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Superfine, Seventeen Mall

Superfine, Seventeen Mall

January 24, 2020

Supercharged by imaginative inspirations that span Saigon to Nashville, Bowie to Carey, Superfine helps redefine our recommendations for where to eat in Section 17, furnishing a fresh, fun take on the contemporary cafe experience in this PJ neighbourhood.For devotees of all-day breakfasts, Superf...

Da Bao, Petaling Street

Da Bao, Petaling Street

January 20, 2020

Da Bao is the da bomb: This is the modern mantou maker we've been waiting for in KL, stuffing steamed buns with beautiful ensembles of intriguing ingredients, yielding sumptuously rich, satisfyingly nuanced Asian flavours. Each bao is fully loaded enough to be a meal on its own (RM15 each). The s...

Daily Potion, Bangsar

Daily Potion, Bangsar

January 20, 2020

Coffee that's crafted with real hands-on effort, affordably starting from RM4 for an Americano, with cool Asian-flavoured iced coffee beverages also in the mix: Daily Potion is ready to cause a caffeine commotion at its neighbourhoods in Bangsar, Bandar Sunway and Shah Alam. Step in for a glimpse...

Farmer's Bar, Subang Parade

Farmer's Bar, Subang Parade

January 18, 2020

Hidden like a secret Zen garden, the newest outpost of Farmer's Bar could be the Klang Valley's most beautiful craft beer bar. Tucked within Subang Parade, this is a soothing, spacious retreat that feels like it's in a lush park instead of a mall.It's easy to imagine enjoying the evening here, pe...

Sushi Kazu, Damansara Heights

Sushi Kazu, Damansara Heights

January 12, 2020

Chef Norikazu Shibata's genuine joy in his work makes Sushi Kazu an experience that KL's omakase enthusiasts will savour. Chef Shibata has been working with sushi since he was 16, wielding nearly four decades of professional wisdom that informs each slice of his blade and stroke of his nikiri br...

He Zhou Chinese Muslim Restaurant, Taman Danau Kota

He Zhou Chinese Muslim Restaurant, Taman Danau Kota

January 5, 2020

Helmed by a founder from the former Hezhou, known as 'the little Mecca of China,' He Zhou serves Chinese Muslim recipes that showcase centuries of culture and heritage, making this an intriguingly distinctive destination for dining in KL that marries Chinese and Islamic inspirations.He Zhou is th...

Havana Dining, NU Sentral

Havana Dining, NU Sentral

January 2, 2020

Havana Dining has serious Cuban credentials: This restaurant on the rooftop of NU Sentral launched on Nov. 16 this past year, commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Cuban capital's founding, in a ceremony officiated by the Cuban ambassador to Malaysia.Its menu, however, takes equal inspiratio...

Jann, Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown

Jann, Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown

December 19, 2019

If KL’s Chinatown could conjure a bar into existence, Jann might be the result, marinated in reverence for this neighbourhood’s heritage. This new cocktail parlour in Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur soars over the streets, but it’s built on a bedrock that’s grounded on generations of tradesp...

Quartet KL, NU Sentral

Quartet KL, NU Sentral

December 18, 2019

For nearly four years now, Quartet has reigned as NU Sentral's reliable bet for grab-and-go coffee and meals. Whether they're shopping in this mall, shuffling off to work near Brickfields or shuttling toward their next train in KL Sentral, customers keep returning to this concourse-level cafe whe...

Make Cafe, Seputeh

Make Cafe, Seputeh

December 15, 2019

Make your day with this friendly alfresco cafe's Malaccan-influenced specialities, creatively cooked by a chef of Kristang Straits-Portuguese heritage. Devil's curry chicken finds its way into a fulfilling sandwich layered not only with galangal-spiced chicken but Japanese-style tamagoyaki rolled...

Hawker Chan, Petaling Street

Hawker Chan, Petaling Street

December 12, 2019

Hawker Chan's saga began when an Ipoh-born teenager left his home village and his family's livestock farm in 1980, settling in Singapore where he apprenticed under a Hong Kong chef before setting up his own stall. Founder Chan Hon Meng's life changed three years ago when his soy sauce chicken ric...

BIFE Charcoal Steakhouse, The LINC KL

BIFE Charcoal Steakhouse, The LINC KL

December 11, 2019

Strike up the bossa nova, sway to the carimbo: BIFE Charcoal Steakhouse in The LINC KL brings Brazilian churrasco-style grilled meat to the city centre, true to the traditions of the churrascarias that span Sao Paulo to Salvador. Expect an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of sultry succulence, a carni...

DSR Dessert Parlour, OUG

DSR Dessert Parlour, OUG

December 10, 2019

What happens when the owners of orchards that cultivate durians, ginger and various fruits in Raub and Bentong decide to open a cafe? Delicious intrigue ensues - start with DSR Dessert Parlour's trio of tarts, one topped with pleasurably pungent pastry cream, made with pure D24 durian pulp; the n...

Bookmark Coffee, PJ Midtown

Bookmark Coffee, PJ Midtown

December 9, 2019

Bookmark Coffee's new chapter in PJ Midtown could be a cafe that customers will enjoy returning to over time, like their favourite poem or novel. This is the second outpost of Bookmark Coffee, which first opened in Cheras five years ago; co-founder Kai and his team serve fusion fare with distinct...

Frediani's Market & Deli, Bangsar

Frediani's Market & Deli, Bangsar

December 5, 2019

With an Italian-born, British-raised chef-founder at its helm, Frediani's is Bangsar's new eatery for everything from London-loving Scotch eggs, tender and textured (RM24; perked up with mustard dip), to Sicilian-seduced arancini, crisp rice balls loaded with creamy cheese (RM21; enlivened with t...