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?)

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

When the cheese is divine and so is the wine – that’s Sapore

Sapore

Historically, wine has long been a staple of many cultures of diverging backgrounds. Often times more sanitary than the local water supply, it was more practical to sip on this fortified grape juice than risk dysentery or other disease. Plus it came with the added benefit of intoxication, which is pretty handy all things considered. … Read moreWhen the cheese is divine and so is the wine – that’s Sapore

Chocha @ Chinatown – Bar, food, tea, (former) brothel

chocha

Takeaway: As at 22 Oct 2017, Chocha Foodstore is a mixed bag of a cafe. Some dishes were good the last time we tried them (especially the cincalok fried chicken and the cold brewed tea) but others lacked seasoning and spark…and the eye-watering prices added insult to the injury. There’s a neat little bar on … Read moreChocha @ Chinatown – Bar, food, tea, (former) brothel

PS 150 Bar @ Chinatown: Thoughts half a year later

Takeaway: We ruminate on the state of gentrification in KL while appreciating the Chinatown bar PS 150 in the middle of 2016, a good half year after our first visit. As of 22 October 2017, quite a number of things have changed: in particular, we’ve heard talk of the oftentimes brusque and arrogant service. You … Read morePS 150 Bar @ Chinatown: Thoughts half a year later