AFN Recommends MY: 5 More Places To Try In February

AFN Recommends MY: 5 More Places To Try In February

As we are now halfway through the month, here are 5 more places to try out in Malaysia this February – from home-based food delivery services to popular local dine-in spots, get ready to dig in.

Give yourself some TLC by treating yourself and your loved ones to a delicious meal (or five) from this selection of eateries in Malaysia this month.

The Hungry Tapir

Rainbow Brekkie Bagel. Photo: The Hungry Tapir

Nestled in the heart of KL’s Petaling Street is a herbivore food heaven called The Hungry Tapir, a cozy eatery taking vegan and vegetarian food to new heights. The team at Tapir serves up a wide selection of delicious plant-based dishes on their menu, starting off with Spicy Tempeh Fingers (RM12) and the savory Mama’s Satay (RM22), skewers of marinated hedgehog mushrooms with peanut sauce, cucumber and rice cakes as the usual suspects on the side.

As for the mains, try their take on these local favorites: Jungle Laksa (RM24) and Masak Lemak Fettuccine (RM24). If that still doesn’t tickle your tastebuds, feast on the Rainbow Ulam Fried Rice (RM23) and Pink Bombshell Burger (RM32).

The Hungry Tapir also serves an array of drinks like coffee, juices, kombucha, and a selection of alcoholic beverages, giving you all the more reasons to pay them a visit for breakfast, lunch, tea time or dinner!



135, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur


WOP Pizzeria

Vegan CNY Special Pizza & Salmon Skin Pizza. Photo: WOP Pizzeria

“In crust we trust” – WOP Pizzeria’s take on Napoli-style woodfire pizza leaves you wanting more every time. They make their own in-house pizza crust and mozzarella, perfecting it to achieve consistent results with every pizza they make. Choose from fan favorites such as the classic Margherita (RM34), Smoked Beef and Rocket (RM49), Quattro Formaggi (RM39) and Smoked Duck with Balsamic Glaze (RM47), with the choice of Buffalo Mozzarella or Fior di Latte.

They currently have two special CNY pizzas: Salmon Skin pizza (RM39) topped with crispy golden salmon skin, and Vegan CNY Special pizza (RM39), available while stocks last. Don’t forget to dig into their Caprese Salad (RM26) before you devour your pizza! Try their Tiramisu (RM20), which consists of mascarpone that’s made in-house to end your meal on a sweet note.



H-0-8 & H-1-8, Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas, KL


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Sugar & Spatula

Lotus Biscoff Baked Cheesecake & Mango Cheesecake. Photo: Sugar & Spatula

Looking to satisfy your cheesecake cravings? Look no further than Sugar & Spatula, a home-based baker in KL ready to cater to all your cheesecake needs. Introducing the Lotus Biscoff Baked Cheesecake (RM65 for 7” / RM120 for 10”), their signature cheesecake elevated with the addition of the popular Lotus Biscoff.

Looking for something a little more fruity and fresh? Their other bestseller, the no-bake Mango Cheesecake (RM100 for 8” round / RM60 for 10” box of bite-sized pieces) is made with fresh mangoes, cream cheese and digestive biscuit crust.

That’s not all – you can also try their Burnt Cheesecake (RM30 for 5” / RM55 for 7” / RM80 for 8”), available for pre-order for self-pickup or delivery only. Sugar & Spatula are currently accepting orders via WhatsApp at +6012 319 4742.

Related: 6 Small Local Food Establishments In Malaysia With Exciting Chinese New Year Deals

Merchant’s Lane

Nasi Lemak Pancake. Photo: Merchant’s Lane

Merchant’s Lane is one of KL’s hidden gems that has grown in popularity as the go-to cafe in Petaling Street with its well-kept heritage charm and rustic interior. They are known to put their own local twist to the dishes in their menu, creating a unique Malaysian experience for their customers through their food.

Make sure to try their recommended dishes: The Taukay 2.0 (RM27), a triple Ramly beef burger, fried egg and caramelised onions in a charcoal bun with a side of herbed fries, or the Italian Chow Mein (RM24), which is a stir fried spaghetti with traditional Malaysian chicken rendang. Another popular dish is the savory Nasi Lemak Pancake (RM25), coconut pancakes with chicken rendang along with fried egg, sambal, anchovies and peanuts on the side.

Vegetarian options are also available, just look out for the little tiny leaf symbol next to the name of the dish on the menu. Make sure to also unwind with a nice cup of coffee or tea while you’re there!



No. 150, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur


Natalina Italian Kitchen

Rigatoni Alla Norcina. Photo: Natalina Italian Kitchen

If you’re on the lookout for a classic Italian experience here in Kuala Lumpur, Natalina is the place to go. Chef Diego, a third-generation chef from Rome, along with his team are the trusted brains and hands behind their superb selection of Italian dishes that make up their mouthwatering menu.

Warm your heart and fill your tummy with the tried-and-true Spaghetti Alla Bolognese (RM45), the Fettuccine Al Porcini (RM55) cooked with porcini mushrooms, truffle paste and Roman pecorino cheese, and the Ravioli Ricotta E Spinaci (RM55) stuffed with spinach and ricotta in sage butter sauce completed with truffle pecorino.

Apart from pasta, Natalina also serves pizza: the Diavola (RM45) and Tartufo (RM65) are popular choices. Finish off your Roman experience with a classic Traditional Tiramisu* (RM35) or Crostata Con Ricotta E Cioccolato (RM30), which is a traditional Italian pie baked with ricotta and chocolate chips.

*contains alcohol



Lot 06 - Level 3, Avenue K, 156, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur


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