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MONTT, Puchong

MONTT, Puchong

June 17, 2018

MONTT makes an effort to offer noteworthy temptations - grilled strip steak is prudently partnered with potato risotto (RM49.90), while seared duck breast comes competently coupled with cauliflower puree (RM49.90), as part of an extensive Western-focused menu that spans pastas to burgers. Wine an...

Carrot Express, Sunway Geo Avenue

Carrot Express, Sunway Geo Avenue

June 16, 2018

Economy rice for the office crowd is Carrot Express' main offering - rice with a choice of chicken, vegetable and beverage starts at RM11.90. But if you prefer your meals assembled in the kitchen, there's basic nasi lemak with kapitan chicken curry (RM12.90) and laksa telur sarang burung, a twist...

Warung Makcik Kiah, Sri Petaling

Warung Makcik Kiah, Sri Petaling

June 15, 2018

Warung Makcik Kiah's classic kampung-style cooking ranges from Pahang's patin tempoyak Temerloh (RM15 in a set with rice) to Kelantan's daging goreng kunyit (RM11.90), with plenty of familiar fare like ayam goreng kampung (RM8) and telur balado (RM5; made with eggs infused with the antioxidant, a...

Shobana's Kerala Kitchen, Petaling Jaya

Shobana's Kerala Kitchen, Petaling Jaya

June 14, 2018

Lunchtime at Shobana's Kerala Kitchen (reputedly named for the restaurant founder's late mother) revolves around soulful, fuss-free banana leaf meals that recall home cooking, with flaky, fluffy shark fish puttu as one potential highlight among the soothingly spiced accompaniments for your authen...

Gombak Hokkien Mee, Puchong

Gombak Hokkien Mee, Puchong

June 13, 2018

The family that runs Gombak Hokkien Mee has specialised in its signature recipe for more than three decades, beginning with a stall in - of course - Gombak. This year, they've moved to Puchong to launch a full-fledged restaurant, with Hokkien Mee as the cornerstone of their menu - a basic version...

Bansan Bistro, Bangsar South

Bansan Bistro, Bangsar South

June 10, 2018

Promising 'Penang on your plate,' Bansan Bistro brings lor bak, assam laksa and kuey teow th'ng to Bangsar South: In the battle between the restaurant's Hokkien mee (RM14.50; with braised pork ribs) and white curry mee (RM18.50; with cockles, poached prawns, cuttlefish and pig's blood cakes), the...

CKT Hunt: Sorrok & Uncle Tom, Plaza Arkadia

CKT Hunt: Sorrok & Uncle Tom, Plaza Arkadia

June 2, 2018

Craving char kuey teow? Plaza Arkadia offers a couple of options - Sorrok's version is simple and sweetish, served with shrimp and fish cakes on a banana leaf (RM26). Sorrok is at A-G-06, Plaza Arkadia, Desa ParkCity.If you prefer a porky version, Uncle Tom's Shirtlessman CKT (RM17; named for a f...

Lucky Quan, Kuchai Lama

Lucky Quan, Kuchai Lama

May 31, 2018

Lucky Quan does a creditable job of bringing the flavours of Hanoi to customers - the extensive menu encompasses interesting recipes that range from ark clams that pack a firm bite (RM25) to noodle soups swimming with baby octopus and pork blood curd (RM13.80), savoury frogs braised with coconut ...

SD Caravan, Subang Jaya

SD Caravan, Subang Jaya

May 31, 2018

A taste of Tashkent: SD Caravan rolls into Subang with a melting pot of Uzbek and Russian specialities, headlined by Uzbekistan's spicy beef noodle soup of lagman (RM11). While the restaurant is mainly run by an Uzbek-born family, Moscow takes a bow on the menu too (no surprise, since Uzbekistan ...

Man Man Cafe, Bandar Menjalara

Man Man Cafe, Bandar Menjalara

May 29, 2018

Cheat-day indulgences don't get much guiltier than Man Man Cafe's fried whole chicken leg heaped on a thick slice of French toast (RM20). Would be more satisfying if the batter for the chicken had a cleaner flavour and the bread were more thoroughly eggy, but if you're not counting calories, this...