Anggun Chef Café Restaurant, MITEC

With a vibrantly colourful interior and an alfresco area that offers wide-open views, Anggun Chef Café Restaurant returns with a revamped setting that beautifully complements its creative cuisine. The culinary centrepiece of the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) is now ready to reintroduce itself following months of refurbishment – take a cool marble […]


Craft Burgers, ‘Babs & Burritos

Burgers stuffed with Korean bulgogi; Turkish doner, Greek gyro and Moroccan kefta that take inspiration from kebab traditions; burritos, quesadillas and chipotle bowls bursting with more than merely Tex-Mex flavours: Craft Burgers, ‘Babs & Burritos seeks to bring a world of border-breaking, belly-busting comfort food to your doorstep, run by longtime restaurant founders who are […]


Camel Qabuli, Oman

Camel meat has long been one of Oman’s traditional proteins and remains popular today in recipes like qabuli (essentially similar to rice preparations across the Gulf). Fun fact: Camel is reputedly healthier and lower in cholesterol compared to lamb; it’s a little less gamy too (think venison) though perhaps chewier (think mutton). This post first […]


Planter Chin x TamanHati, Bangsar

Coffee, cacti and cats: KL’s greenest indoor destination for a flat white and ficus-shopping is home to a sleek espresso machine, soothing plants from Peru and all across the globe, and stealthy rescue felines named after pop and rap stars. All of them share this hidden first-floor space in Bangsar with colonial inspirations that include […]


Wild Yeast Bakery Cafe, Damansara Jaya

Bassoonist-turned-baker Terence Chong orchestrates a symphony of sourdough at his new cafe, conducting a choir of crusts in sandwiches with names like Smoked Salmon Concerto and Egg Mayo Mushroom Sonata, played in the keys of Beef Minor and Chick Major. Crisp, densely textured toasts hit the right notes with a reasonably deep tang, harmonised with […]

Old Klang Road

Pomace, Kuchai Business Centre

For customers craving the companionship of plants, Pomace is the place to be, with potted flora galore to admire or acquire. But its plates are noteworthy too, particularly its brunch menu on weekends and public holidays. Chef-founder Mao Sheng brings a playful touch to linguine, sitting pretty in a prawn bisque sauce with plenty of […]


Pronto Coffee, Menara KL33

One of the city centre’s loveliest coffee bars is tucked discreetly in the office building that was formerly Menara Prudential, an oasis of calm even at lunch hour on a Tuesday. Nuts for Nutella? Pair a Nutella-stuffed croissant, sprinkled with pistachios and strawberries, served with vanilla ice cream (RM15), with a Kochella, iced coffee that […]

Mid Valley

Pop Pizza, Mid Valley Megamall

Pop Pizza might be KL’s first pizzeria that tackles the American interpretation of Sicilian pizzas, with their distinctive rectangular shape and thick, focaccia-like crust. The Great Grandma (RM65) is a 14-inch, eight-slice behemoth that three or four people can share, baked for nearly half an hour in a gas deck oven, yielding a supple base that […]


Ying Ker Lou: 2020 Mooncakes

Ying Ker Lou has been beloved for hearty and healthy Hakka cuisine since 2006; this year, the family-run restaurant chain has launched its own series of mooncakes, promising a few unique twists to the seasonal favourite, including what might be Malaysia’s first-ever lei cha mooncake. Led by matriarch Madam Siow, whose professional experience in cooking […]

City Centre

Scratch Cocktail Bar, Tun Perak Co-op

KL’s latest cocktail parlour is a Friday-to-Sunday pop-up concealed inside an events-and-exhibition space, housed in a heritage building that’s a two-minute walk from the Masjid Jamek LRT station. Bartender Lawson See relies largely on local ingredients sourced from his personal travels, often seeking out the work of small-scale producers – from Cameron Highlands mint to […]


Bangkok To Buriram, Subang Jaya

Bangkok To Buriram’s head chef Orrapim Srinack is still only in her mid-twenties, but her passion for Thai cuisine runs deep; hailing from a family of cooks in the northeastern Thai region of Isan, Orrapim strives to ensure that the flavours of her kitchen remain faithful to her homeland, bringing the true taste of Thailand […]

Petaling Jaya

Pepo Pizza, Petaling Jaya

PJ’s latest pizza parlour is a welcoming place for wood-fired warmth. For a tasty introduction, try the standard-bearer: Pepo’s Margherita is creamy with the milky richness of buffalo mozzarella, complete with fresh basil and olive oil on a tomato base, a little sloppy but not soggy, with a light crust that’s a mildly flavoursome foundation […]


Ricette Tricolori, Milan

For a Milanese meal that reflects well on Italian produce, check out Ricette Tricolori for blueberry risotto (for the vegetarians) and patties made of pure Chianina beef (for the meat lovers). Don’t forget an aperitif or two, concocted with bitter Campari and Martini Rosso. This post first appeared on eatdrinkkl.com


Aroma De Nata, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

With a mural of Tram 28 travelling downhill, Aroma De Nata offers a Lisbon-loving backdrop for a teatime of pastries flown in from Portugal.  The top temptation is pastel de nata – the renowned egg tarts are produced and frozen in a family-owned factory near the Portuguese capital, finally reaching KL to be fully baked […]

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