M Cuisine, Desa ParkCity

M Cuisine makes a meal of both contemporary and conservative Chinese creations: Novelties like Rose Wantons (RM28; crispy-fried shrimp dumplings, poking out from a pot of parsley) and the Giant Bean Curd with Shrimp Paste Sauce (RM28, crunchy like a cracker) will catch the eye, while old-fashioned favourites like Cantonese-style stir-fried seafood hor fun (RM48; […]


Phil’s Pizza, Bangsar

Bangsar’s latest spot for New York-style pizzas is a casual affair, serving 18-inch pies by the slice at prices starting from RM6. Our favourite of four pizzas we tried was the classic Pepperoni (RM12), with crisp, thin slices of beef salami all across the slice. The crust meets the mark for pizza that can be […]


Mr. Naan & Mrs. Idly, Brickfields

A pillar of Brickfields’ culinary community for three years now, Mr. Naan & Mrs. Idly keeps the romance burning for meat-free Indian favourites. Thousands of patrons have fallen head over heels for the restaurant’s imaginatively extensive menu, plus weekday lunch buffets at wallet-pleasing prices – it’s no surprise to see customers of different cultures and […]


Lulu’s, Desa ParkCity

Hankering for brunch with cocktails on weekends? Pair Lulu’s crispy sweet potato rosti, creamily layered with an avocado mash, cherry potatoes and a poached egg (RM24), with a cool, easy-drinking potion – perhaps the Malaysian-inflected Ondeh Cloud (RM28; gin with coconut, pandan, gula Melaka and lime) or the tropics-tinged Enter The Dragon (RM30; blanco tequila […]


Mun Coffee, Cheras

Mun Coffee shoots for the stars with food that’s both fun and fulfilling, served in a space that’s shimmers with natural sunshine and human warmth. The cafe is founded by astronomy aficionado Erin Ayshah, whose enthusiasm for the secrets of our solar system can be observed in this venue’s name (a homonym for ‘moon’) and […]


Yat Sing Smokehouse

Gorgeously home-smoked pork ribs and belly, cooked at low heat over charcoal and wood for more than four hours, delivered to your doorstep every Friday through Sunday: Yat Sing Smokehouse turned out to be a terrific choice for a recent dinner with friends, prompting everyone to consider ordering more of this mouthwatering meat in the […]


La Cucina, Taman Sri Sinar

With chef Neil Frediani cooking in the kitchen, his wife Angie taking orders and making recommendations, and their son Alexander ensuring everyone is fed and happy, La Cucina is a family-run restaurant where customers can feel at home, tucking into British and Italian favourites. On a street with few other eateries, facing a row of […]


Spetta, REXKL

It’s aperitivo hour all weekend long at REXKL, with a new pop-up by Spetta that serves Italian cocktails, cheeses and charcuterie every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from noon through midnight. With Aperol, Campari and oranges on the bar, it’s clear that the classics are all aboard, from Veneto’s Aperol Spritz to Lombardy’s Americano, from the […]


Er Lou Bar, Cheras

Fire up your night with Er Lou Bar’s torched-at-the-table cocktails. If the shoe fits, order the one nicknamed Sorry Boss, unapologetic with a double-dose of rum, white and dark, poured over with pineapple syrup, fresh coconut water, coconut cream and burnt egg white for a caramelised crown.  Meanwhile, Whiskey In The Jar evokes a flaming […]


Kadei by Manchula, Petaling Jaya

For a splash of colour to complement your banana leaf rice, Kadei by Manchula is one of PJ’s friendliest BLR spots, genially and generously dishing out a fresh, flavoursome meal. Order the tangy mango fish curry, a cherished family recipe (Manchula is the name of the restaurant founder’s mom). Kadei by Manchula 28, Jalan SS […]


Engi Patisserie, Cheras

A stack of sourdough pancakes with a light, lovely chew, followed by sourdough slices with a crisp crunch, complemented by creamy butter, make for an irresistible indulgence at Cheras’ new Engi Patisserie on those cheat days when carbs don’t count. Engi Patisserie should easily be a crowd-pleaser with an extensive repertoire of everything from espresso […]

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