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Burpple GuidesBest Places To Eat in Taman Desa Conveniently tucked between the city centre and homely residences, Taman Desa is blessed with the gift of balance — also true when it comes to its food. The neighbourhood juggles a variety of cuisines, so there is something for all. Come by for baked breads in the morning, barbecued yong tau foo in the evening and satisfying skewers after dark!
Burpple Guides, Newly OpenedNew Restaurants, Cafés And Bars in KL: February 2017As of now, we are two months into the new year and 10 new restaurants into Kuala Lumpur! This means fresh date destinations and new places to lunch with your colleagues. Whet your appetite with this list that includes venues for classy Japanese food, authentic Indian street fare, and exciting Southeast Asian eats with a twist!
Burpple Guides, JapaneseBest Japanese Restaurants in KLDeveloped through centuries of culture and years of practice, Japanese food is an art to be appreciated. How lucky we are then to be spoilt for choice here in Kuala Lumpur with some of the best names in the world within our reach. Get your chopsticks ready to feed on this list, with stellar options like handmade soba in a classy restaurant, suppertime skewers at a neighbourhood bar and internationally-acclaimed omakase!
Burpple Guides, DessertsBest Desserts in KLThere's nothing quite as divine as the sweet satisfaction of a good dessert to make things all better. Here are 10 places in town for decadent delights when your sweet tooth acts up. Ready to indulge in moist, airy souffles, Chinese desserts rich in heritage and history, and exceptional French pastries!
Burpple GuidesSix Delicious Delivery Meals In BangsarWhether it is to snuggle up in bed on a rainy day or to keep your focus at the workdesk, you don't have to go hungry when staying in. We joined forces with our friends at foodpanda to bring you this guide featuring six delicious meals that can be delivered to your doorstep in the vicinity of Bangsar, so you can eat well without stepping out of your comfort zone. Head over to www.foodpanda.my to order delicious dumplings, healthy salad bowls and even a Middle Eastern feast!
Burpple Guides, Newly OpenedNew Restaurants, Cafés And Bars in KL: January 2017We like to think that the new year comes with renewed appetites (and tummy space), so there's no better time to explore these new restaurants with old friends, family and more. Check out a fancy pizza place, a really cool bao bar and a modern space for classic Chinese food, among other spanking spots in this guide!
Local Delights, Burpple Guides, Hidden GemBest Places To Eat In Sri PetalingNot too long ago, Sri Petaling was an undeveloped land resigned to become a rubbish dump. Today, it has evolved into a bustling residential and an easily accessible food hub, well-known for its time-honoured hawker fare, reliable morning chee cheong fun and super fresh steamed fish. Set off to Sri Petaling with this list in hand!
Burpple Guides, Cafes & CoffeeBest Cafes in KL A year on, we revisit the city's ever-growing horde of cafes to uncover KL's best! These are places equipped with a prowess for tasty food, well-made coffee and good vibes. Whether you're looking for a place to spend sleepy mornings fuelling up, to convene with a business partner over brunch or indulge in waffles with friends, celebrate the new year with this new list of flourishing cafes!
Halal, Burpple GuidesBest Halal-Friendly Restaurants In KLEating halal doesn't always mean you have to cut back on variety. We scoured KL in search of halal-friendly spots (we have also indicated those that are halal-certified!) guaranteed to have you very happily fed. From nooks for pork-free tai chow to dainty dim sum and hearty steak dinners, there's plenty to inspire you in this guide. Happy feasting!
Burpple Guides, Newly OpenedNew Restaurants, Cafés And Bars in KL: December 2016Alas, the end of the year is here, but if you're not a fan of farewells, then say hello to these new joints in town! It's not too late to make more memories in 2016, so bring your loved ones out this holiday season for nighttime brunch, comforting Macanese cooking or a fun tipple that involves drinking out of a tin can.
Buffets, Burpple GuidesBest Buffets In KLIt's that time of the year when celebrations bring us together to eat, eat and eat, and thankfully calories don't count (at least that's what we tell ourselves). From refillable pans of seafood paella to baskets of dim sum that magically reappear and a ravishing spread of International flavours in one place, this list will come in handy for superb ideas that will satisfy not one, but everyone!
Burpple GuidesBest Roast Meats In KLRoast meat is food for the soul, don't you think? We turn to the tasty roast duck for comfort on a bad day, celebrate occasions with a whole suckling pig and when we visit someone, we bring crispy pork belly as gifts. The sheer joy that the simple meaty dish brings is what inspired us to come up with this guide. Get ready to meet KL's best roast meats!
Local Delights, Burpple GuidesBest Places To Eat In KepongA little further up north in KL lies Kepong, an old neighbourhood bursting with hidden gems. We came up with this list of the 10 best places to eat in Kepong, from celebrity-approved chicken wings to satiating nasi lemak and specialty claypot dishes. That's 10 reasons to venture into the vicinity and trust us, the drive is gonna be worthwhile!
Burpple Guides, Newly OpenedNew Restaurants, Cafés And Bars in KL: November 2016 It's already November but if these newly opened spots are any indication, KL's dining scene is going to keep flourishing right till the end of the year. From nasi lemak salad pots to excellent brunch plates and indugent fried chicken, this list is packed with dining ideas to give you a headstart on making year-end makan plans!
Local Delights, Burpple Guides, Cheap & Good10 Best Traditional Snacks In KLAfter devoting himself to hunting down his 10 favourite traditional kuihs and pastries, Tastemaker Ben Gee was dubbed the 'Kuih-nossieur' by the Burpple community and rightfully so. Let the Kuih King show you the way to discover the kuih of your dreams with his top 10 list, from steaming red bean pau to colourful ang ku kuih and yummy lo mai chi. He's even uncovered two snacking spots for you folks in Kuala Selangor and Kajang!
Burpple Guides, Cheap & GoodBest Cheap And Good Meals Under RM15To eat well under RM15, you don't always have to opt for economy rice or mamak fare. To tide you over till the next payday, feast on this list of 12 other alternatives! We've sussed out these cheap and good eats from the likes of spice-laden Indian breakfasts to delightful braised duck and tasty chicken chop!
Local Delights, Burpple Guides, PopularBest Places To Eat In CherasInfamous for the traffic jams, Cheras is an area so vast that it's split under the jurisdiction of two states. But fortunately for locals, they don't have to travel far for good food. Even if you've never set foot in Cheras, worry not. We scoured the age-old neighbourhood to find the best places to eat, from restaurants for affordable steak to late night joints for Taiwanese snow beer and street stalls for Hainanese chicken rice, so you can venture into this whole new world of delicious eats and more!
Burpple Guides, Newly OpenedNew Restaurants, Cafés And Bars in KL: October 2016October comes with a slew of newly opened places that will awaken your senses on sluggish mornings, fill your tummy with oodles of noodles and loosen you up at happy hour. From killer teh tarik and freshly made pasta in a cafe to Nyonya-style gin and tonics, make this list your mission to try something spanking new this month!
Local Delights, Burpple Guides, Chinese, Hawker Fare, Cheap & GoodBest Chinese Eats Under RM25 In Subang JayaThere is more to 40-year-old Subang Jaya than cafes and colleges — take it from born-and-bred Subang girl, Tastemaker Amy Yeoh. For years, this neighbourhood has been home to her and her family of foodies, and a household haven for tasty Chinese eats that comfort the soul without hurting your wallet. From Hokkien mee with plenty wok hei to traditional pan mee and Klang-standard bak kut teh, let Amy lead you into her 'hood of pocket-friendly Chinese delights!
Dim Sum, Burpple Guides, Good For Groups, ChineseBest Dim Sum In KLWhether we're sitting on plastic stools as carts chock-full of dainty delights swivel by or in air-conditioned restaurants ordering using a pen and a chit, dim sum has always been a tradition close to our hearts. Choices are aplenty in the city and to get you from dreaming 'sum' to eating 'sum', we've narrowed the list down to these 10 best places in Klang Valley. This guide is all that and dim sum!
Burpple Guides, Sushi, JapaneseMid Valley's Best: Japanese JointsWhen the long-winded mall directory fails your roaring hunger, don't give up on Mid Valley just yet. We sussed out the megamall's best Japanese joints so you don't have to race from one wing to another to satiate your cravings, be it the warm comfort of slippery ramen, delicious rice bowls or sushi in a flash!
Burpple Guides, Newly OpenedNew Restaurants, Cafés And Bars in KL: September 2016September was cool before you knew it, with the debut of brand new dessert destinations and delicious dining spots. Whether you're feeling the hots for buttermilk fried chicken and spicy tom yum or looking for a place to chill over soft serve and Japanese shaved ice desserts, this guide to newly opened places this month will be just right for you.
Burpple Guides, KoreanMont Kiara's Best: Korean EatsThis guide has all you need to 'meat' your best Korean restaurant yet. From kimchi-wrapped pork to sticky soy fried chicken and live octopus, here are 10 reasons for you to take your next Seoul-searching adventure to Mont Kiara!
Local Delights, Burpple Guides, Hawker FareSea Park's Best: Local DelightsFor a small and old suburb that often pales in comparison to its surrounding neighbourhoods, Seapark harbours a staggering number of local delights! These restaurants and street stalls are truly hidden gems unbeknownst to most, save for nearby residents and serious foodies. Now that this guide is out in the open, go on and show Seapark some love!
Burpple Guides, Good For Groups11 Good For Groups Places To Dine In KLSo you've done it — you've finally gathered the troops for a meal together but... where to? We've come to your rescue with this guide to restaurants in KL that has got the art of serving groups down pat. There is plenty space to accommodate the lot of you, and there is certainly food worth huddling over, from New York pizzas to succulent roast chicken and lip-smacking fried lamb!
Burpple Guides, JapaneseSri Hartamas' Best: Japanese PlacesOver the years, Sri Hartamas has grown to become a foothold for the Japanese community in KL. It's no wonder the neighbourhood's now evolved to be a haven for Japanese food! There are places for sizzling hot Japanese barbecue, delicately made sushi and piping hot soup noodles from Nagasaki, so hurry and 'sa-shimmy' up here!
Burpple Guides, Newly OpenedNew Restaurants, Cafés And Bars in KL: August 2016Restaurants and cafes are spawning rapidly, but thankfully, not quite as quickly as our appetites are renewed! This month, come with us to explore leafy courtyards for calming tea, residential hills for glistening roasted duck and industrial areas for indulgent grilled cheese! And need we say, visit hungry!
Burpple Guides, Fine DiningKL City's Best: Fine DiningIn the finer parts of KL live some of the city's best fine dining establishments. Some are elegantly perched atop skyscrapers while others are nestled in the midst of serene hills. Be it the finesse of dim sum, the exclusivity of Japanese omakase or the satisfaction of South American eats you seek, this guide will have a fine place to please.
Indian, Local Delights, Burpple Guides, ChinesePudu's Best: Local DelightsA neighbourhood steeped in rich food culture, Pudu is filled with local gems that are as astonishing as they are hidden! We got Burpple Tastemaker Brian Leow to lead us right into the heart of Pudu to find the best local delights, from homemade chapati to firewood-braised fish head and irresistible 'pei pa' duck!
Burpple Guides, Healthy8 Best Places for Healthy Food in Kuala LumpurContrary to popular belief, it's not that hard to eat healthy — especially when there are actually delicious options out there! A healthy-eating enthusiast, Tastemaker Edric Lee handpicked and powered through these eight great places to eat healthy, from delectable raw chocolate parfait and flavour-packed organic soy curry to sweet and crunchy open face toasts!
Burpple Guides, Cafes & CoffeeTTDI's Best: CafesAs the cafe scene thrives in KL, neighbourly TTDI catches on with cafes burgeoning in every nook and cranny! In this guide, we uncover the best places to have an Aussie-style nightcap, eat dainty 'Instagrammable' pastries and fuel up for the morning with hearty scrambled eggs on toast. Hop on!
Burpple Guides, Breakfast & BrunchSS15's Best: Breakfast and BrunchThe need for a glorious breakfast and brunch is a never-ending quest. Whether your idea of a great start to the day involves the staple scrambled eggs and sausages, a decadent slice of cheesecake or simple buttered Hokkaido toast, this guide to SS15's best morning spots will help you pick your much-deserved reward for waking up early!
Local Delights, Burpple GuidesDamansara Utama's Best: Malaysian EatsDespite the inevitable parking woes, you will find that Damansara Utama is a trove of authentic Malaysian eats — many worth braving traffic frustration for. Whether it's the quintessential nasi lemak, a famous East Coast specialty called nasi dagang or mouthwatering late-night Hokkien mee, revel in the food of our nation with this guide!
Burpple Guides, Late NightTTDI's Best: Late Night Eats Experience the rhythm of the dark with this list of fantastic places to be when night falls in TTDI. From supper time coffee and conversations to wine in a reservations-only speakeasy bar and some super tasty mac and cheese, these late night sanctums will have something for you.
Burpple Guides, JapaneseSS15's Best: Japanese RestaurantsThe bustling hub of SS15 features some amazingly tasty Japanese eats. From affordable sushi to melt-in-the mouth sashimi and deliciously charred yakitori, this neighbourhood is the place to go to satiate your Japanese cravings!
Indian, Local Delights, Burpple GuidesBangsar's Best: Indian RestaurantsDive into a 'naan'-stop Indian adventure and devour food 'korma' inducing dishes at Bangsar’s best Indian restaurants. Whether you're hungry for a classic rendition of banana leaf rice, the exhilirating heat of a spicy chicken masala or the plain goodness of a chappati, have a go at this list of Bangsar's treasure trove of Indian eats!
Burpple Guides, Date Night14 Best Places for DatesThe way to a person's heart is through their stomach. Whether you’re looking to share a romantic meal with that special someone, a laidback eatery to gather with friends, or a quiet spot to eat out on your own, we have a place for you this Valentine’s Day — 14 options, in fact!
Burpple Guides, Newly OpenedNew Restaurants, Cafés And Bars in KL: February 2016It's the last weekend in February and we've got many food ideas for you! Chill out with hearty pizzas and live music at this new pub in town, grab brunch for supper at this cafe, or customise a green bowl for your #EatClean lunch at a salad joint. And if you are not tired of the salted egg trend just yet, you should check out this bakery in our list for its amazing cronuts!
Burpple Guides10 Restaurants, Cafes & Bars: OPEN this CNY!Stuck in KL this festive season while your friends balik kampung? We’ve got you covered with these 10 restaurants, cafes and bars that are open during Chinese New Year! Forget those #EatClean goals for just a bit and dive hands first into a burger, indulge in a free flow BBQ or this Japanese feast. If your relatives have come from out of town, take them out to this bar for a couple of drinks + yee sang tossing!
Burpple GuidesBest Places to Eat in SS15, Subang JayaThis month, get the low-down on the youth-populated SS15, a common ground for meetups over food, drinks and dessert. Whether you’re unfamiliar with SS15 or a long-time resident of Subang Jaya, this guide will help you to explore the nooks and crannies of this vibrant neighbourhood in search of your next favourite place to eat ;)
Burpple Guides, Newly OpenedNew Restaurants, Cafés And Bars: January 2016It's almost the end of the first month of the year, and we hope your eat clean / gym more / spend time with friends & family resolutions have been going well! If not, here are some newly opened spots to help you out (perhaps not the gym part, heh). Plan a meal with your colleagues for some Thai lunch or #EatClean at a new cafe, wine up at a sexy speakeasy-style bar and more!
Burpple GuidesBest of BangsarWhether you’re looking for a place to bring someone special, a buzzing watering hole, a homey café, or a dessert lover’s heaven — Bangsar’s got you covered! In this guide, we bring you the neighbourhood’s hottest spots revealing what it is about Bangsar that draws locals and expats alike!
Burpple Guides, Japanese10 Best Sashimi Places in KLFun Fact: back in the 19th century, the carrying of Samurai swords was banned, and as a result, sword craftsmen resorted to making chef's knives instead! Sashimi is one of the most popular Japanese delicacies in the world, requiring both the right techniques and knives. Ah, you don't reaaaaally need to know this. All you need is this list of 10 places serving you the best-est and freshest raw fish in KL.
Local Delights, Burpple Guides, Nasi Lemak10 Best Nasi LemakAs a nation brimming with tons of good food, we Malaysians take pride in our local dishes — especially our beloved Nasi Lemak. Its aromatic coconut rice is boosted with fiery red sambal and made irresistible with fried chicken, what more could you want? Here are the 10 best places to get your nasi lemak fix, you might want to try them all to find your favourite!
Burpple Guides, Burgers, Western9 Best Burgers in KLFew things are more comforting than a really, really good burger to sink your teeth into. You know what we're talking about, thick patties with juicy centres topped with melted cheese, crispy bacon, delicious mushrooms, caramelised onions, and all sorts of sinful indulgences sandwiched between two fluffy buns. This is THE guide to the best burger spots in KL!
Burpple Guides, Breakfast & Brunch10 Best Breakfast & Brunch in KLThe first meal of the day is the most important meal of all, so make it good! Here, we have everything from East to West. From Nasi Lemak to Vietnamese Banh Mi to Farmer Pancakes. This international list allows you to eat breakfast from all over the world - without a plane ticket ;)
Burpple Guides, Desserts10 Best Desserts in KLEveryone craves something sweet every once in a while, and we know some of you just can't end a meal without that saccharine bite that never fails to send you to heaven and back. Here's a guide to 10 Best Desserts in KL, for all the times you've scratched your head wondering where you should go to indulge!