The best egg dishes in KL
Whether you like fluffy omelettes, hollandaise-drenched poached eggs or roti canai banjir special, we’ve compiled the best egg dishes in town. Time to get cracking.
New restaurants, cafés and bars in KL to try this month
We’ve been scouting out the city’s newest restaurants, cafés and bars to bring you this ultimate list. Change up your dining routine this month with these recent entries. Let the Instagramming begin.
The best green tea desserts in KL
Check out all the varie-tea of green tea desserts you should have right now including molten cakes, parfaits, soft serve ice cream and even green tea butter
The best cheap eats in KL
Eating well doesn’t mean you have to pay more. We’ve got you covered for the best cheap meals under RM15 our city has to offer.
Time Out KL Food & Drink Awards 2016
Nominations are now open for the Time Out KL Food & Drink Awards. Here’s your chance to champion the city’s best cafés, restaurants AND bars
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Food events and promotions in KL
Ten Japanese Fine Dining Gifu ayu menu
Japanese fine dining restaurant Ten's exclusive dinner course menu puts the spotlight on the Japanese sweetfish ayu from the country's Gifu prefecture. Start...
Zuan Yuan mooncake promotion
Chef Jordan Chin of One World Hotel PJ presents mooncakes filled with musang king durian, dragon fruit, and yam with lotus paste fillings. Expect 18...
Savour the Taste of BSC
Go on a food fest at Bangsar Shopping Centre and stand a chance to win a meal worth RM500. Just wine and dine at participating eateries in BSC, then...
Kogetsu weekend brunch buffet
It's an all-you-can-eat weekend spread of fresh sashimi, sushi, teppanyaki, grilled meats, deep fried and simmered seafood, soups, noodles and dessert at...
Merdeka Oyster Carnival
For pre-Merdeka plans, have oysters, mussels, wine and more at Southern Rock Seafood's Oyster Carnival. Expect said oysters and mussels, as well as sashimi,...
Zuan Yuan Thai-licious menu
Go Thai at Zuan Yuan this month with braised seafood tom yum goong, wok-fried garoupa fillet with mint sauce pattaya-style, deep-fried bean curd with prawn...
New restaurants and cafés in KL
Hoppers Kuala Lumpur
For atas appam in a stylised café setting, the new Hoppers in Pudu, by sisters Sugania and Nishalni Naidu, is putting an inventive, distinctively Malaysian spin on the breakfast staple. While it’s located in a former lawyers’ office, you won’t see the mundane furnishings. Instead, Hoppers (with the help of creative agency POW Ideas) has brightened up the place with vibrant colour blocks in a palette of pinks and blues. Leafy pots of tropical greens further accentuate the laidback vibe, and if you’re seated in the alfresco area, look up to see vintage Tamil movie posters. If you’re wondering why the restaurant is called Hoppers, it’s because the sisters went for the appam’s anglicised name: hoppers. It’s also how appam is commonly referred to in Sri Lanka. There’s a slight difference between hoppers and appam though: the former is more bowl-shaped and deeper while the latter is slightly flatter. But both have the flavours of fermented rice batter and coconut milk, crisp lacy edges and a pillowy centre. At Hoppers, you’ll get the bowl-shaped ones; the sisters have taken their mother’s appam recipe and put their own spin on the South Indian dish. Choose between sweet and savoury; you also get to pick an egg hopper or a plain one when you order the savoury version. We say start with the nasi lemak-inspired hopper topped with chicken rendang, sambal, anchovies, groundnuts and cucumber. Then, move on to the sweet hopper with coconut milk. If you’re feeling adventurous, have the
While it’s easy to mourn the gentrification of Petaling Street and the proliferation of ‘hipster’ cafés in Old KL, we’re glad to see Chocha Foodstore setting up shop in the abandoned Mah Lian Hotel. Meaning ‘sit and drink tea’ in the Hakka dialect, Chocha is a space where you can do just that – sit down with friends over a pot of specialty tea or two. It’s also a tribute of sorts to the Malaysian yum cha culture. Located a couple of doors away from Merchant’s Lane and PS150, Chocha Foodstore is one of the most visually stunning cafés we’ve seen this year: classic pastel tiles galore which vary from room to room, a sun-drenched central courtyard lined with potted herbs, clusters of vintage glass lamps dangling over a long wooden tables in a corner. Architect and owner Shin Chang of MentahMatter Design (the second floor of the building houses the office and a co-working area) has transformed the space while keeping the structure (raw concrete walls and all) intact. Fun fact: the colourful tiles and grilles at Chocha are all original fittings from Mah Lian Hotel. According to Shin Chang, they hope this project of theirs will set an example and help in the effort to stop unnecessary demolition of old buildings in KL. Hear, hear. As a tribute to Chinatown, the two-page menu (by Shin Chang’s partners Penny Ng and Youn Chang) is dedicated to Malaysian-inspired dishes with local ingredients. There’s kerabu mango slaw, there’s cincalok fried chicken, there’s charred eggplant belad
Looking just like another office in the sleepy suburbs of Section 13, Commoners Space is the newest addition to Shah Alam’s café scene. The interior is intentionally kept low-key – the white walls are clean and bare, save for a framed cover of Hypebeast and a portrait of Basquiat. The café’s love for minimalism is also reflected in their menu and, most importantly, the prices, most of which are under RM15. The café tries to incorporate local ingredients into their dishes, such as the pesto linguine topped with ulam. Besides baking their own sourdough bread for their sandwiches, the café also brews their own kombucha, a type of fermented tea.
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The best cafés in KL
You’ve got to admit that a trip to a good café sets you in a cheery mood – the sun-soaked space, glorious sunny side ups and that tingling dose of caffeine. The Time Out KL team maps out the best cafés for every occasion, from Instagram eye candies to the brunch of champions.
The best chai lattes in KL
Gaining precious real estate space on KL café menus is the chai latte, an updated version of the masala chai available on the streets of India and in most Indian restaurants around town. Instead of espresso, the chai latte is made with frothed milk and concentrated spiced tea. The next time you crave chai, here’s where to go.
The best teahouses in KL
Fancy a spot of tea? Whether you're looking for traditional Chinese tea over dim sum or prefer to take the English route with scones and clotted cream, head to these recommended teahouses in KL.
The best restaurants and cafés in KL
The Time Out Kuala Lumpur Food 40 is our monthly, definitive guide for where to eat in the Klang Valley. Establishments will only appear in this list if they offer cuisine of a very high standard that is truly unique and worthy of your custom. No entry into the Food 40 has provided any Time Out team member with a free meal or other incentive – although plenty have tried! All have been chosen honestly, anonymously and after a great deal of deliberation by our team of expert food critics.
The best restaurants in KL for healthy eating
Get in on the healthy food movement and start eating clean at these top restaurants for healthy eats in KL. We've also included a quick guide to meal portions and healthy-eating alternatives as recommended by some of the individuals behind these eateries. RECOMMENDED: Guide to eating clean
The best banana leaf restaurants in KL
Tired of the usual suspects when it comes to banana leaf rice? We bury our fingers in rice and curry to track down some of Klang Valley’s lesser-known banana leaf restaurants, plus a few old favourites.