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Rei Kappo Dining, Bukit Damansara

Rei Kappo Dining, Bukit Damansara

October 21, 2021

As customers spy the cedar counter where the sushi chef unsheathes his blades, Rei might first seem like simply one more omakase restaurant in KL. But Rei's roots rest in the second part of its name, Kappo Dining, reflecting a casual, classic outlook on Japanese multi-course meals, a back-to-basi...

Mori Kohi, Off Jalan Tun Razak

Mori Kohi, Off Jalan Tun Razak

October 19, 2021

 If you're seeking a memorable cafe to explore this weekend, check out Mori Kohi, scheduled to soft-launch this Friday, set in a bungalow that houses five concepts - Mori Kohi is a yoshoku-inspired cafe serving Western-influenced Japanese meals; Bar Moku is a casual cocktail bar with a garden; Ve...

Farm Cafe, Batu Caves

Farm Cafe, Batu Caves

October 19, 2021

 Crispy chicken rendang and mushroom soup with buah kulim are among the playful temptations at Farm Cafe, a lovely space for soul food with fresh local flourishes.Farm Cafe pays cheeky tribute to MasterChef UK judge Gregg Wallace with Gregg's Crispy Rendang (RM28.50), which packs a crunch with fr...

RL by Coffeery, Bukit Bintang

RL by Coffeery, Bukit Bintang

October 17, 2021

If coffee is your Real Love, this under-the-radar cafe in the city centre could be your next hideout whenever the caffeine cravings strike. White-collar workers walking for lunch in Raja Chulan might have already spotted the hashtag #rlbycoffeery lit up on a street-level window of the Wisma Ne...

Yeah Cafe, Aman Suria

Yeah Cafe, Aman Suria

October 14, 2021

It's a yes for Yeah Cafe, Aman Suria's friendly new space for a fulfilling Thai laksa (RM14.90; think asam laksa without the shrimp paste but with santan, a soulful bowl of rice noodles in a mellow, moreish mackerel broth) and fun Mount Fuji beverage (RM15; reminiscent of an affogato but in a lat...

La Chica, Changkat Bukit Bintang

La Chica, Changkat Bukit Bintang

October 13, 2021

If you love tacos, La Chica might be your best bet in the city centre - KL's latest Mexican restaurant knows the key to a triumphant taco is a burst of rich, lively flavours and textures.Thankfully, tacos here come in a choice of crispy corn or soft wheat tortillas (RM12-RM14 each).There's a taco...

Kairos Specialty Coffee, Damansara Heights

Kairos Specialty Coffee, Damansara Heights

October 12, 2021

Kairos Specialty Coffee’s freshly revived venue in Damansara Heights offers a caffeine-and-croissant cure from the workday blues, Mondays to Fridays, in a calm, cosy corner amid a cacophony of construction and corporate work.Kairos Specialty CoffeeMenara Millennium, Jalan Damanlela, Pusat Bandar ...

Bestow, Imbi

Bestow, Imbi

October 8, 2021

Behold, Bestow: This beautiful new restaurant confers a warm welcome and well-prepared fare to customers who’ll be curious to explore a timeworn Imbi space that stood abandoned for years.A work in progress when we visited, with final touch-ups incomplete, floors unswept and furniture unsettled, B...

Bramble, Jalan Perak

Bramble, Jalan Perak

October 8, 2021

If you’re rambling in the city centre, amble to Bramble for an afternoon’s preamble of pleasant lemon yogurt loaves (RM10) and lattes laced with vanilla and white chocolate (RM12).Bramble 22 Jalan Perak, Kuala Lumpur. Open 9am-7pm.

Sin Chew Kee Cold Drink Store, Bukit Bintang

Sin Chew Kee Cold Drink Store, Bukit Bintang

October 6, 2021

KL's latest hidden cocktail bar thrillingly tackles tea-tails - tea-infused cocktails - with deliciously nuanced, delightfully aromatic results. Uncover the Umami Cocktail (RM38; sencha and shochu with London Dry Gin, dashi syrup, lime juice and miso); explore the Earlgroni (RM42; an Earl Grey ta...

Sushi Daiku Omakase, Desa ParkCity

Sushi Daiku Omakase, Desa ParkCity

October 5, 2021

Sushi Daiku seeks to become Desa ParkCity's key destination for Japanese food fans, taking us on an exciting exploration of impressive ingredients, from the Pacific Ocean's whole spiny lobsters to Nagasaki's premium salted mullet roe.Minutes after we stepped inside, this shimmering new omakase re...

Blu Apron, Bukit Ceylon

Blu Apron, Bukit Ceylon

October 3, 2021

Blu Apron is a red-hot, green-hued entry to Bukit Ceylon - spearheaded by Malaysian F&B veterans with warmth, wit and wisdom, it's a lovely space to spend an evening, feasting on thoughtful temptations under an artificial ficus tree.Blu Apron puts a playful twist on its treats - start with th...

89kilos Cake Bar, Desa ParkCity

89kilos Cake Bar, Desa ParkCity

October 2, 2021

Livin’ the buttercream dream: First born in Johor Bahru, 89kilos Cake Bar opens its ovens in KL this month, bringing up a bevy of butter sponge beauties, moist and modernised with lusciously flavoured buttercream layers.Friendly founders Frank and Alan are now welcoming patrons to this bright, tw...

The Pit Stop, Ampang Jaya

The Pit Stop, Ampang Jaya

October 1, 2021

Dine in a disused helicopter: The Pit Stop promises the distinctive experience of having a brunch of beehoon and nasi lemak in an 11-year-old, 15-seat AugustaWestland AW139. This medium-sized, twin-engined chopper was retired from Subang SkyPark after it encountered technical problems; it was lat...

Thai Chala, Sri Petaling

Thai Chala, Sri Petaling

September 30, 2021

Founded by a Thai chef who hails from Hat Yai but has family roots in Chiang Rai, Thai Chala offers Malaysians the opportunity to taste Thai fare from both the far south and the north.For a Thai kitchen that blends honest home cooking with punchy street flavours, this colourful restaurant with pl...