You’ve probably eaten so much during Christmas that another mention of roasted turkey would make you barf. But trust us when we say that the feasting has yet to stop as Chinese New Year is just a month away. Take our word for it: pace yourself.

We’ve seen many upmarket restaurants opening in 2018 — some even studded with Michelin stars like Saint Pierre and Sushi Ryu. There are also some restaurants in particular that have caught our attention last year with exquisite interiors and an inspired menu that champions the authenticity of Malaysian cuisine. Establishments like Atas Modern Malaysian Eatery and OpenHouse are few that have left us impressed — we are excited to see what 2019 will bring to the local food scene here.

This month, five new restaurants and cafes leave us impressed with its bold interior design and novel recipes — from an elevated soy bar to an artisanal cake specialist. Let’s welcome 2019 with these new restaurants and cafes in Klang Valley.