The best local rice dishes in KL
As part of our 100 best dishes and drinks in KL feature, we show you the best local rice dishes you have to try, from the contentious nasi lemak with fluffy rice and punchy sambal, to the humble chicken rice topped with succulent meat and fragrant garlic chilli dip.
The best Japanese restaurants in KL for noodles
From ramen, udon and soba, we narrow down the best Japanese restaurants in KL to get a bowl of comforting hot noodles. Save this list for a rainy day.
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
Reviewed: Baked cheese tarts in KL
Move over egg tarts; we now want our tarts full of cheese and sometimes, half-baked. Here's what we have to say about these baked cheese tarts that are slowly taking over the city (and your Instagram feed)
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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
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With its easy-on-the-eyes mint green façade and scoops of ice cream in Malaysian flavours (kaya toast!), Chaplang Kafé is a welcome addition to the OUG café scene. Previously known as Butter + Beans, the rebranding introduces a new menu and look (goodbye communal tables, hello wall mural about our chapalang language). For the best seats, we say go for the outdoor area with matching mint green furniture. Come early in the afternoon and make yourself at home for a session of people watching – elderly OUG residents passing by on the kaki lima, families heading to a nearby bakery, motorists honking at each other occasionally for crowding up the narrow roads. Inside the café, small round tables are dotted about, with a long slim table by the wall for those looking to get some work done. If you’re here to work, look up from your laptop every once in a while and take in the motivational quotes on the wall for a mental boost. The gleaming black-tiled wall behind the cashier from the café’s Butter + Beans days is still here, and that’s where the menu is. Food-wise, Chaplang Kafé serves pizzas, sandwiches, pastas, breakfast platters and coffee. While those are decent (popular dishes are the rendang chicken pizza and white spaghetti with sausage and turkey ham), it’s their selection of ice cream and waffles that shine. Scooped from G-Lat (local ice cream producer Forty Licks’ new range of Malaysian flavours), tastes run the gamut from durian to coconut gula Melaka. On our visit, we
The Ice Cream Bar
The Ice Cream Bar is the latest venture by the same people behind your favourite ice cream parlour, Inside Scoop. Things are done differently here as this bar – yes, we can call it a bar – specialises in alcoholic ice creams; think spiked Inside Scoop favourites such as Smoked Cognac, XO Cranberry, beer and more. Located in Desa Sri Hartamas near Naughty Nuri's, The Ice Cream Bar's minimalist interior (think bare white walls, strategically-placed pots of green plants and jet black chairs) ticks off all the stark-but-cool boxes. Try to cop these spots when you're here: the small outdoor seating area good for a party of two or three, the cosy (and prettiest) corner with two grey upholstered chairs, and if you're with your ice cream-loving troop, the communal table. Menu-wise, there’s a good selection of boozy and regular flavours. The Ice Cream Bar collaborated with The Singleton for a limited-time line of whisky-infused ice creams last May, so keep your eyes peeled for future partnerships with other brands. Meanwhile, take a few indulgent licks of brandy-infused dark chocolate Smoked Cognac, XO-infused cranberry and beer - your afterwork drink in a cone. If you’d rather have non-alcoholic ice cream, try premium and signature flavours such as white truffle chocolate with sea salt, mint stracciatella, raspberry yoghurt, blood orange sorbet or durian. After you've picked your scoops, opt to have it in a glass cup, handmade cone or on Inside Scoop's famed buttermilk waffles, an
Flint Restaurant & Bar
After Stoked, we’re fired up to have another Vintry Group steakhouse around – Flint Restaurant & Bar. While Stoked has somewhat French-Japanese influences on the menu, the pork-free Flint features a menu that skews towards American fare, with a more child-friendly bent (there’s a kids’ menu and a play area upstairs). The kitchen also uses a specially imported cast iron Bertha charcoal oven as well as the Drumbecue, a charcoal barbecue drum smoker for grilling seafood and vegetables. Fun fact: Taking local produce a step further, Flint has started a plot of vegetables at an organic farm in the highlands where they will eventually harvest their own vegetables.
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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.