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g. by Forest Bean, Kota Kemuning

g. by Forest Bean, Kota Kemuning

August 9, 2020

Good friends, great ingredients, generous cooking with graceful Japanese inspirations: g. by Forest Bean is barely six months old, but it has the right stuff to earn a loyal following in Kota Kemuning and beyond, run by four companions who've long shared a dream of opening their own neighbourhood...

Yugo, Desa Sri Hartamas

Yugo, Desa Sri Hartamas

August 5, 2020

With a restaurant named Yugo (Japanese for 'fusion'), it's no surprise to see risotto, guacamole and bird's eye chillies on the menu alongside otoro, kanpachi and uni. And we shouldn't be shocked that the results are both appetising and affordable - executive chef Nizam has spent nearly two decad...

Stammtisch, Bukit Damansara: 2020 Menu

Stammtisch, Bukit Damansara: 2020 Menu

August 5, 2020

When you step into Stammtisch, you'll spot a shimmering sign on your left, captioned 'Family Und Tradition,' with the word 'Gemütlichkeit' below it, conveying the three tenets that underpin our favourite German restaurant in KL.The patriarch of the Svrcula family that founded Stammtisch is Munich...

Playte, Bukit Damansara: 2020 Menu

Playte, Bukit Damansara: 2020 Menu

August 4, 2020

From our current favourite steak tartare in KL to prawn mee that's playfully reimagined, Playte's kitchen has plenty of treats and tricks up its sleeve. One year after we first visited, we return to this modern Asian venue to find a 12-month-old restaurant that's maturing marvellously, embracing ...

Phuket Babas, Klang

Phuket Babas, Klang

July 27, 2020

Powered by Peranakan and Thai inspirations, Phuket Babas potently reimagines the classics of both cuisines from a contemporary lens, recasting everything from pie tee to moo ping. Longtime readers might realise that we rarely tread into Klang, but this restaurant's premise proved irresistible.Two...

Big Three Food Square, Menara Binjai

Big Three Food Square, Menara Binjai

July 26, 2020

Big Three Food Square promises a trinity of tempations, combining a Japanese kitchen, a bar, and a kopitiam. This is us, enthusiastically enjoying eel that's elevated with a choice of creamy butter or silky-smooth foie gras (RM12 for a slice of Unagi Butter Nigiri Sushi; RM35 for the Unagi Foie G...

BeanMart, Kuchai Lama

BeanMart, Kuchai Lama

July 24, 2020

Coffee buffs, be at BeanMart, which takes its caffeine seriously. Try the Costa Rican honey-processed coffee, elegantly served like Chinese tea, accompanied by its original beans for customers to sample both the beverage and the beans (RM18). BeanMart's barista will patiently explain t...

Le Gourmandin, Solaris Dutamas

Le Gourmandin, Solaris Dutamas

July 23, 2020

With a Toulouse-born chef toiling in the kitchen, a Paris-loving picture of the Seine on the wall, and the 1979 classic Ma Reverence by Veronique Sanson playing on the speakers, Le Gourmandin brings Malaysians closer to France than most of us will get this year. Run by a French-and-Malaysian husb...

KL Scenarium, The Enclave Bangsar

KL Scenarium, The Enclave Bangsar

July 21, 2020

If you've ever encountered an 18-foot black truck named Britney that seemed to pour out endless sidecars, salty dogs and sangrias, you probably had a very good time at a wedding or some other celebration, courtesy of mobile cocktail bar-for-hire KL Scenarium. This year's woes have forced KLS off ...

Collins, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Collins, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

July 19, 2020

Billed as a Mizayaka - a Malaysian izakaya or a modern izakaya - Collins brings a sleek update to the classic Japanese bar experience. Spend the evening snacking on sofas beneath The Great Wave Off Kanagawa or take a table on the corner to sip the night away beside walls lined with contemporary J...

Dookki Korean Topokki Buffet, IOI City Mall Putrajaya & R&F Mall Johor Bahru

Dookki Korean Topokki Buffet, IOI City Mall Putrajaya & R&F Mall Johor Bahru

July 18, 2020

Fans of Korean fare, do keep Dookki in mind: You'll find a feast here with this Korean-born brand, serving up two types of meals for the price of one - an all-you-can-eat buffet of topokki (the popular stir-fried rice cakes) with other Korean specialities like fried chicken, fish cakes and seawee...

Yakitori Ebisu, Tropicana Gardens Mall

Yakitori Ebisu, Tropicana Gardens Mall

July 17, 2020

If chicken rules the roost for your Japanese food cravings, wing your way to Yakitori Ebisu, where fowl play ranges from juicy crowd-pleasers to offal rabble-rousers.The yakitori selection (conveniently priced at a reasonable RM4.50 per skewer) covers the neck-to-tail essentials, from seseri, whi...

Korean Sweet Potato Buns: Hana & Thyme, GMBB Complex

Korean Sweet Potato Buns: Hana & Thyme, GMBB Complex

July 14, 2020

Go Goguma: Hana & Thyme, a florist-cafe in KL's GMBB Mall, becomes the first to bring sweet potato buns, one of South Korea's viral culinary smashes of 2020, to Malaysia. These are beautifully baked, resembling real sweet potatoes, stuffed with genuine Japanese sweet potato.Novelties have a h...

Chocha Foodstore: 2020 Menu

Chocha Foodstore: 2020 Menu

July 13, 2020

Chocha Foodstore's new menu is a monumental journey that can be experienced through contrasting routes. It might take you from the Straits of Malacca to the streams of Pahang. It can be tracked across small, self-reliant farms where chickens flock near Broga, where cacao trees bear their crinkly...

Nook, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral: All-You-Can Eat Lah

Nook, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral: All-You-Can Eat Lah

July 9, 2020

Sarawak laksa served steaming-hot; salmon that's straight from the teppan; steaks seared sizzlingly to order: Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral has reimagined the hotel buffet experience at its flagship Nook restaurant with an all-you-can-eat selection that's cooked à la minute and sent to your table.Wi...