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LAVAA RestoBar, Petaling Jaya

LAVAA RestoBar, Petaling Jaya

March 21, 2020

If you're living in PJ, LAVAA RestoBar remains available for takeaways throughout this month. Place your order at www.lavaa.my and you can choose a time to pick up your food. For an eruption of tasty twists in everything from Nashville hot chicken to Nyonya laksa, LAVAA scores a solid eight on t...

Raja Bakor 23, Titiwangsa

Raja Bakor 23, Titiwangsa

March 14, 2020

Sandwiched with a nearly 140-gram Kumamoto wagyu steak, Raja Bakor 23's flagship burger clocks in at some RM120, certainly making it the costliest burger in Titiwangsa. The emphatically marbled Japanese-bred beef from the island of Kyushu offers a firm bite and a luscious, full-flavoured chew - i...

Kedey Kamek, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Kedey Kamek, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

March 13, 2020

Helmed by a team whose friendly members hail from Mukah to Miri, Daro to Kuching, Kedey Kamek is an excellent envoy for Sarawak cuisine. Start with Nasi Goreng Dabai, fried rice made devilishly delicious with dabai, Sarawak's closest counterpart to olives, with a bitter-briny butteriness. Order i...

Atelier Binchotan, Taman Desa

Atelier Binchotan, Taman Desa

March 11, 2020

Barbecue buffs, the scent of smoky meat, seafood and vegetables leads straight to Taman Desa's sizzling new Atelier Binchotan, spearheaded by Malaysian husband-and-wife team Ka Hong and Celine, who met in Singapore while working in RWS' Joel Robuchon Restaurant. Over time, their paths took them t...

PostScript, Chow Kit

PostScript, Chow Kit

March 8, 2020

PostScript is a love letter to cocktail admirers, bedazzling us in a boudoir of bourbon and bubbles, seducing us with Shiraz and smoke. This is the new sister bar of KL's PS150, with striking parallels - PS150 led the charge for cocktails in Chinatown; PostScript takes up the mantle for Chow Kit....

Maruki Ramen, The LINC KL

Maruki Ramen, The LINC KL

March 6, 2020

With a kitchen spearheaded by a Sapporo-born chef who sharpened his skills in Tokyo, Maruki Ramen's culinary authenticity is assured. But it earns an extra edge by promising ramen that everyone can enjoy, halal and wholesome, complementing freshly crafted noodles with naturally nuanced broths. If...

T42, Bukit Jalil

T42, Bukit Jalil

February 26, 2020

Welcoming vibes, wholesome cooking: T42 is a terrific fresh face in Bukit Jalil.T42's lei cha is lovely - fresh textures galore, courtesy of long beans, sweet leaves, black-eyed peas, pickled radish and peanuts, flooded with mint basil soup over steamed rice; for RM15, this might be the neighbour...

Jang Salai House, Taman Sri Sentosa

Jang Salai House, Taman Sri Sentosa

February 23, 2020

Have you ever tried telur ikan mayong, Malaysia's equivalent of salmon roe? Like ikura, these translucent globules burst explosively in the mouth, lightly cooked in Negeri Sembilan's style of asam pedas at Jang Salai House. This relatively rare treat of fork-tailed catfish roe has a muddier, fish...

Smith: Wood-Fired Oven Breadsmiths, Damansara Heights

Smith: Wood-Fired Oven Breadsmiths, Damansara Heights

February 21, 2020

Sourdough scholars say the tradition of their bread is as old as brass-making - in Germany, known for some 300 varieties of bread, sourdough was a staple before brewer’s yeast emerged in the Middle Ages. Those medieval bakers began their efforts before sunrise everyday, tending to stone and clay ...

Mad Mex, KLCC

Mad Mex, KLCC

February 18, 2020

Mad Mex, the Sydney-based chain of Mexican fast-food restaurants, rolls into the Thunderdome of Suria KLCC with its first Malaysian outpost, serving up customisable burritos and tacos with a focus on fresh, wholesome ingredients with authentic Mexican chillies and chipotles.First, choose your pre...

Lucky Coffee Bar, KLoé Hotel

Lucky Coffee Bar, KLoé Hotel

February 16, 2020

Luck be a latte done right: Bukit Bintang's latest boutique hotel boasts a beautiful coffee bar, blessed with a modest courtyard that's a calm cocoon from KL's cosmopolitan chaos. KLoé Hotel's hospitality is founded on the philosophy of the kindness of strangers, and Lucky Coffee Bar certainly ta...

Cafe Yamatatsu, Old Klang Road

Cafe Yamatatsu, Old Klang Road

February 12, 2020

Yamatatsu was born as a weekend food pop-up last year, but it now has a beautiful home of its own, in a space lined with Studio Ghibli anime artwork, plus manga-loving posters of Naruto, One Piece and Slam Dunk. Its cooking is equally soulful, spanning heartwarming comfort fare from Taiwan and Ja...

Uo Sho, Sri Hartamas

Uo Sho, Sri Hartamas

February 9, 2020

If salted tuna entrails, fermented firefly squid and grilled cod milt pique your culinary curiosity, head to Hartamas' new hideout for traditional Japanese temptations, helmed by Saitama-born chef Kunio-san and his collegial crew.The sound of Japanese-language conversations resonate through this ...

The Enclave Gastrobars, Bangsar & Ampang

The Enclave Gastrobars, Bangsar & Ampang

February 5, 2020

It's 5pm on a weekday evening, on what seems like the calmest street in Bangsar. A tinkling piano accompanies Norah Jones' unmistakable voice, wafting gently out of The Enclave Gastrobar's speakers. Two women enjoy early drinks at their table, seated beside vintage local advertisement artwork fro...

Krung Thep: Noodle Bar By Day

Krung Thep: Noodle Bar By Day

January 29, 2020

If noodles fuel your food fantasies, Krung Thep's Noodle Bar By Day could be your afternoon delight, with the exuberant sounds of stir-frying echoing throughout the open kitchen. KL's hottest new Thai restaurant of the past six months has introduced a fun concept that replaces its a la carte men...