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Preview: Stoked Degustation Menu, June 2018

Preview: Stoked Degustation Menu, June 2018

June 3, 2018

It's a case of Stockholm syndrome at Stoked: Head chef Toraik 'T.C.' Chua is back in Malaysia after a two-month stint at Frantzen, which recently became Sweden's first-ever restaurant to earn three Michelin stars. Still in his twenties, T.C. has built a formidable resume, having earlier worked fo...

Cafe 55, Jalan Sultan

Cafe 55, Jalan Sultan

May 28, 2018

If you're transiting through Chinatown, check in at this new hub for travellers and locals alike, tucked below Mingle Hostel. It's a weathered space that's woven with history and heritage, authentically aged through the decades, its rustic allure bolstered by a menu bursting with cross-border ins...

Grain, Damansara Perdana

Grain, Damansara Perdana

May 26, 2018

Go with the Grain: Rooted in Malaysian Chinese culinary traditions, reinterpreted through the talents of passionate chef-proprietor Tan Jia Yuan, Grain offers a harvest of gastronomic gratification, sprouting from the seeds of classic comfort-food recipes to take on contemporary forms. A satisfyi...

Lavand Kuala Lumpur

Lavand Kuala Lumpur

May 24, 2018

It's nearly lunchtime at Lavand's flagship cafe in Bukit Damansara when the crowd suddenly exclaims in excitement. A massive tray of freshly baked baklavas has been brought out, prompting everyone to pause their conversations in order to photograph the perfectly crafted pastries, which flood the ...

Pacific Standard Bar, Alila Bangsar

Pacific Standard Bar, Alila Bangsar

May 23, 2018

California dreamin' takes the limelight at KL's latest cocktail bar, inspired by the spirit of 1960s American showbiz glamour. Head bartender Ruben Anandha and his team stir up potions that pay chic homage to Bel-Air and San Martin, in beverage categories that span L.A. Noire, Hollywood Highbal...

Malaysia Boleh, Shoppes At Four Seasons Place

Malaysia Boleh, Shoppes At Four Seasons Place

May 20, 2018

From Penang Hokkien mee to KL Hokkien mee, with everything from Ipoh Buntong bean sprout chicken, Klang bak kut teh, Kuantan nasi lemak and JB mee rebus in between, Malaysia Boleh offers a microcosm of the country's non-halal street fare, parked inside the flagship food court of the new Four Seas...

Rumah Makan Cibiuk, Bandar Kinrara

Rumah Makan Cibiuk, Bandar Kinrara

May 19, 2018

Bandung comes to Bandar Kinrara: Cibiuk is a familiar restaurant chain in Indonesia's West Java province, specialising in Sundanese signatures. The brand boasts several branches in Malaysia as well, including this one in Puchong.The highlight is the complimentary smorgasbord of sambal to compleme...

Kaizen Coffee x Avgust Cafe, Subang Jaya

Kaizen Coffee x Avgust Cafe, Subang Jaya

May 17, 2018

Kaizen Coffee marks a fresh start for the folks behind Subang's now-closed Project Gibraltar; a visit to this easy-going space should yield consistently satisfying cups of coffee, with beans supplied by local microroaster Supernormal Coffee Roasters.The kitchen is helmed as a pop-up by Project Gi...

Dao, SS15 Subang

Dao, SS15 Subang

May 15, 2018

Run by three Ipoh-born siblings whose father has helmed a bean curd stall in Bercham for more than two decades, Dao is a fun new Subang cafe that specialises in soy milk-based desserts and drinks, both classic and contemporary. It's a friendly space with plenty of charm - check out the mural unde...

Entier, Alila Bangsar

Entier, Alila Bangsar

May 13, 2018

Tongue-to-tail dining finds a fresh advocate at the flagship restaurant of KL's new Alila Bangsar. Perched on the hotel's 41st floor, Entier (French for 'complete') is an eyrie for offal enthusiasts, with Japanese chef Masashi Horiuchi leading the charge for liver-loving recipes that seek to win ...