Pahit's Gin and Tonic

Pahit, Gin Bar, Kuala Lumpur

Words: Claire Matheson    Photos: Monica Tindall Of All the Gin Joints in All the World: Pahit Gin Bar’s Education in Gin I have a confession to make. I’ve never really understood the fascination with gin. There, I said it. I realise it’s social suicide t…

Choice of Oils and Scrubs

Energy Spa & Wellness, Great Eastern Mall

Monica Tindall “Where do you go for…?” is something I often get asked by new expats to Malaysia. A common request is a recommendation for a great massage and spa. Here I share my three favourite treatments at one of our most-loved spas in Kuala Lumpur, Energy S…

Coffee at Blaq Coffee Store

Blaq Coffee Store, Cafe and Coffee Retailer

Monica Tindall Moving from virtual to reality, the team behind the online coffee and brew equipment retailer, Bean Shipper, now has a physical space, Blaq Coffee Store. Encompassing both a retail section and a café this is great news for coffee lovers who want to …

Miso Cod

Tiki Taka, Fusion Tapas, Medan Damansara

Words: Craig J Selby .  Photos: Monica Tindall Recently Lonely Planet listed Damansara Heights as one of the ten emerging neighbourhoods to visit worldwide. I can see why. With restaurants in the area like Tiki Taka shaking up the neighbourhood’s culinary s…

Common Man Veggie Wonderland

Common Man Coffee Roasters, TTDI, Afternoon Tea

Monica Tindall Common Man Coffee Roasters in TTDI is a café that I often recommend to friends wanting a “damn good cup of coffee” and a good range of delicious food to match. Really, truly, the coffee here is superb and it takes very little persuasion to get me to […]

Matcha Vegan Ice Cream

Kind Kones, Vegan Ice Cream, Mont Kiara

Words: Craig J Selby   Photos: Monica Tindall Nothing helps beat this hot weather like super-cold ice cream. A few of us from The Yum List recently had the chance to sample some awesome ice cream concoctions from one of Mont Kiara’s newest outlets, Kind Kones. T…


Upperhouse Kitchen & Dessert Bar, Bangsar

Monica Tindall Vowing to deliver “plated desserts, all things chocolate and hot food items that are reasonably priced,” it’s immediately clear that Upperhouse Kitchen & Dessert Bar in Bangsar is set to satisfy our sweet cravings and not leave too muc…