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Nak Rasa

Nak Rasa

July 26, 2021

The home cook behind Nak Rasa is half Kelantanese, half Johorean, so it makes sense to order their Nasi Dagang, with husked red rice sourced from Kelantan, complete with creamy-sweet gulai ikan tenggiri, perfectly paired with the pickled flavours of acar timun, spiced up with tangy-fiery cili pad...

Bread Winner

Bread Winner

July 25, 2021

Slice open Bread Winner’s sourdough loaves to reveal extra elements to enhance your enjoyment. The Olive Trio Sourdough (starting from RM13) is visibly tinged with a threesome of olives - black, green and kalamata - that advance the allure of a slightly briny-bitter aftertaste. The Shallot Sourdo...

Maclyn, Sri Petaling

Maclyn, Sri Petaling

July 24, 2021

From Baileys-infused burnt cheesecake to whisky-laced Musang King ice cream, Maclyn offers marvellous twists to crowd-pleasing treats.The Irish cream liqueur is mellow but unmistakable in the cake's cheese batter and cremeaux, layered with cocoa sponge for sumptuous forkfuls of spiked creaminess ...

Lapar by Haus, COOX Glo Damansara

Lapar by Haus, COOX Glo Damansara

July 23, 2021

If you like fun, funky burgers, try Lapar by Haus' one-of-a-kind Ulam Raja Goat Cheese burger, enjoyably experimental, bringing together herbaceous local leaves with potently pungent cheese on a meaty-chunky house-made patty, for a punchy twist to beef burgers (RM23.80; complete with fries and cu...

Bukuh KL: Nasi Khao Mok

Bukuh KL: Nasi Khao Mok

July 22, 2021

Billed as southern Thailand's equivalent of biryani, Bukuh's Nasi Khao Mok promises basmati that's heavily and sharply spiced, made even hotter with a sweet Sos Lejen chilli dip, plus a whole chicken leg, coriander, crunchy cucumber and crisp papadum for a complete, hearty meal that should intere...

Mercado, Wisma Central

Mercado, Wisma Central

July 21, 2021

Most Mexican restaurants in Malaysia serve soft tacos, so it's a treat to uncover Mercado, which offers tacos in traditional corn tortilla shells, still fairly crisp after a fast delivery from its new restaurant base in Wisma Central, a short stroll from KLCC.Mercado lets you completely customise...

If Only: Mangosteen Boxes

If Only: Mangosteen Boxes

July 20, 2021

If you consider mangosteens to be Malaysia's true monarch of fruits, check out the mangosteen boxes by If Only cafe, sourced from its founders' own orchard in Hulu Langat. 'Tis the season for these luscious, loveable treats, harvested fresh daily to order.For fans of pesticide-free fruits, these ...

Back Alley Pasta, Ampang

Back Alley Pasta, Ampang

July 18, 2021

Ampang's byways and side streets hide a delicious new secret, Back Alley Pasta, a kitchen with intriguing Italian influences.Three pastas currently occupy the menu, each fulfilling a different preference, all freshly handmade here. Prefer your pasta pure, simple and clean-tasting? Try the tagliat...

Roti Pelangi

Roti Pelangi

July 15, 2021

KL's kaleidoscope of bread gets more colourful with Roti Pelangi, bringing a sourdough summer to the city's winter of discontent. Home baker Emma crafts loaves that are beautiful inside and out, strikingly stencilled and scored, naturally hued with fruit, flower and vegetable-based dyes.For eve...

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan: Bakul Raya Haji

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan: Bakul Raya Haji

July 14, 2021

With Hari Raya Aidiladha approaching next week, De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan's Bakul Raya Haji promises a beautiful gift idea that's bursting with festive fare. The Bakul Raya Haji serves two to three persons, comprising Mee Rebus Udang, Satay Campur, Bergedil Tauhu Betawi, Ketupat, Lemang and Serundi...

The Don of Tacos

The Don of Tacos

July 13, 2021

If a Mexican meal is an offer you can't refuse, The Don of Tacos might pull you back in with its soft tacos.Take the gun but don't leave the chicken tacos, nicknamed Mi Nombre Es (RM25 for two pieces). These taste fabulously fresh, layered in delicately supple tortillas that focus the attention o...

Laksa Boise, Ampang

Laksa Boise, Ampang

July 7, 2021

Laksa Boise presents the pride of Perlis, the northernmost version of the laksa utara that's popular from Alor Setar to Pangkor. The Laksa Perlis features rice noodles with briny broth that speaks of the sea, with lime for tang and chillies for plenty of heat - have it topped with ikan sekoq, a w...

Los Tacos, Damansara Utama

Los Tacos, Damansara Utama

July 6, 2021

Los Tacos' tortilla temptations might be the Klang Valley's beefiest and burliest - the beef birria tacos and burritos are plump and chunky with shredded, succulently slow-cooked beef, making them as meaty and macho as Mexican fare gets. Chipotle chicken and vegetarian-friendly plant-based patty ...

Aokioki: Japanese donburi delivery with a tinned twist

Aokioki: Japanese donburi delivery with a tinned twist

July 4, 2021

Tin-king outside the box: Donburi delivery service Aokioki has a delightful way of delivering Japanese rice meals, packing them in cans that retain their heat long after the delivery is done. Even after you're finished photographing these cute, charming cans, the food inside remains tantalisingly...

Bray Bakery, Menara See Hoy Chan

Bray Bakery, Menara See Hoy Chan

June 30, 2021

Bray Bakery's sourdough sandwiches and coffee make this new cafe a promising place to watch, a five-minute drive from KLCC. Bray may be located in the heart of a cruel city, but its offerings feel like they come from the soul of a close-knit community's neighbourhood.If you love bread that tastes...