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6 new restaurants and cafes to visit this September 2018

Malaysians are not only celebrating a host of public holidays but also various food and drink events, one after another. For the next two months, be prepared to dine to your heart’s content every Thursday to Sunday with the return of Tiffin Food Court. Happening at Seksyen 13 (behind The Gasket Alley), city folks can expect an eight-week long fiesta of food and camaraderie with more than 50 vendors serving some of the best Malaysian food the event has to offer.

This month, we are also expecting the opening of Singapore’s Michelin-starred Saint Pierre in Kuala Lumpur. Located in the brand new W Hotel Kuala Lumpur, KL food scene is truly heading to a promising route with such a distinguished establishment.

It’s also another exciting month as we celebrate Mid Autumn Festival on 24th September 2018. As you search for the best mooncakes KL has to offer, don’t forget to make an early reservation for family reunions – choose between Sichuan cuisine, dim sum buffets or authentic Peranakan restaurants in the city.

September is also a month filled with long weekends. If you’re not heading anywhere, treat yourself to some of the most scrumptious offerings in KL with some of the latest restaurants and cafes near you. Here are six to get you started.

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With the opening of the new W Hotel Kuala Lumpur, city folks can expect more than just good music and new scenic bars to hang out in the evenings. Enter Yen, W Kuala Lumpur’s flagship Chinese restaurant that boasts equally beautiful interior design like the rest of the spaces the new hotel has to offer. Enjoy its range of dim sum – from deep-fried and stir-fried specialities to steamed and braised delights.

Yen@W Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 121, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, +603-2786-8888

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Delirium Cafe

Delirium Café Kuala Lumpur is the latest entry to the list of eateries in KLCC brought in by the same guys behind Acme Bar & Coffee KL. The brand is Belgium’s world-renown craft beer bar. Walking along the lakeside alfresco dining area of the mall, it is hard to miss the giant pink elephant standing at the shopfront. There are over 150 types of craft beers on tap and in bottles to enjoy with a plethora of complementing dishes including Belgian fries, mussels, Steak Frites, pasta and the house-signature Beeramisu.

Delirium Café, Ground Floor, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

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Malai Thai Cuisine

Located right next to Skillet@163, Malai Thai Cuisine offers traditional southern Thai dishes with a modern touch. Expect nothing less than impressive plating and delicious flavours prepared by team of expert Thai chefs. Start your gastronomic journey with classics including Thai salads (try the Yum Sam Krob, a trio of deep-fried fish, prawns and squid served with a fresh and tangy green papaya salad) panang curry and beef massamam curry, as well as the zesty chicken with Thai basil (pad krapow gai). Wash it all down with sticky rice with mango (Khao Niew Ma Muang) or water chestnut in coconut milk (Tub Tim Krob).

Malai Thai Cuisine, Fraser Place, 10 Jalan Perak, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, +603 2181 2505

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Located inside the newly opened Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur, Curate is an all-day restaurant serving up dishes from around the globe. In-house chefs are constantly whipping something out in the open kitchen as they curate and create some of the best all-time favourites the restaurant has to offer. As you enjoy the delightful servings of Mediterranean to local food, take some time to have a chat with the chefs and learn about the food you’re about to partake.

Curate@Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur, Level 6b, 145, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, +603 2382 8888

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T.art Pastry Café

Petit cakes and patisseries continue to top the list of sweet cravings for dessert gourmands in the city. T.art Pastry Café brings you just that; picking your interest with an artisanal approach to its pastries and cakes. The café recently added a new item – decadent matcha macarons that blend the earthy flavours of green tea into this French classic. While you’re on it, sample its brunch options from savoury quiches to all-day breakfasts.

T.art Pastry Cafe, Uptown Damansara, 32G, Jalan SS21/39, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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Hexgon Cafe

Hexgon Café is a hidden gem in Cheras. Besides its specialty coffee and chocolate from local roasters, Hexgon also offers a selection of fusion bao with fillings of sorts. Try the Namyu Pork Belly Bao, deep-fried pork belly marinated with fermented bean, topped with gochujang mayo, pickled onion and slaw served inside a traditional steamed bao. The salted egg option is also a crowd pleaser. Don’t miss out also on their matcha latte made using 100% Yuri Matcha by Niko Neko Matcha.

Hexgon Cafe, 22-1, Jalan Dataran Cheras 2, Dataran Perniagaan Cheras, Cheras Balakong, 43200 Cheras, Selangor, +603 9081 8978

Martin Teo
Martin has a bent for history and food culture, especially of the Peranakan heritage. Since the pandemic, he finds joy in plant parenting and continues to expand his collection of Philodendrons, Anthuriums, and Syngoniums. He's now on a lookout for the elusive Philodendron Florida Beauty to add to his urban garden.
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