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Cafe Comma, Mont Kiara

Cafe Comma, Mont Kiara

January 22, 2019

This alfresco cafe has an abundance of allure, both in its ambiance and its agreeable fare. Whether you're at Cafe Comma for a short pause in your day or a full stop, the Garden Bowl Smoothie is worth harvesting - sliced fruits float in a bowl of blended kale and spinach, invigoratingly chilled, ...

Fat Fook Inn, Mont Kiara

Fat Fook Inn, Mont Kiara

January 20, 2019

Raise the red lantern for our favourite new Chinese restaurant, which promises diversely robust recipes with a timeless allure. Fat Fook Inn's head chef and co-founder has honed his craft for nearly two decades, resulting in a sense of capable confidence throughout the extensive menu. Lip-smackin...

Hibikii Japanese Cafe, Kota Kemuning

Hibikii Japanese Cafe, Kota Kemuning

January 19, 2019

For fans of soulful Japanese fare, Hibikii is a restaurant worth seeking out; tucked on a calm street in Kota Kemuning, this friendly venue is scarcely six months old but has secured a loyal neighbourhood following, particularly for its hearty, spirit-warming bowls of maze udon, ramen and more, p...

Dyllon's Kitchen, Dutamas Raya

Dyllon's Kitchen, Dutamas Raya

January 15, 2019

Dyllon's Kitchen celebrates how the comfort of cooking can bring people closer together, crossing countries and cultures. Sri Lankan native Dyllon Ekanayake and his Malaysian wife Bibi welcome potential new friends to their beautiful home for meals that promise a nourishing introduction to the r...

Whisky Cove, Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Whisky Cove, Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur

January 11, 2019

Wooing us with wicked whisky cocktails, this winsome new bar is a haven in the heart of Bukit Bintang, offering a comfortable sense of calm and cool on the seventh-floor mezzanine of the new Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Watch the mixologists of Whisky Cove conjure their cocktails at the bar, or t...

Ebisu, Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Ebisu, Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur

January 10, 2019

Ebisu exudes elegance, blending a traditional sense of zen with timeless strains of style, spread throughout the spacious eighth floor of the new Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Classic Japanese cuisine is the cornerstone of this restaurant, crafted by a team whose maestro, Ricky Kamiishi, ranks amo...

Hoi Kee Lobster & DimSum House, Segambut

Hoi Kee Lobster & DimSum House, Segambut

January 6, 2019

Lobster siu mai, lobster cheong fun, lobster porridge, and even lobster laksa: The claws are coming out at Segambut's casual new lair for crustacean lovers.Relying on U.S.-sourced lobster, Hoi Kee aims for a measure of affordability in premium dim sum like the lobster siu mai and lobster cheong f...

Crust, Mont Kiara

Crust, Mont Kiara

January 3, 2019

Trust the crust: The first bite for the wood-fired, char-spotted pizzas here reveal a tantalisingly textured sourdough base, yieldingly crisp and airy, primed for rich toppings with robust flavours.If you favour bold-natured pizzas that pull no punches, spring for the Figaro, layered unsparingly ...

Venien's Gastrobar, Subang Jaya

Venien's Gastrobar, Subang Jaya

January 1, 2019

A playful gastrobar that brings together East and West, embodied by murals of a geisha raising a mug of beer in her grasp and twisting spaghetti on her fork, this new venue is spearheaded by a Malaysian couple who pride themselves on tasty temptations offered at prudent prices, perfect for Subang...

Forebidden, Ara Damansara

Forebidden, Ara Damansara

December 30, 2018

Forebidden fruit tastes the sweetest: Proving that there's no taboo in offering tasty new takes on traditional temptations, the kitchen here serves up modern Malaysian Chinese cooking with plenty of panache. Pork belly can be tenderly braised in herb reduction broth that recalls bak kut teh, rou...

Soylab, Damansara Uptown

Soylab, Damansara Uptown

December 23, 2018

Soy to the world: This new tofu-themed cafe is passionate about bean curd, promising everything from fried soy cubes to shaved soy ice desserts, tau foo fah to soy milk beverages, made with non-GMO beans, offered up in creative combinations.Begin with the basics: Order the signature tau foo fah, ...

Eatalia, Bangsar

Eatalia, Bangsar

December 21, 2018

With its striped Vespa scooting into Bangsar, Eatalia has launched its second branch this month, bringing a bit of Tuscany to Telawi. The restaurant has long nurtured a loyal following at its original birthplace in Desa Sri Hartamas, so this is a welcome expansion for Bangsar-based fans of Italia...

Ambrosia Wine & Tapas Bar, Taman Desa

Ambrosia Wine & Tapas Bar, Taman Desa

December 19, 2018

Taman Desa's latest wine bar strives to live up to its name: Founded by a team of industrious wine importers, Ambrosia is an intimate space where cosy evenings can be spent in the company of more than 300 labels of wine, including about a dozen exclusively brought in by the bar's show-runners, as...

Kampung Contemporary Dining, Petaling Jaya

Kampung Contemporary Dining, Petaling Jaya

December 16, 2018

It takes a village to raise this restaurant: With family roots from Malacca, the founders of Kampung Contemporary Dining bring a heartfelt touch to hometown treasures like Nyonya Pai Tee (RM8; sprinkled with pork lard for a deep-flavoured crunch) and Pork Satay (RM16; chunky and meaty, though the...

Yzen Frozen Yogurt

Yzen Frozen Yogurt

December 10, 2018

Yzen Frozen Yogurt brings a fresh perspective to Malaysia's froyo scene, crafted by founders who are purposefully passionate about their product. The brand was born in Cyberjaya in April this year, and as 2018 concludes, it boasts two more branches in Subang and Setapak; we visited Yzen at its or...