• Ronn Tan

#RawrnNoms: 10 New places to eat in KL this March 2021

Hello there, it's Ronn!

If you're a fan of all things food, this is the list for you. Every month, I'll round up the latest and the newest restaurants and cafes in Kuala Lumpur and beyond for you — so you have your list of indulgence sorted.

For March 2021, the list includes a plethora of Insta-worthy cafes, a new restaurant by Curate Group, an elevated pork-free dim sum spot, and more.

1 | Hoshun Sushi Kaiseki

Photo: Hoshun Sushi Kaiseki

The new Japanese restaurant in Damansara Heights (right above Henry & Camille) pays homage to Sendai with a culinary team helmed by head chefs from the city northeast of Tokyo. Hoshun is brought to life by local talents including the likes of Wendy Loh from The High Grind, Viinc Yew of Via Studio, Jiun Pheng of Salang Design, Red Hong Yi, and David Yeow. In addition to the available kaiseki menu, the team will also be offering a sushi omakase menu soon.

Address: 54-1, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur

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2 | Halley by Wondermama

Photo: Halley by Wondermama

Established by the team behind Wondermama, Halley aims to redefine patrons' dining experience with their take on pork-free dim sum and roast menus. Signature dishes include the likes of Halley's Dim Sum Platter which consists of options such as Swan Taro Puff with Chili Crab, Charcoal Crystal Shrimp Dumpling with Truffle Oil, and Stir Fried Radish Cake with Spicy Seafood Sauce. Check out the full menu here.

Address: G.02-02, The Republik, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur

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3 | Licky Chan

Photo: Licky Chan

This new destination for ice cream offers dessert made only with non-refined sugar and natural ingredients. Licky Chan also utilises the cow-to-cone approach by getting fresh grass-fed cow milk straight from a local farmer in Pahang. The menu at the ice cream spot (also part tattoo parlour) includes boozy ice cream options concocted using top shelf products such as mezcal, chartreuse, and sake at its base.

Address: 24 Jalan Yap Ah Shak, Dang Wangi, Kuala Lumpur

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4 | White Land

Photo: White Land

Named after its white hue-dominated design, White Land offers specialty coffee, sandwiches, desserts, and more. In addition to Instaworthy aesthetics, White Land's menu includes the likes of Whiskey Brownies as well as Tiramisu with Kahlua, Rum, Brandy, and specialty coffee. Come here to unwind with friends or just take a breather yourself over a cup of iced coffee and unique sandwich concoctions.

Address: 1-15, Centrio, Jalan Pantai Murni, Pantai Hillpark, Kuala Lumpur

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5 | Ruma Puteh KLCityScape

Photo: Ruma Puteh

This new establishment in Titiwangsa opened in January 2021 and has now garnered quite a reputation for itself for its multiple Instagrammable spots (including the popular white arches). Food meets culture here and that philosophy is reflected well in Ruma Puteh's menu. Options to check out include Nasi Kerabu Puteri Saadong, Lontong Darat, Bugis Laksa, and Penne Puttanesca.

Address: 60A, Jalan Kuantan, Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur


6 | Hide

Photo: Hide

Established by Curate Group (the team behind Park Grill, Tenmasa, Sushi Den, and Sushi Ryu), Hide offers a Chef’s Table concept helmed by Chef Shaun Ng. Expect a tasting menu that's heavily influenced by international nuances with dishes such as Truffle Dadinho with Tapioca Sago, Gouda, and Parmesan; Charcoal Grilled Sablefish with Conpoy Sambal Rice, and seasonal vegetables; as well as Roasted Kagoshima Wagyu with Potato Purée, Caramelised Onions, Maitake, and Beef Jus. You can take a look at the full menu here.

Address: The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Level 1, 105, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur

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7 | The Butter Pantry

Powered by That Last Bite, The Butter Pantry opened on 26 February 2021. What to expect from the new cafe? Classic That Last Bite offerings, of course. They include cookies, pain au Chocolat, comforting cakes, and more. As evident in Yvonne Soo's photos, The Butter Pantry's well thought-out design is also worth checking out — alluding to calmer and more serene days.

Address: Above Hanwoori, Jalan Ampang Utama 1/1, Taman Ampang Utama, Selangor

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8 | Eat and Cook

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Utilising fresh seasonal ingredients sourced locally, Eat and Cook offers creative cuisine served omakase-style. Currently, you'll be able to treat yourself to a Five Courses Journey menu and an Eight Courses Journey Menu as well as an extensive wine list to go with your meal. Eat and Cook urges patrons to leave expectations at the door and allow yourself to be immersed in a culinary world of surprises.

Address: H-6-1, Pusat Perdagangan Bandar Bukit Jalil, Persiaran Jalil 1, Kuala Lumpur

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9 | Zeneyes Cafe

Photo: Zeneyes

Looking for a tranquil and serene spot in PJ? Zeneyes might just be the cafe for you. Zeneyes is a visual beauty with its minimalist interior. Options on the menu include the Lunch Plate with chicken breast sausages and potato egg salad, Spicy Tuna Melt, and Peanut Butter Banana Toast.

Address: S-02-10, Emporis Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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10 | Tofu Magic

Photo: Tofu Magic

Tofu Magic — a combination of modern and traditional — aims to provide a unique soy milk experience with its first ever concept store. There are two types of tea bases to go with your soy dish: red tea and green tea. With its alluring white aesthetics, Tofu Magic should also be added to your long list of Instaworthy cafes. The menu also includes Doufuhua and signature desserts.

Address: 20, Jalan Radin Bagus 7, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur

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Stay tuned for April 2021's list of the newest restaurants and cafes in KL! It's food and drinks galore for sure. Follow me on Instagram for more updates.