Finding a new favourite restaurant for lunch or dinner is like unwrapping a long-awaited present on Christmas morning, the joy of knowing you have a new place to soothe your hunger pangs is unparalleled. But the first step of trying out a new restaurant is always a gamble. To make things easier, we’ve compiled a list of 5 restaurants that are sure to set your taste buds tingling the next time you decide to eat out. So go ahead, feast, and thank us later!

1. AROI Mak Mak

Carving out a nook for itself within SS2, AROI Mak Mak is a haven for scrumptious servings of Thai cuisine. Having been featured in The Star and Eat Drink KL, the restaurant takes pride showcasing authentic flavours as the kitchen is helmed by cooks from Chiang Mai who weave their personal secret recipes into each dish. Begin with crimson bowls of tom yum and AROI’s signature pomelo salad, before feasting on sweet pineapple curry, hearty stewed pork leg, and other delicious finds. If things get a little too hot for your liking, order a House Drink and sip on this cooling concoction of ice blended mint, pandan, and lemongrass.

Where? 1, Jalan 17/45, Section 17, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

2. 5.1 Cafe Gallery

Did you know that the acidity of coffee ranks between 5.0 to 5.1 on the PH scale? Well, the folks at 5.1 Cafe Gallery did, and so came around the moniker 5.1 Cafe Gallery. The cafe combines the rich experience of sipping bittersweet brews with art – from intricate coffee art to walls lined with retro posters and pieces of art, gear up for an experience unlike any other. If you’re craving something more substantial, dig into their big breakfast set for a savoury meal or nibble on their sugar-dusted waffle dessert for a decadent complement to your steaming cup of Joe.

Where? No 11-1, Jalan Radin Bagus 5, Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur.

3. My Toast N Roast

Springy wanton noodles wrapped in a salty-sweet sauce, light Hakka noodles topped with minced pork and crunchy fish skin, and thick cut chunks of caramelised “char siew” on a weekend afternoon – how can it get any better? My Toast N Roast is an old hand when it comes to serving up plates of crispy yet melt-in-the-mouth “char siew”, in fact, it’s even made its way to a spot on Time Out KL’s “Best char siew in KL” list. In addition to barbecued meats, you can even nosh on Thai-style laksa, green curry chicken, and more.

Where? No.101, Jalan SS2/6, Petaling Jaya.

4. Tossed

Feel free to plonk down on a bean bag and dine, or even grab a seat on swing chair while sipping on your coffee at this Jaya Shopping Centre eatery that tosses out convention with its innovative Western and Asian culinary creations. From customisable pasta dishes and hearty burgers to spicy home-style nasi lemak with a calamari sambal, Tossed has a dish for every palate. Coffee connoisseurs will also find a variety of speciality coffees made with a blend of Arabica beans from Colombia and Brazil to titillate taste buds.

Where? Level 4-51 & 51A, Jaya Shopping Centre, Jalan Semangat, Petaling Jaya.

5. Hustle’s Cafe

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Can’t decide if you want burgers and pasta, or a good ol’ nasi lemak? Hustle your way to this Danau Kota cafe for a spread of Western and Asian cuisine. Boasting interiors of bricked walls, timber furnishings, and nouveau grey tones, the cafe is perfect for lunch dates, hungry friends, and Instagram photos. Be sure to try their towering beef burger with a side of cheesy wedges, Hustle’s Chicken on a Plate with mashed potatoes and mushroom sauce, and a plate or two of Hustle’s Carlito Churros to top it all off.

Where? No.52 Plaza Usahawan, Crystal Ville, Jalan Danau Niaga 1, Setapak.


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