Sitka @ Plaza Batai (Kim’s Sitka Takeover)


Sitka is one of our favourite eateries in town. They’ve changed a lot over the past year or two, with increasingly inventive and assured dishes flying out from the capable crew. While we’ll get to their new menu (well, new at the point of tasting) in an upcoming post, this one is a short lookback … Read moreSitka @ Plaza Batai (Kim’s Sitka Takeover)

Fifth Palate @ Encorp Strand Mall, Post-Merdeka

Fifth Palate

Takeaway: We tried the seasonal menu at Fifth Palate (no longer available) as well as another dish from their ordinary menu and were impressed enough to recommend this place as a go-to cafe destination. For food, at least! And particularly if you’re in the area.   In today’s review, we look at a number of … Read moreFifth Palate @ Encorp Strand Mall, Post-Merdeka

Palillos (Spanish Yakitori: best yakitori?)

Takeaway: Let’s get it out of the way first: Palillos deserves to be in the conversation for top 3 yakitori joints in KL alongside Torii and Sumika. Sure, we’re only basing that off of two visits – one on the house (many thanks to the gracious hosts and the inexhaustible supply of skewers) and one … Read morePalillos (Spanish Yakitori: best yakitori?)

Butterfly Desserts @ Sri Petaling (or how to write a food review)

butterfly desserts

Step 1: Enter Butterfly Desserts on a quiet weekday night (we enter with a Eunice and leave afterwards to try Menya Hanabi for the very first time). Step 2: Eat. Eat a lot. Step 3: Delay writing, not because it’s hard to write, but because it’s hard to know which and what to write first. Your weekends … Read moreButterfly Desserts @ Sri Petaling (or how to write a food review)

Toraji @ Isetan Lot 10 (by way of Jaroslav Seifert)


Takeaway: You joined us for our visit to The Tokyo Restaurant before, now join us as we check out Toraji at Isetan Lot 10 in a review structured in similar form to The Poetry of Jaroslav Seifert.   Opening Poem The walls are angular. They are not real walls. Look closer. Look closer and they … Read moreToraji @ Isetan Lot 10 (by way of Jaroslav Seifert)

The Tokyo Restaurant @ Isetan Lot 10

tokyo restaurant

Takeaway: Come here for the cheesecake and stay for the cheesecake. Also, it’s quite a pretty little place to dine at. And some of the dishes may well be worth the visit.   Take the escalators up through Isetan Lot 10 where the top floor beckons with the instantly recognizable sheets of red, draping luxuriously … Read moreThe Tokyo Restaurant @ Isetan Lot 10

Upperhouse @ Telawi, Bangsar (A Discussion on Abstraction)

Takeaway: Upperhouse serves, amongst other things, some very prettily plated desserts. We dissect their artistic merit and proffer suggested pairings with other works of art. Miles Davis and Coltrane trade lines on Bye Bye Blackbird. Not over the speakers at Upperhouse, mind you (it’s more of a Top of the Pops vibe there), but over … Read moreUpperhouse @ Telawi, Bangsar (A Discussion on Abstraction)

Menya Shi Shi Do – Sri Petaling’s neighbourhood ramen joint

menya shi shi

Takeaway: October 2017 update: Menya Shi Shi Do has closed down its outpost in Sri Petaling. Head to Menya Hanabi for great mazesoba and decent shio if you’re in Sri P. For the best tonkotsu ramen, get the kuro black garlic from Menya Shi Shi Do in Jaya One.   You’re in Sri Petaling. You’re … Read moreMenya Shi Shi Do – Sri Petaling’s neighbourhood ramen joint

Proof Pizza @ APW – Third Time Lucky

In discussing, digesting and dissecting the Malaysian food scene, us Foodgazers take several sweeping statements to stand as self-evident truths. Chief amongst them is the fundamental belief that the average Malaysian establishment will fluctuate erratically in the quality of its food – and in general, trend downwards over time. Which is all to say that … Read moreProof Pizza @ APW – Third Time Lucky

Quartet @ Nusentral (Consider the Kiosk)

quartet nusentral nu sentral

The moderately enormous, pungent (from commuter secretions), and not-quite marketed NuSentral mall draws crowds in the region of a hundred thousand each day. That number is likely inaccurate, and irrelevant to the point at hand – the point being that NuSentral is a transportation crossroads and not just a standalone generic mall. It features a … Read moreQuartet @ Nusentral (Consider the Kiosk)