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Bayou Diner, Bandar Kinrara

Bayou Diner, Bandar Kinrara

June 20, 2018

In the evening, Bayou fires up its barbecue, promising prodigious, protein-propelled platters: New Zealand short beef ribs are unmistakably smoked with hickory wood, while chicken legs are are brined for 12 hours and char-grilled with Cajun spices. Each can be paired with two side dishes, which i...

Halab, Bukit Bintang

Halab, Bukit Bintang

June 20, 2018

Middle Eastern flavours take centre stage at Halab, with a slight emphasis on Syrian specialities.For an acquired-taste adventure, order the Damascus favourite of shakriya, a full-fat yogurt stew with tender pieces of lamb - slurp it up like a broth and shower it over firm, fragrant rice (RM23++)...

Garbo Spanish Gastro Bar, Melia Kuala Lumpur

Garbo Spanish Gastro Bar, Melia Kuala Lumpur

June 19, 2018

Paella by the pool? Melia Kuala Lumpur has been around for decades, but the hotel's newest F&B outpost has the potential to lure a fresh generation of food fans. The seafood paella (RM75 for a serving for two persons) is notable for its use of calrose rice, resulting in paella that's firm and...

Little Cottage Cafe, Idaman Robertson

Little Cottage Cafe, Idaman Robertson

June 17, 2018

A little cottage in the chaotic heart of Pudu? Not precisely, but this new cafe certainly evokes a sort of pastoral charm - it's the sort of space that's perfect for retreating and relaxing, scarcely a ten-minute ride from KL's city centre.We like how Little Cottage Cafe has fun with its food - p...

Eats Sini, Subang Jaya

Eats Sini, Subang Jaya

June 14, 2018

Some interesting fare here for Subang residents: Start with Eats Sini's revisionist take on Malaysia's national dish, with nasi lemak reconfigured as mild-tasting breaded rice balls (reminiscent of Italian arancini), stuffed with shishamo (the substitute for ikan bilis) and hard-boiled quail egg,...

Tsukiji No. 8, Wisma Lim Foo Yong

Tsukiji No. 8, Wisma Lim Foo Yong

June 11, 2018

True to its name, Tsukiji No. 8 serves a sweeping selection of seafood, inspired by Tokyo's most renowned fish market. Produce is offered in various tempting preparations - if you're a fan of sea urchin, you could order the Ocean's 8 (RM98), showcasing briny-sweet uni and an assortment of the oce...

Curious Kitchen, Tropicana Avenue

Curious Kitchen, Tropicana Avenue

June 7, 2018

Curiosity captures the carnivores: Tropicana Avenue's new shrine to swine and bastion for beef marks a sultry spin-off from Sentul's Curious Grocer private kitchen, birthing a full-fledged restaurant fuelled by fire and smoke, flesh and blood.Destined to draw diners seeking a distinctive space, t...

2018 Menu: Roost, Bangsar

2018 Menu: Roost, Bangsar

June 6, 2018

Roost continues its relentless rise as one of KL's most notable restaurants, evolving from its local farm-to-fork origins to embrace produce from a wider worldview. Peek into the open kitchen and you'll see Chef Albert Frantzen and his team labouring on modern European creations that now bring to...

Maison Des Pains, Publika

Maison Des Pains, Publika

June 5, 2018

Inspired partly by the boulangeries that pepper every French hamlet, Maison Des Pains is a new sanctuary for caneles and croissants in Publika - if carbs are your passion, this house of bread could be your next addiction.  Custom-built black cabinets strikingly line the store, sheltering b...

Tipsy Boar, Petaling Jaya

Tipsy Boar, Petaling Jaya

June 4, 2018

Swine and dine, indeed: PJ's new hog heaven does complete justice to its meat of choice, promising pure porcine pleasure that spans crackling rolls of porchetta to succulent slices of ham, with everything from sausages to meatballs in the mix. Tipsy Boar's seasoned chef-founder Suren Krishnan has...