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Gekko Dining, Medan Damansara

Gekko Dining, Medan Damansara

March 3, 2021

Play it again, Sam: We first encountered Japanese bartender extraordinaire Sam Kinugawa at his eponymous bar in Empire Damansara, where he mixed us a magnificent mangosteen cocktail in September 2014 and promised wood-fire smoked canapés the next time we visited. In September 2018, we rediscovere...

Kanbe, 163 Retail Park

Kanbe, 163 Retail Park

February 28, 2021

Swirl and twirl, fire burn and cauldron bubble: Bone of pork, shell of prawn, ink of squid, splash of sardines, lick of yuzu, lash of sesame, lingering of broad beans - the witches of Macbeth might not have brewed a broth as potent and pronounced as Kanbe’s seven styles of soup, stirring up a ste...

Eat Drink Laugh Café by DSCVRY, Taman U Thant

Eat Drink Laugh Café by DSCVRY, Taman U Thant

February 22, 2021

Eat Drink Laugh Cafe might be merely a five-minute drive from KLCC, but it feels like the closest thing to a countryside escape, with a calm, cosily charming green garden where the city's clamour is removed and routed.The cafe is run by the DSCVRY physiotherapy centre, so it makes sense to savour...

CUE@27, Sea Park

[email protected], Sea Park

February 21, 2021

Sea Park's intriguingly evocative new eatery will be a magnet for fans of hidden spaces, tucked behind locked doors on the residential level of a PJ shop-house. Walking into [email protected] is a step back in time, with the Eurythmics and Milli Vanilli, John Farnham and Paul Young blasting on the speaker...

Ruma Puteh, Taman Tasek Titiwangsa

Ruma Puteh, Taman Tasek Titiwangsa

February 20, 2021

A house of wonders in white and other colours, Ruma Puteh is a residence-turned-restaurant where every corner seems worth exploring - take a table by a tree and take an hour to enjoy the open garden space, with its winsome multi-arched walkway to the entrance. Ruma Puteh’s repertoire includes a ...

Fox Paradox, The Grange at Ampwalk

Fox Paradox, The Grange at Ampwalk

February 18, 2021

What does the fox eat? Ox and lox at this positively, unparadoxically foxy new space.Start with Fox Paradox's beefed-up soba salad, scattered with sliced tenderloin over tender buckwheat noodles, jazzed up with the zing and zest of pickled lotus roots, fried cauliflower, watercress, rocket, cucum...

Halley by Wondermama, Republik Damansara Heights

Halley by Wondermama, Republik Damansara Heights

February 16, 2021

Damansara Heights' new destination for dim sum harnesses the skills of chefs who formerly worked at Chinese restaurants in top KL hotels before the turmoil of 2020 forced them toward a new path. Halley brings them together in the latest brand by the team that also helms the modern Malaysian eater...

Zeneyes Cafe, Emporis Kota Damansara

Zeneyes Cafe, Emporis Kota Damansara

February 14, 2021

A sense of Zen in a senselessly zany world: This new cafe has been lovingly conceived by its Malaysian founder Laurence, who spent the last decade living in Shanghai and brings subtle touches of that experience to this space. Zeneyes Cafe is a visual beauty that pays tribute to the classical gard...

Licky Chan, Dang Wangi

Licky Chan, Dang Wangi

February 13, 2021

Ice cream and sorbet transformed into often liquor-laced 'cone-tails,' brazenly and brilliantly bringing together ingredients like Icelandic-inspired skyr with gin, mezcal with ghost peppers, or five cheeses with blueberries: Licky Chan is the ice cream parlour of our freshly churned fantasies, w...

Mal's Wholesome Happiness, Bandar Sri Damansara

Mal's Wholesome Happiness, Bandar Sri Damansara

February 11, 2021

Bookmark this beautiful new family-run cafe for a future visit - Mal's Wholesome Happiness lives up to its name, lifting the spirits with its charming, cosy presence, its friendly team and nourishing fare.Mal's specialises in healthier eating, without sacrificing any sense of satisfaction. The se...

Fito, Bandar Sri Damansara

Fito, Bandar Sri Damansara

February 10, 2021

The two Malaysian sisters who founded Fito have been home bakers for over six years, building up their confidence by consistently creating a 'funfair in the oven (fito).' In December 2020, they finally opened their first dessert parlour, turning what looks like a former office space with meeting ...

Huo Flamethrower BBQ, Puchong

Huo Flamethrower BBQ, Puchong

February 8, 2021

The heat is on for fans of red meat in Puchong: Huo Flamethrower BBQ offers sous-vide beef finished by torching, furnishing that final sear with a flourish for a satisfactory steak.You'll find various cuts here, including MB5 rib eyes and MB7 briskets. But for tighter budgets, Angus is available ...

WURST, Bangsar

WURST, Bangsar

January 24, 2021

One of our few dine-in dinners this year was at Bangsar's new diner, WURST, which offers distinctively hearty, soulful dishes like the signature Wagyu Bone Marrow Sandwich (RM35), a melty-buttery must for marrow lovers, roasted in the bone and slathered with mushrooms on toast. One plate might be...

Santouits Sandwich Bar, Imbi

Santouits Sandwich Bar, Imbi

January 17, 2021

Santouits might be Greek for sandwich, but this new cafe speaks the universal language of love for crisply warm, freshly grilled panini, packed with punchy fillings - now available for pick-ups and deliveries.Santouits serves a sourdough sandwich for every type of tastebud.For the meat maniac, tr...

Get Baked, Paramount Garden

Get Baked, Paramount Garden

January 16, 2021

Croissants that come close to pastry perfection; country loaves and butter blended with kombu or mentaiko: Get Baked - PJ's latest destination for oven-fresh delights - promises more carbs than our calculators can count, forcing us to postpone our Rebel Wilson diet plan for the sake of flaky, flu...