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Fat Fat Chicken & Thick Chick

Fat Fat Chicken & Thick Chick

November 27, 2020

If the crunch is what you like best about fried chicken, Fat Fat Chicken is worth checking out and clucking over, with a crackly-crispy batter that resounds with each bite. When we visited, this was available in original or spicy (the former is our favourite, with hints of ginger) as a pick-up or...

Jungle Leaf Fat Rice

Jungle Leaf Fat Rice

November 27, 2020

Jungle Leaf Fat Rice’s husband-and-wife team do a lovely job marrying nasi lemak with Indian dishes for delivery. We enjoyed the Nasi Lemak with Mutton Varuval - the fieriness of the tender, dry-fried meat is a harmonious match for the santan-rich rice and sweet sambal (RM17.90). The portion is h...

WCAFE by WSPACE, Mid Valley City

WCAFE by WSPACE, Mid Valley City

November 26, 2020

Mid Valley might be a hive of human activity throughout the day, but WCAFE offers a calm, cosy refuge from the madding crowds. Tucked in an eighth-floor co-working space, it's worth checking out for barista-baked banana walnut cake (RM6; irreproachably fluffy) and brownies (RM6; irresistibly mois...

Akan's Canteen, Bukit Jalil

Akan's Canteen, Bukit Jalil

November 26, 2020

Akan's Canteen does an admirable job turning a stark space into a warm, welcoming cafe. Desserts make the trip worthwhile; the salted caramel brownie is rich and robust, the peach cheesecake is a fruity tropical treat, and the choux au craquelin with chocolate cream is lovably luscious.Akan's Can...

Shin Sun Mi Market, Sunway Geo Avenue

Shin Sun Mi Market, Sunway Geo Avenue

November 23, 2020

Shin Sun Mi Market is best known as a Korean grocery store, but it doubles as an eatery. Grab some gimbap on the go, eomuk and tteokbokki, or sit for a cooked-to-order meal. The bibim-naengmyeon (RM20) is a classic of cold, smooth buckwheat noodles with vegetables, fiery in a super-spicy sauce.Sh...

Burger Bros TTDI

Burger Bros TTDI

November 21, 2020

Burger Bros TTDI are grilling up a glowing reputation for their wagyu burgers, going beyond what customers expect from street burgers. These house-blended patties are worthwhile, seemingly free of fillers that might undermine the Aussie meat. The result is a richy savoury-juicy, diner-style burge...

Route 420 Burgers

Route 420 Burgers

November 21, 2020

Get your burger kicks on Route 420: KL's new burger delivery service offers beef burgers with house-blended patties as well as some of the chunkiest chicken sandwiches.The star of the beef burger is the meat - the 70/30 ratio of lean-to-fat yields a full-flavoured, textured patty with little lump...

TAGG Cafe, Wisma Lim Foo Yong

TAGG Cafe, Wisma Lim Foo Yong

November 21, 2020

This humble hideout in the city centre offers sanctuary from the hubbub outside; pair a Hokkaido-inspired chiffon cake (RM3) with a matcha latte (RM9) for a Japan-loving teatime treat to take you through the afternoon.T.A.G.G. CafeLot 115, First Floor, Wisma Lim Foo Yong, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala...

Haus Ba, Damansara Uptown

Haus Ba, Damansara Uptown

November 20, 2020

This Haus is a home for potions of playful prowess. Quench your thirst for creative cocktails with distinctly local inspirations: If you're day-drinking, the Kopi Cham offers a caffeinated kick with kopi o blended with whisky, topped off with teh tarik foam (RM32). If you prefer a potently tangy ...

Shimmer Shine Cafe, Petaling Jaya

Shimmer Shine Cafe, Petaling Jaya

November 19, 2020

Poultry gets a playful glow-up at Shimmer Shine: Roast chicken is dressed in Ethiopian coffee bean powder for a bit of bitter depth to balance out thick-creamed spaghetti carbonara (RM25), while chicken liver is served sweetbread-style, panko-crumbed and balsamic-glazed, with garlic aioli over cr...

G-String KL, Petaling Street

G-String KL, Petaling Street

November 18, 2020

Petaling Street's latest hidden cavern of cocktails might be a bit too risque and ribald for some customers, but if you're ready to shed your inhibitions, G-String's playful potions like the Bubbles & Panties (RM32; vodka with a tropical twist of lychee and grapefruit) and a classic Jungle ...

Malatoop, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Malatoop, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

November 17, 2020

The pleasure and pain of Sichuan peppercorns come blazingly alive at TTDI's new halal-minded mala specialist. The Malatoop Bowl is available at four spice levels - Baby, Okey, Pasti and Betul-Betul Malatoop. The Okey is perfect for many of us, burning our taste buds without killing them off. Try ...

Ini / Itu, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Ini / Itu, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

November 16, 2020

There really is a bit of this and that at TTDI's friendly new first-floor cafe, from fashion to food. Shop for clothes, then snack on Biscoff cinnamon rolls and scones, freshly home-baked by the mom of Ini / Itu's founder.Ini / Itu21A, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpu...

Figo Deli, 10Warung at Zebra Square

Figo Deli, 10Warung at Zebra Square

November 16, 2020

Figo Deli offers a beautifully boarded smoked salmon and cheese platter that customers can savour in a leafy setting, sometimes with live busker-style music as the sonic backdrop.According to Figo's publicity information, its cold-smoked salmon and ocean trout are hickory-smoked for 16 hours; it ...

Awan 18A, Petaling Jaya

Awan 18A, Petaling Jaya

November 15, 2020

Dark, oppressive clouds hover outside, but Awan offers a silver lining in a space for plants, photography and coffee, the passions of its two founders. Still a spartan work in progress in a first-floor shop-lot surrounded by neighbourhood homes, with reservations required of customers for now, Aw...