Opium, Changkat Bukit Bintang

Back then, when you think of Changkat Bukit Bintang (or just Changkat for short), the immediate association would be to a very vibrant nightlife and rowdy partying. But today, Changkat has shifted its focus a little more on serving up delicious plates to suit every palate from Western to Asian to fusion cuisine. Opium KL falls into that last category - though it isn’t completely fusion. I like to think of it as largely Asian with hints of Western influence. The resto-bar’s se

Jamaica Blue @ The Robertson, KL

One of Australia's most successful retail franchise companies, Jamaica Blue is now in newly developed commercial cum residences The Robertson, Kuala Lumpur. Jamaica Blue seeks to deliver truly unique contemporary cafe experience, with exclusive premium products and award-winning coffee. It believes in sourcing the best of ingredients which are fresh and locally-sourced. We started off our brunch here with Jamaica Blue's award-winning signature blend coffee. We had a cup of lo

Tapas Club @ Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur

Having opened two successful branches in Singapore and Indonesia, Tapas Club has opened it's third outlet right here in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Now there's no need of a hassle to travel all the way to Spain to savour classic Spanish flavours as the people behind Tapas Club has brought the whole experience to Malaysia. Even more so with having two world acclaimed Spanish chefs, Chef Alonso and Chef Berganza to cook up a storm for you fellow tapas enthusiast. Chef Berganza a

Lai Ching Yuen, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

You can't help but to be blown away by the sheer opulence of Grand Millennium Hotel as you step into their lobby. With the cascading chandelier, gigantic display of fresh flowers, the dark marble flooring and the gold water feature, you will be wowed. The food at its Chinese restaurant Lai Ching Yuen is no exception to its whole grandeur. The restaurant is decorated in a glamorous black and red oriental theme, and is one of the nicest Chinese restaurants I had the honour of p

J&D Espresso, Pavilion KL

J&D Espresso used to be one of the few brunch places to go to in the Klang Valley before the proliferation of brunch places happened. They are, what I would call, one of the pioneers. Their first branch opened up in Bandar Utama many moons ago while their newest branch in Pavilion Elite is a recent addition. Taking on a very different approach here, J&D Espresso Pavilion Elite gives off a slightly more upscale vibe - clearly to fit in with its surroundings. But it is done in

Palillos, Changkat Bukit Bintang

Changkat Bukit Bintang used to be a hotspot for the young'uns to get their party fix on but now that TREC is open, it has quickly become a place where locals flock to for meals (if they dare to deal with the traffic during rush hour). One of the newer places along the popular party street is Palillos, a Spanish yakitori joint that'll absolutely blow your mind. You'll feel like you've been transported to a small Japanese restaurant because of its layout and decor. As soon as y

Sangkaya @ Jalan Alor

Sangkaya is Malaysia's answer to Thailand's famous coconut ice cream. The name Sangkaya is inspired by Sang Rida Kaya, the name of the founder’s wife. John Isaac, the founder of Sangkaya, pays tribute to her unique Thai name in his company’s moniker. Sangkaya has recently opened a shoplot at Jalan Alor, off the hustle and bustle of Changkat Bukit Bintang. Party-goers and night owls will be glad to note that this establishment stays open till 2am, satisfying any midnight cra