-your-kitche...

6 Yi Cafe, OUG

6 Yi Cafe, OUG

July 30, 2020

For fans of arts, crafts and literature, 6 Yi is worth at least 60 minutes of your time: Come for the colourful, creative corners, stay for the punchy braised pork rice (RM15.90) and desserts and drinks with a kick, including Bailey's chocolate mousse cake (RM16.90) and sparkling cider.6 Yi Cafe ...

AiJiu Wine Bar, Puchong

AiJiu Wine Bar, Puchong

July 28, 2020

Liquor lovers have a new hideout in Puchong: Pick a Portuguese wine, perhaps a supple red by Monte Cascas from southern Portugal's Alentejo region, and linger for the entire evening. Friendly service, comfortable sofas and soothing music combine for a relaxing experience.AiJiu Wine BarNo. 01-02, ...

Curio Cafe, Muzium Negara

Curio Cafe, Muzium Negara

July 25, 2020

After exploring the exhibits at Muzium Negara, we enjoyed locally inflected refreshments at this cosy cafe outside the ticketing entrance. Frosty cendol with plenty of kidney beans was an antidote for even the most humid afternoon, while boba-laced fresh milk made nectarous with gula Melaka broug...

D'Izakaya, Taman Melawati

D'Izakaya, Taman Melawati

July 22, 2020

Ayam percik sushi rolls? A smash success at D'Izakaya, where chef Azri Che Ishak has the chops to execute the balance of flavours and textures that holds the key to reinvention. Purists might howl, but cuisine shouldn't stay stagnant - after all, even the California roll was only first created in...

The Lankan Crabs, Bangsar

The Lankan Crabs, Bangsar

July 21, 2020

If crab roe rocks your boat, set sail for The Lankan Crabs and order a serving of Indonesian-sourced female mud crabs cooked in Sri Lanka's Negombo-inspired mild curry (RM140 for two medium-sized crabs, weighing at least 400 grams per crab). The curry is rich with roe in practically every spoonfu...

The Yellow Roast, Q Sentral

The Yellow Roast, Q Sentral

July 16, 2020

When we visited The Yellow Roast in March, it was a red-hot new stall that served KL Sentral's tastiest Cantonese roast meats. Weekday lunch crowds in the Q Sentral office tower flocked here for a hearty lunch and pleasant view from the 12th floor. The Yellow Roast now seems to specialise in preo...

Baba Quay, Ronnie Q Bangsar

Baba Quay, Ronnie Q Bangsar

July 15, 2020

Pie tee, pongteh and Pimm's: Baba Quay, the new Peranakan kitchen of Bangsar's Ronnie Q pub, tempts us with traditional Nyonya cooking, paired with a cocktail or two for extra pleasure.The top hats are crunchy and fresh-tasting, though they could be more richly stuffed with shredded turnips for a...

Atap by Pagi Coffee Co, SS15 Subang Jaya

Atap by Pagi Coffee Co, SS15 Subang Jaya

July 11, 2020

Come for the coffee and kombucha, stay for the cheese and chocolate: Atap brings together two former food truck owners under one roof, teaming up the talents of barista Christopher Chuah and sandwich specialist Fauzan Ruslan, who first met while running their respective trucks - Pagi Coffee Co an...

Soffle, Mont Kiara

Soffle, Mont Kiara

July 10, 2020

Bringing together Japanese souffle pancakes and sofuto-inspired soft serves, Soffle is a soothing new dessert destination that offers a sweet escape from bitter reality.The signature is the Valrhona Dark Chocolate, with all things chocolate, from the cooked-to-order pancakes (with a 20-30 minute ...

Coffeeboy Club: Mexicola Nights

Coffeeboy Club: Mexicola Nights

July 8, 2020

Black coffee by day, burritos by night: PJ's Coffeeboy Club has recently started serving dinner every Friday and Saturday, tackling tacos for its new Mexicola nights. If you like fresh, soft tacos, assembled to order with respectable produce, the Fishy Tacos should satisfy, stuffed with crisply b...

Ramen Setagaya, 1 Mont Kiara

Ramen Setagaya, 1 Mont Kiara

July 7, 2020

Attention, adventurous ramen explorers: Ramen Setagaya recently launched distinctive promotional bowls like the Shionoya Jiro Ramen, pungently swamped with a mega mound of garlic over a blanket of bean sprouts and cabbage, true to the 'Jirorian style' introduced in Tokyo a half-century ago.The no...