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Sarang Cha, Lot 10

Sarang Cha, Lot 10

September 21, 2019

Malaysian coffee, Japanese teas, plus plenty of kitten-loving imagery: Sarang Cha is a serene new nest for quenching the thirst in downtown KL, offering milky pleasures that span a Kopi Latte brewed with Borneo-cultivated beans, specifically Tenom in Sabah (RM6.90), to the Coconut Matcha Latte sp...

WheyChillin, Chinatown KL

WheyChillin, Chinatown KL

September 18, 2019

Cool, reviving relief on hot, hazy days: KL's latest ice cream parlour promises relatively healthier treats, prepared with whey powder, skimmed milk and sugar substitutes, for reduced-calorie ice cream that's higher in protein and lower in fat and sugar. It might be less guilty an indulgence, but...

A Day, The Intermark

A Day, The Intermark

September 17, 2019

A piping-hot cup of tea a day, coupled with pillowy mochi, keeps the blues away at this new cafe-store, a hub for local artisanal goods that span honey to handicraft. Browse the products in a Zen-inspired setting with a soothing soundtrack of chirping birds, then sip on gynostemma herbal tea (RM1...

Kaching Island, Chow Kit

Kaching Island, Chow Kit

September 15, 2019

Customers seeking a wholesome, hearty meal at a friendly restaurant might hit the jackpot with Kaching Island's Nasi Lemak Salmon (RM25), pairing Malaysia's de facto national dish with a fish that's a cut above, plus plenty of peanuts, a poached egg, anchovies and sambal for completists.Kaching C...

Luckin Kopi, Panggong Road

Luckin Kopi, Panggong Road

September 14, 2019

Chinatown's latest contemporary kopitiam might occupy a shop-house that's many decades old, but its refurbishment is clearly targeted at social media devotees. Spend some time taking a slew of photos and videos, then replenish those calories over Indomie with an egg and gooey cheese that's heated...

Beryl's Lot 18, Panggong Road

Beryl's Lot 18, Panggong Road

September 12, 2019

Chocolate comes to Chinatown, courtesy of Malaysian homegrown brand Beryl's, which has launched a charming cafe and retail store in an atmospherically refurbished heritage shop-house.Search for a peaceful corner to nibble on a freshly baked chocolate cake, concealing a mousse-like, fruit-flavoure...

NZ Unlimited Cafe, Oasia Suites

NZ Unlimited Cafe, Oasia Suites

September 11, 2019

Pulled New Zealand beef brisket, sandwiched in a burger with a fried egg, onion rings and chilli jam (RM38), followed by Kapiti ice cream and sorbets in flavours like Hokey Pokey, Black Doris Plum with Creme Fraiche, and Chamomile with Salted Kamahi Honey (RM21 for three scoops): NZ Unlimited see...

Eat Drink KL Coffee Pass Subscription: Participating Cafes Update

Eat Drink KL Coffee Pass Subscription: Participating Cafes Update

September 9, 2019

Here are the current participating cafes and restaurants. Click HERE to get your passesClick here to read about the subscription.PRIME PASSES:        Bofe Eatery (Section 19, Petaling Jaya)        Breakfast Thieves (APW Bangsar)Brew Berry (Q Sentral, KL Sentral)Brunch & Brasserie by Asian Tas...

Old Hse Nyonya Cuisine, Taman Bukit Indah

Old Hse Nyonya Cuisine, Taman Bukit Indah

September 8, 2019

With a Penang-origin chef in the kitchen, Old Hse is a new spot for savouring some of the northern island's soulful favourites, such as loh mee that's unabashedly vice-laden, saturated in a rich, slurp-worthy gravy, slicked up with luscious slices of pork belly (RM13.90; other noodle choices incl...

Donkas Lab, Sunway Geo Avenue

Donkas Lab, Sunway Geo Avenue

September 4, 2019

Donkas Lab serves donkas, the Korean equivalent of Japan's tonkatsu - the pork cutlet is familiar enough, thinly breaded and deep-fried, but what sets Donkas Lab apart from tonkatsu joints is how the meat is accompanied. Try it served in a skillet with Karae Rice, similar to a Japanese curry prep...

Terrasse Cafe & Bistro, Petaling Jaya

Terrasse Cafe & Bistro, Petaling Jaya

September 3, 2019

Sunshine and starlight pour into Terrasse, courtesy of a glasshouse ceiling that's the centrepiece of this warm and welcoming new restaurant.  The complete menu wasn't available yet when we visited, but bar bites include buttermilk fried chicken with a satisfying crunch (RM15); other possibiliti...

Dessertisme, Bukit Jalil

Dessertisme, Bukit Jalil

September 2, 2019

Tong sui "r" us: Dessertisme tackles the classic sweet Cantonese soups that generations have grown up on - a rotating range of at least six varieties is available daily, from a creamy wheat porridge with corn to a warming peanut soup (RM3.90-RM4.50 each). Our favourite is the ginger-sharpened sou...

Dream Art Lamp Cafe, Sri Petaling

Dream Art Lamp Cafe, Sri Petaling

September 1, 2019

As much an Aladdin's cave as a cafe, this venue is a fascinating trove filled with lamps for sale, including many personally made by founder Jermaine Zhu himself, crafted out of sewing machines, toys, telephones and more. There's no full-fledged kitchen here, so food and beverage are kept simple,...

Comamos At Rueben's, Subang Jaya

Comamos At Rueben's, Subang Jaya

August 31, 2019

With more fine-tuning for its food, Comamos could become an enjoyable destination, with a wide-ranging menu of Tex-Mex and Filipino favourites. The huevos rancheros is hamstrung by a cloying sauce that evokes mass-market salad dressings (RM14.95), the guacamole would be more pleasant as a chunky,...

Big Fish Small Fish, Bandar Sunway

Big Fish Small Fish, Bandar Sunway

August 31, 2019

A substantial catch awaits fans of finned fare at Big Fish Small Fish in Bandar Sunway, the first Malaysian offshoot of a Singaporean brand of restaurants with a setting inspired by shipping containers. Our order of sea bass (RM17.70) came out chunky, crunchy to the battered bite, concealing hot ...