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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 ...