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Sitka, Brunch and Desserts, Damansara Heights

Words: Ashling Cullen    Photos: Monica Tindall My weekends are spent looking for places to go for brunch.  I’ve found a few good places, but great places are few and far between. Sitka in Damansara Heights easily makes it onto the list of ‘great places to go’ for me.…

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Copper, Contemporary European Cuisine, KL

Words by: Heather Onderick                Photography by: Monica Tindall Zooming through the colorful chaos of Little India and crossing over to the other side of the silver giant Menara Shell building, one might wonder what culinary delights they will encou…

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Bounty, The KL Journal Hotel, Bukit Bintang

Words: Hannah Staley    Photos: Monica Tindall As a child my favorite chocolate bar was Bounty as I loved coconut and it was one of the few chocolate bars to come wrapped in two individual halves providing a sense that you were getting just that little bit more. Jus…

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The Oak Room, Nexus South Bangsar, MIGF Menu

Louise Miller and Monica Tindall The Oak Room’s normally exclusive members only policy is on hold for the month of October when non-members can enjoy the classy environment of its expansive dining space to partake in the MIGF menu. The layout, decor and design of …

Tanzini, MIGF Menu, GTower, Kuala Lumpur

Louise Miller and Monica Tindall Escaping the horribly hazy streets of KLCC to experience G Hotel’s effortlessly elegant Tanzini restaurant provided a much needed injection of serene purity to our hitherto polluted evening. We breathed clean lung-filling si…

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EIGHT at Lido Hill, Johor Bahru

Tired of cookie cutter menus and mirror concepts, the philosophy of EIGHT, Johor Bahru’s premier dining and events venue, “innovate, never imitate,” filled me with hope from the onset. Once the state’s most highly regarded restaurant, recent renovations in 20…

Mercat Barcelona Gastrobar, Bangsar

Mercat Barcelona Gastrobar Bangsar Kirsten Durward and Monica Tindall Mercat is one of our favourite little finds, perched on the pavement opposite Bangsar Village II.  From the first, we were in raptures over the creatively styled food but now that wine and oth…

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Aka Chochin Izakaya, Japanese in Pavilion, KL

Words:  Kirsten Durward     Pictures:  Monica Tindall It seems that the new theme for dining in KL these days is a modern take on the traditional plate sharing concept. Aka Chochin Izakaya is the latest in a slew of fresh and vibrant casual dining locations spr…