"A pie a day makes you come back here for more!"
DELICIOUS, was the first word that came to mind when we first sampled a pie from this brand new eatery at Uptown Damansara. I know, that’s a giveaway, but this place is probably one of the best new cafes to open in recent times. A Pie Thing is conveniently located. It’s adjacent Damansara Utama’s police station and you’ll see its big and clear signage from the highway as you drive towards TTDI or Mutiara Damansara. This fresh idea for a restaurant (a pie specialist! Not too many of those around yet) is the brainchild of a group of friends who previously studied at Taylors University...
"Durian filled pies... let's go!"
The desserts at The Humble Pie Co have a homemade quality, no frills, straightforward and fuss-free. Citing his grandmother and Jamie Oliver as a couple of his culinary influences, self-taught baker and first-time café owner, Eugene, never expected his craving for banoffee pie would one day turn into a business. In 2007, after being dissatisfied with the ones he tried, he decided to make his own. Soon enough, friends started asking, orders came in and as they say, the rest is history. After years in the publishing industry, Eugene bit the bullet and in mid 2014, he set up The Humble Pie Co with his business partner, Angela Tan. More »
"Big Burgers and Bear Hugs..."
Big Hug deals in cute. Plush chairs populated by bears, a wall of kitsch and quirk and yeah, some deeelicious burgers too. 3 words. Soft-shell crab burger.
Crispy fried, laid on a bed of snow crabsticks, snuggled with fresh leaf blankets within pillow-soft buns. I know, got you at soft-shell huh? What’s even more glorious is the ebiko mayonnaise dolloped on top, giving a burst of brininess to the whole affair. More »
"This is borderline burger heaven"
No, the Russian intelligence agency has not set up a makan shop in Malaysia. KGB stands for Killer Gourmet Burgers, and this burger restaurant in Bangsar has been winning over burger fans ever since they opened. After a recent visit, it is oh so easy to see why. The burgers are some of the best I've had in KL
, and anywhere else for that matter. The burgers here are also a clear homage to famous American burgers, and that my friends, is always a good thing. More »
Here’s the thing: I’ve always been sceptical of themed restaurants
, especially when they seem completely out of context. So when I was recommended to head over to Stable Steakhouse, I immediately wondered why would you have a “stable” in the middle of Kampung Bharu? Because they specialise in good “western” eats? When we arrived, I was immediately taken with the amount of horse decorations filling up the restaurant.
Even the restaurant’s logo incorporated a horseshoe! More »
"Street-Western done RIGHT."
'Street Western' spots are a dime-a-dozen in the Klang Valley. Often they're just simple stalls and you can find them in food-courts, Chinese eating houses and even Mamak shops (where the 'Western' stall usually consists of a griddle and a deep-fryer). Street-western here means what Malaysians see as 'Western' food, but simpler and served from stalls
. Cheap chicken chops, fish and chips and steaks form the trivecta of foods served at these places. And that is the appeal: price!
A lot of people want a semblance of restaurant 'Western' fair, but at cheaper prices. And just like with any other makan place, there are good street-Westerns, and there are mediocre ones.
Steven's Western Corner at Uptown 7, Damansara Utama, is definitely one of the good ones
"DAMN GOOD BURGERS"
Do you know a junkie? As in, a real junkie? Wipe those creases of your forehead, we're talking about burger junkies! We got to know about three burger junkies who wanted to share their love for all things burger over at Kota Damansara*. And these are not your run of the mill burgers, either. These are burgers made with care and attention, totally the way a burger lover would. And best of all, everything over at this place is made fresh, from scratch. More »