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FLO Bar, Persiaran Ampang

FLO Bar, Persiaran Ampang

August 17, 2019

The cocktails flow indeed at FLO - mainly familiar concoctions like Negronis and Whiskey Sours, served by a smiling bartender on this first-floor Ampang hideout. FLO AmpangFirst Floor, 24, Persiaran Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 017-641-1731

Flipp, Persiaran Ampang

Flipp, Persiaran Ampang

August 15, 2019

Punchy beef recipes make a mark in this modern Japanese-influenced restaurant that specialises in cooked meat. For a sink-your-teeth-into-this guilty indulgence, the deep-fried wagyu MB5 cutlet steak sandwich (RM99) reminds us that we need more kitchens in KL to offer katsu sando, while sixty gra...

Sausage Sizzle, Sedap TTDI

Sausage Sizzle, Sedap TTDI

August 13, 2019

Hot dogs prepared by The Yard pie-and-milkshake purveyors, with hand-crafted sausages by the Beard Brothers BBQ meat specialists: Bringing both the sausages and the sizzle to the Sedap TTDI food-truck haven, this is a smokin'-hot new stop for fans of sausages with a rustic, real-meat texture, pac...

Hoagies, The Gardens Mall

Hoagies, The Gardens Mall

August 11, 2019

Hearty hoagies are the namesake of this cheerful new venue in The Gardens Mall, with no fewer than seven varieties of the submarine sandwich on the menu. True to its Philadelphia roots, the hoagie we had to try was the Philly-Me-Up (RM19.90; signature bun with sliced Philly steak, cheese, mushroo...

Sam's Kitchen, Bangsar

Sam's Kitchen, Bangsar

August 10, 2019

Now in his late sixties, Palanisamy “Sam” Muthusamy’s love for cooking began before he was a teenager, but his path in life took him in different directions for work for many decades, from driving a cab to delivering claypots. Now, he’s where he wants to be, making meals with his wife for friends...

Hawker Hall, Sri Hartamas

Hawker Hall, Sri Hartamas

August 10, 2019

Hartamas' new Hawker Hall celebrates a tradition of casual eats that leaps from George Town to Gangnam, spanning Penang char koay teow to Korean fried chicken.The CKT (RM12.90), however, misses the mark, without an enduring taste of wok hei, bearing cockles that prove so tiny, they can scarcely b...

Tickets Bar, Republik Damansara Heights

Tickets Bar, Republik Damansara Heights

August 7, 2019

Promising some enchanted evening, Tickets Bar takes inspiration from the bright lights of Broadway and wicked ways of The West End, emerging as a cocktail bar that'll evolve like a theatre, reshaping its repertoire as often as the Gielgud might change its latest production. Dress rehearsals have ...

Ground, Damansara Utama

Ground, Damansara Utama

August 2, 2019

Grounded in the passion for baking and brewing, Damansara Utama's latest cafe tackles open sandwiches piled with plenty of potential toppings, from grilled cheese (RM11; a triple threat of cheddar, parmesan and mozzarella) to fresh pumpkin puree (RM9; soft and smooth), smoked salmon with avocado ...

December Eighteen, Bandar Sunway

December Eighteen, Bandar Sunway

August 1, 2019

When a freshly married couple choose their wedding date as the name for their newborn cafe, it's clear that this is a labour of love. Ray and Amy's first F&B venture marks a daring departure from their past work on movies and TV commercials, but their behind-the-scenes experience in art direc...

Temu, Damansara Uptown

Temu, Damansara Uptown

July 31, 2019

Meet Temu, Damansara Uptown's new casual kitchen for northern Malay cooking with rustic roots, including Kedah's nasi daging air asam, aromatic rice with grilled buffalo meat and a tangy dip, rounded out with thick, textured dalca (RM24 for a serving meant for two persons), Kelantan's ayam kerutu...

Flow Coffee, Nucleus Tower

Flow Coffee, Nucleus Tower

July 30, 2019

Steaming-hot flat whites made creamy with oat milk, revivingly cool espressos splashed with orange juice and tonic water: White-collar workers seeking their caffeine fix in Mutiara Damansara's new Menara Nucleus can go with this Flow.Bonus trivia: Flow Coffee relies on beans roasted by Sabah's Cr...

Tendon Adachi, Wisma Cosway

Tendon Adachi, Wisma Cosway

July 27, 2019

Cheap and cheerful Japanese tendon - tempura donburi - crops up in the city centre: A basic bowl of steamed rice starts at RM4.50, with plenty of customisation possibilities. Select as many or as few ingredients as you like - this hearty, piping-hot heap of six battered toppings (fresh prawn, chi...

Rentak Bar, Tun H.S. Lee Road

Rentak Bar, Tun H.S. Lee Road

July 26, 2019

Rentak Bar brings the beat and the buzz back to Chinatown; on a recent Saturday night, this first-floor shop-house space echoed hypnotically with everything from the Modern Jazz Quartet's 1950s chilled-out instrumental Cortege to Diana Ross' disco bop The Boss, as customers sipped cinnamon-laced ...

Maki Japanese Restaurant, Desa Sri Hartamas

Maki Japanese Restaurant, Desa Sri Hartamas

July 25, 2019

Skewers of chicken liver, charcoal-grilled to medium instead of well-done for a burst-in-the-mouth lusciousness, accompanied by other cuts of chicken neck meat, chicken oyster meat and chicken tail meat (RM5-RM7), followed by batter-fried oysters and Japanese-sourced sweet potatoes: For fans of y...

Rolling Daruma, Kota Damansara

Rolling Daruma, Kota Damansara

July 24, 2019

Rice bowls, ramen and much more: Rolling out a range of Japanese-inspired favourites with fun flourishes, this friendly venue is worth visiting for donburi topped with tenderly grilled pork belly with the caramelisation of char siu, sprinkled with crunchy bits of pork lard (RM24), noodles with pl...