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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; […]

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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 […]

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Canning Heritage, Marc Residence

This modern spin-off from Ipoh’s Canning Dim Sum is popping up all over the Klang Valley with colourful, contemporary dim sum. Striking steamed highlights include the Butterfly Pea Flower Dumpling (RM9.80; with shrimp and diced carrots, in skin dyed blue with bunga telang), Abalone Mai (RM12.80; filled with chicken and shrimp, crowned with mini abalone), […]

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Ma Noodles 1964: Premium duck egg noodles, a Malaysian family’s three-generations-old heritage

Fresh duck egg noodles with a rich, nearly buttery smoothness, handmade through a three-generations-old family recipe: Take your home-cooked noodles to the next level with Ma Noodles 1964, an independent Malaysian brand that takes pride in slurp-worthy strands of traditional tastiness. We had the opportunity to visit the modest space in KL where the Ma […]

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6 Yi Cafe, OUG

For fans of arts, crafts and literature, 6 Yi is worth at least 60 minutes of your time: Come for the colourful, creative corners, stay for the punchy braised pork rice (RM15.90) and desserts and drinks with a kick, including Bailey’s chocolate mousse cake (RM16.90) and sparkling cider. 6 Yi Cafe 12A 1F, Jalan Awan […]

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The Yellow Roast, Q Sentral

When we visited The Yellow Roast in March, it was a red-hot new stall that served KL Sentral’s tastiest Cantonese roast meats. Weekday lunch crowds in the Q Sentral office tower flocked here for a hearty lunch and pleasant view from the 12th floor. The Yellow Roast now seems to specialise in preorder services for […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Kean Seng Kopitiam, Sunway Geo Avenue

Tracing its roots three generations back to the founders of a classic Ipoh coffee shop in Gunung Rapat, Kean Seng Kopitiam brings a Hainanese family’s culinary heritage to the Klang Valley. Throwback-taste specialities include beef brisket noodle soup, with five-hour slow-cooked meat in a light, clear broth (RM15.90), and Hainanese curry mee, flavoured mildly with […]

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Dim Dou Duck, Desa ParkCity

Duck devotees, waddle or wing your way to Dim Dou Duck, where Cantonese roast duck emerges with extra smokiness from a British-built Bertha charcoal oven, blending Eastern traditions with European technology for duck done distinctively. Dim Dou Duck’s founders include the folks who carve steaks at Medan Damansara’s Stoked, slice out pizzas at Bangsar’s Proof […]

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