It's raining Cats & Dogs at Taman Tun Dr Ismail, thanks to these two neighborhood newbies that could potentially cultivate a fierce following.
First up, the cool kids are slinking over to Kulcats Barrio, a color-soaked venue with artistic flourishes aplenty. It's no less than the embodiment of 'hipster hangout.'
The menu's a hearty hodgepodge of Western faves, from a beefy-good "Sloppycats Burger" with moreish "Meow Fries" (RM18) to steaks, short-ribs & nachos.
Kulcats makes its own desserts; the chocolate pavlova's nice enough to make us believe the banoffee pies & carrot cakes here might also prove purr-worthy.
Lap up a hazelnut latte (or maybe the intriguing-sounding Kulcats Volcano Milo Smoothie).
Next up, also in TTDI: The Pound, where every pork-loving dawg might have his day.
The Pound's signature pork burger (RM25) is a hefty one, abounding in savoriness. Everything from ribs to roasts is available here too.
Cutely named "Dogs in Blankets & Quilts" (RM20), hot dogs wrapped in bacon & chive omelet.
More barking-mad monikers: Dirty Doberman (gin, dry vermouth, olive juice) & Mexican Chihuahua (tequila, triple sec, grenadine syrup, orange juice).
Receiving our howl of approval: Chilean wine at RM15 per glass, before taxes.
Kulcats Barrio TTDI,
35, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Generally open 11am-11pm
The Pound Bar TTDI,
50A, Level 1, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Open 4pm through late daily