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New Restaurants, Cafes and Bars in Kuala Lumpur: July 2018

We’ve added four more new spots to this week’s list of the latest openings in KL! Eat, drink and shop at KL’s latest gourmet market, spice up your meals with classic Thai dishes at Fraser Place and cool down with fruity sorbets in Bangsar.

Last updated: 19 July 2018

Atlas Gourmet Market

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Photo by Burppler Jionghui Lim

The latest name to join Shoppes at Four Seasons Place, Atlas Gourmet Market has been hitting all the right notes with the Burpple community. This three-in-one concept features a grocer, an all-day bistro serving burgers, sausages and sandwiches, and a pizzeria that focuses on thin-crust sourdough pizzas. Burppler Jionghui Lim had a fantastic meal there, highlighting the Mushroom and Truffle Risotto (RM52) as the best she has ever tasted. Share your experience at Atlas Gourmet Market in the app!


Malai Thai Cuisine

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Photo by Burppler Alison K

The new restaurant addition at Fraser Place Kuala Lumpur, Malai Thai Cuisine, sees traditional Thai food with a contemporary touch. Eat your fill here from spicy curries to fragrant tom yum soups and sweet Thai desserts that will leave you satisfied and full. Read about our experience here.


FROZEN by ken

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Photo by Burppler Rueann Dass

There’s a new ice cream parlour in Bangsar, and the sheer variety of flavours they offer is bound to leave you spoilt for choice. A single scoop is priced at RM10.90, but we say double it for RM14.90. We're fans of the Kaya Toast for its rich and creamy flavours, and the bits of crunchy crumble folded into the ice cream. If you prefer fruity sorbets, the Passion Mango Sorbet is super refreshing with a tinge of tang. Durian lovers, make a beeline for the staff-recommended Musang King Durian! If you're not up for a scoop, there are also ice cream desserts such as a coconut sorbet-filled Raffaello (RM20) and the pandan kaya ice cream-filled Mosqow (RM18) in the chiller.


Bansan Bistro

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Photo by Burppler Alison K

Looking for Penang delights in Bangsar South? A meal at Bansan Bistro will satisfy that craving instantly with options ranging from Original Nasi Lemak (RM12) to Asam Laksa (RM16) and White Curry Mee (RM18). Given the cosy and contemporary feel, this spot will be great for team lunches. The Hokkien Mee with Braised Pork Ribs (RM19) is highly recommended, and we can see why. The broth is packed with prawn essence, and when mixed with the sambal, creates hearty flavours that are intense yet spicy.


Alta Cafe

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Photo by Burppler Alison K

Jalan Bangkung’s latest cafe spotlights European-style food — think bread, granola and house-made cheese for breakfast alongside piping-hot black coffee, or lunch paired with good wine (never too early!). We give you the lowdown here.


Passione Ristorante Italiano

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Photo by Burppler Alison K

Le Pont in Sri Petaling has reopened as Passione Ristorante Italiano, dishing out classic Italian pastas and pizzas. The huge two-storey restaurant is swanky, and we love the details in the decor — think rolling pins lined up as a wall feature. The Burpple community has great things to say about the freshly made pastas. See the perfectly al-dente noodles shine in the simple yet satisfying Spaghetti Alla Chitarra Pomodorini & Basilico (RM22) and the Seafood Linguine (RM35). Wood-fired pizzas are also available, with a wide selection that includes Pizza Margherita (RM26) and Pizza Napoletana (RM30) with anchovies, capers, black olives, mozzarella and tomato sauce.


Goemon Coffee

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Photo by Burppler Alison K

Neighbourhood mall Jaya One sees another new cafe! Owned by the same people behind ramen joint Menya Shi Shi Do, Goemon Coffee keeps it simple with just coffee, tea and Japanese snacks, such as Marshmallow Pizzas (from RM12), Dessert Sandwiches (from RM12) and Dorayaki, a Japanese red-bean pancake (from RM4). Go for the Americano (RM7) for a light and pleasant cup of joe to pair with the dorayaki. We’re fans of the Azuki Matcha (RM5) for its flavour contrast — bitterness from the matcha and sweetness from the cake. On our visit, we couldn’t help noticing that the Gold Foil Latte (RM19), which sees regular milk-based coffee topped with bits of edible gold foil, was quite a popular choice among customers. Leave a review and let us know what you think if you’ve tried it!


Big Big Wantan

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Photo by Burppler Alison K

Make this your go-to the next time you’re craving for wanton noodles. The classic Dry Char Siew Wantan Mee (RM7, small) comes with a generous portion of egg noodles, sweet and juicy char siew slices and a bowl of plump wantons in soup. You’ll also find rice dishes here such as the Gravy Rice (RM8) and Yang Zhou Fried Rice (RM8). If you have tummy space for a side, the Fried Dumplings (RM8) are crispy, with turnip chunks in the pork filling that give them a nice bite.


The GBC Express

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Photo by Burppler Alison K

This new stall in Nu Sentral's food court serves up gourmet burgers at pocket-friendly prices, and we couldn't be happier about it. Get the lunch special (RM17) that comes with a burger of your choice and a side of fries. The staff recommends The Good Burger (RM15 a la carte), a juicy beef burger with mozzarella cheese and breakfast bacon on buttery burger buns. We hear the veggie loaded The McCartney (RM16 a la carte) is popular too, perhaps for a hearty, meatless option.


Moojicha Malaysia

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Photo by Burppler Twinkle Gan

Healthy bubble tea? Yes please! Set in Dataran Cheras, Moojicha Malaysia uses fresh tea leaves from Taiwan, which are packed with antioxidants. Drinks are priced from RM7.90 and the crowd-favourite is the Margarita Cactus and Goddesses — a colourful, cactus tea drink served in a salt-rimmed cup. P.S: It's ultra Instagrammable too. Tell us about your experience on the app!


Malaysia Boleh!

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Photo by Burppler Sok Chien Lim

The new Malaysian-themed food court at Four Seasons Place sees a variety of local fare from all over the country under one roof — you’ll find Kelantan Nasi Lemak, Ipoh Buntong Bean Sprout Chicken, Klang Bak Kut Teh and more at affordable prices from RM8. Consider this your next spot for hawker grub the next time you’re in the city. Burppler Sok Chien Lim warns that the food court gets crowded during lunch hours, so be prepared to wait for a table.


New outlets:

Mak’s Chee Authentic Wonton (Mid Valley Megamall)

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Photo by Burppler Kaelyn Pu

How does Mak’s Chee’s wanton noodles here compare to the ones in Hong Kong? Burppler Kaelyn Pu declares it’s as close as it gets, sharing that the noodles in Noodle with Dried Prawn Roe Sprinkle (RM14.90) are “fine and tangy” and the shrimp dumplings, delicious. Not a fan of noodles? She also recommends the simple but delicious Cursory Rice (RM12.90), essentially fried luncheon meat and egg with rice. Swing by this new outlet before July 8 to get 15% off your bill!


La Cave

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Photo by Burppler Brian Leow

Bangsar’s hole-in-the-wall wine bar and bistro La Cave has opened a second, more spacious outlet in Mont Kiara. The enclave’s extensive repertoire of wines is sourced from all over the world including Argentina, Chile, France and Spain, and is available both by the glass (from RM20) and bottle (from RM50). Burppler Brian Leow had a fantastic dinner there  — that Cold Cuts, Cheese and Pate Platter (from RM45) looks yum! To find the place, take Brian’s advice and look out for the shoplots directly opposite Gardens International School.


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