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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 ...

Hotpot Kitchen, Sunway Pyramid

Hotpot Kitchen, Sunway Pyramid

September 29, 2018

Blazing into Sunway Pyramid, Malaysia's homegrown Hotpot Kitchen fires up the appetites of spice-addicted customers with Sichuan-inspired fare that casts the spotlight on fresh cooking. If you love the sultry heat of mala-style peppercorn sauces, twinned with a delicious diversity of culinary ing...

Adeena Thai Cafe, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Adeena Thai Cafe, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

September 24, 2018

Adeena Thai Cafe is all about authenticity and affordability, steered by a couple who take genuine pride in their work. The woman who leads the kitchen is Laotian-born Adeena, a meticulous chef who's passionate about her craft, going from studying culinary arts in Bangkok to spearheading her own ...

Saint Pierre Kuala Lumpur

Saint Pierre Kuala Lumpur

September 23, 2018

Saint Pierre's bona fides are firmly established in Singapore; the restaurant, now at One Fullerton, has endured in various forms for nearly two decades and enjoyed a string of accolades, currently holding one Michelin star. Its first Malaysian offshoot opened this month in Kuala Lumpur, bringing...

Swoosh TTDI

Swoosh TTDI

September 20, 2018

Swooping into TTDI, Swoosh serves a fun variety of crowd-pleasing food and beverages in a playful setting, with multiple screens tuned in to sports and tables set up for beer pong. It's a buoyant neighbourhood venue for a casual lunch or chilled-out dinner, with an energetic soundtrack that strea...

Celestial Dynasty, Petaling Jaya

Celestial Dynasty, Petaling Jaya

September 19, 2018

PJ's latest Chinese banquet restaurant promises an extensive repertoire of engaging recipes, served in spacious halls and private rooms. For lunch, customers can indulge in a variety of dim sum - our favourite is the pan-fried Shanghai pork bun (RM12.80 per plate), lightly crisp on the first bit...

2018 Menu: Ziffy Kitchen, Kota Damansara

2018 Menu: Ziffy Kitchen, Kota Damansara

September 17, 2018

Ziffy is a restaurant that breeds ardent admirers: As we were enjoying our lunch here, a customer on the next table spotted us photographing our spread, then beckoned us closer. "I've been coming here for months," he eventually told us. "I like the menu, I like the service. Everything is good her...

2018 Menu: Bait, Bangsar

2018 Menu: Bait, Bangsar

September 16, 2018

Living up to its name, Bait is one of Bangsar's few eateries that keeps luring us back; nearly six years following its launch, it remains our first port of call when visions of seafood cruise through our mind. The restaurant continues to make waves through its meticulous devotion to quality (Mala...

2018 Menu: Gobo Upstairs, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

2018 Menu: Gobo Upstairs, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

September 15, 2018

It's been a dozen years now since Gobo Upstairs served its first steak, and the restaurant keeps becoming even better. For full-bodied flavour and sheer succulence, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur's grill specialist has got a great thing going, making it one of the city centre's best venues for sinki...

RaamRavan, Desa ParkCity

RaamRavan, Desa ParkCity

September 14, 2018

For fans of time-honoured South Asian fare, RaamRavan is a distinctive destination, promising cherished classics not only from across India but Sri Lanka as well, with a nod or two to the Maldives too. As illustrated by a strikingly beautiful mural within this restaurant, RaamRavan is named for t...