The latest gastronomic concept by the team at Tamarind Restaurants brings FOOK, serving up contemporary Asian cuisine in a very Oriental ambience – a mural of a demure woman in a state of undress looks out over the diners in the main room, and chandeliers set the tone for an elegant meal. The Asian tapas style menu includes such favourites as smoked beef brisket in charcoal buns, itik kut teh, and more sizeable meals of black mussel pancake, roasted Hoisin-marinated lamb loin, and sautéed grouper. Their drinks selection is equally attractive, with their specialities Groovy Baby (beer mixed with grapefruit, cinnamon compote, and grapefruit puree) and Wake Up & Fook (soju with coffee liqueur and espresso). Happy hour begins at 5pm, and restaurant service follows at 6pm.
Address: 19, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Telephone No.: +603 2148 3700
Operation time: Mon – Sun; 5pm – 12am
To mark 20 years of Starbucks in Malaysia, a 5000sqft flagship Reserve store was opened in KL’s Golden Triangle, Berjaya Times Square. Featuring two bars – one main bar, and a coffee bar – that serve up handcrafted Reserve beverages, as well as these four Roastery inspired specialty drinks: the Shakerato Bianco, Mocha, Undertow, and Vanilla Bean Latte. You’ll also find a selection of Starbucks Reserve beans, which can be whipped up in their classic espresso beverages by the Coffee Masters.
Address: Ground Floor G-09A, Berjaya Times Square, 1, Jalan Imbi, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Telephone No.: +603 2110 0221
Operation time: Mon – Sun; 10am – 10pm
[Photo: Starbucks Malaysia]
You’d think with a name like Yokoso the offerings here would be mostly Japanese, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised to also find a decent selection of Chinese and Indian cuisine (try their chili crab and chicken masala). In addition to a kitchen, they also have a bar and café to cater for those late night drinks or early morning coffee runs.
Address: Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Telephone No.: N/A
Operation time: Mon – Sun; 11am – 1am
[Photo: Kim Choong]
This newest outlet in Clarke Quay becomes the second HEYTEA in Singapore, a 2000sqft space that is lighthouse-themed to reflect the strong maritime history of the wharf. Expect to find here the instore Tea Experience Laboratory TEA GEEK, with limited edition TEA GEEK SPECIAL BLEND creations, including four brand new alcoholic tea creations, Spring Fling, Summer Siesta, Autumn Ashes and Winter Solace. There are also two Singapore-exclusive alcoholic creations – The Royal's Romance, and Scarlet's Heart – and two alcoholic ice creams – Singapore Sling, and Guinness.
Telephone No: N/A
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