Featuring: A hipster noodle bar, a cafe that makes chocolate pasta, an open face toast shop, a small coffeeshop, and a restaurant that serves a rice bowl with sambal and petai
1. Ru Di Fook Noodle Bar @ Kota Damansara
The classic wantan mee gets a modern transformation that everyone will love while pork lovers will find the char siew and siew yoke here worthy of their thumbs up. Leave space for desserts as Ru Di Fook Noodle Bar is pretty inventive with creating flavours that are reminiscent of a Malaysian childhood such as the Milo Pie and Horlicks Banana Crumble. The Tian Mimi 'Chawanmushi' is an interesting take on the Chinese gingko fuchuk tong sui in a Japanese egg custard form.
Address: 2, Jalan PJU 5/4, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya
There's a new brunch spot (or just stop by for desserts after dinner) at Telawi! The star ingredient at Upperhouse Kitchen & Dessert Bar is chocolate in unique forms such as handmade pasta di cacao where ravioli is stuffed with forest mushrooms and cream cheese and fettuccine is cooked spicy aglio olio style on a base of sweet potato mousse. Otherwise, the cafe serves a more conventional menu of hot foods like a crispy chicken schnitzel and omelette till 6pm.
Address: 27-A Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar
Opening hours: 11am - 10pm, Mondays to Fridays; 9am - 10pm, on weekends
The name and location used to the be the home of The Front Door but the menu within still features open faced toast—only bigger and better. The sandwich menu is now more extensive with a side of salad and wedges, and all so tantalising. The cafe also serves pasta, salads, other mains and cakes.
Address: 78, Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 9am - 7pm, Mondays and Wednesdays - Fridays; 9am - 6pm, on weekends
If you're working around Damansara Heights, why not drop by this new multiroaster coffeeshop for a cuppa? The coffee here is pretty decent (some using premium blends such as Perle Noir beans by Parisian roaster Cafes Richard) with cakes to go with it. They also do office deliveries if you're stuck with deadlines but need a quick coffee fix.
Address: Wisma E&C, Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights
Another restaurant that's dabbling in a fusion of Malaysian and Japanese flavours, March Azalea serves a pretty mean rice bowl featuring prawn sambal with petai, pork floss, fresh cucumbers and a runny egg. Their chicken chop with Japanese curry sauce is worth a try as well.
Address: 40, Jalan Awan Hijau, Taman Overseas Union