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Satay Pappasu, Petaling Street

Satay Pappasu, Petaling Street

January 27, 2020

Like many of Petaling Street's recently revived shop-houses, Satay Pappasu charms with an interior that nods to nostalgia in its effort to entice today's social media generation. Its satay selection includes Australian lamb, beef tenderloin, beef stomach, and sotong - lean, with a sturdy chew.Sat...

Yum Thong Sui, Bukit Bintang

Yum Thong Sui, Bukit Bintang

January 26, 2020

With chillers strategically located throughout the Klang Valley, from Bukit Bintang to Bandar Sunway, Yum Thong Sui is a convenient stop for sweet, soothingly cold Cantonese desserts. The signature 'Six Flavour' comes comfortingly with lily bulbs, fox nuts, lotus seeds, dried longan, barley, snow...

The Hungry Tapir, Petaling Street

The Hungry Tapir, Petaling Street

January 22, 2020

The Hungry Tapir has heart: This beautiful new restaurant could become KL's next natural habitat for vegans and vegetarians, as well as the rest of us who relish the flavours of the earth's harvests, coupled with Sabah-inspired craft rice wine cocktails.It's no surprise that this venue will be lo...

Klésis Café, Petaling Jaya

Klésis Café, Petaling Jaya

January 19, 2020

A comfortable hideout for a healthy bowl - grilled chicken cooked with hints of yogurt and curry spices, rounded out with brown rice, alfalfa sprouts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, broccoli, lettuce, cucumber, carrots, chickpeas and cherry tomatoes, splashed with roasted sesame sauce, for a lun...

Kews Patisserie, Taman Desa

Kews Patisserie, Taman Desa

January 17, 2020

Taman Desa's new playground for pastries is a promising place with plenty of pleasant treats, cool corners and warm service.Even for those of us who typically wade away from tuna sandwiches, Kews Patisserie's is tasty, not too fishy but well-balanced with briny flavours from the sea and crisp veg...

The Arch Kitchen & Bar, Sri Hartamas

The Arch Kitchen & Bar, Sri Hartamas

January 15, 2020

Hartamas' latest hangout for Thai fare feels very much part of this neighbourhood already; its nicely conceived interior with easy-on-the-eyes flourishes is a magnet for customers.Of the food we ordered, our favourite is the Cameron Highlands sweet corn salad, its chilled sweetness balanced by cr...

The H. Temptation, Petaling Jaya

The H. Temptation, Petaling Jaya

January 14, 2020

With the 'H' standing for Healthy, The H. Temptation was born of the efforts of two sisters who sought to prepare wholesome meals for their ill father. That dedication permeates this cafe's menu, resulting in not-too-sinful indulgences like Nasi X Lemak Fried Rice (RM22; brown rice with coconut o...

Queen Beans Cafe, Cheras

Queen Beans Cafe, Cheras

January 12, 2020

Queen Beans Cafe begins its reign in Cheras with crowd-pleasing cheesecakes and chocolate cakes, fresh and indulgently creamy enough to merit the calories. Wash down with rose-tinged beverages, fizzy or caffeinated.Queen Beans Cafe127 Block P/A, Taman Yulek, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 12pm-10pm.

Eco Wine, Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park

Eco Wine, Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park

January 11, 2020

Eco Wine's kitchen takes customers on a tour of East Asia - start with the Hong Kong-inspired, Stephen Chow-loving three-egg rice, soft, slick and sweet with soy sauce and sausages (RM11.90), then spice things up with Thailand's Mama instant noodles, heartily portioned with plenty of tender chick...

Jen Cafe, Cheras

Jen Cafe, Cheras

January 10, 2020

Jonesing for East Asian comfort fare? Jen Cafe's Shanghai-inspired noodles is slicked up with scallion oil for slurp-worthy comfort in a bowl, rounded out with a fried egg and bok choy (RM10), while its mantou comes stuffed with a warm folded omelette, melted cheese and fluffy chicken floss for a...

Ayam Kampung Uptown, Damansara Uptown

Ayam Kampung Uptown, Damansara Uptown

January 9, 2020

Promising 'Malay banana leaf' rice, Ayam Kampung Uptown puts a traditional Nusantara village twist to the South Indian staple, drenching its Set Daun Pisang with kuah masak lemak, kari ayam and Padang-style kalio rendang, complete with acar and tempeh (RM6). The ensemble tastes unmistakably more ...

Flos Cafe, Cheras

Flos Cafe, Cheras

January 7, 2020

This florist's studio, hidden on the fourth floor of a shop-lot, is also a dessert-and-coffee parlour by reservations only, run by the friendly duo of Daniel and Justin. It's worth the effort to text Flos Cafe to make a booking for freshly baked, freshly brewed fare.Limited servings are available...

Roti & Kopi House, Damansara Uptown

Roti & Kopi House, Damansara Uptown

January 6, 2020

Roti & Kopi House roars into Damansara Uptown with modernised locally inspired specialities like the Roti Tiger (RM9.90; house-baked panini-style toast, crispy-creamy with butter and kaya, plus cheese and roasted almond bits, like eating bread with an apam balik stuffing) and the Kopi Harimau...

Swee Bee by Baker Dave, Sri Hartamas

Swee Bee by Baker Dave, Sri Hartamas

January 4, 2020

A cafe that specialises in pineapple tarts, with inspirations from both Mom and Taiwan? Count us in: Baker Dave pays homage to his mother's recipe, which he recalls helping to meticulously prepare at the age of nine, now transformed at his eatery into Taiwanese-influenced square-shaped pineapple ...

Toss N Curry, Damansara Uptown

Toss N Curry, Damansara Uptown

January 3, 2020

True to its name, Toss N Curry spices up its menu with fusion fun: Curry laksa comes with spaghetti instead of conventional kopitiam noodles, heaped with princely prawns (RM18.90), while burgers are stuffed with thick, fairly tender slices of chicken tikka for a roasted Indian twist (RM20.90). Se...