Month: December 2020

Azeta Kitchen Bangsar

Azeta Kitchen, Italian Restaurant Bangsar

Azeta Kitchen Words: Kitty Noble Photos: Rich Callahan Azeta Kitchen, yet another pandemic success story, opened just a week before the start of lockdown. The restaurant, the second foray for husband and wife team Andrea and Carol, is elegant with long clean lin…

Chef Paolo Cola

Paolo Cola, Executive Chef Japamala Resort

Paolo Cola In this interview, Chef Paola Cola tells a bit about the life of a chef and some of his dreams for the future. What do you do and how did you get into the industry? I’m Paolo Cola, Executive Chef of one of the most exclusive resorts in […]

New restaurants KL 2020

Shook! The Starhill Dining Reopens

Shook! The Starhill Dining Words: Monica TindallPhotos: Rich Callahan After extensive renovations, The Starhill Dining has reopened its doors. Located on the lower ground floor of The Starhill and part of the greater complex encompassing the J. W. Marriott, t…

Monroe Kuala Lumpur

Monroe KL, Restaurant at KLoé Boutique Hotel

Monroe Kuala Lumpur Monica Tindall Located on the first floor of KLoé Hotel, Monroe restaurant was originally set to be a north American-style diner. A few months into operation, however, the owners have decided to up the game and are in the process of refining the …

best restaurants KLCC

Natalina Italian Kitchen in Avenue K

Natalina Italian Kitchen Words: TJay Photos: Rich Callahan Natalina Italian Kitchen is small and cozy with just enough greenery to allow the feeling of escape from the mall. The smell of caramelized cheese and yeasty dough waft lazily from the open pizza oven nea…

Frank's Bar Avenue K

Frank’s Bar, Hidden Bar in Avenue K

Find the Hat: Frank’s Bar Words: T.Jay Phots: Rich Callahan Frank Sinatra once said, “Cock your hat, angles are attitude.” Frank’s Bar, a homage to old blue eyes is also a nod to the speakeasies of the Prohibition Era. A bespoke cocktail menu and the alluring classi…

Byran Chew, Head Chef Da Bao Restaurant & Bar

Bryan Chew, Head Chef Da Bao Restobar

Bryan Chew In this interview, Byran Chew, Head Chef Da Bao Restaurant & Bar, shares in thoughts on the KL food scene and some worldly experience in the kitchen. What do you do and how did you get into the industry? I am the Head Chef at Da bao Restaurant […]