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Lucky Tora, Mesui Road

Lucky Tora, Mesui Road

November 30, 2018

Luck be a tiger tonight: Roaring into KL's city centre, this contemporary Japanese restaurant burns bright with playful plates that spur patrons to share their passion for fun, full-bodied food. From ‘crazy karaage’ with cheese and chillies to rum-&-raisin ice cream with salmon skin, Lucky To...

Ember Modern Bistro, TTDI

Ember Modern Bistro, TTDI

November 25, 2018

At 9 p.m. on a recent Saturday, Ember pulses with the lively heartbeat of a restaurant in its promising infancy. Fascinated guests watch chef Gary and his team showcase their knife work and saucing chops across the counter of the open kitchen, while effervescent servers bring out bowls of freshly...

KGB: Killer Gourmet Burgers, Pavilion KL

KGB: Killer Gourmet Burgers, Pavilion KL

November 18, 2018

KGB is finally bringing its killer gourmet burgers to KL's commercial centre - it's still the KGB we know and love from Bangsar, TTDI and Mid Valley, but we really like the look of this Pavilion mall outpost's gleaming, garden-inspired setting, sleekly outfitted for the Golden Triangle. These bur...

Oenophilia, SS2 Petaling Jaya

Oenophilia, SS2 Petaling Jaya

November 11, 2018

PJ's new hidden bar is a genuine oasis in SS2, with a soothing garden-like setting underneath the stars.Basic house cocktails bear an intriguing pricing system: At 6pm, these cocktails cost RM6 each; at 7pm, it's RM7, rising to RM8 at 8pm and so on, hitting a maximum of RM12. These are limited to...

Rata, SS15 Subang

Rata, SS15 Subang

November 1, 2018

The greenery that graces Rata's walls reflects its respect for homegrown produce: Taking its name from the elevated town of Tanah Rata, this new restaurant relies heavily on vegetables nurtured on Cameron Highlands to round out recipes with roots from Malaysia and neighbouring nations. It's t...

Catcher In The Rye, Petaling Jaya

Catcher In The Rye, Petaling Jaya

October 26, 2018

J.D. Salinger's classic novel of teenage angst and alienation might seem an improbable inspiration for a cafe that exudes grace and geniality - but it shouldn't be a surprise that the founders of Taman Desa's Wild Sheep Chase, named partly for a Haruki Murakami masterwork, have summoned up anothe...

OpenHouse, Suria KLCC

OpenHouse, Suria KLCC

October 21, 2018

OpenHouse's elegance radiates through rooms brightened by a blend of classical Malaysian inspirations, such as Peranakan themes, with contemporary urbanity. But its true beauty rests in the work of chefs Huzaidi and Yusaini, who've scoured the country for recipes that reflect our roots, paying tr...

Jing Ze Contemporary Asian Restaurant, Petaling Jaya

Jing Ze Contemporary Asian Restaurant, Petaling Jaya

October 18, 2018

Singaporean chef Nicholas Scorpion's passion for the kitchen has taken him from staging in the forested farmlands of northern Sweden to crafting menus for the sleek Seminyak scene in Bali; he brings that impressive experience to finessed effect at Jing Ze, his new restaurant nestled in a Petaling...

Bavarian Bierhaus, The Curve

Bavarian Bierhaus, The Curve

October 15, 2018

Germany's southern state of Bavaria is renowned for its geographic and gastronomic gems, from heritage-rich cities like Nuremberg to beautiful landmarks like Neuschwanstein Castle, from its hearty meat-based cooking to more than 4,000 brands of beer. And while Bavaria might be nearly 10,000 kilom...

Cureé, Imbi

Cureé, Imbi

October 14, 2018

Hokkaido-inspired soup curries spice up the scene at this new Imbi restaurant: Cureé's Malaysian founder adapted these recipes from traditional classics that he learned from a friend in Japan, crafting soulful meals that hit soothing harmonies.For lunch, soup curry sets are available, centred on ...

DeepSea FOOD, Sunway Geo Avenue

DeepSea FOOD, Sunway Geo Avenue

October 13, 2018

Dive into an ocean's worth of seafood, with the tide bringing in everything from Boston lobsters to New Zealand mussels, Argentinian squid to Norwegian salmon at DeepSea FOOD, helmed by a couple whose families have three decades of experience in seafood distribution businesses. Their first-ever r...

New Menu: Vantador, Desa Sri Hartamas

New Menu: Vantador, Desa Sri Hartamas

October 2, 2018

Advantage, Vantador: This steakhouse has carved its reputation in the past year predominantly on meat sourced from the free-range pastures of Spain and Australia, dry-aged in German-constructed coolers. But its newly revamped menu proves that Vantador is a vanguard of vibrant creations that cruis...

Takebayashi, The Ritz-Carlton Residences

Takebayashi, The Ritz-Carlton Residences

September 30, 2018

Shepherded by cheerful chef Tatsuo Takebayashi and his determinedly diligent team, this bright, bustling space is one the city centre's best new venues for Japanese fare, whether you prefer cherished classics or contemporary creations. For lunch, the restaurant offers hearty sets that'll satiate ...

Hotpot Kitchen, Sunway Pyramid

Hotpot Kitchen, Sunway Pyramid

September 29, 2018

Blazing into Sunway Pyramid, Malaysia's homegrown Hotpot Kitchen fires up the appetites of spice-addicted customers with Sichuan-inspired fare that casts the spotlight on fresh cooking. If you love the sultry heat of mala-style peppercorn sauces, twinned with a delicious diversity of culinary ing...

Adeena Thai Cafe, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Adeena Thai Cafe, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

September 24, 2018

Adeena Thai Cafe is all about authenticity and affordability, steered by a couple who take genuine pride in their work. The woman who leads the kitchen is Laotian-born Adeena, a meticulous chef who's passionate about her craft, going from studying culinary arts in Bangkok to spearheading her own ...