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Malai Thai Cuisine, Fraser Place

Malai Thai Cuisine, Fraser Place

July 16, 2018

A soothing sanctuary for classic Thai fare in the city centre; Malai Thai scores solid points for the visual presentation of specialities like massaman curry with beef, potatoes and peanuts (RM28) and fried rice with shrimp paste (RM23). The kitchen's execution could nonetheless be fine-tuned for...

Vertigo, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

Vertigo, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

July 7, 2018

The physical pinnacle of KL's rooftop bars, Vertigo confidently scales the summit of Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur's 59th floor, bringing the panoramic high life to patrons seeking a fresh, wide-open setting to savour the city's skyline. If you're thinking of ushering in the new year here, it would be...

Rawsome, Bangsar

Rawsome, Bangsar

June 30, 2018

Tucked behind an in-construction yoga-and-pilates centre, Malaysian health-food brand Rawsome is stretching into Bangsar, launching its latest cafe here after a flurry of recent openings in Sungai Buloh, MyTown Shopping Centre and Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur.No fewer than 14 meatless meal bowls make ...

Meet & Dine, Kajang

Meet & Dine, Kajang

June 29, 2018

Meet & Dine showcases a playful sense of imagination in interesting East-West creations like its riff on Chilli Crabs (RM30; deep-fried soft shell crabs in sweetish egg chilli gravy, served with mantou) and Duck Potstickers (RM17; pan-fried gyoza stuffed with duck meat, braised with orange ca...

Cemento Cafe, Plaza Arkadia

Cemento Cafe, Plaza Arkadia

June 27, 2018

A pleasant space for retreating from the crowds and lingering over cakes - can't go very wrong with safe choices like chocolate and durian flavours or cream-and-strawberry-stuffed polo bun puffs.Cemento CafeH-1-13, Plaza Arkadia, Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Daily, 930am-730pm.

Piccolino, Taman Desa

Piccolino, Taman Desa

June 26, 2018

Pigging out at Piccolino, Taman Desa's new hub for hog-loving Italian fare: Nearly two-thirds of the menu here is all about the oink, with the zampone ranking as the most interesting item - a Modena classic of boiled pork trotter, stuffed with pork fat and skin, served with lentils for folks who ...

The Milk Shop, Bandar Kinrara

The Milk Shop, Bandar Kinrara

June 25, 2018

Follow the milky way to this cafe, which offers Johor-produced goat's milk turned into creamy gelato, served on its own (RM11.50) or with thick, fluffy pancakes (RM18.90) - the flavour proves pleasantly mild in its milkiness, offered in two refreshingly smooth variations of goat's milk honey gela...

Appa, Bangsar

Appa, Bangsar

June 25, 2018

Appa marks a labour of love for Penang-born proprietor-chef Carolyn, paying tribute to her grandmother who once ran a food stall on the island. These are the homegrown recipes handed down in their family - bak kut teh with various cuts of pork, slowly simmered with aromatic Chinese herbs, served ...

Project Happiness, C180 Cheras

Project Happiness, C180 Cheras

June 22, 2018

Could happiness be warm, crunchy-thick toast, stuffed with soft salted egg custard (RM19), served in a cafe with flowers, balloons and hug-worthy teddy bears for sale? At the right time, the answer might be affirmative. Since ice cream makes everything merrier, order two extra scoops of ice cream...

Jen's Underground, Urbana Residences

Jen's Underground, Urbana Residences

June 21, 2018

Formerly a home-based teatime private kitchen, Jen's Underground is now a full-fledged cafe set beside the fifth-floor pool of Petaling Jaya's Urbana Residences condominium. The kitchen remains helmed by matriarch Jennifer Palencia, who brings heart to meals like savoury beef pot roast partnere...