beautiful restaurants Kuala Lumpur

Isabel Restaurant and Bar, Jalan Mesui

Words: Monica Tindall Photos: Rich Callahan Every now and then I come across a gem that makes me wonder what took me so long to find it and soon becomes a regular feature on all of my ‘best of’ lists. Isabel Restaurant and Bar in Jalan Mesui is one such […]

The Edison George Town Penang boutique hotel

The Edison George Town Penang Boutique Hotel

“Experience the Exceptional” Monica Tindall The Edison George Town Penang was introduced to me by a friend saying that it is the “hottest luxury hotel on the island AND they have free wine in the afternoons.” That didn’t take too much convincing for us to book a stay…

Kafka Cafe Penang, Garden Cafe

Kafka Café Penang, Green Café George Town

Monica Tindall Needing no signage because of its overwhelming popularity, Kafka Café has become a roaring success even though it’s only a month old! Tucked behind the flying club there’s no indication that there is a café here except for the constant stream of peo…

World of Nobu Omakase Menu at Nobu KL

World of Nobu Omakase Menu at Nobu KL

Words: Kitty Lang Photos: Monica Tindall Celebrating the launch of Nobu Matsuhisa’s latest cookbook, World of Nobu, Nobu Kuala Lumpur offers a seven-course omakase menu highlighting the creations of chefs from Nobu restaurants around the world. Two of the rec…

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Out of Nowhere Penang, Hidden Bar George Town

Monica Tindall You may have visited Hold Up café in Penang during the day and thought that the big orange fridge they have behind the counter was responsible for keeping your milk chilled. Wrong! It’s actually a secret entrance to a hidden bar, Out of Nowhere or OON d…

Au Jardin Penang, Modern European Fare

Au Jardin Penang, Modern European Fare

Monica Tindall Housed in a warehouse within the historical compound of the Hin Bus Depot and seating only 18 guests, Restaurant Au Jardin is a hot ticket to get into. During the day, natural light streams in from a glass wall gently muted by plants and enhancing the m…

Gen 根 Penang

Gen 根 Penang, Contemporary Malaysian Menu

Monica Tindall It used to be that Penang was known for its incredible array of street food. Home cooks making the same dish for over 50 years and rock-bottom prices drew the crowds. Dirty and rude only seemed to increase the attention, seemingly adding authenticit…

Wagyu More The Gardens Mall Hotpot

Wagyu More, The Gardens Mall KL

Words: Sean Kelly Photos: Rich Callahan Tucked away on the third floor of The Gardens Mall is Wagyu More, a Japanese buffet with a rich array of delicious meats ready to be cooked in hot broth directly at your table. This place is a must-visit for those who enjoy fresh […]