AFN Recommends MY: Top 5 Eats in April

AFN Recommends MY: Top 5 Eats in April

Here are 5 top eats in Kuala Lumpur to try out this month with flavors that will leave you smiling, and no – this is not an April Fools' joke.

Sink your teeth in an array of good eats from these 5 Malaysian eateries.

Bowls of Steel

Laksa Lemak BOS. Photo: Bowls Of Steel

Bowls of Steel are taking noods to a whole new level with their Malaysian made handcrafted noodles with ingredients that are locally sourced. Open for dine-ins, takeaways and delivery, dig your forks or chopsticks into a bowl of their best-selling Tori Paitan (RM25), toasted wholemeal noodles in kampung chicken broth with telor shoyu.

Looking for local flavors? Try the Laksa Lemak BOS (RM25), egg noodles in a Kak Rose inspired laksa broth with telor 62, tenggiri furikake, confit mushrooms and all the other goodies that make up your quintessential laksa. Apart from noodles, they come in clutch with delicious side dishes fit to share – Prawn & Caramelized Onion Dumplings (RM17), BOS Tori Karaage (RM18) and Kay Eff Si (RM15), their own special vegetarian take on Korean fried chicken with cauliflower bites coated in gochujang-calamansi glaze, toasted sesame seeds and tempura krispies.

Bowls of Steel also serves rice bowls for those looking for alternative carb options.



38, Jalan SS 4C/5, Taman Rasa Sayang, 47301 Petaling Jaya


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Peko Peko

Salmon Teriyaki Don. Photo: @holovesfood

A hidden gem in the heart of TTDI, Peko Peko (Japanese for ‘very hungry’) has become the hotspot for authentic japas done right with its elevated Japanese dining experience and largest premium sake selection in Malaysia. Whether you’re looking for don, yakitori, sushi or sashimi, Peko Peko has the full spectrum.

Start off with the amazing Soft-Shell Crab Onsen Tamago (RM26) and make your way to the sushi to share – choose from ball-shaped temari topped with tuna, shrimp, yellowtail, salmon and surf clam (RM28), or the maki with lightly torched salmon, ikura and mentaiko sauce (RM11). Not only that, you get a wide selection of salads, sandos, yakimono and don bowls, such as Tori Teriyaki and Yakiniku (from RM25). Udon and soba noodle dishes are aplenty on the menu as well starting from RM20, if that’s what you’re looking for.

Complete your dining experience with boozy drinks such as their signature House Pouring Sake, highballs, sochu, beers, gin & whisky selections.



1-2, Greens Terrace, Jalan Wan Kadir 3, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 KL


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Siti Li

Laksa Johor. Photo: Siti Li

Siti Li has made quite a name for themselves as the go-to place for authentic Malay cuisine in the Bukit Damansara neighborhood. The folks at Siti Li have made it their mission to explore the heritage of Malay food through their stand-alone restaurant which is located in a small nook of shoplots inside the affluent area.

With its cozy setting and warm greetings from the staff, you can enjoy Malaysian favorites such as Laksa Johor (RM24), Nasi Lemak Rendang (RM26) and Soto Ayam (RM23) with the choice of rice cubes (nasi impit) or vermicelli (bihun noodles), served with begedil. They even serve dishes you can usually only get at Malay events or festivities, like the Nasi Kahwin – option of Nasi Kahwin Koboi with Ayam Masak Merah (RM26) or Nasi Kahwin Kurma Tok Kechik with Beef Kurma and Ayam Masak Merah (RM33).

Munch on all-time favorite Malay snacks and kuih like their signature Cekodok Pisang (RM15), Bubur Kacang Hijau (RM10) and Karipap, with fillings like Chicken (RM12), Beef Rendang (RM15) and Sardine (RM12) to choose from.



15, Jalan Setiakasih 5, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur


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Sauce Lab

Ginger Scallion Oil. Photo: Sauce Lab

Once you've tried handcrafted sauces, your life will never be the same. Introducing Sauce Lab, your one stop shop for all kinds of sauces you can imagine. They aim to elevate your home-cooking experience with their delicious ready-to-go gourmet sauces and dips.

From classics like Basil Pesto, Tomato Marinara and Roasted Red Pepper to Asian flavors such as Sambal Belacan, Ginger Scallion Oil and Japanese Tartar (RM18 per jar / RM50 for 3 jars / RM70 for 5 jars), you have the option to upsize any sauce for only RM10! Sauce Lab also has Premium sauces such as Truffle Butter (small / RM48), XO Sauce (small / RM28), Avocado Hummus (small / RM23) and Chilli Crab (big / RM28).

They don’t just stop at savory sauces! They even have the Salted Miso Caramel (RM18) that’s perfect to drizzle on sweets like ice cream, pancakes, croissants or toasts. Time to get saucy!

Contact them at +6012 319 0962 to order.



Steamed Sea Bass with Garlic & Lime. Photo: @littlemoment_ac 

La MOON is the place to go for a Thai dining experience you can’t forget. Even though the price point is slightly higher than the typical Thai restaurants you find here in KL, La MOON makes up for it with its delicious Thai flavors and rich array of dishes that will not leave you disappointed.

Try their popular Crab Meat Omelette (RM98) stuffed generously with crab meat, Laksa Salad (RM30) or Duck Tamarind Sauce (RM38). Next on the list is their wide selection of yummy Tom Yum Soup (for 2-3 pax) – Tom Yum Goong (RM38), Tom Yum Chicken / Mushroom (RM30) or Tom Yum Seafood (RM48), where you can choose between thick or clear soup and the level of spiciness.

If you’re looking to splurge, dig your spoons into the Crab Meat Fried Rice or their own special take on Foie Gras Fried Rice (both RM98). End your feast with Mango Sticky Rice (RM30), Thap Thim Krob (RM15) or Fermented Sweet Rice (tapai) (RM10).



G-02, The Green Terrace, Jalan Wan Kadir 3, Taman Tun Dr Ismail


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