15 New Restaurants To Visit In KL & Selangor: December 2014

You can view a list of our most recent new restaurant features here. This is part of a monthly series.

1. Mizuiro Ramen + Coffee

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Mizuiro is a name to remember – this new Japanese-inspired cafe in Bandar Menjalara specialises not only in surprisingly wholesome ramen, made with a mix of unbleached flour & rye, & Maruyama coffee but also one of KL’s most delicious desserts, a rose-scented watermelon dacquiose that’s the closest thing in our city to the signature dessert of Sydney’s famed Black Star Pastry patisserie.

Address: 49, Jalan 9/62A, Bandar Menjalara Kepong, 5220 Kepong

Find: Mizuiro Ramen + Coffee’s contact details and map here

See Also: Review of Mizuiro Ramen + Coffee

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2. Underground Societe

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From Solaris Dutamas’ Coffee Societe to Bandar Sunway’s Garage 51, brothers Kar Wai & Kar Heng have consistently been near the forefront of the Klang Valley’s cafe fraternity for nearly three years, working hard to push the envelope a bit further with each of their outlets. Their latest labour of love – Underground Societe – represents a natural evolution of their brand & a forward-thinking peek at what the future might hold for Malaysian cafe fans.

Address: 68, Jalan PJS 11/7, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Subang Jaya

Find: Underground Societe’s contact details and map here

See Also: Review of Underground Societe

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3. Vladimir’s Place

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If you’re interested in encouraging gastronomic diversity in KL, this new Russian restaurant is worth a stop. Much of its food is reassuringly rustic, with a true-to-its-roots ring of soulful honesty. Our best bet here so far is the classic ‘herring under a fur coat,’ a chilled, eye-catching salad with perky flavours. layered with diced salted fish, boiled beets, carrots, potatoes & mayo, but we also like the ‘giblets in a pot’ – this innard-inundated recipe throws together chicken liver, heart & gizzard with bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes & cream, creating comfort food for frosty Siberian winters & stormy Malaysian nights.

Address: 32, Jalan Inai, Off Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Find: Vladimir’s Place’s contact details and map here

See Also: Review of Vladimir’s Place

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4. Blue Elephant

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It’s no white elephant or black sheep – this new silver-screen-themed, speakeasy-style hangout has surfaced out of the blue in Bukit Damansara, becoming a dark horse for future Best Bar awards.

Address: 17 M & 15M Plaza Damansara, Medan Setia 1, 50490 Bukit Damansara

Find: Blue Elephant’s contact details and map here

See Also: Review of Blue Elephant

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5. Cat In The Box

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Proving that some cats truly do have multiple lives, Cat In The Box was reborn recently at Empire Damansara, moving more than a whisker away from its Jaya One birthplace to a new habitat that’s purr-fect for patrons in pursuit of pies & piccolo lattes.

Address: Lot 111 Heritage Lane, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya

Find: Cat In The Box’s contact details and map here

See Also: Review of Cat In The Box

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6. Milkcow Malaysia

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Ice cream lovers won’t be left out in the cold in Mid Valley, thanks to Malaysia’s pioneering outpost of Korean soft-serve, honeycomb ice cream specialist Milkcow.

Address: LG K23, The Gardens Mall, 58000 Mid Valley City

Find: Milkcow Malaysia’s contact details and map here

See Also: Review of Milkcow Malaysia

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7. OW:L Espresso

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Korean ‘bingsu’ is the star attraction at OW:L Espresso, indulgently smooth & well-tuned in flavour. Varieties include Injeolmi with glutinous rice cakes, Milk Fat, Cookies & Cream or Yoghurt & Fruit, but we like the unique cross between bingsu & affogato, crowned not only with azuki beans but ice cream, & served with a shot of espresso.

Address: Retail 4(A-02-1), Menara Rajawali, Jalan SS15/8, 47500 Subang Jaya

Find: OW:L Espresso’s contact details and map here

See Also: Review of OW:L Espresso

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8. Piggy Tail

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This Hong Kong & Malaysian collaboration opened in Bangsar this month, specialising in pork (including terrific knuckles, burgers & intestine ‘sausages’) & cocktails. Check out that striking storefront emblem – pink porcine posteriors might be the last thing that passers-by expect to see in Telawi.

Address: 39, Jalan Telawi 3, 59100 Bangsar Baru

Find: Piggy Tail’s contact details and map here

See Also: Review of Piggy Tail

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9. Oinkz

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APORKalypse Now? TransPORKer? This hipster burger stall is set to make waves in a Petaling Jaya kopitiam.

Address: Jalan 17/38, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Find: Oinkz’s contact details and map here

See Also: Review of Oinkz

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10. Turkish Cafe Istanbul

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Afiyet Olsun! A taste of Istanbul has come to Taman Tun Dr Ismail, thanks to this cosy new Turkish-run cafe. Try the ‘menemen’, a traditional recipe that features indulgently creamy eggs cooked with tomatoes & peppers, or the ‘simit’ bread rings, the breakfast platters with sliced ‘sucuk’ spiced sausages, olives & feta cheese, or the distinctively shaped Turkish pizzas.

Address: No. 12, Jalan Wan Kadir 1, 60000 Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Find: Turkish Cafe Istanbul’s contact details and map here

See Also: Review of Turkish Cafe Istanbul

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11. Okonomi

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At Okonomi in Solaris Dutamas, customers can mix & match 40 choices of fillings, 16 types of toppings & 20 sauces to make their own personalised ‘maki’ sushi rolls. Go wild & create a freak-of-nature maki stuffed with eel, jellyfish, strawberries, olives & onions, topped with cili padi, garlic chips & cheddar cheese sauce.

Address: A4-G2-02 Solaris, Dutamas, 1 Jalan Dutamas, Publika, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Find: Okonomi’s contact details and map here

See Also: Review of Okonomi

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12. B-Lab

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The first restaurant has opened at Mont Kiara’s Verve Suites – B-Lab, run by master baker Yukichi Matsubara & his wife Zenn.

Address: G-3A, Level G, VERVE Shops Mont Kiara, No 8, Jalan Kiara 5, 50480 Mont’ Kiara

Find: B-Lab’s contact details and map here

See Also: Review of B-Lab

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13. Dolly Dim Sum

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Say hello to Dolly Dim Sum in Avenue K, the only venue in KL for now where you can have both chicken siu mai & fish tacos simultaneously on one table.

Address: G-9, Ground Floor, Avenue K, 156, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Find: Dolly Dim Sum’s contact details and map here

See Also: Review of Dolly Dim Sum

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14. Fortunate Coffee

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This new vegan restaurant & coffee bar in Riverwalk Village off Jalan Ipoh showcases specialities like a vegetarian nasi lemak with organic tempeh & a delicious cold-brew beverage for coffee lovers.

Address: H-G-3A Ground Floor, Plaza Riverwalk, 3rd Mile Jalan Ipoh, 51200 Kuala Lumpur

Find: Fortunate Coffee’s contact details and map here

See Also: Review of Fortunate Coffee

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15. Kazoku-Ai

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Old Klang Road’s 3rd Mile Square business centre is becoming a hotspot – literally – for Japanese food fans, thanks to new teppanyaki specialist Kazoku-Ai.

Address: 3A-G, 3rd Mile Square, Old Klang Road, 58100 Kuala Lumpur

Find: Kazoku-Ai Modern Teppanyaki Kitchen’s contact details and map here

See Also: Review of Kazoku-Ai Modern Teppanyaki Kitchen

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