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Burrow, Bangsar Shopping Centre

Burrow, Bangsar Shopping Centre

January 15, 2021

Burrow is KL's new cavern of canelés, cakes and cookies, available for takeouts. Cosy and charming, it's now lovely with leafs but is sure to be lively with laughter later this year.Canelés are the cornerstone of Burrow's baked temptations, offered in multiple varieties. Burrow's bakers do just...

Sumairu, Subang Jaya

Sumairu, Subang Jaya

January 10, 2021

Subang's latest Japanese restaurant tackles tonkatsu for lunch and yakiniku for dinner - the latter features plenty of protein possibilities, from lamb loin to beef brisket. Pork is respectably represented by choices like iberico cheeks that pack a firm bite and juicy chew (RM36). Grill the fresh...

Square 19 Glass House, The Hub SS2

Square 19 Glass House, The Hub SS2

January 6, 2021

For lovers of natural light, Square 19 Glass House offers a sleek, sunbathed setting surrounded by leaves and water. The menu is peppered with intriguing elements. Bar bites like chicken karaage come with tempting twists; the bite-sized meat is crisply crusted with crushed Mama instant noodles fo...

MK Krua Teerak, Pandan Indah

MK Krua Teerak, Pandan Indah

January 5, 2021

For an authentic Thai experience that's totally Muslim-friendly,  MK Krua Teerak offers the mouth-watering cooking of a Bangkok-born Thai chef who inherited her recipes from her grandmother, also a chef. She runs this restaurant (whose name loosely translates into 'lover's kitchen') with her Mala...

The Curious Gardener, Bangsar South

The Curious Gardener, Bangsar South

January 1, 2021

If your resolution for 2021 is to remain curious and ready for adventure, check out KL's latest wonderland of cocktails, where plants outnumber people, where a conservatory's worth of herbs and vegetables runs rampant throughout the space and in the beverages, where a speakeasy-style shed entranc...

Cork & Cleaver, Bukit Tunku

Cork & Cleaver, Bukit Tunku

December 29, 2020

If you're game for dining outdoors amid greenery galore, Cork & Cleaver might be your next new favourite haunt, especially if meat is your sustenance of choice.Start with the salmon hinava - inspired by the Sabah Kadazan-Dusun people's equivalent of ceviche - featuring raw cubed salmon cured ...

Michelle Young, Bukit Jalil

Michelle Young, Bukit Jalil

December 28, 2020

A visit to Bukit Jalil's new Michelle Young bakery-cafe in the morning is a blissed-out balm for the sweet-loving soul, with the scent of fresh-from-the-oven cookies and cupcakes in the air. While this space currently only offers takeouts and deliveries, it should eventually turn into a charming ...

Craft, APW Bangsar: Cha & Maki

Craft, APW Bangsar: Cha & Maki

December 27, 2020

Perched like a secret treehouse in APW Bangsar, Craft promises a cosy, charming setting that blends inspirations from Taiwanese teahouses with Japanese sushi parlours, serving a well-executed variety of cha-based beverages and maki rolls to relish on the move.The concrete steps that lead up to Cr...

Sisu Pantry, Klang

Sisu Pantry, Klang

December 24, 2020

In recent years, Nordic concepts like Sweden's fika and Denmark's hygge have been embedded in Malaysia's cafe culture, becoming buzzy catchphrases for the positive-vibes-only psyche that pervades KL's IG-filtered communities. While Sisu Pantry seems to ride that wave, borrowing one of Finland's...

270 sqft, Sea Park

270 sqft, Sea Park

December 22, 2020

270 sqft may not sound like a lot of space, but it's enough to harbour the hopes of its founder Vivien, who opened her first cafe in Sri Petaling in March this year and ran it for nine months before relocating to Sea Park in a change of scene, name and concept.Much of 270 sqft's furniture isn't i...

Bizbox Cafe & Business Centre, Petaling Jaya

Bizbox Cafe & Business Centre, Petaling Jaya

December 21, 2020

With a name like Bizbox, combining a cafe and a business centre, customers might expect a stark, sterile space that's purely workmanlike. But this new space is a pleasant surprise, passionately put together by friendly founders Edgar and Jessica - as warm and welcoming, cosy and comforting as hom...

Eatery by Nutmeg, 163 Retail Park

Eatery by Nutmeg, 163 Retail Park

December 20, 2020

Fried catfish, po' boys and gumbo: Mont Kiara gets a little taste of Louisiana, courtesy of Eatery by Nutmeg, a new Cajun cafe concept in 163 Retail Park mall. Eatery's fried catfish fillets are lovely, served hot and crisp in the cornmeal-crusted style of the south, moist and fresh-tasting withi...

Pulp + Beans: Craft Chocolate Gifts in Five Natural Flavours

Pulp + Beans: Craft Chocolate Gifts in Five Natural Flavours

December 18, 2020

Seeking a great gift for a chocolate-loving friend? Check out this distinctive new Malaysian brand, promising handcrafted temptations that harness natural ingredients to beautiful effect, paying homage to the cacao tree's harvest of pulp and beans. The team of Malaysian friends who've launched Pu...

The Chow Kit Kitchen & Bar

The Chow Kit Kitchen & Bar

December 16, 2020

If downtown KL had a beating heart, Chow Kit might form its arteries. And if this neighbourhood's centrepiece hotel had a soul, The Chow Kit Kitchen & Bar would be its life force.The Chow Kit - An Ormond Hotel has been open for exactly a year, but it's still evolving - its flagship restaurant...

Kushi Naka Naka, Sri Hartamas

Kushi Naka Naka, Sri Hartamas

December 15, 2020

If you walked into Kushi Naka Naka on a Friday night, you might be the only Malaysian amid a few small huddles of Japanese customers, a testament to the restaurant's authentic appeal.Ramen enthusiasts, check out the tonkotsu chashu ramen (RM36.30) with a twist - the braised pork belly is draped a...