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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MinangKapau, Bukit Damansara

Inspired by masakan padang that has proved enduring from West Sumatra to Negeri Sembilan, MinangKapau is a lip-smacking spot for spicy fare simmering with full-bodied flavours and succulent textures. True to Minang traditions, customers can build their own version of nasi padang here, with small dishes galore to partner with pandan rice. It’s easy to go overboard with ordering, […]


Fowlboys KL

This could be our favourite fried chicken sandwich in KL: Fowlboys offers deliveries and pop-ups for what feels like the perfect formula for pure poultry pleasure. Buttermilk-fried chicken thighs, cooked in small batches, laced with your preferred level of heat, stuffed into fluffy, lightly flavoursome potato buns, layered with the right proportion of sauces and […]


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 […]

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