Shin Haru Tei, Jaya One

The latest hideout for Japanese food fans in Jaya One, Shin Haru Tei is a distinctive destination that tackles two different genres – soulful fare that spans classic ramen and rice bowls, as well as yoshoku-style Western-influenced recipes that embody a more contemporary culinary spirit. Newly launched this year, Shin Haru Tei remains a well-kept […]


YEES Yogurt Malaysia, United Point Kepong

Promising the whole-milk richness of a genuinely Australian-born brand, YEES is our best bet for yogurt beverages in Malaysia, with a cavalcade of tempting varieties, from purple rice to pistachio. YEES’ first outpost was unveiled last year in Haymarket, Sydney; since embarking into Malaysia this year, the brand has already conquered numerous neighbourhoods, spanning the […]


Mimoza, Croatia

Grilled fish fillets, with the meat of sharks caught off Dubrovnik’s Dalmatian coastline and served with a shockingly blue ‘seaweed sauce,’ are an acquired taste at Mimoza restaurant, with a muddy flavour and sandy texture. The entire fish is commonly utilised for various shark recipes in Croatia, ranging from shark steaks to shark liver pate, […]


MY Popelini: Premium Patisserie

Charming, colourful puffs, with crackly, crunchy crusts and creamy, cheerful centres: MY Popelini promises French-inspired choux au craquelin that’ll brighten up any day, baked to order and delivered to your doorstep. These tempting treats take pastry pleasure to lovely new levels, layered on top with craquelin (a crisp cookie-like overlay made with brown sugar, butter […]


Element Fresh, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

One of Pavilion’s most interesting new restaurants this year, this is the first Malaysian offshoot of the Element Fresh brand that first started as a Shanghai gym-based cafe in 2002 and has since multiplied in Beijing, Guangzhou and other cities with over 40 restaurants. True to its name, Element Fresh tackles wholesome, reviving nourishment, with […]


Yu Tao Xuan, Damansara Uptown

Siham alert: Our cockle-craving, CKT-crazed fantasies are coming true at Damansara Uptown’s new Yu Tao Xuan, where Penang-inspired char kway teow is flooded with freshly shelled cockles that practically spill out of the plate. Many thanks to Phong Hong Bakes¬†for the tip-off on this irresistible temptation – the cockles are the shining star, juicy-smooth and […]


OUM: Libraries vie for readers amid digital deluge of videos and viral content

Only three decades ago, libraries were the world’s main reservoir of knowledge, but today, they might seem as old-fashioned as encyclopedias. In the fourth part of our series of food-related interviews with senior faculty members of Open University Malaysia, we spoke to Mr Suhaimi Jamaludin, OUM’s Chief Librarian, on how libraries can remain relevant to […]


Calia, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Calia first carved out its reputation in Melbourne as an upmarket restaurant and retail business, launching in the CBD’s Emporium mall before branching out to the Chadstone fashion-store hub. It brings that pedigree to Pavilion KL with the brand’s first international outpost, a stylish, sunshine-swept space that comes closest to a leafy patio garden within […]


Fifty Tales, Bandar Sri Damansara

Bowls of broth-brimmed noodles and sauce-slicked rice: Fifty Tales tells the story of the food that its chef was raised on and hopes will bring people together. Piled with pork, succulent with shrimp, these recipes are rooted in Malaysian Chinese traditions but branch out with inspirations most notably from Japan. If you like soulful fare […]


Do’Stim, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Do’Stim dishes out Beijing-inflected, Muslim-friendly snacks and skewers, shaokao-style – shrimp bundled in omelettes are tasty enough for midday munching (RM20.80), while grilled eggs may also be of casual interest, soy-tinged, with fluffy-creamy yolks. We’d skip the barbecued chicken gizzards (RM5 for a minimum two sticks), with the flavour of meat past its prime. Note […]


Monster and Beer, Paramount Garden

With more than 99 bottles of beer on the wall, Paramount Garden’s friendly new Monsters and Beer promises a fun return to evenings of exploring the world of craft beers. Our visit whisked us away to Hong Kong, the origin of two fruit-tinged temptations – a Longan Pale Ale by Mak’s Brewery with plenty of […]


De’Ceriaa, Brunei

This youth-powered cafe tackles guilty indulgences with Indonesian inflections – try the Indomie topped with a triple whammy of a beef patty, fried egg and melted cheese, washed down with sirap bandung cincau. This post first appeared on eatdrinkkl.com

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