Chinese

Tiger Hotpot, Petaling Jaya

A lovely space of lanterns and lattices, Tiger Hotpot first roared to life when its founders, Elbert and Sean, were strolling the streets of Shanghai last year and saw hordes of hotpot eateries brimming with enthusiastic patrons. They launched this restaurant in February 2020, offering their own take on steaming-hot flavoured broths and fresh ingredients […]

Indian

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 […]

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 […]

Petaling Jaya

TGT In Life, Tropicana Avenue

Waffles and wine, cheese and chocolate, absolutely among The Good Things in life. TGT’s Liege waffles, dense and dainty, come partnered with possibilities like fried boneless chicken thigh (crunchy-juicy, fresh and flavoursome), salsa and a sunny-side-up for chicken-with-waffles done memorably well (RM25). Pair that with orange wine – TGT serves three distinct varietals by the glass, […]

Petaling Jaya

MadMen, Tropicana Avenue

Mad about nasi lemak? MadMen serves not only a hearty platter with robust, tender pork rib rendang (RM20) but packets of Oloiya’s nasi lemak-flavoured bak kwa with the scent of santan (RM18). Surprisingly, the restaurant isn’t offering Don Draper’s favourite old fashioned cocktail, but you can still down some red wine (RM32) and drown your […]

Mexican

Coffeeboy Club: Mexicola Nights

Black coffee by day, burritos by night: PJ’s Coffeeboy Club has recently started serving dinner every Friday and Saturday, tackling tacos for its new Mexicola nights.  If you like fresh, soft tacos, assembled to order with respectable produce, the Fishy Tacos should satisfy, stuffed with crisply battered sole, salsa, sriracha mayo, and onions and plenty […]

Indian

Sangat Punjabi Cuisine, Paramount Garden

Promising the flavours of Punjab in Petaling Jaya, Sangat brings together the cooking of a region divided, split between northern India and eastern Pakistan. Despite decades of political animosity, the kitchen here offers proof that the people of Punjab have more in common than not – Sangat is spearheaded by a Malaysian Indian family, with […]

Petaling Jaya

One World Hotel Petaling Jaya: Transforming bustling buffets into tempting takeouts

Throughout the past decade, One World Hotel Petaling Jaya’s Cinnamon Coffee House has thrived for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with buffets that showcased crowd-pleasers from Malaysia and abroad. As recently as March, beef buffs flocked here for an all-you-can-eat extravaganza of Japanese Iga wagyu, grilled yakiniku-style for dinner.But with conventional buffets scuttled for now, hotels […]

Beer

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 […]

Petaling Jaya

Meat & Eat, Aman Suria

Chicago-inspired deep-dish pizzas, Philadelphia-loving cheesesteaks: Meat & Eat offers its own interpretations of these cherished American city classics. Tasty enough on its merits, though purists need not apply. Meat & Eat’s deep-dish pizza  (RM38) bears the signature higher edge, but it’s more of a regular wood-fired pizza here (instead of Illinois’ substantially thicker, buttery pie-like pride […]

Non-halal

Bar B by Merdekarya, Bukit Gasing

Chunky, mildly spiced pork vindaloo with potato peratal, raita and plenty of nasi kunyit (RM15), paired with local tuak served in the refreshing style of a sangria (RM14) or mixed with cranberry juice (RM10): With The Doors and Marvin Gaye playing on the speakers on a Saturday afternoon, this friendly new effort by indie music […]

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