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Svago, Spanish Italian Restaurant, KLCC

Words: Linnea Welker      Photos: Monica Tindall We arrived at Svago on a lovely sunny afternoon to be greeted by Spanish Chef Basilio and Svago’s friendly servers. Chef Basilio’s passion for his new menu was clear as he enthusiastically described the e…

Cafe 5, Waffles and Coffee, Pudu

Cafe 5, Belgian Liege Waffles & Coffee, Pudu

Monica Tindall Keeping things simple, Café 5 is named after its number on the street in Pudu. Surrounded by Chinese shop houses, mechanics and bric-a-brac stores, this corner café is a fun find, and THE place to visit in KL for the most delicious waffles in the cit…

YG Republique: Samgeori Butchers, TREC KL

YG Republique: Samgeori Butchers, TREC KL

Words: Katrina de Laszlo .    Photos: Monica Tindall Until last week, I was a Korean BBQ virgin and as it turns out, I couldn’t have chosen a better place to experience this style of eating for my first time.  YG Republique Malaysia, owned by the successful So…

Sapore Spanish Italian Restaurant Ampang

Sapore, Ampang, Spanish & Italian Restaurant

Words: Heather Onderick Photos: Monica Tindall Those of you romance language connoisseurs will know that the word Sapore means flavor in Italian.  A recent lunch at Sapore uncovered a bouquet of fresh flavors across a diverse menu offering hot tapas, cold tap…

Marcel Altmann

Sommelier, Marcel Altmann, Das Central, Soelden

What do you do and how did you get into the industry? I’m the sommelier and head waiter at Das Central. I go into the industry by a lucky coincidence. A friend of mine, who owns a restaurant in Vienna, asked me to work for him in his restaurant as managing director…

Top Ten Tips for Expats in KL

Top Ten Tips for Expats in Kuala Lumpur

Monica Tindall Every year a new batch of expats make KL their home. This list is designed to help get you settled and quickly make the most of some of what this vibrant city has to offer. Below I highlight my: Top Ten Tips for Expats in Kuala Lumpur 1. […]

Lebanese Mezze

Byblos Lebanese Restaurant, TREC KL

Words: Claire Matheson    Photos: Monica Tindall Hummus Where the Heart Is – An Infatuation with Lebanese Cuisine Why is it that Mediterranean cuisines always produce the very best comfort foods? Rich in flavour with the simplicity of wholesome, fres…