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Najia's Pakistani Tawa & Grill, Solaris Mont Kiara

Najia's Pakistani Tawa & Grill, Solaris Mont Kiara

April 21, 2021

Stepping into Najia's Pakistani Tawa & Grill is like being instantly immersed in Pakistani culture and cuisine. Pop culture posters line one wall, portraying iconic entertainers like South Asia's late Queen of Pop, Nazia Hassan. A striking mural showcases globally renowned Pakistani personali...

Kebun Cafe by Hoho Farm, Hulu Yam Lama

Kebun Cafe by Hoho Farm, Hulu Yam Lama

April 19, 2021

A genuinely green escape, just a 45-minute drive from KL's city centre, Kebun is a new cafe launched this month by Hulu Yam Lama's Hoho Farm, set in a soothing heartland of pesticide-free, organically cultivated vegetables.Kebun is currently open Friday through Sunday; stop by for wholesome bever...

Abba Hot Pot & Japanese Fusion, SS2 Petaling Jaya

Abba Hot Pot & Japanese Fusion, SS2 Petaling Jaya

April 18, 2021

Abba Hot Pot has been SS2's super trouper of soupy steamboats and piping-hot barbecues for six months now - it's the perfect place in PJ for wholesome, rainy-evening comfort, especially throughout Ramadan. For the fasting month, Abba is adding even more value to its nourishing, Muslim-friendly ...

Jama KL, Solaris Mont Kiara

Jama KL, Solaris Mont Kiara

April 12, 2021

This new bright and airy space offers modern small plates that represent the good in food - honest, wholesome ingredients, cooked with care and nuance in imaginative, flavour-forward recipes.Brunch takes a welcome turn from the typical eggs Benedict and big breakfast platters.House-smoked salmon ...

Three Years Old Cafe, Bukit Bintang

Three Years Old Cafe, Bukit Bintang

April 11, 2021

Dreamy and creamy-hued, this double-storey residence-turned-cafe offers a beautiful new retreat in the city centre for coffee and cakes, brunch and bakes - a fresh face on a street with a history of terraced houses that reputedly stretches back to the 1920s.With serene corners to explore, Three Y...

 DéJà Brew Cafe, Damansara Utama

DéJà Brew Cafe, Damansara Utama

April 9, 2021

If you love spicy snacks, you might have heard of Takis, the Mexican rolled corn tortilla chips that have thrilled North American heat-seekers for nearly two decades.Now, you'll find the taste of Takis offered in a one-of-a-kind concept by Damansara Uptown's DéJà Brew Cafe: From burgers and pizza...

Malaya Garden, Off Petaling Street

Malaya Garden, Off Petaling Street

April 8, 2021

Chinatown's next themed-cafe hit is a hotbed of playful pleasures with plenty of Malaysian twists and thrills, set in a multi-level space that strives to bring the leafy outdoors inside, with tapirs, tigers, elephants and hornbills watching over your brunch.Malaya Garden's Big Breakfast is laced ...

Ichikakuya Ramen, Mont Kiara & Shah Alam

Ichikakuya Ramen, Mont Kiara & Shah Alam

April 8, 2021

If you love diving into the delicious diversity of ramen, check out Ichikakuya Ramen, the Klang Valley's foremost purveyor of a less-known style of soupy Japanese noodles - iekei ramen, which originated in Yokohama nearly half a century ago.Ichikakuya Ramen is the Malaysian offshoot of a Yoko...

Walking on Sunshine, 163 Retail Park Mont Kiara

Walking on Sunshine, 163 Retail Park Mont Kiara

April 6, 2021

Looking lushly radiant in its first week of operations, Walking On Sunshine is the Malaysian offshoot of a Singapore-born, South Korean-helmed hair salon and cafe with a plant-powered setting. It’s a natural, nature-loving fit for Mont Kiara’s 163 Retail Park, a garden-themed mall that’s thriving...

Monét, Melawati

Monét, Melawati

April 5, 2021

If you love neighbourhood cafes with charm and cheer, check out the cosy new Monét, named ironically for the tormented, temperamental French painter. From Paris-Brest with praline cream to caneles and cruffins, Monét tocks plenty of French-inspired pastry pleasures, mostly sourced from the cafe f...

Umi Omakase, Bangsar South

Umi Omakase, Bangsar South

April 4, 2021

Our favourite omakase experience so far of 2021, Bangsar South's new Umi Omakase offers many skilful moments, some surprising ones and a few transcendent flashes of brilliance. Chiba-born chef Takahiro Shiga and his team strike a strong balance between serving seasonal specialities and crowd-plea...

Eat and Cook, Bukit Jalil

Eat and Cook, Bukit Jalil

March 31, 2021

As we walk through a passage into Eat and Cook, a neon sign overhead instructs, "Don't Doubt, Just Indulge." It might feel like the equivalent of Dante's 'Abandon all hope, ye who enter here,' especially since the restaurant's two head chefs are only 24 years old, steering a kitchen that seems im...

Tipsy Room, Chinatown KL

Tipsy Room, Chinatown KL

March 30, 2021

Chinatown's latest hidden cocktail bar deserves to be another hit, living up its promise of providing tipsy thrills, tucked on the top floor of a former teahouse. Its strikingly oversize murals offer contrasting visions of East and West - fittingly, since Tipsy Room's founders comprise an Indones...

Quack and Cluck, Chinatown KL

Quack and Cluck, Chinatown KL

March 29, 2021

Quack and Cluck is KL's only restaurant where a Chinese breakfast set with Szechuan minced pork, pickled vegetables and bing shares the menu with a Scottish equivalent of tattie scones and black pudding. Newly founded by an Indonesian ethnic Chinese and a Glasgow-born Brit, the restaurant represe...

S'lasih Padang Cuisine, Bangsar Shopping Centre

S'lasih Padang Cuisine, Bangsar Shopping Centre

March 27, 2021

If masakan Minang makes your mouth water, S'lasih seeks to satisfy, with all the santan-saturated gulai and spice-suffused lado that represent West Sumatra's Padang cuisine.Served for sharing, the choices prove crowd-pleasing, rich-flavoured but not too hard-hitting, aromatic with merely a mellow...