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Kita Coffee, Fahrenheit 88

Kita Coffee, Fahrenheit 88

April 8, 2019

Familiar faces in a fresh place: Fahrenheit 88's Kita Coffee is tucked inside a mall, but it feels as much a community space as a cafe, living up to its tagline, 'The Place That Belongs To Us,' with a cheerful warmth that flows naturally from its team - Kita's lead founder Rain, her brother Yuen ...

Nourish, Damansara Heights

Nourish, Damansara Heights

April 7, 2019

On a sunny Saturday, slightly past noon, Nourish feels like the happiest place in Damansara Heights: The brunch crowd is feasting on everything from corn bread to crispy falafels to buckwheat pancakes, while Hall & Oates' You Make My Dreams flutters from the speakers, followed by The Beatles'...

CockonCoal, MyTOWN Shopping Centre

CockonCoal, MyTOWN Shopping Centre

April 4, 2019

Giving fans of chicken something to crow about, CockonCoal promises poultry with playful marinades and sauces, charcoal-cooked in egg-shaped kamado grills.CockonCoal's four introductory chicken recipes take inspiration from home and abroad, spanning Kuala Lumpur to the Caribbean, Louisiana to Lah...

Kedai Kopi Malaya, Damansara Uptown

Kedai Kopi Malaya, Damansara Uptown

April 1, 2019

Kedai Kopi Malaya’s heritage echoes back to an era when Malaysia remained Malaya, but its embrace is encouragingly modern, heralding a 21st-century kopitiam for all Malaysians that combines the warm comfort of nostalgia with the cool confidence of a contemporary kitchen.Step inside and the throwb...

Bananabro, Sri Petaling

Bananabro, Sri Petaling

March 29, 2019

Bananabro takes a mother’s advice to heart, promising banana leaf rice that abides by the words of its head chef’s mom: “If it isn’t good enough to serve to your family, it isn’t good enough to serve to your customers.”That passion for food has been part of Bananabro’s DNA since the beginning – t...

Mamacina, DC Mall

Mamacina, DC Mall

March 26, 2019

Turning up the heat in DC Mall, Mamacina exudes a sultry sizzle, spanning the seductive vibes that throb through its pulse-quickening setting to the sensuous vibrancy of its kitchen's smouldering creations (think oxtail bakar, flamed flank steaks, charred broccolini and more).The presence of Mama...

Snitch by The Thieves, The Gardens Mall

Snitch by The Thieves, The Gardens Mall

March 24, 2019

First they stole our brunch-loving hearts in Bangsar. Now they spill the secrets of our lust for laksa, rice bowls, pho and po' boys at The Gardens: Snitch by The Thieves marks the second caper by the bandits, bakers and baristas behind Breakfast Thieves, promising not only Melbourne-inspired caf...

The Burg, Damansara Uptown

The Burg, Damansara Uptown

March 23, 2019

Single-handedly serving up sixty-strong burgers every night, The Burg’s founder Arthur Cheong is a one-man burger-flipping machine, crafting street-burger specialities whose inspirations span Japanese yoshoku joints to Malaysian Chinese dai chow destinations.Stuffed with tender fried chicken thig...

Potions, Tun H. S. Lee Road

Potions, Tun H. S. Lee Road

March 22, 2019

Dementors and Daiquiris? KL's latest cocktail parlour is partly inspired by spellbinding fantasy sagas like Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia, but its concoctions also tackle controversial real-life themes like euthanasia and recreational drug use (!), making it a bar that breaks boundari...

Kikubari, DC Mall: 2019 Menu

Kikubari, DC Mall: 2019 Menu

March 21, 2019

Jun Wong is a chef on a mission. For nearly two years, she has been largely known by her past credentials, which span stints in modern restaurants ranked at the foremost in Australia, Japan and Macau.But increasingly, she wants patrons at her Malaysian home base of Kikubari in DC Mall to see past...

Timothy, Tun H. S. Lee Road

Timothy, Tun H. S. Lee Road

March 17, 2019

Timothy isn't timid; Timothy might be timely - Chinatown's latest cafe transfuses a classic kopitiam with a contemporary lifeblood, bringing a distinctive culinary edge to a street best known for ayam kampung goreng, beef noodle soup and chapati with chickpea masala. Taking its name from a combi...

The Deceased, Chinatown: 2019 Menu

The Deceased, Chinatown: 2019 Menu

March 17, 2019

Creepy cocktails, frightening food: Still alive and kicking, The Deceased celebrates its first full year with a newborn (re)incarnation of a menu that's more morbid and menacing than ever, seeking to send a thrill through your taste buds and a shiver down your spine.Returning to this Chinatown co...

Sunbather Coffee, The Sphere

Sunbather Coffee, The Sphere

March 14, 2019

Neko-manma 'cat rice' bowls blanketed with smoky chicken cubes, shoyu and bonito flakes. Big Breakfast platters packed with tamagoyaki, teriyaki chicken meatballs, sausage onigiri and Japanese potatoes. Orecchiette pasta tossed in edamame pesto. Basking in inspirations from the Land of the Risin...

Sushi Ori, Menara Keck Seng

Sushi Ori, Menara Keck Seng

March 12, 2019

Exactly six springs ago, we encountered chef Hideaki Oritsuki for the first time at KL's Sushi Hinata in March 2013; much has changed in many of our lives since then - chef Ori-san himself left Sushi Hinata a long time ago, moving on to launch Oribe in December 2014. While Sushi Hinata and Oribe...

Breakfirst Cafe, Cheras

Breakfirst Cafe, Cheras

March 5, 2019

This cheerful Cheras cafe opened on Valentine's Day this year and seems set to win many hearts with a sun-kissed setting and a menu of comfort fare that feels like a warm hug (bonus points for the service crew too and their welcoming embrace of customers).In a battle between the Western burger an...