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Yakiniku Sizzle by Yakiniquest, LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre

Yakiniku Sizzle by Yakiniquest, LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre

January 27, 2023

What happens when a Japanese yakiniku-loving couple eat at more than 2,000 yakiniku restaurants across their home country in 15 years?For Suguru Ishida and his wife Tomoko, the next step was running their own yakiniku joint, which they launched in Singapore nearly nine years ago.The couple, forme...

Shan Mu Cafe, Taman Connaught

Shan Mu Cafe, Taman Connaught

January 23, 2023

Spiriting us away to a realm of mountains and woods, Shan Mu is one of the Year of the Rabbit’s most captivating new cafes. Run by two brothers and two sisters who’ve crafted their own furniture of kayu chengal and resak, this East Asian-inspired space is an immersive sanctuary with wabi...

Bar Hanareya, Setia Alam

Bar Hanareya, Setia Alam

January 21, 2023

Bar Hanareya is a bit off the beaten path, but it's a distinctive destination for fans of Japanese fare. Freshly launched in Setia Alam, this friendly space specialises in otsumami - snack-sized plates - served with signature Japanese liquor-based cocktails.The menu comprises thoughtful tributes ...

Galah Gala Seafood Restaurant, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Galah Gala Seafood Restaurant, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

January 15, 2023

Gourmet feasts of seafood galore, for gala meals of Malaysian udang galah, Alaskan king crabs, U.S. mussels and much more: Galah Gala is TTDI's new destination for the treasures of the oceans and rivers, cooked in sumptuous styles that complement the sweetness of the sea.Steered by the team ...

Tom & Danny Coffee, Pavilion KL

Tom & Danny Coffee, Pavilion KL

January 13, 2023

Johor-born Tom & Danny has launched its first caffeine bar in KL, perched on Pavilion mall’s sixth floor. Try the Tofu Fa Latte, soft, smooth and soothing, and Lychee Americano, putting a luscious twist on light-bodied coffee.Tom & Danny Coffee, Pavilion KL.

The Chamber reveals the secrets of whiskies & wines, cognac & cigars in The Starhill's sleekest sanctuary

The Chamber reveals the secrets of whiskies & wines, cognac & cigars in The Starhill's sleekest sanctuary

January 11, 2023

Stepping into The Chamber in The Starhill is like entering an Aladdin's cave of gleaming, glittering treasures - but instead of antiques and artefacts, explorers will discover a trove of coveted bottles that represent respected distilleries, vineyards and breweries across the globe.The Chamber ce...

Sundaze Coffee: Bandar Botanic's bright spot for scrumptious brunches with family-run charm

Sundaze Coffee: Bandar Botanic's bright spot for scrumptious brunches with family-run charm

January 11, 2023

If you love cosy cafes with a friendly, family-run charm, Bandar Botanic's Sundaze Coffee is a bright spot to explore.Spearheaded by two sisters and their mother, this Klang cafe officially launched in mid-2022, but its founding family has nurtured a loyal following in this neighbourhood since 20...

Vanilla Crepe: 30 layers, 30 stores, refreshed flavours to take Malaysia's favourite mille crepe brand into 2023

Vanilla Crepe: 30 layers, 30 stores, refreshed flavours to take Malaysia's favourite mille crepe brand into 2023

January 10, 2023

Over the past decade, trend-setting desserts have come and gone in Malaysia, from New York-inspired cronuts to Australian-style Freakshakes to homegrown salted egg lava cakes.While those temptations proved fleeting, Vanilla Crepe has not only endured the test of time but become increasingly popul...

Dont Yell At Me Malaysia: More than terrific tea, with croffles & noodles for tasty treats

Dont Yell At Me Malaysia: More than terrific tea, with croffles & noodles for tasty treats

January 9, 2023

After three years in the Klang Valley, Taiwan-born tea purveyor Dont Yell At Me has become a familiar destination for fans of bubble tea and other playful beverages.But there's more than boba to this brand: From croffles crowned with creamy toppings to ramen sets for spicy, satisfying meals, Dont...

El Kano Dine & Bar, Wisma New Asia

El Kano Dine & Bar, Wisma New Asia

January 4, 2023

El Kano is el primo: Serving European specialities with a Spanish spotlight, this is a vibrant upscale venue for dining and drinking, strategically located in KL's city centre. Its distinctive projection-screen decor immerses patrons in different dimensions, from outer space to the deep blue sea....

Basic Wine Store, Arcoris Mont Kiara

Basic Wine Store, Arcoris Mont Kiara

January 4, 2023

Basic Wine Store might be self-effacing in name, but its charms are far from rudimentary.With a kitchen headed by the team behind Table & Apron and Universal Bakehouse, its shelves lined with boutique bottles stocked by Malaysian-based wine importer Corevino, this is the equivalent of a con...

Stresso, Bukit Jelutong

Stresso, Bukit Jelutong

December 31, 2022

Stresso is a lovely little cafe, run single-handedly by Sara, back in Malaysia after years of living and working in Australia, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark.  With Harry’s House playing in the morning, Stresso is worth visiting for brunch in Bukit Jelutong - it might sound far off for some o...

Olea, Chow Kit

Olea, Chow Kit

December 28, 2022

The Row’s latest restaurant brings a wave of marvellous Mediterranean flavours to KL, evoking the rustic charm of a Greek taverna. The kitchen’s technique is terrific, doing delicious justice to crispy-fried feta with figs and za’atar; Melitzanosalala, the classic Greek eggplant dip; and o...

Ten Omakase, Subang Jaya

Ten Omakase, Subang Jaya

December 26, 2022

Subang Jaya's new omakase restaurant is Empire Shopping Gallery's secret sanctuary, not only for sushi but donburi, A5 wagyu steaks, king crab noodles and much more.Whether you love decadent omakase feasts for lunch and dinner or a la carte meals that promise prized ingredients that span anago to...

Ngam Ngam Neighbourhood, LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre

Ngam Ngam Neighbourhood, LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre

December 22, 2022

For a wholesome meal that's done just right, balanced in portion, flavour and nutrition, Ngam Ngam Neighbourhood hits the spot for sustenance in the city centre, conveniently located in the LaLaport Bukit Bintang mall.From a lip-smacking salmon lunch for pescatarians to mouthwatering sambal tempe...