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Lisette's Cafe & Bakery, Bangsar

Lisette's Cafe & Bakery, Bangsar

June 11, 2019

Inching near noon on a Tuesday, Lisette's is welling over with patrons, lured by a vegetarian-friendly buffet that crops up thrice a week. The cafe's namesake, Lisette Scheers (founder of Nala Designs), is in the front garden, chatting with a team from The Social Group of Restaurants, which has r...

Adu Sugar, Bangsar

Adu Sugar, Bangsar

June 9, 2019

Adu Sugar hits the sweet spot for patrons seeking a soulful showcase of Southeast Asian inspirations in their meal, with a focus on classic Malaysian flavours lovingly laced with Indonesian touches. It's a beautiful space in Bangsar spearheaded by chef Adu Amran Hassan, a multidisciplined talent ...

Rare: The Food Company, Damansara Perdana

Rare: The Food Company, Damansara Perdana

June 2, 2019

Rare lives up to its name, casting its net both near and far for prized produce, spanning freshwater fish from a Pahang farm to crustaceans caught off the coast of Spain, meticulous in its sourcing of everything from pesticide-free Malaysian vegetables to Japanese salts and Cambodian peppers. Rar...

dahmakan: Chef-made Food Deliveries

dahmakan: Chef-made Food Deliveries

May 23, 2019

It's been four years since we had our first taste of dahmakan, which has steadily evolved and expanded since its earliest months as a lunchbox delivery service. dahmakan now does dinner too, with meals crafted by no fewer than four Malaysian chefs whose experience spans five-star hotels and respe...

D'Tandoor, Damansara Uptown

D'Tandoor, Damansara Uptown

May 22, 2019

Determinedly standing the test of time for nearly three decades, D'Tandoor has long delighted devotees of North Indian cooking with its skill around spices, mastery of meat, brilliance with bread and reputation for rice.With current outposts in Selangor, Putrajaya and even Penang, D'Tandoor origi...

Chye Seng Foo Coffee Shop, Cheras

Chye Seng Foo Coffee Shop, Cheras

May 16, 2019

Fans of hearty comfort in hot bowls will find soulful heaps of rice and noodles to sustain them at this welcoming new Cheras cafe, reputedly adapted from recipes by one of its co-founders’ Grandma, thrust into modern times with a few Japanese twists.Marinated pork meatballs, crisp to the bite and...

Foya, Damansara Uptown

Foya, Damansara Uptown

May 15, 2019

This friendly new restaurant takes inspiration from a remarkable range of cuisines that crisscross the globe. Biscuits and chicken sausage gravy, a classic from the southern states of the U.S. (RM14, with soft dough biscuits baked in-house), and lamb lagoto, a tomato-rich, savoury Greek-inspired ...

RAGE, Bangsar

RAGE, Bangsar

May 11, 2019

Flat whites fused with oat, coconut or soy milk, matcha matched with sweet palm sugar or sour plums: Unconventional couplings are all the rage at Bangsar's new cafe for busy bees and social butterflies seeking a space for both work and play.Caffeine cravers won't rage against the (espresso) machi...

Dean & DeLuca, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Dean & DeLuca, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

May 9, 2019

Travellers strolling in SoHo, Silom and Shibuya might have chanced on lunchtime crowds flocking to Dean & DeLuca's markets and cafes in the heart of the world's bustling cities. Now, KL can be counted on that list of outposts that spans Gangnam to Galaxy Macau, Mall of the Emirates to Orchard...

Kin Gyu, Desa Sri Hartamas

Kin Gyu, Desa Sri Hartamas

May 8, 2019

If beef is pleasure for your palate, Kin Gyu might be your portal to paradise: This new Japanese restaurant promises KL's most extensive bovine menu, with close to 100 wagyu dishes, from steaks to stews to sliders, beef sashimi to beef sushi, hamburg to hot pots. Even the setting is distinctive, ...

Ahh-Yum by Kampong Kravers, Bukit Damansara

Ahh-Yum by Kampong Kravers, Bukit Damansara

May 7, 2019

It's past three p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon, but the neighbourhood is still flocking into Ahh-Yum for appetising rice platters, ambrosial noodle bowls and alluring teatime temptations. This cheerful cafe is scarcely a year old, but it already has the makings of a culinary institution in Bukit D...

Pizza Mansion, Petaling Jaya

Pizza Mansion, Petaling Jaya

May 5, 2019

This new pizzeria might look like a humble hole-in-the-wall, but it's a chateau of crackly crusts, a manor for mozzarella and a palace of plum tomatoes. Could this be PJ's most pleasurable pizza? If the team here keeps things up, it might be safe to bet a Happy Mansion apartment on that.This is w...

Tommy Thongchai, Jaya One

Tommy Thongchai, Jaya One

May 4, 2019

In a city that's awash with Thai cuisine, most eateries swim with the tide of tom yum goong, green curries, papaya salads and pad Thai that floods so many menus in the Klang Valley. Tommy Thongchai, however, makes a major splash with a gastrobar-style selection that dives into the deep waters of ...

Mona, Publika

Mona, Publika

April 30, 2019

Mona's mystique is more than skin deep: On the surface, this might seem like a shimmering restaurant with a sleekly modern slant. But look closer and several blasts from the past come into sharp focus - black-and-white portraits of Malay female silver screen stars, vinyl records and vintage camer...

The Public House, Bangsar South

The Public House, Bangsar South

April 28, 2019

Brick by brick, bottle by bottle, dish by dish, The Public House has taken many months to build, framed over a foundation of love for food and wine. In its dining hall, patrons feast on Greek olives, U.S. pork chops and Chinese char siu sliders; in a nearby lounge, others unwind beside ceiling-hi...