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Kitchen Confidante: Transforming mooncakes into masterworks with artistic flair & alluring flavours

Kitchen Confidante: Transforming mooncakes into masterworks with artistic flair & alluring flavours

August 9, 2022

If you're seeking some of Malaysia's most distinctive mooncakes, thoughtfully transformed into elegant works of art with exquisite flavours, search no further than Kitchen Confidante's handcrafted Zhong Qiu Collection. Everything about these mooncakes is remarkable. With the theme of 'uniting ...

Piccoli Lotti: Pulut Tai Tai Gelato comes to Puchong

Piccoli Lotti: Pulut Tai Tai Gelato comes to Puchong

August 9, 2022

One of our favourite homegrown gelato brands is growing: Piccoli Lotti has opened its third and fourth outposts this year, in Puchong and Bukit Jalil respectively.It's been five years since Piccoli Lotti first introduced itself to gelato enthusiasts in Damansara Kim in 2017, serving up flavours t...

First Crack Coffee Roastery, Petaling Jaya

First Crack Coffee Roastery, Petaling Jaya

August 8, 2022

Fans of brew-bar experiences, check out Ara Damansara's new caffeine counter, run by Melvin and Mark of First Crack Coffee Roastery. Currently open only on Monday and Tuesday, 10am-5pm, First Crack tries to take patrons on a genuine coffee journey. Try a pour-over of Thai Pa Miang 'Blue Magic,' w...

Yookybites: Healthier Malaysian mooncakes in fusion vegan & traditional flavours, with no added sugar

Yookybites: Healthier Malaysian mooncakes in fusion vegan & traditional flavours, with no added sugar

August 8, 2022

With the Mid-Autumn Festival now a month away, it's time to check out 2022's top mooncakes to try.If you hope to indulge in mooncakes with a healthier perspective, Yookybites - Malaysia's purveyor of wholesome baked treats - has curated a collection of worthwhile mooncakes this year in its Fusion...

FLOUR: Rajasthan Rising

FLOUR: Rajasthan Rising

August 7, 2022

From the Pink City of Jaipur whose history of monarchs stretches back over forty generations to the White City of Udaipur where the three-century-old Lake Palace has hosted royals from throughout the globe, Rajasthan's reputation as India's Land of Kings is reflected in its culture and cuisine, c...

Mekanisme, Damansara Damai

Mekanisme, Damansara Damai

August 7, 2022

A playful coffee pop-up inside a PJ cat food store? Mekanisme makes for a fun caffeine stop in Damansara Damai’s Catwhat Nation, serving specialities like the Very Dirty Matcha, a purr-fecfly balanced blend of espresso and matcha. Mekanisme Catwhat Nation, The Zizz, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Terrazza, Yap Ah Shak House

Terrazza, Yap Ah Shak House

August 6, 2022

Fans of rooftop restaurants have a fresh destination in Chow Kit: Terrazza is now open for reservations, Thursdays through Sundays, for calm alfresco evenings with a view of the city skyline. Run by the operators of Osteria Gamberoni in the same building, Yap Ah Shak House, Terrazza is simil...

Ní.Kizoku: Elevating the elegance of contemporary Japanese cuisine in Chinatown KL

Ní.Kizoku: Elevating the elegance of contemporary Japanese cuisine in Chinatown KL

August 5, 2022

Six months after our first visit to Ní.Kizoku, we return to Chinatown's cavern of contemporary Japanese cuisine to explore its enhanced menu.Making use of unexpected preparations in beautiful fashion, from oba-marinated engawa to wagyu bone marrow, Ní.Kizoku impresses us even more this time. This...

Take time to try Three Years Old's terrific new menu for all ages

Take time to try Three Years Old's terrific new menu for all ages

August 5, 2022

Time flies: Three Years Old is now more than one year old! Sixteen months after our first visit to one of KL's most popular cafes of recent times, we return to find Three Years Old ageing gracefully, with a marvellous new menu for the young at heart.This remains one of KL's most beautiful cafes, ...

Terumi: The Tender Bar, Taman Paramount

Terumi: The Tender Bar, Taman Paramount

August 4, 2022

Grace notes help Taman Paramount's new Terumi sing - thoughtful touches that show its founders have poured their hearts into this place, illuminating not only their professional polish but a sense of what they personally, privately cherish.Dubbed 'the tender bar,' Terumi seems as much a sanctuary...

Pan & Wine: Setia Alam's scrumptious destination for hearty pastas, pizzas & platters

Pan & Wine: Setia Alam's scrumptious destination for hearty pastas, pizzas & platters

August 4, 2022

A firm neighbourhood favourite that has endured for five years now, Pan & Wine might be Setia Alam's most scrumptious restaurant, serving up well-prepared Western fare, ranging from pastas and pizzas to pork platters, paired with pleasurable wines in a cheerful setting.This may seem like a di...

The Transit by JWC, STEG Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The Transit by JWC, STEG Hotel Kuala Lumpur

August 3, 2022

The Transit by JWC in Raja Laut’s new STEG Hotel Kuala Lumpur is worth passing through for a pleasant cup of coffee in a photogenic space that pops in pink with railway-station-style charm. For lunch, munch on organic salads sourced from Vegetory.Transit CafeSTEG Hotel KL, Jalan Tiong Nam, Off ...

Airplane Mode, Petaling Jaya

Airplane Mode, Petaling Jaya

August 2, 2022

Showcasing local comfort fare coupled with locally roasted coffee, Airplane Mode is scheduled to land in Petaling Jaya next week, piloted by veteran Malaysian barista Sing Thong. Come for lunch, for char siu rice. It features pork that Sing Thong personally barbecues by charcoal starting at 5a...

Oversea Imbi: A marvellous makeover, plus a masterful Mid-Autumn 2022 menu with mooncakes

Oversea Imbi: A marvellous makeover, plus a masterful Mid-Autumn 2022 menu with mooncakes

August 2, 2022

After five decades of welcoming countless customers, Oversea Restaurant in Imbi now enters its next half-century with a major refurbishment, reinvigorated for a younger generation with elegant new private rooms.Now is a wonderful time to revisit this original outpost of Oversea in KL's Golden Tri...

Lax Lax by Kampung, 1 Utama

Lax Lax by Kampung, 1 Utama

August 1, 2022

Lax Lax Restaurant & Bar beckons with relaxed vacay vibes in a new tropical-themed venue that serves modern local fare with flair.  This has the potential to become one of 1 Utama's most enjoyable eateries, founded by the friendly folks who pioneered PJ's Kampung Contemporary Dining. Tanta...

Flaaah The Bakery, Petaling Street

Flaaah The Bakery, Petaling Street

August 1, 2022

Flaaah The Bakery finally has its own full-fledged cafe-store - a calm, compelling space on Petaling Street for golden pastries, hot coffee and warm service.  Its distinctive creations, baked with craftsmanship, have never disappointed - but this cavernous fresh location, another Wunderwall D...

Canvass KL: New location on Bedara Road

Canvass KL: New location on Bedara Road

July 31, 2022

Twenty months ago, we visited Canvass in its original Raja Chulan location and enjoyed the evening so much, we called Canvass one of KL's best new eateries of 2020.This week, Canvass moves to a new home on Bukit Bintang's Bedara Road, in a familiar site that holds fond memories, formerly hous...

Guan's, Petaling Jaya

Guan's, Petaling Jaya

July 30, 2022

Opening Thursday, 4 August in Petaling Jaya’s Taman Rasa Sayang, Guan's is a spin-off of Kota Kinabalu eateries of the same name, blending a classic kopitiam with a contemporary cafe, bringing together the traditional and the modern. Run by a fantastically friendly team, Guan’s will serve ever...

The Rebel Penguin of Funkytown

The Rebel Penguin of Funkytown

July 30, 2022

The Rebel Penguin puts the fun in Funkytown, harking back to early-80s neon-tinted nostalgia with its whimsical take on that decade's much-maligned cocktails. A cocktail bar that balances conviviality and craftsmanship, The Rebel Penguin refashions guilty pleasures like piña coladas and lychee ...

3ffy's: Glenmarie's graceful gem for all-day brunching with style & substance

3ffy's: Glenmarie's graceful gem for all-day brunching with style & substance

July 30, 2022

With walls and chairs in shades of Tiffany-blue, teal and turquoise, 3ffy’s brings a stylish sense of soothing serenity to Glenmarie Shah Alam. This first-floor cafe - pronounced 'three-fees' - was founded in 2020 by three friends with their respective fortes - a contractor who designed and renov...

Coupe De Vin: Bringing boutique wines at an affordable cost to Chinatown KL

Coupe De Vin: Bringing boutique wines at an affordable cost to Chinatown KL

July 29, 2022

Celebrating its grand opening on 31 July, with terrific promotions throughout August, Coupe De Vin brings boutique wines at an affordable cost to Chinatown, set in a striking space with a view of old and new KL, straddling towers and temples on these soulful streets.Sheltered in air-conditioned c...

Nihon Matsuri: Now bringing the flavours of Japan to Stadium Bukit Jalil until 31 July 2022

Nihon Matsuri: Now bringing the flavours of Japan to Stadium Bukit Jalil until 31 July 2022

July 29, 2022

Walk through the torii this week to experience the flavours of Japan at Nihon Matsuri, running until July 31 at Stadium Bukit Jalil's Carpark B, from 3pm to 11pm daily. Here's a peek at our visit on the opening evening. Tickets cost only RM10 per adult; entrance is free for children below 12 year...

Sushi Ten Omakase: New omakase selection with creative lobster courses

Sushi Ten Omakase: New omakase selection with creative lobster courses

July 28, 2022

Lobster lovers, satisfy your crustacean cravings at Empire City's Sushi Ten Omakase, which has launched a new omakase feast that showcases a whole lobster prepared in various creative styles, from head to tail.Available via advance reservations, the Takumi Omakase features appetisers, a seasonal ...

Ikiya 2.0, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Ikiya 2.0, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

July 27, 2022

Ikiya 1.0 was a Japanese-run bar that nurtured a niche in Empire Damansara for three years. Ikiya 2.0 is poised to become even more popular, freshly reincarnated in a Japandi-style den in Taman Tun Dr Ismail. It's like coming home to a full-blown bar.The tradition of terrific Japanese-inflected...

Hinode Bento: Officially opening soon on Sin Chew Kee Road

Hinode Bento: Officially opening soon on Sin Chew Kee Road

July 26, 2022

Hinode Bento brings its beautiful bentos to the city centre, officially opening soon on Sin Chew Kee Road, promising Japanese-inspired artisanal allure on one of KL's soulful streets. While Hinode Bento's original outlet is set in a sleek, two-year-old commercial enclave in Bukit Jalil, this seco...

BlackBixon Cafe: Opening this week in Imbi

BlackBixon Cafe: Opening this week in Imbi

July 26, 2022

BlackBixon Cafe charges into the city centre, officially opening this Thursday, 28 July, in a Bukit Bintang bungalow transformed into a two-level cafe and a rooftop bar.  Follow the coffee-bean pathway: BlackBixon's enthusiastic team is eager to welcome everyone with fresh-baked pastries,...

One World Hotel Petaling Jaya: Seafood Buffet Dinner & Mid-Autumn Mooncakes 2022

One World Hotel Petaling Jaya: Seafood Buffet Dinner & Mid-Autumn Mooncakes 2022

July 26, 2022

The fresh bounty of the ocean surfaces in full force at One World Hotel Petaling Jaya, with a massive wave of everything from oysters and geoduck to crabs, from Japanese air-flown maguro tuna to Sabah lobsters, served on ice, sashimi-style and plenty of other preparations, with pasta, paella, piz...

Dilmah Tea: Crafting a 21st Century Luxury Tea Experience

Dilmah Tea: Crafting a 21st Century Luxury Tea Experience

July 25, 2022

It was all things tea at the "Crafting a 21st Century Luxury Tea Experience" event at the JW Marriott KL, organised by Dilmah Tea, the first producer-owned tea brand that offers tea handpicked and packed at origin (where it's grown), ensuring great taste and natural goodness.Dilmah CEO Dilhan Fer...

MÄD Coffee, Puchong

MÄD Coffee, Puchong

July 24, 2022

If coffee and tea help you maintain your sanity, Puchong’s new MÄD Coffee promises terrific caffeine therapy.  MÄD stands for Mother And Daughter - its friendly founders, Taryn (mom) and Joyce (one of Taryn’s three children), pour plenty of heart and wholesomeness into their work, which includes...

The VEE by Teochiew, Sri Petaling

The VEE by Teochiew, Sri Petaling

July 24, 2022

Talk about a transformation: After a dramatic makeover, Sri Petaling's traditional Teochiew restaurant is now The Vee, pairing Teochiew temptations with a full-fledged gin bar. Sip on a contemporary Nordés on the rocks, boasting a potent floral perfume, or pick a playful gin cocktail - the Ang ...

Inside Ipoh: Bringing chicken hor fun soup & iconic Ipoh classics to Damansara Utama

Inside Ipoh: Bringing chicken hor fun soup & iconic Ipoh classics to Damansara Utama

July 23, 2022

Creating a community of Ipoh food enthusiasts in Damansara Uptown, Inside Ipoh has become one of PJ's favourite venues for everything from chicken hor fun soup to chee cheong fun, beansprout chicken rice to curry mee.If kai si hor fun and nga choy gai are your irresistible local temptations, this...

Sukniyom Thai Restaurant, Kota Damansara

Sukniyom Thai Restaurant, Kota Damansara

July 22, 2022

 If you love exploring Thai cuisine, Sukniyom could be one of your favourite new destinations, launched in March 2022 by a mainly Thai team, including two Bangkok-born chefs who have honed their craft in resorts in the Maldives and Macau.Sukniyom lives up to its name, a reference to a place where...

Nihon Matsuri 2022: The next festival for Malaysia's fans of Japanese culture & cuisine

Nihon Matsuri 2022: The next festival for Malaysia's fans of Japanese culture & cuisine

July 22, 2022

Bringing the sights and sounds, scents and sensations of Japan to Bukit Jalil this month, Nihon Matsuri 2022 is the next festival for Malaysian fans of Japanese culture and cuisine. Eat to your heart's content and enjoy this experience with friends and family under the sakura trees, with many...

BuTian Desserts, Kuchai Lama

BuTian Desserts, Kuchai Lama

July 21, 2022

Ten months ago, we popped by Kuchai Lama’s BuTian to pick up a takeout of its tea-based, triple-layered treats, including cakes with a brownie-like base, cream in the centre, crowned with whipped cream. Fast forward to this week, BuTian Desserts now has its own full-fledged cafe, with a pale p...

K3 Coffee Lab: New branch in Cheras Traders Square

K3 Coffee Lab: New branch in Cheras Traders Square

July 21, 2022

Six months after launching its first cafe in Bandar Tasik Selatan, K3 Coffee Lab marks another milestone in 2022, opening its second branch in Cheras Traders Square. Select any available blend or bean to prepare your preferred beverage at K3 Coffee Lab: Harnessing its own blends by an award-winni...

BASK Malaysia Burnt Cheesecakes, Bangsar

BASK Malaysia Burnt Cheesecakes, Bangsar

July 20, 2022

Bask in Bangsar: Officially opening soon, Bask Malaysia is a friendly spin-off of The Tokyo Restaurant, serving the same irresistibly melty burnt cheesecakes, baked fresh to a compelling creaminess every morning, a super-sumptuous, swoon-worthy pairing with smooth coffee sourced from Curate Cof...

Paku & Pontianak, Danau Kota

Paku & Pontianak, Danau Kota

July 19, 2022

This creepy-cool cafe combines the chills and thrills of local folklore horror with a crowd-pleasing menu that spans pie tee to pisang sira, putting a spooky spin to concept cafes with menacing, macabre vibes. Venture past the crimson curtains of Paku & Pontianak if you dare.  Paku & Pont...

Kayuh CA: How a Malaysian telecommunications innovator left retirement to run a restaurant kitchen for the first time

Kayuh CA: How a Malaysian telecommunications innovator left retirement to run a restaurant kitchen for the first time

July 19, 2022

The next time you're hankering for a unique Southeast Asian treat, visit Kayuh CA for its Javanese-inspired Rendang Cendawan, a recipe that debuted at this Templer Park cafe a month ago. But as fascinating as this dish is, its maker is even more intriguing.  We chatted with Kayuh CA's culinar...

Back to Breakfast Spot for bright & early brunches, punchy pastas & colourful coolers

Back to Breakfast Spot for bright & early brunches, punchy pastas & colourful coolers

July 19, 2022

We're back at Breakfast Spot: One month after our first visit, this has become one of KL's most bustling cafes, with an enthusiastic brunch crowd even before noon on weekdays. This time, we're checking out more of the menu. Beyond breakfast favourites, the cafe serves sandwiches and pastas, perfe...

Scout’s, Damansara Uptown

Scout’s, Damansara Uptown

July 18, 2022

Tacos triumphant: Damansara Uptown’s new Scout's honours the delicious diversity of tacos, from breakfast tacos that channel southern Texas to Baja fish that summons the spirit of Tijuana, served in a colourful Mexican-inspired street-food cafe. These are lively and luscious - in the morni...

Copaa, Desa Sri Hartamas

Copaa, Desa Sri Hartamas

July 17, 2022

Desa Sri Hartamas' new Copaa serves a satisfying dinner of contemporary Asian-inflected cooking.The Wild Green Salad channels a confident kerabu pakis, featuring fresh ferns tossed with coconut flakes, mandarin orange and bunga kantan vinaigrette for a lively, lovely ensemble (RM22), while the ...

Maillard Grill, Bukit Damansara

Maillard Grill, Bukit Damansara

July 16, 2022

True to its name, Maillard Grill harnesses the heat of fiery charcoal-fuelled ovens to spawn beautifully browned beef and poultry. Swathed in sleek shadows, Bukit Damansara's new modern steakhouse does a delicious job searing its steaks and caramelising its vegetables.If you're seeking sheer indu...

Mr & Mrs Cafe: A delightful duo of cafe concepts with a sleek new space in Ara Damansara

Mr & Mrs Cafe: A delightful duo of cafe concepts with a sleek new space in Ara Damansara

July 16, 2022

Mr & Mrs Cafe embarked on a new chapter of its life this year, moving in March 2022 from its eight-year-old home in Oasis Ara Damansara to a fresh-faced space in Cantara Residences.It's only a three-kilometre move, but Mr & Mrs Cafe has been totally transformed, housed in a two-level venu...

Wheatcraft, Mutiara Damansara

Wheatcraft, Mutiara Damansara

July 16, 2022

Comfort carbs: The cinnamon rolls at Mutiara Damansara’s new Wheatcraft bakery-cafe are a cheat-day indulgence - fluffy-soft and layered with luscious toppings in savoury and sweet. The chicken bolognese roll is crowned with a thick, temptingly meaty tang, while the caramelised onion and sour...

Hwaro BBQ Malaysia, Subang Jaya

Hwaro BBQ Malaysia, Subang Jaya

July 15, 2022

Fans of authentic Korean grilled fare have a fresh-faced spot to check out in Subang: Launched in April 2022, Hwaro BBQ Malaysia is spearheaded by a Korean husband-and-wife team from Seoul, serving up sizzling slices of scrumptious succulence in a space that showcases portraits of Korean food and...

Bray Bakery: How a Malaysian chef-turned-baker pursued his passion & redefined his reality

Bray Bakery: How a Malaysian chef-turned-baker pursued his passion & redefined his reality

July 15, 2022

Two years ago, Jonathan Leon Lim was at his lowest ebb.After years of cultivating his craft in KL's top fine-dining kitchens, he was headed to Europe for the next stage of his career. But like many others, Jonathan's plans were thrust into turmoil in 2020, with restaurants reeling worldwide and t...

The House, Desa Sri Hartamas

The House, Desa Sri Hartamas

July 14, 2022

The House is Hartamas’ new hearth for hearty noodles, hand-pulled in small batches, for slurp-worthy soulfulness in a stylish space.  The Broiled Beef Noodles channel five-spice Hakka flavours, brimming with brined beef slices, tendons and tripe, full-bodied on tender, fragrant noodles in a de...

Sticks N Maki: Venture upstairs to TTDI's neon-lit hideout for skewers, sushi rolls & more

Sticks N Maki: Venture upstairs to TTDI's neon-lit hideout for skewers, sushi rolls & more

July 14, 2022

In the past year, Sticks N Maki has become one of TTDI's favourite new restaurants for skewers, sushi rolls and more - but many customers might not realise the venue includes a neon-lit bar upstairs, a cosy hideout to spend the evening over contemporary Japanese fare.Take the stairs up for a comp...

Hagi Japanese Cuisine: TTDI's elegant omakase experience

Hagi Japanese Cuisine: TTDI's elegant omakase experience

July 13, 2022

For fans of the omakase experience, Hagi Japanese Cuisine in Taman Tun Dr Ismail offers an elegant encounter with seasonal specialities. This restaurant might be more well-known for its a la carte fare, but our recent visit for Hagi's summer omakase selection showcased how it is also an accomplis...

Pepper Lunch: New & old signature hot-plate favourites at KL East Mall

Pepper Lunch: New & old signature hot-plate favourites at KL East Mall

July 13, 2022

From its iconic metal hot plates of rice with sizzling sliced beef to newer creations like omurice-inspired teppan with cheesy omelette, Pepper Lunch's latest outposts in KL East Mall and SkyAvenue Genting have launched an expanded menu for fans of this fun restaurant. If you haven't visited Pe...